Experience the Hockey Trip of a Lifetime!!
Tucker Hockey is offering a unique opportunity to visit the Czech Republic from July 9th to 23rd, 2014. It’s an incredible opportunity for top calibre / select Peewee and Bantam aged players born in 1999 to 2002 to experience elite Czech hockey training and enjoy the rich culture of the “Golden City” – Prague, Czech Republic with their parents.
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Prague, pronounced Praha in the Czech language, is the capital city of the Czech Republic. Situated in the north- west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people.
The city has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe for centuries. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than other major cities in Europe, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague with its rich history has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The Czech Republic is famous for its historic architecture, rich culture, crystal and of course passion for hockey!
Why Experience the Canadian / Czech Hockey Exchange Program?
Our camp location will be in the Czech Republic! It is a country with an excellent ice hockey tradition, boasting the most NHL hockey players from any European country; an amazing statistic considering the country’s small population of only 10 million people.
Practice and learn an intensive type of hockey from highly trained and experienced elite Czech coaches – including the “Imaginary Model Opponent”, specific station training of hockey skills development, as well as other innovative training methods based on the Czech tradition to develop a player’s individual and tactical hockey skills.
The hockey camp is based at the top sports facility in Nymburk, Czech Republic where the best Czech ice hockey players and other elite athletes train for their upcoming season.
Intensive on and off ice training as well as high quality relaxation and recovery time – 21 hours of on ice training, 10 hours of off ice dryland training, daily video / chalk talks, mental conditioning, a variety of balanced nutritious meals, and 24 hour supervision by a staff of professional counsellors. Parents will have the option of staying with their child at the sports center camp hotel or another hotel a 5 minute walk away from the sports center. Parents can also use all the sport facilities in the sport center.
An Exceptional Hockey Value, the Exchange Program Includes The Following:
- Airfare from Calgary to Prague ( Return)
- 2 weeks accommodation in the Czech Republic
- Majority of meals included
- Guided sightseeing tours of attractions within Prague
- Guided sightseeing excursions to the Czech countryside
- 1 week of professional Czech ice hockey training with Elite Coaches
- Access to all the sports facilities within the sport center for both players and parents
- 24 hour camp supervision by a staff of professional counsellors
- 3 exhibition hockey games against local Czech competition
- Group travel attire for all participants
- Personalized Home and Away Game Jerseys
- Arrival and Departure Receptions in Prague
An outstanding hockey, travel vacation, cultural, and friendship exchange experience!
Additional Features / Added Value Included:
Sightseeing trips to historic and cultural sites in the Czech Republic such as Karlovy Vary, Crystal Factory Nizbor or Karsteinjn Castle etc. Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Prague! We will show you the beautiful center of Prague, historic Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the old Astronomical clock in the Old Town Square and Vltava River Cruise. Thanks to the Czech Republic’s location at the crossroads of various cultures in the heart of Central Europe – it can provide opportunities to extend your stay and explore other countries near to the Czech Republic.
To ensure a wonderful time on and off the ice, the Hockey Exchange Program is professionally organized and managed by a friendly, dedicated support staff. Two unforgettable weeks consisting of elite hockey training balanced and supplemented with unique Czech cultural experiences. Excellent opportunity to make new hockey friendships!