For the fourth consecutive year, Anže Kopitar and Tomaž Razingar hosted their annual Hockey Academy in Slovenia for aspiring youth hockey players.
Razingar is the former captain of the Slovenian national team and represented Slovenia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He still holds the all-time record for games played for the national team at 212 games.
In addition to Kopitar and Razinger's expertise, the camp featured 16 additional coaches, three supervisors and an equipment manager.
Over 130 youth players attended the camp, which was available two different weeks; July 1 through 6 and July 8 through 13.
During the first week, adults were also invited to participate in two hours of on-ice and off-ice training. And during the second week, the Slovenian Women's National Team was invited to train.
Youth players attended from 13 different countries, including the United States, China, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Croatia, Italy and Austria.
Once split into groups based on their age, players participated in two on-ice training sessions per day and one off-ice session per day.
Razingar skated with the campers every morning session and Kopitar was on the ice for every afternoon session.
Off the ice, the campers were able to swim in Lake Bled and Wellness Živa, sled down the Straža Slope and jump on air pillows on Straža. Basically, a kid's dream.
On the last evening, everyone came together for a final dinner, where Kopitar and Razingar made burgers for everyone in attendance.
Applications for the 2020 Hockey Academy will open in the fall and the camp will begin on June 29, 2020.
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