SWEDISH HOCKEY SUMMIT '14
European Hockey Tour
2014 Tour Information
Enköping, Sweden (45 miles NW of Stockholm). We will be hosted by Enköpings SK Hockey Club (ESK). Official invitation letter by ESK President Jan Eriksson coming soon.
Enköping is situated near Lake Mälaren, about 75 km NW of Stockholm. A comparably large number of Swedish cities are located in the vicinity of Enköping. The municipal slogan is therefore "Sweden's Closest City". This expression was created in 1965 when it was discovered by a local business that within a radius of 120 kilometers, one finds 38 Swedish cities and 1/3 of Sweden's population.
Enköping, founded in the 13th century, has 35,000 inhabitants. Enköping is 45 minutes by car and 40 minutes by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
Near Enköping, there are nearly 1,600 rock carvings, many well preserved, from the Bronze Age (approx. 1800–500 B.C.). Enköping was then as now situated by the rich farmlands close to lake Mälaren, leading to a wealthy rural population. The city has also always been a major crossroads for commerce, and excellent communications signify the city even today: The Mälar Railline (Mälarbanan) and the E18 highway provide ample means of travelling to the nearby major cities of Stockholm and Västerås. The city has several manufacturing industries, a hospital and the Swedish Armed Forces command and control and army electronic warfare centre Ledningsregementet (LedR).
Enköping is an ideal backdrop for this Planet Hockey European Tour.
July 27-August 4, 2014
International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certifacation program & much more! Our 18th year! International Hockey Training & Games for skilled North American teams/players. The hockey opportunity and experience of a lifetime!
Coaches/Managers - Contact Planet Hockey to submit a team for participation. You may (1) bring an existing team or (2) assemble your own tournament team. Team spots are LIMITED.
Players/Families - you may join Planet Hockey as an individual player, based on skill, character and availability.
* Interested players, please fill out a Player Profile.
Participating players/coaches expected from: Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Canada, Srbia, USA.
Competitive Teams / 4 Divisions. Youth Divisions - Skilled Players Only
We operate under next season's (2014/15) USA Hockey birth years:
Hockey Training, Games and Education
Xtreme Games - Players will be divided into teams comprised of players from different countries and will compete in a FUN, competitive, friendship-building environment. Get to know your new International hockey buddies while playing: Floorball, Team Handball, Soccer, Flag Football, Baseball and Dodgeball.
ICEP (International Coaches Education Program) - All coaches from all teams/countries will participate in the annual ICEP, consisting of classroom sessions, meetings, socials, training materials exchange, off ice training and on ice training sessions. more
Player Package - Each player receives a custom sublimated team jersey (name and number on back) & socks. more
Included for all participants.
Players stay with Enköpings SK Hockey Club (ESK) hockey host families (2-3 PH players per house).
Non-Players (accompanying family members, coaches and Planet Hockey staff) stay at First Hotel Park Astoria.
Meals - Parents - all meals except lunch are included. Players - all meals are included.
Host Family Dinner - Join your child's host family, in their home, for a great night of Swedish food, spirits and hockey conversation. A tour highlight.
Transportation - Tour includes airport transfers (ARN - Stockholm Arlanda Airport) and all tour transportation is included.
Adult Activities - may include golf, wine tours, shopping, city tours, museums, pub crawls & social evenings. We will connect you with your housing family approximately 8 weeks prior to the tour to meet your housing family and to begin discussing and organizing fun activities.
Schedule - view our 2013 schedule below. Our 2014 schedule will be very similar and will be available Spring, 2014.
Tour Information - Planet Hockey is currently recruiting skilled teams, players and hockey families to represent TEAM Planet Hockey at all levels (Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Junior) in the Planet Hockey International Cup & Camp in Enköpings, Sweden July 27-August 4, 2014. All teams will be comprised of skilled players. Rosters/teams are limited and will be filled by qualified players on a first committed, first served basis.
Tour Objectives - To expose skilled North American players to European Hockey through Competition (Games) and Skills training (Camp) both on the ice and off the ice. Also, to provide quality European competition, training, cultural exchanges, touring and a memorable international experience for both players and family members.
Do players have to be invited/recruited by Planet Hockey? - No. Roughly half the players on each of our teams are new to Planet Hockey and we welcome new players and hockey families to join us.
Coaches - Enter your team! Are you interested in bringing your current team or in organizing your own select team to participate in the Slovenian Summit Series? We can accommodate 3 teams per division (see above) on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out a Team Interest Form . We will follow up with you. Also, be part of the ICEP - International Coaches Education Program. Included for all coaches.
Individual Players/Family Members
Bring your team or organize a team to go to Sweden! Team pricing is defined as your total number of tour participants including players & family members, but excluding participants 8 & younger and the team coach. To begin, please submit a Team Interest Form.
How are players selected?
Do I have to attend a Planet Hockey Camp to be evaluated and selected?
No, many players and families join us each year who are new to Planet Hockey.
When are Planet Hockey European Tours?
Typically in the Summer. Periodically we offer Christmas/Holiday Tours and Spring Tours. We organize Custom Tours any time of the year.
Can I bring my team?
Yes. You can even organize your own All-star team. Space permitting. Contact Shawn Killian
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Tour questions, contact:
Planet Hockey European Tours Director