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Prague Finland Hockey Tournament Summer 2023

Pro Ambitions Hockey forms teams per birth year to compete against the youth of Europe annually every summer.

All hockey trips are cultural and athletic once in a lifetime experiences for American youth hockey players. We have been competing against the youth of Europe in Prague for over a decade and next summer we will be expanding to a hockey tournament in Finland. Every player must be accompanied by at least one parent but we welcome both and additional family members.

SWEDEN AND FINLAND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Depart USA July 29 arrive Stockholm July 30
Return Aug 7 from Helsinki
Boys Birth Years 2005-2010         Girls U15 and U18
PRAGUE HOCKEY TRAINING CAMP Depart USA July 30 arrive Prague  July 31
Training Camp Aug 1-6 Return Aug 7
All Birth Years Boys and Girls. No beginners
PRAGUE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Depart USA Aug 6 Arrive Prague Aug 7
Tournament Aug 8-12 Return Aug 13

Pro Ambitions Hockey has competed in the Czech Lions Cup for over a decade bringing families to Europe to compete against the youth of Europe. We form single player sign up teams from all over the Nation. The competition is excellent and eye opening. We will compete against hockey teams from The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Sweden, Germany, France and Canada. We are excited to return this summer with six Pro Ambitions Select Teams. The 2023 Lions Cup will take place from August 8-12, 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic and will consist of one exhibition game before the hockey tournament begins as well as five guaranteed games (15 minute stop time periods). Pro Ambitions will be fielding hockey teams at the 2008/2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 levels for summer 2023. In addition to the hockey, all players, parents and guests participate in several scheduled events and sightseeing tours throughout the beautiful city of Prague. The official Tournament Party is one of the highlights of the trip and includes a catered dinner and refreshments. A tour of Terezin Concentration camp (very sad and emotional but educational for families to witness and a most memorable important part of our trip) a Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River as well as a beautiful guided tour of the city gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the culture of the Czech Republic. There is a great balance of scheduled tours dinners hockey and on your own to dine and explore the beautiful city of Prague.

PRAGUE Hockey Tournament Information and Q and A.

Who can help me make travel arrangements?

If you need help booking a flight please contact our preferred and trusted travel agent:
Kurt Galatas
Travel1@tvl1.net
617-523-8161 w
617-359-5644 c

Where do we stay?

Accommodation at Hotel Hilton Prague, BEAUTIFUL hotel in walking distance to all old world sites on the river, restaurants, cafes, John Lennon Wall, Castles, amazing roof top lounge for happy hour for all of the Pro Ambitions teams and coaches daily (http://www.hiltonprague.com/domovska-stranka.html) for 6 nights. We can help you if you would like to extend your stay at The Hilton on either end.

Who books flights?

Each family books their own flights and sends their flight info to us to arranger transfers.

Tell me about the meals and Why we choose The Hilton Prague

Daily buffet style breakfast including omelet and pancake station, amazing food, we are very excited to be returning to one of the Best hotels in Prague for summer 2023 with American strong comforts and air conditioning and lots of ice and American full breakfast (we have eliminated other hotels we have tried over the years and feel very strongly about everyone’s happiness HERE at this hotel) This hotel has a beer garden for happy hour, steak house, spa, indoor pool, fabulous gym, a rooftop nightclub lounge restaurant overlooking the city and is in the best location.

What is included in our trip?

Daily dinner or lunch. Meals will be organized in arena restaurant or downtown or restaurants by the hotel. Professional coach for each team, Professional tour guide and coach bus for each team, hotel stay and taxes, tournament, excursions.

See below for sample itineraries for both tournaments and training camp

Prague Tournament

Arrange flights to depart USA Aug 5 or 6 arriving Aug 6 or 7. Email us your flight info and we can always add an extra night hotel. Many families like to arrive the morning of Aug 6 and have a day to recover from jetlag. Our first practice will be late afternoon Monday Aug 7. We will hand out uniforms on Monday Aug 7 at our specific spot in the lobby where we have all of the daily itineraries posted for all teams.

