In memory of the late goalkeeper Matīs Edmundas Kivlenieks, the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF) will organize the “Kiwi program” project for the participation of young goalkeepers in cooperation with the Columbus “Blue Jackets” club of the National Hockey League (NHL). for the first time this summer.
The aim of the program is to introduce the hockey goalie position to beginners up to the age of U-10 who have not yet played as a goalie but are willing to try.
There will be two free camps this summer. One will be held at the Jelgava ice rink, and the other at the “Volvo” ice rink in Riga.
Each of the camps will last for two days and will be led by Edgars Lūsiņš, goalkeeping coach of the Latvian national U-18 team. Latvian national team goalkeepers will also work with Matīs, honoring his legacy, helping to inspire young hockey players and learn about the goalkeepers’ game.
Since the number of places in the program is limited, a certain number of participant places are allocated to the clubs in the U-9 and U-10 age groups in the competitions organized by LHF this season.
Each camp has a place for 16 hockey players (born in 2013 and younger) who have never played the goalkeeper position or are just starting out. Participants will be provided with full goalie equipment throughout the camp, except for the skates that each participant must bring with them. There will also be “dry” training, so the participants are required to bring their sportswear with them.
LHF is very grateful to the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for this initiative.
Source: Tv Net
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