Lessons from Mikhail Grabovski
Belarusian NHL player and national team forward Mikhail Grabovski spends half his holiday overseeing Never Surrender annual training event with 1999-born boys
“Rather than teaching particular tactics and techniques, the camp prepares players for their transition to professional hockey, showing them how to deal with the business side, and how to get the most from training sessions. Our task is to ensure they enjoy the experience,” explains Mr. Grabovski, speaking of the event that has been held since 2011.
According to the hockey player, those attending the camp are the future of the team. He adds, “All are great, boasting their own strong features. Everything depends on them playing at the highest level.”
Over 40 ice-hockey players took part in daily intense training sessions at Chizhovka-Arena. All born between 1999 and 2000, they are candidates for the national junior team (U-17), gathered from across the whole country. There were also several legionnaires taking part in the six day training camp. Besides physical exercise, they enjoyed ice training, video work and several full matches.
By Yegor Glebov