Elev802 Co-Founder "Swaggy P": Using creativity to grow hockey, power of social media and presentin at the Global Skills Showcase
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For episode #167 of the Glass and Out Podcast, we welcome Pete Lenes, Co-Founder of Eleva802 hockey training company/media company. You might know him better on social media as "Swaggy P," the stick handling sensation who was recently invited to be a special guest of the NHL at the All-Star game festivities in Las Vegas.
In addition, Lenes will be presenting at next month's Global Skills Showcase, along with nine other of the top skills coaches in hockey.
The Burlington, Vermont native played for his hometown University of Vermont Catamonts, before embarking on a 10 year pro career that included stops in the ECHL, AHL and Austrian League.
After retirement he, along with friend and former NHLer Torrey Mitchell, decided to open a training centre called Elev802. The company includes their former college coach Dave Sneddon, who manages their business operations, and Stanley Cup Champion Scott Gomez as a silent partner. Thanks in large part to an emphasis on social media promotion from Swaggy P himself, Elev802 has established itself as a leader in individual skill development. The company aims to empower players to be creative and learn by making mistakes, while providing direction on how to correct them in a fun and supportive environment.Find out how Lenes utilized the power of social media to help grow Elev802, why he believes creativity and keeping the game fun are an important part of growing hockey, and what he's got planned for his upcoming #GlobalSkillsShowcase presentation.