ABOUT SPEEDSKILLS HOCKEY
SpeedSkills Hockey (SSH) was founded on Coach Mike Radja's core principle that confidence is everything and development is for ALL. The bulk of the SSH curriculum is centered around teaching the fundamentals of skating and puck control. Coach Mike and his staff expose players to a wide range of diverse techniques when practiced with purpose, focus and correction will lead to a more confident and competant Hockey Player. This is achieved by structuring skates as "the player vs the drill" and also relaying to the players the when and the why of how to apply certain skills in a game. At the end of the day, hockey is much more fun when you are better than your competition. It is our mission to aid in providing more positive experiences in the game of ice hockey.
Founder, Skating & Skills
Mike's background and expertise extends from his expansive playing career from youth to pro. As a standout player at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) he garnered NCAA 1st Team All-American Status his senior season along with being named a First Team All Star in the highly touted Hockey East Conference. This set the table for Mike to play 9 years of professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL and overseas in Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom. Mike has also represented USA Hockey on the international stage on 2 occasions.
"First and foremost my job is to be that of a mentor to the kids. Every kid is different. It is my job to get to know them as players and more importantly as individuals and figure out how I can accelerate their growth and development. Hockey shaped my life for the better, I want to pass that experience, knowledge and passion on to all the kids I work with." - Coach Mike