Prior to the start of the official training camp for the Ukraine National Team we invited all prospective players to work out with some of the coaches in order to get a head start on conditioning and to get familiar with the various drills we run. Nets full-time strength and conditioning coach Rich Dalatri came on board to help our players with skills development and to get them in shape for tournament competition. Denis Zhuravlev, a former player and the head coach of Dnipro in the Ukrainian pro league, is doing double duty as assistant coach and team interpreter. We had a great turnout. On a given day six to eight guys showed up for the week of voluntary sessions that took place in Kiev and Odessa.