As we come to the end of 2016, it is really great to celebrate, as part of our Friday Focus series, the European Hockey Federation’s  20 years of co-operation with SportsWays.

Back in 1995, the first EHF/SportWays Hockey Camp of Excellence was organised in Dublin, Ireland.

After this first success, the partnership expanded to include the city of Cambridge as a host to these camps. Following this, the partnership settled in Athlètic Terrassa Hockey Club in Barcelona became the permanent home of the Excellence camps. Since then, every summer hockey fans from all over the world train on this renowned pitch every day.

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Thanks to this unique partnership, young and talented coaches from all over the Europe get the chance to become the best hockey coaches they can be.

They are challenged to create new hockey programs and advanced training routines. During the annual SportWays lab in Barcelona, the 30 best Technical Directors (coaches) get the chance to discuss the programs they created with some great international coaches.

This is the most valuable resource we have, and the programs that have been created through these labs have been the founding base of the SportWays hockey camps for many years.

Thanks to you guys in SportWays for helping us to develop our coaches in a fun, learning environment! It’s been a fun ride, here’s to the next 20 years!

To check out the SportWays Camps – click here