VALENCIA FLYERS COACHING STAFF
Athletic Director | Head Coach - Tier II (AA) Program
Pavel Sisak was born and raised in Slovakia has competed at the International level alongside current NHL players. Pavel worked with young hockey players on individual and team basis in Slovakia before coming to the United States, for the last 10 years, coaching in Southern California where he built a winning youth hockey program that advances players to the next level.
VISION: As hockey director my objective is to bring families, coaches and players together in a hockey program that builds a stronger, healthier and happier community. We will give our coaches the support needed to develop quality teams and players. This team of coaches will work together to create a curriculum for the program so we attack each season with a united front.
Stephen Cohen is a Southern California native who began playing hockey at the age of 5. His AA/AAA playing experience in California brought him to a variety of programs including the Jr. Kings and LA Wildcats where he won a Bantam AA National Championship in 1997...
I started playing hockey at the age of 8 in Los Angeles and haven’t stepped away since. Hockey has played a huge role in my life with some incredible experiences, friends, and life lessons. Long before I stopped playing competitive hockey, I knew I had to give back to the game and the great hockey community that gave me so much. I started my journey as a hockey coach and have been able to grow my passion for hockey even more since.
As a coach, I am committed to helping grow athletes to become better both on and off the ice. I look to teach athletes the important qualities of respect, sportsmanship, work ethic, teamwork, goal setting, and responsibility that will help them grow as better athletes and better people.
Ben Del La Torre
Club Strength and Conditioning Coach
My passion for functional fitness was ignited in late 2007 and its fire has been fueled by a passion for fitness ever since.
"I BELIEVE FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CAN BE FOR ANYONE WILLING TO PUT IN THE WORK."
I grew up here in Southern California and spent most of my youth inside of ice rinks. I fell in love with the game at an early age and have dedicated my life to it ever since.
Club Goalie Coach
It’s often said that a hockey goalie has the hardest job in all of sports. That’s because it’s true. My goal is to help goaltenders acquire the tools to thrive under the pressure of the position in a fun, competitive, and supportive environment. Yes, the goalie has an important job, but they are also just one member of the team. I want to foster a community of goalies who learn from each other, push each other, and root for each other, even as they compete for playing time.
To properly encapsulate what the game of hockey has done for my life would not only be a difficult task, but would ultimately fail to do justice to all the positivity it has brought to my life and career. Growing up in Los Angeles in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was very much swept up in the hockey craze generated by the arrival of Wayne Gretzky and the rise to prominence of the Los Angeles Kings.
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About Valencia Flyers
The Valencia Flyers has changed hands permanently! We look forward to the opening of the ice rink here in Santa Clarita and especially the start of the new Valencia Flyers with a new vision, advancement and a whole new way of making youth hockey the BEST IT CAN BE.