International Ice Hockey Federation

Coaching Symposium

Coaching Symposium

Register for the event held during 2015 Worlds

Published 14.01.2015 15:45 GMT+1 | Author Organizing Committee
Coaching Symposium
Former Czech national coach Slavomir Lener is the director of all Czech national teams and will be among the speakers. Photo: Paul Romanuk
The 2015 IIHF International Coaching Symposium will take place 8-10 May 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic , during the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

The 2015 IIHF International Coaching Symposium will take place 8-10 May 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic, during the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The symposium is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation, Czech Ice Hockey Association, World Championship Organizing Committee, and the International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence. The Symposium includes many interesting seminars related to 16-20 age category, presented by leading figures from Czech and international ice hockey.

Click here for the 2015 IIHF International Coaching Symposium brochure.


8-10 May 2015


Hotel Duo, Teplicka 492, Prague

Registration Fee:

CZK 11,500

Registration Fee includes:

12 Symposium presentations, partipant´s material package, lunch, coffee and snack breaks, six tickets to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Games (one ticket per person per game):  CZE – AUT, GER – LAT, AUT – LAT, SWE – SUI, GER – CZE, SUI – CAN.

Please note, that Registration Fee is non-refundable.


A number of rooms are available in hotel DUO. Single-bed room is CZK 1730 per night, double-bed room is CZK 1860 per night. 

Please note that reservations of accommodation will be accepted on first-come first-served basis depending on hotel capacity.

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Sign up for the 2015 IIHF International Coaching Symposium and book your accomodation at:


Petr Studnicka
Czech Ice Hockey Association
Phone: +420 605 421 939


Ken Babey (CAN)

For many years Athletic Director and Head Coach of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Trojans, former head coach of Canada U18 national team, former head coach of Denmark‘s U20 National Team and Assistant Coach of the Danish National Team.

Jiri Fischer (CZE)

Director of Players Development for Detroit Red Wings, former player, Stanley Cup Champion and World Champion.

Dominik Hasek (CZE)

Member of Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, inducteee to the IIHF Hall of Fame, Olympic Winner, 2x Stanley Cup Champion, 2x Hart Trophy Champion, 6x Vezina Trophy Champion.

Gerard Houllier (FRA)

Football (soccer) Coach, former Assistant Coach and Head Coach of French National Team (World Champion 1998 as Assistant Coach), many years worked for clubs in France and England (Paris St. Germain, Olympiq Lyon, FC Liverpool etc.).

Michal Jezdik (CZE)

Czech basketball Coach, former national basketball player, author of publications about team sports, how to create effective team, Team development etc.

Vladimir Yurzinov (RUS)

Chairman of the board of the Russian junior league (MHL), former USSR/Russia national team coach (2x Olympic Champion, 7x World Champion), former coach of many clubs in Russia, Finland, Switzerland and Latvia.

Jiri Kalous (CZE)

Head coach of Ocelari Trinec in Czech Extraligue, former Czech U20 national team coach, coached for Czech Extraligue clubs Slavia Prague, Bili Tygri Liberec and KHL team Lev Prague.

Slavomír Lener (CZE)

Director of all Czech National Teams and manager of Czech National Team. Former coach of Czech National Team (gold medal from Olympic Games, 2x bronze medal from WCH), former assistant coach for NHL clubs Calgary flames and Florida Panthers, also coached teams in Czech Extraliga, in Sweden and Germany.

Kevin McLaughlin (USA)

Senior Director, Hockey Development for USA Hockey, responsible for the U.S. Select Teams U17 and U18, member of Development Commitee at IIHF.

Dr Saul Miller (CAN)

Mental coach and performance specialist, author of 8 books (for example: Hockey Tough), works with professional athletes from NHL, NBA, NFL, PGA tour etc.

Tommi Niemela (FIN)

Head Coach of the Pelicans Lahti U20 team, IIHF Mentor Coach and Head Coach of Finland’s U16 National Team as of 2015-16 season.

Roger Ronnberg (SWE)

Head Coach of Frolunda Gothenburg, former assistant coach of the Swedish national team and head coach of the Swedish U20 team (gold and silver medal from U20 Worlds)

Preliminary Program

Friday, May 8
09:00 - 11:30 Registration   
10:45 - 11:45 Lunch  
11:45 - 12:00 Introduction  
12:00 - 13:00 Presentation 1 IIHF - Integrity & anti-doping
13:00 - 14:00 Presentation 2 M. Jezdik - Set plays, read and react
14:00 - 15:00 Presentation 3 G. Houllier - Team structure
16:15 CZE - AUT  
20:15 GER - LAT  
Saturday, May 9
09:00 - 09:45 Presentation 4 K. McLaughlin - Small area games at junior categories
09:45 - 10:45 Presentation 5 S. Miller - Nine keys to team success
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break + Exhibition
11:15 - 12:00 Presentation 6 J. Fischer - Player development post NHL draft
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch + exhibition
13:00 - 13:45 Presentation 7 V. Jurzinov - Expectations of senior team coach from young players
13:45 - 15:00 Presentation 8 S. Lener, D. Hasek - Panel discussion
16:15 AUT - LAT  
20:15 SWE - SUI  
Sunday, May 10
09:00 - 09:45 Presentation 9 K. Babey - Canadian Post Secondary Hockey, Combining Sport and Studies
09:45 - 10:45 Presentation 10 S. Miller - Hockey Tough: Coaching a Winning Mental Game
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break  
11:15 - 12:00 Presentation 11 T. Niemela - Roadmap to individual development
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 14:15 Presentation 12 R. Ronnberg, J. Kalous - How to integrate young players to senior team
14:15 - 14:30 Wrap-up  
16:15 GER - CZE  
20:15 SUI - CAN  


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