Pro Prospect Team

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SAMI KAARTINEN

Head of coaching

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  • Master of Health Sciences, Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Youth ice hockey coach
  • Skill, technique, strength & conditioning coach
  • Director of testing

“I am a former professional ice hockey player with almost 20 years of experience from Finnish Liiga, Swiss B-league and German DEL2 as a player. I have also worked as an assistant and condition coach in the German DEL2. I have a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine.”

“In Pro Prospect I use my expertise for skill, technique, strength and condition coaching. My passion is to develop players to find their strengths in ice hockey and help them to move forward in their careers.”

EETU QVIST

Head skill and technique coach

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  • Youth ice hockey coach
  • Studies in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Director of camp operations

“I am a former professional ice hockey player with 12 years experience from Finnish Liiga and HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden). I have worked as an assistant coach in Finnish second league (Mestis). I have a Youth ice hockey coach education and I have studied Sport and Exercise Medicine.”

“In my work as a coach I have seen how many factors affect player’s daily performance level. In my coaching work I try to support individuals widely and offer useful tools to help the players to develop and keep their daily performance level as high as possible.”

MARKKU PAUKKUNEN

Development coach

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  • Sport Instructor
  • Specialized for children and youth coaching
  • Skill, technique, strength & conditioning coach

“I’m a former professional ice hockey player with 10 years of experience from Finnish SM-liiga, Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan, Norwegian Get-ligaen and French Ligue Magnus. I’ve also many years experience of junior coaching in Finland.”

“With my expertise and experience I can offer young athletes the ability to learn the skills required at the top level in ice hockey. In Pro Prospect, my key role is to support young people’s individual growth as athletes and hockey players.”

MARJA QVIST

Athlete Well-being Expert

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  • MSc Health Sciences
  • MSc Social Sciences

“I am a former national team race walker and multiple Finnish champion. My interest is to find the key aspects of overall wellbeing and to help get out all the physical and mental potential of each player.”

JARI PUUSTINEN

Sports Physiotherapist

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  • Naprapath D.N.
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Pro Prospect director of rehabilitation and functional screening

“In Pro Prospect I share my knowledge from injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation with scientifically proven technologies which are used by elite athletes in the world of sport.”

JARI VALKONEN

Massage therapist and director of injury prevention

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“In Pro Prospect I want to use and share all the knowledge and experience, which I have learned in last 20 years while working with the world-class athletes from different sports, to quarantee optimal development for the players during Pro Prospect camps.”