Czech Training Camps

THE TRAINING CAMP PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • As with The European Tournaments, each player must travel with at least one parent. We are happy to accommodate both parents or other family members as well.
  • These European Tournaments and Training Camps are designed with meals accommodations tours and seats on your coach bus on top of the hockey element of the athletic and cultural experience
  • 3 or 4 nights Courtyard by Marriott Pilsen or Uzvonu Hotel owned by Marty Straka located downtown
  • Lunch or dinner at the hotel or at the arena. Drinks not included. The full itinerary will be sent closer to training camp with menu
  • Wi-Fi in hotel  rooms
  • Total 12 hours of practice at rink with Czech coaches – 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon
  • Motor coach for entire stay with tour guide leader
  • Guided tour of Pilsen
  • Guided tour of Pilsner Brewery including lunch or dinner
  • All local taxes
  • Pro Ambitions Coach Team Leader for training camp

HOW TO BOOK FLIGHTS / INFORMATION EXPLAINING IF YOU ARE ADDING ON BEFORE OR AFTER PRAGUE TOURNAMENT OR TRAINING WITHOUT PLAYING IN TOURNAMENT:

  • Flights from USA depart for Prague in the evening and you will arrive in Prague the next morning.
  • For those signing up for the training camp July 29-Aug 1, please book your flights from USA on July 28 to arrive in Prague on July 29. The package will include bus to Pilsen which is about an hour drive. July 29 is the day to get checked into hotel in Pilsen, meet your Pro Ambitions Coach and tour guide and rest from the jetlag. Your players will need a day to rest prior to starting camp in order to get the most out of the European development. The Training Camp will begin on July 30 and end on August 1. A coach bus will transfer players either back to the airport in Prague or to The Hilton in Prague for those who are playing for us in the tournament.
  • For those signing up for the training camp Aug 8-11th, please book your flight from USA on Aug 7 to arrive in Prague on Aug 8. The package will include bus to Pilsen which is about an hour drive. The Training Camp will begin on Aug 8 and end on August 10. August 11 the Wednesday morning families will fly home. A coach bus will transfer players either back to the airport in Prague. If you are playing for us in The Prague Tournament your bus will bring you to Pilsen the morning of Aug 8 in time to begin camp. You will be accustomed to the time change and will be ready to go.

Schedule:

Thursday

  • Airport pickup day
  • Team stretch
  • Ice breakers
  • 5-6 Dinner

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Skate 9-11am
  • Dryland 11-12
  • Lunch 12-12:30
  • Skate 1:30-3:30pm
  • Stickhandling/Cool Down 4-5pm
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Sightseeing – TBD

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Skate 9-11am
  • Dryland 11-12
  • Lunch 12-12:30
  • Skate 1:30-3:30pm
  • Stickhandling/Cool Down 4-5pm
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Sightseeing/Possibly Watch Pro Practice – TBD

Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • Skate 9-11am
  • Dryland 11-12
  • Lunch 12-12:30
  • Skate 1:30-3:30pm
  • Stickhandling/Cool Down 4-5pm
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Sightseeing – TBD

Monday

  • Relaxing morning
  • Brunch at 11am
  • Head to hotel around 1pm

5/24/2021 Prague/Europe/Straka Update

Dear Prague Tournament Families and Straka Training Camps,

Thank you all for your patience through this very difficult year. We have been pivoting with our USA camps and sitting tight in the holding pattern with our partners in Prague waiting on all of the developing and fluid information concerning the pandemic/vaccines and European Travel in hopes to play in Prague this summer.

After speaking every two to three weeks throughout the year, we were given a final decision via our partner in Prague over the weekend.  She had all of the ice times/rinks/ European teams to compete against/hotels/transfers and all parts of package reserved and ready for us for 2021 and now will move to 2022.

” EU just yesterday announced a statement to open third countries. However there are still too many questions and possible situations that I decided to make the final decision and postpone the tournament to 2022. I am very sorry but the risk would be too big for our group with so many unknowns. I would prefer the tourism is already ongoing than stepping into it at the start ourselves. Therefore we have plenty of European teams reserved to play Pro Ambitions over Christmas vacation tournament and business as usual for 2022.”

As we have been speaking to families individually…here are the options we have presented and will continue to present  NOW with a new option…The Holiday Prague Tournament 2021.

Here are the options:

• Transfer to Prague Teams 2022( almost half of the players have already done this as they feared it would not be the full experience even if we were allowed to go in 2021)

• Use credits for any USA training(many folks have done this or even used a portion)

• Join us to play over the holidays 2021 details below or move to 2022 summer Prague Tournament Teams (age limitations have expanded due to covid19) or mixed bag of all of the options.

Holiday Tournament details so families can book flights now or soon for best pricing:

Tournament Dec 28-30 can book your own flights and arrive on 26th or 27th

*Accommodation at Hotel Hilton Prague (http://www.hiltonprague.com) Prague for 5 nights

*Daily rich buffet style breakfast

*Daily dinner or lunch. Meals will be organized in arena restaurant or downtown or restaurants by the hotel. Ice water on the tables. Drinks not included.

*Motor coach for the whole stay per team and private guide

*Prague guided city tour and Terezin concentration camp excursion as a team

* 2 hours boat cruise on Vltava River with buffet dinner or lunch.

*1hour practice before the tournament

Price 2899$ per person

We look forward to hearing from everyone and working individually with each family as we have been doing. The Prague Tournament is truly the crown jewel of Pro Ambitions, we are very proud of the experience both culturally and athletically.

We look forward to bringing our entire family over the holidays and next summer and meeting all of you.

Please email me Christine Serowik at chs@proambitions.com

Sincerely,

Christine and Jeff Serowik

CZECH TRAINING CAMPS


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Jeff Serowik and Martin Straka were former teammates on The Pittsburgh Penguins. Jeff fondly remembers  Marty as one of the most skilled European players and nicest guys in his tenure of hundreds of former professional teammates. Straka is noted as one of the most prolific Penguins of all time as an NHL All Star. Jeff and Straka have teamed up to offer a European style training camp for our American Pro Ambitions youth hockey players in Marty’s hometown outside of Prague in Pilsen. The families who have played for us before on our Pro Ambitions Teams in the Prague Tournament realize that hockey in Prague is quite different than in the USA. Rinks are called Hockey Clubs with restaurants/pubs and private teams.  After leaving the NHL Straka moved back to the Czech Republic and served six more seasons as the team captain of Hockey Club Plzen in Pilsen. Afterwhich he quickly moved into development and coaching. He is now the franchise owner,  general manager of the club and also owns a hotel downtown.  Straka’s team of Czech coaches will be running the training camp. The style of play and training is very different than here in America. There is much to be learned from the Europeans as in turn they have much to learn from us.




CZECH TRAINING CAMPS

TRAIN WITH SEROWIK and his TEAMMATE MARTIN STRAKA, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
PILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC SUMMER 2021



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