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2-time world championship gold medalist and Junior Hockey League managing director Alexei Morozov shared his sports experience and talked about modern professional junior hockey in Russia on November 21st as part of educational program for professional young hockey players.
Educational Center Sirius hosted All-Russian competition among Federal Districts hockey team among U-15 players from November 13th to November 20th in Sochi. 175 athletes participated in the competition, representing Moscow, Central, Privolzhie, North-West, Sibir, Far East, Ural and Southern federal districts.
Educational sports program at Sirius was completed by a lecture hosted by 2-time world championship gold medalist and 2-time Gagarin Cup champion Alexei Morozov. Topic of the lecture was professional orientation of young athletes. JHL managing director spoke about professional hockey vertical in Russia, JHL advantages and difficulties that young players can meet in their way. Morozov also shared secrets on how to get over them.
“We currently work on JHL development strategy, which will be designed for the next seven years, - said JHL managing director Alexei Morozov. – We try to create the best possible conditions for young players so they would develop faster, progress and were ready to compete in men’s leagues. If you look at Team Russia’s roster, that recently competed at a tournament in Germany, almost all of their players are JHL alumni. My advice to young players – don’t rush into leaving for overseas, play in JHL first, try to get on a KHL team roster and make a weighed decision on where to go next once you’re a complete player”.
Educational center Sirius was founded by Talent and Success fund in 2015 by the initiative of the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who is the head of its board. The fund was founded by leading Russian scientists, athletes and artists. Sirius’ goal is to scout the best school students in Russian regions, develop and support them, combine and distribute top practices of working with talented people.
Annually 600 gifted students are assigned to advanced educational programs – 200 in each category (science, sports and arts). Young mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, musicians, painters, ballet artists, writers, hockey players, figure skaters and chess players live and study together, which gives them a unique experience of interdisciplinary and creative communications. Studying, accommodation and transportation to Sirius are free for the kids. It’s a 24-day program, which involves advanced profile learning process under command of top Russian teachers, coaches and scientists. There master-classes and creative meetings, developing recreational activities and health events. The studying process is based on the infrastructure, which was created for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.