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Dusan Benicky


Benicky Systems Ltd., Bratislava, Slovakia Company provides services to hockey clubs and training facilities utilizing BENICKY SYSTEM ©
Owner, Director

Skatemill™ centered facility, Benicky Hockey Centre, is being opened at the Ondrej Nepela hockey arena in Bratislava during the 2011 World Hockey Championship. Dusan Benicky’s training system (BENICKY SYSTEM ©) will now be available for the hockey players in Slovakia who will benefit from this unique hockey skill development program.

Training Advisor    KLH Chomutov - Pirates Chomutov (Czech Republic), BENICKY SYSTEM© Skatemill™ centered facility exclusively used by hockey club.

1997 to present
Hockey Performance Centre (HPC), Vancouver, BC, Canada                 
Within HPC Dusan has developed a world unique and completely innovating off-ice hockey skill & conditioning training system utilizing Skatemill™. He developed psycho-physical training methodology to accelerate an athlete’s skills improvement. He created methodologies for proper skating stride and puck handling skills on the Skatemill™, in the gym and on the ice.  Over two decades, Dusan has helped improving hockey skills of hundreds of hockey players of all ages including a great number of top world hockey performers. Pavel Bure, Jaromír Jágr, Jiří Šlégr, Igor Larionov, Vladimír Ország, Tomas Vokoun, Miro Šatan, Marián Hossa, Zdeno Chára, Žigo Pállfy, Peter Bondra, Claude Lemieux, David Jones, Pavol Demitra, Bret Hedican, Martin Kariya, Gilbert Brule, Martin Gelinas, Jason Strudwick are some of the hockey players who have participated in the Benicky System ©. Dusan’s specialty is also reconditioning from various injuries, especially from groin injury.

University of British Columbia and University of the Fraser Valley                
Instructor at School of Human Kinetics
Instructed courses such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Scientific Foundations of Coaching, Exercise Physiology Labs and others.

University of British Columbia,  J.M. Buchanan Exercise Science Laboratory,            
Department of Sport Sciences
Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator

Sport School Kalinciakova, Slovan Bratislava, Czechoslovakia                       
Head Coach and Coordinator
Coordinating and managing all aspects of the School programs for High Performance athletes.


•    Salt Lake City Olympic Games 2002, Exercise Physiologist and Assistant to the Head Coach Jan Filc
•    World Ice Hockey  Championship Sweden 2002, Personal conditioning advisor to Peter Bondra – Gold medal and MVP
•    World Ice Hockey Championship 2000,St. Petersburg, Russia, Silver Medal Slovak National Team, Exercise Physiologist and Assistant to the Head Coach Jan Filc
•    Canadian National Field Hockey Team, Exercise Physiologist in preparation for Sydney Olympics 2000
•    Bronze Medal Slovak National Junior U20 Team Winnipeg World Ice Hockey  Junior Championship 1999, Pre-competition Camp design, Conditioning Coach assisting the Head Coach Jan Filc
•    Jagr Team Camp, Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic, 1999
Strength and Conditioning coach
•    Nagano Olympic Games 1998, Personal conditioning advisor to Jiri Slegr, Czech     National Team, Gold medal
•    World Champion in Tennis Doubles with Grant Connell, 3 times Wimbledon Finalist in Doubles, Exercise Physiologist and Conditioning Coach 1992-1996
•    NHL-NHLPA World Cup of Hockey 1996
•    Team Liaison for the Slovak National Team
•    Vancouver Canucks NHL 1985 to 1996
•    Liaison for the team players recruited from Europe (Larionov, Krutov, Bure, Slegr, Kron, others) and Physiological testing of Canucks players at University of British Columbia.

Assessments and Training Programs in other sports than hockey:
•    Whistler Mountain Ski Club 1994 1997 Skiers Mike and Britt Janyk
•    Tennis Canada and Tennis BC High Performance Committee 1990 to 1996
     Grant Connell  3 times Wimbledon finalist in doubles
•    BC Synchronized Swimming Team 1996 1999
•    Swimming Canada and Canadian Dolphins1988 – 1992 coach Tom Johnson
•    Rhythmic Gymnastics, Lori Fung 1984 Gold medal 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
•    Canadian Track and Field 100m sprinter Robert Esmie 4/100 m relay
Gold medalist, Atlanta Olympics1996
•    Gold Medal as player Slovak National University team Univerziada Zilina 1972 Slovakia
Otherwise average defenseman.   


  • IIHF International Medical Congres, Bratislava 2016
  • SZLH Coaching Seminar - Functional Training, Bratislava 2016
  • IIHF International Coaching Symposium, Bratislava 2011
  • IIHF International Coaching Symposium, Vienna 2005
  • IIHF International Coaching Symposium, Prague 2004
  • Hockey Canada International Coaches Conference, Montreal July 2002
  • The Hockey Conference 2000, June 2000, Montreal, Canada                                               
  • International Sport Specific Conference, Anaheim, USA, January 2000                                  
  • Over 50 various provincial, national, and International seminars, workshops, reports and presentations, Canada, USA and Europe


•    Graduated in 1978 (Masters Degree) from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, studied under Dr.Jan Starsi and Doc. Dr. Ladislav Horsky. Specialization in Ice Hockey with Certificate for secondary and university level teaching.
•    Special Professional Qualifications:
•    Certified Fitness and Lifestyle Appraiser, Course Conductor 1993 (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)
•    Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant, 1995 (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)
•    Level 4 Coaching Certification Program, Instructor for Tennis Canada for Exercise Physiology and Conditioning

  • Brett Hadican and Dusan Benicky: Stanley Cup 2006 celebration
  • Jiri Slegr thanks to Dusan
  • Claude Lemieux and Dusan Benicky: gym session
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