Top: Brad Boyes - Manny Maholtra - Matt Stajan - Mike Kostka - Jason Spezza - Alex Pietrangelo - Steven Stamkos - Michael Del Zotto - Alexei Ponikarovsky - Rich Nash - Bryan Bickell - Aaron Johnson Bottom: Derek Boogaard - Brent Burns - Wojtek Wolski - Michael Cammalleri - Raffi Torres
John Cooper - Coach, Tampa Bay Lightning "It is one thing for a coach to see the benefit of a shooting and stick handling specialist but ultimately it is the players that would have to be impressed. After a weekend session with Jari and his group our team was hooked. Not only does he cover all the technical fundamentals for improvement but his energy is so contagious our players continually stayed engaged. Jari brings a winning formula and attitude to his lessons, something I want in developing our players for the NHL."
Since 1988 when I first stepped on the ice in Canada to realize my passion for teaching and love of hockey. I have been privileged and grateful for the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many of my students and their families. It is a great joy to me to witness their long journey of pursuing their dreams and being determined to reach their goals. Seeing them being drafted, playing in the NHL, receiving scholarships or just getting better at what they love to do fills me as a teacher with happiness and makes so much sense of what I set out to do.
In my opinion, the secret of teaching and developing children is to give them confidence, encouragement, love and respect and most of all; belief in the utmost beauty of who they are no matter what their level or age is, and they will respond with performing the most challenging hockey tasks. They will also do it with that much more enthusiasm and joyful smiles. I simply love it. To all my students and their families I say: Thank you for what you became... My ultimate teachers.
Jari Byrski / Founder, President and Head Instructor. READ MORE