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The “Ak Bars” National Hockey Academy was founded in January 2017.

“Ak Bars” Academy includes 3 youth athletic centres (“Ak Bars”, Kazan; “Neftyanik”, Almetyevsk; “Dinamo”, Kazan) making a total of over 1300 players right now.

“Ak Bars” Academy Goals:

    1. Popularization of ice hockey, assistance in development of sports and health promotion.
    2. Improvement of game quality and audience appeal, increase of the ice hockey fans number, rational use of the sports infrastructure in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia).
    3. The development of an effective ice hockey system architecture from the academy to professional and Russian national teams.
    4. Assurance of the highest security standards, aiming to preserve and improve health of players of every age.
    5. The Academy would introduce creative technologies and scientific achievements in all ice hockey practices; develop ice hockey theory and methodology.
    6. Creation of a system which provides professional development and motivation to coaches and management up to the latest world standards.

“Ak Bars” Hockey Academy Programs:

    • Training methods for young players of 5 to 17 y.o., based on creative technologies and scientific achievements.
    • Educational program for coaches in youth ice hockey.
    • Educational program for sports management.
    • International Ice Hockey Camps for children.
    • A media site where one can find research and methodological information, educational content (including videos), anti-doping information, etc.
    • Research program.
    • Development of relations with international sports and education organizations.