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:
- Popularization of ice hockey, assistance in development of sports and health promotion.
- 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).
- The development of an effective ice hockey system architecture from the academy to professional and Russian national teams.
- Assurance of the highest security standards, aiming to preserve and improve health of players of every age.
- The Academy would introduce creative technologies and scientific achievements in all ice hockey practices; develop ice hockey theory and methodology.
- 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.