Prague Hilton
Uniforms 2019 (hiatus 2020/2021 due to Covid19)
Uniforms 2022
NHL Analyst annually coaches one of our teams
Serowik and youngest daughter Pia enjoying Prague


Aug 7(first practice) – Aug 12 fly home Aug 13
Price per player and guest is the same $3199 per person


2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2008’s

Prague Hockey Cup – 2008 Parent/Guest Sign Up Now
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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2009’s

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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2010’s

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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2011’s

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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2012’s

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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2013’s

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2023 Pro Ambitions Seal Team 2014’s

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The Prague Hockey Training Camp

Book flights to depart USA Sunday July 30 arrive Prague Hilton Monday July 31

Departure Aug 6 or stay for the tournament

Prague Hockey Training Camp (Includes Hotel, Food and Excursions)

Prague Training Camp – Player $3,199 Sign Up Now
Prague Training Camp – Adult $1,999 Sign Up Now

Prague Hockey Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions)

Prague Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions) – Player $1,299 Sign Up Now
Prague  Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions) – Parent/Guest $1,299 Sign Up Now

Parents welcome to watch all training or spend time on their own

For the serious player who wants an incredible week of hockey training, European Style. We have offered the hockey training camp prior to the tournament for many years but we have changed things and added a specialty training facility 40 minutes outside of Prague to train at two full days to the experience. The Serowiks conducted a site visit last summer. You may attend hockey training camp and not the tournament. This specialty training camp is for all players and very individualized. All birth years.

Book flights to depart USA Sunday July 30 arrive Prague Hilton Monday July 31

Hockey training camp is 5 days. Three days the training camp will be held at local Prague rink with our European partners and one Pro Ambitions Coach  for four hours of ice time daily. There will be two 2 hour sessions 9-11 and 1-3pm. Breakfast before departure at hotel, lunch in between sessions at the rink. All rinks in Pragues have pub restaurant and bar, food is delicious. Dinner on your own most nights.

Sweden Finland Hockey Tournament

This hockey tournament is offered for birth years boys 2007-2010, girls U15

Depart USA Saturday July 29 arrival Sunday July 30 Stockholm Sweden, Book return home flight out of Helsinki Finland Monday Aug 7

Price per person for tournament only both player and parent or guest(s)  $2,999
Price per person for training camp and tournament both player and parent or guest(s)  $3,999
Price per person for training camp only both player and parent or guest(s)  $1,999


Sweden Finland Tournament- 2005 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Tournament- 2006 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Tournament- 2007 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Tournament- 2008 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Tournament- 2009 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Tournament- 2010 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Hockey Tournament- Girls Player’s

Sweden Finland Tournament- Girls Ages 2005-2012 U15 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Camp & Tournament- Girls Ages 2005-2012 U15 Player Sign Up Now
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Sweden Finland Hockey Training Camp Only – All Player’s $1,999

Sweden Finland Training Camp Only – Player Sign Up Now
Sweden Finland Training Camp Only – Parent/Guest Sign Up Now

Sweden Finland Hockey Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions) – All Player’s $1,299

Sweden Finland Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions) – Player Sign Up Now
Sweden Finland Training Camp Only (No Hotel, Food or Excursions) – Parent/Guest Sign Up Now

Testimonials

Our son did the Pro Ambitions camp and tournament in Prague this summer. It greatly exceeded our expectations! The entire trip was a great experience for him and us as a family. The staff was great and always willing to help, the kids and families were ready to meet new people and have fun and on top of that we had a great hockey experience playing against strong Czech and Slovak teams. Great job and Thank you, Pro Ambitions!

-Vlad


An amazing trip to Prague with Pro Ambitions. Great learning and cultural experience with the entire group.

-Joe


Jeff,

Hope all is well – we had a great time in Prague as a family and grateful to you for the experience.

Best Regards,

Joe Farro


Good Evening Jeff and Mike,

Well it’s been a week since we’ve returned from Prague, CZ. Although it is my second trip in a year to that beautiful city, what was much more captivating was the sportsmanship and cohesiveness of the makeshift team. And what pulled at my heartstrings and left me speechless was the kindness and support that the players and their parents showed to our son Jewels. We travel a LOT, but this trip was particularly tough on Jewels. Yes he has autism, and yes we frequent large cities like New York, Philadelphia and even LA. What was new was the amount of time spent at hockey rinks, Also being on a bus with the players and families. Despite his challenges, Jewels bonded with parents and players alike. Eloping was very difficult for us, as he’s older and faster. I’m sure as a parent, you know how scary it is to have a child missing. We are extremely grateful to every single individual who was on our bus, to the young men and their parents who helped out during the week.

Your lovely wife was gracious and extremely encouraging. Sometimes we wonder whether to take Jewels to certain places. In the end we know we did the right thing. As we packed our bags for our journey back home, Jewels let us know that he wanted to be back on the bus with the ProAmbitions hockey team, and he wanted to go to the hockey rink. He wanted those suitcases unpacked.

