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Pavel Barber

Pavel Barber

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Pavel Barber
Meet Pavel Barber, HockeyShot's newest recruit! He is our "Stickhandling Specialist" although some of us wanted to call him our "Dangle Doctor", this coach wouldn't let that fly. He has a deep passion for understanding skills. If there's two things he's most passionate about, it's the game of hockey and the work ethic it takes to get to the top.

Pavel has studied talent generation across all fields, and he is honored to be able to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of hockey players! Stickhandling was something he always loved to do. He formed an obsession with it at an early age after watching guys like Pavel Datsyuk dominate the National Hockey League with their display of stickhandling brilliance. Pavel thinks, the rules of the game have changed to allow more skills to shine through. This Stickhandling Specialist is starting to see creative displays of brilliance on a day to day basis (just check-out his social media), but not just in the NHL - across all the semi-pro and minor hockey leagues too!

There's a lot of power skating coaches out there, but Pavel thinks there needs to be more stickhandling specialists - just don't tell our Skating Sensei, Jim Vitale that ;) Seriously though, skating and stickhandling complement each other, and it should never be one or the other. No matter what your position, you should want to feel confident with the puck out there.

It's obvious that Barber is a lover of the game, first and foremost. He has always played for fun and is very proud to say that after 20+ years of playing, his love for the game has only grown stronger. He grew up two minutes from an outdoor rink in Toronto, Ontario where he spent the majority of his childhood. His idea of fun was pushing the limits and deeply understanding why he did well, and why he didn't. Skill set generation is something he takes very seriously to this day. He didn't grow up with a lot, but every time he got out on the ice he knew he had the chance to get better at the game if he worked hard enough. The harder he worked, the better he got, and the more fun the game became.

"That was my equation to becoming obsessed with stickhandling", Barber says. "What most people may not know about me is how serious I take the mental aspect of the game. I take the notion of environments very seriously because I know how much it can hinder success." Because he hated being laughed at or made fun of for falling or failing in some way, Pavel used to prefer training alone. But he knew he had to push outside of his comfort zone and look foolish sometimes to succeed one day.

"The secret to living is giving. There's no better feeling then giving someone the tools they need to succeed, and watching their skills develop. The game of hockey has given me so much, and now it's my time to give back. Also, I get to be on the ice all the time. To me, that is freedom. It's where I love to be, and where I belong."

HockeyShot looks forward to working with their new Stickhandling Specialist, Pavel Barber and we hope our customers do too! Stay tuned for fresh drills and content, and maybe someday if we are all lucky… PB & J collaborations.
Meet Pavel Barber, HockeyShot's newest recruit! He is our "Stickhandling Specialist" although some of us wanted to call him our "Dangle Doctor", this coach wouldn't let that fly. He has a deep passion for understanding skills. If there's two things he's most passionate about, it's the game of hockey and the work ethic it takes to get to the top.

Pavel has studied talent generation across all fields, and he is honored to be able to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of hockey players! Stickhandling was something he always loved to do. He formed an obsession with it at an early age after watching guys like Pavel Datsyuk dominate the National Hockey League with their display of stickhandling brilliance. Pavel thinks, the rules of the game have changed to allow more skills to shine through. This Stickhandling Specialist is starting to see creative displays of brilliance on a day to day basis (just check-out his social media), but not just in the NHL - across all the semi-pro and minor hockey leagues too!

There's a lot of power skating coaches out there, but Pavel thinks there needs to be more stickhandling specialists - just don't tell our Skating Sensei, Jim Vitale that ;) Seriously though, skating and stickhandling complement each other, and it should never be one or the other. No matter what your position, you should want to feel confident with the puck out there.

It's obvious that Barber is a lover of the game, first and foremost. He has always played for fun and is very proud to say that after 20+ years of playing, his love for the game has only grown stronger. He grew up two minutes from an outdoor rink in Toronto, Ontario where he spent the majority of his childhood. His idea of fun was pushing the limits and deeply understanding why he did well, and why he didn't. Skill set generation is something he takes very seriously to this day. He didn't grow up with a lot, but every time he got out on the ice he knew he had the chance to get better at the game if he worked hard enough. The harder he worked, the better he got, and the more fun the game became.

"That was my equation to becoming obsessed with stickhandling", Barber says. "What most people may not know about me is how serious I take the mental aspect of the game. I take the notion of environments very seriously because I know how much it can hinder success." Because he hated being laughed at or made fun of for falling or failing in some way, Pavel used to prefer training alone. But he knew he had to push outside of his comfort zone and look foolish sometimes to succeed one day.

"The secret to living is giving. There's no better feeling then giving someone the tools they need to succeed, and watching their skills develop. The game of hockey has given me so much, and now it's my time to give back. Also, I get to be on the ice all the time. To me, that is freedom. It's where I love to be, and where I belong."

HockeyShot looks forward to working with their new Stickhandling Specialist, Pavel Barber and we hope our customers do too! Stay tuned for fresh drills and content, and maybe someday if we are all lucky… PB & J collaborations.




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