On March 19, a conference took place at Hockey City for coaches from the SKA Army, SKA-HC Drozdetsky, SKA-Serebryanie Livy, SKA-Varyagi, SKA-Strelna, SKA-Karelia and SKA-Gazprombank youth teams which are part of the SKA Academy. Sporting director of the SKA Academy Ilya Gorbushin participated in the seminar. Honoured Russian coach Rafail Ishmatov ran a lecture concerning the theory and methodics of ice hockey for coaches.
Issues surronding the one standard to be used for all coaches in connection with the national development program were discussed. On March 26, the second meeting will be held at Hockey City where coaches can ask questions and share experiences. At the end of April, everyone will gather again to test their knowledge.