Dave and I particularly appreciate the feedback concerning Nathaniel’s development as he enters the high school scene. He is a caring and considerate boy, fast becoming an adult. He bonded seamlessly with members of the team that a few days prior were total strangers.

We can truly say that playing with the ProAmbitions team in Prague was the highlight of not only our summer, but of the entire year. Thank you for the memories. In just a few weeks, Nathaniel will have another shot at playing hockey with some of the boys he met in Prague. And I, mom from the Caribbean, look forward to cheering him on in a freezing hockey rink at the Boston Breakout tournament.

Take good care; until next year. And do enjoy what remains of summer 2019.

Sincerely,

Mary and David Harrison


Thank you Jeff for the great opportunity that we had in Prague, although Hammad got injured, we had a blast, Coach Sones was awesome, and if we have an opportunity to do Prague again, we would very happy to go again. Thank you, Jeff, great tournament and opportunity, he had a great time.

Hameed Khan


Jeff, I want to thank you for the wonderful trip you put together every year for these boys. John has the time of his life and we are so happy he went with you.

Enjoy the rest of Summer.

Best,

Cindy and Joe Joyce


Jeff

I just wanted to thank you for putting together the Prague trip. Our family had a great time and made memories our kids will always have. We had an 04, 06 and 07 playing and we were able to balance each kids time with their teams as well as separate family time at places like the Prague zoo. Everything was organized, the guides were top notch and it could not have gone more smoothly.

Thanks to Michael for answering all my questions ahead of time and for Garrett and Billy for coaching. All of my kids received positive feedback and coaching, which was great. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone that wants to see a beautiful city and also enjoy some local hockey.

Thank you again,

Margie


My son, who is a 2004 Goalie and I attended the 2016 Czech Challenge Cup in Prague in August. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. ProAmbitions did a tremendous job coordinating all the transportation, meals and sightseeing. The hockey experience was amazing. It was great for our USA kids to witness international hockey. The hockey community in the Czech Republic was very cordial and made our visit very enjoyable. I would recommend the trip

Steve Sullivan and (Alec Sullivan) Reading, Massachusetts Best, Steven R. Sullivan


The Pro Ambitions Prague trip was the perfect balance of hockey and international travel. The competition was great, families were amazing and seeing a new European city was a lifetime experience. It was a trip my family will never forget. Thank you for including us!

Thanks Pro Ambitions The Madden Family!


Thanks so much for taking all of them! Best tournament for meeting great kids and people!!! Hope to watch our kids play together again!!

Patty


The Dunnes had a terrific experience, and good luck to all the boys with their upcoming seasons.

Warm regards to all, Chris & Kelly Dunne


Jeff, Thank you so much for giving Indiana an experience he will cherish the rest of his life. He made lifelong friends on the trip and I did as well. It was great hockey and every game we had was competitive- which is all you can ask for. Indy and I really enjoyed meeting your amazing wife and daughter and wish her the best of luck at Harvard. Indy is friends with her on all social media and will be keeping a close eye on her and cheering her on! ALL the Best until our next great adventure.

Melanie and Indy


Hi All, It was greeting meeting everyone. Casey had a great time. I posted about 150 pictures up on my website. You can find them at 85×200.com under the Spring Hockey tab. Feel free to download and share however you like.

Hope to run into you again Thom


No doubt Zach and I had an absolute blast. I called Zach’s group the Posse. The boys jelled so well they had a ball walking together to the pizza place and probably knows that hotel from rooftop to basement. Testosterone kicked in at these games. Confidence was there but we obviously were also playing against referees. One game had if I am not mistaken almost or over 21 minutes total in penalties for the game. Zack loved all the penalty kills he skated. Zach says the boys plan to reunite for next summer. I told him it is up to the parents. On that thought, count the Cestero’s in for Sweden and Prague maybe even Italy. This time wife Milli has to come.

AlohaJohn


Bob, Just wanted to put in writing and let you know Dominik and I had a great time with Pro Ambitions in Prague. Your PA team and event planners were super with the weeks events and Darina did a fantastic job meeting and following up with everyone. Especially want to let you know that our coach, Matt Nee was amazing the whole trip and really made our experience both on and off the ice a memorable one. From him running our two practices seamlessly after just arriving and incessantly ‘coaching’ our boys from the bench it was a great hockey experience. Even more importantly, I witnessed Matt bonding with each and every kid on our ’07 team off the ice; not picking any favorites in the short time we had together – which after experiencing dozens of coaches I can say is a rare thing. Even with his wife and new baby there, Matt went out of his way to always be with the team for everything and every ride. I think I can speak for our entire ’07 families in that Pro Ambitions has a great asset in Coach Matt.

