Coaching Symposium

Bure, Yurzinov among speakers in Minsk


Russian hockey legends together. From left to right: Vladislav Tretiak, Viktor Tikhonov and Vladimir Yurzinov Sr, who will be one of the speakers at the International Coaching Symposium. Photo: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti

An IIHF International Coaching Symposium will be held 16-18 May during the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk.

The event will be organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Organizing Committee of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship at Hotel Yubileiny with simultaneous English/Russian interpreters.

Click here for the Russian version of the text.


Friday, 16 May 2014
11.00 – 13.00: Registration / lunch
13.00 – 13.15: Introduction
13.15 – 14.15: Vladimir Yurzinov Sr, MHL Board Member: “Technical skills as a basis of modern hockey”

14.30 – 15.30: Jim Brithén, International Ice Hockey Coach
15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break
16.45: Game USA vs. Kazakhstan
20.45: Game Finland vs. Switzerland

Saturday, 17 May 2014
09.00 – 09.45: Yuri Nikonov, BIHA: “Physical skills of players in the long-term practice process”
10.00 – 10.45: IIHF Presenter
10.45 – 11.15: Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00: IIHF Presenter
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00 – 14.00: Vasili Konovalov, Severstal Cherepovets: “Modern approaches to organizing complex control of players”
14.00 – 14.30: Coffee break
14.30 – 15.30: Dr Gennadi Gorbunov, St. Petersburg University of Physical Training: “Professional level of coaches in modern hockey”
16.45: Game Denmark vs. Czech Republic
20.45: Game Slovakia vs. Italy

Sunday, 18 May 2014
09.00 – 10.00: IIHF Presenter
10.00 – 11.00: Jeremy Weiss, International Ice Hockey Coach
11.00 – 11.30: Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30: Vladimir Bure, KHL President Advisor: “Functional skills on ice in the pre-season period”
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 14.30: Nikolai Kuznetsov, KHL Corporate Expert: “Organization of practice processes during competitions”
14.30 – 15.00: Coffee break
15.00 – 15.30: Wrap-up
16.45: Game Canada vs. Sweden

The participation fee (€350 plus accommodation) includes:
- Full participation in all Symposium activities
- Presentation materials
- Symposium registration kit
- Lunches and coffee breaks for the duration of the Symposium
- 5 tickets to World Championship games and transportation to/from them

Accommodation at Hotel Yubileiny is guaranteed if you register as a Symposium participant until 15th April 2014. Any cancellation 30 or fewer days before the expected arrival will be charged according to the cancellation policy of the hotel (100% of the value).

Accommodation costs:
Single room – €85 per day
Twin room – €55 per bed/day

Application form can be downloaded here. Please, send the filled-in application form to the following e-mail address:

For all organizational questions, please contact Andrei Putilin at or +375 29 166 20 14.

See you in Minsk!



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