Best Regards, Darren Braude


Hi Jeff, We had an amazing time in Prague and couldn’t have imagined having a better coach than Matt! Thank you so much for the opportunity for Evan to play on the 07 Seal Team!! We are very interested in the Italy opportunity in April! We look for to additional communication!

Thank you again – we couldn’t have imagined a better experience!! Barbara Noble


Jeff and ProAmbitions Prague team I wanted to thank you for a truly wonderful weak. As you stated we had some challenges that we had to overcome. We were one of the families that got their equipment on Tuesday as it arrived during the 1st period of our first game. Your wife, Dairine and your team behind the scenes went above and beyond to assist us in getting his equipment back. My wife Ami and I can’t thank everyone enough! With that said, I think that losing the equipment for two days, helped our team create a tighter bond. Everyone on our team and families on other teams immediately started offering up extra equipment. Next thing I knew we had skates, elbow pads, shoulder pads, pants and a stick. If I had to purchase equipment it would have been very limited due to the generosity of everyone on the trip. Ultimately we did not as Dairine came flying up to the rink and the crisis was averted. Brett has been speaking non-stop with his Prague teammates since getting back and not only do they want to play in another overseas tournament together they want to attend an overnight camp together. A unique bond for life. Having Billy as a coach was a real treat as the boys loved playing for him. We had a trip of a trip of a lifetime and it was directly related to all the little things you and your staff did!

Thanks, Chris, Ami, Anna and Brett Edgren


Good Morning! I just wanted to tell you our family had an amazing time last week. Not only was the city beautiful, but the hockey was great. Brendan loved every minute on ice and we discovered that our forward might just be a natural born defenseman— knew there was a reason we still send him to your defense camp every summer as a forward. We enjoyed our time so much, that Brendan is already talking about getting his buddies to come along next summer. Mike was a great coach. Brendan liked him so much that when I just mentioned he’d be coaching an 06 team in Italy, he asked if he could play down again— so if 05’s are allowed, count him in … as a D 🙂

Best Hillary Morrissy


Jeff , Just wanted to tell you how much fun the Boys had in Prague playing hockey and making new friends. It was a family experience we will never forget ! The hockey was awesome and I think the European style was very important for them to get to play and experience first hand . Maura and I also made a lot of new friends including your Wife and daughter! If you get a 03 & 05 team together for Italy next summer count the Casey’s in ! Hope to see you at the club sometime soon .

Very Best , Tom


Hello. How are you?
I wish you can remember me.
Time is too fast.
We had such a great time in Praha , Thank you !
We’re happy with you and good friends.
I’m thinking about that Brian transfers his school in Canada to another school in USA.
If you don’t mind, could you help us?
I’ll be happy to hear any tips or information from you.
Thank you so much !!

sincerely
Hanna hyojung Kim


Hi Jeff!

I wanted to share these pictures with you. Jason, Shane, Brodie, Jack and Josh all played together on the 06 team this past summer in Prague! The parents and kids have all have stayed in contact, and we were all able to see each other in Marlboro today! These kids represent three different teams on both the East and West coast. They will be forever friends after playing together in Prague. Thank you for the opportunity. I’m trying to convince them to join us in Sweden/Finland!

Hope to see you soon,

JoAnna and Josh

 


Larry, have you worked with Jeff before? He is one of the few men in this whole big hockey world that TRULY CARES about everyone of his players. He is an exceptional human that is a gem among the unfortunate money grab that has gone on in the hockey system in our area(Massachusetts). I think the trip was excellent for our son on many levels:

1. Chance to go to Europe

2. Thrill and excitement of playing teams from other countries on the Russian/Czech turf: John just wanted to beat them from the rivalry that dates back from so long ago in US history. I think this was one of the best parts for him: He has loved the Herb Brooks story and watched Miracle so many times. In a way it let him be a part of this History.

3. Gave him a sense of self in this huge hockey world: showed him that he can play at a level against the Czech team AND WIN!

4.His Team Camaraderie Has been formed with players all over US that I believe will be life long friends. They formed a STRONG bond. They are STILL in a group chat after 13 months later and they see each other at major tournaments or camps and root for each other’s success. When they see each other it is the unspoken connection there always.

5. They left me home and it was a good thing because his Dad let him run the streets of Prague with his team and BOY 😭😩😳😂did they have fun. THE STORIES are endless and priceless!!!!!

6. He begs me to go again all the time !

So yes the trip is amazing and your son will gain much from it. I hope this helps. Reach out if you need anything else or any specific questions to my husband.

Cindy