My 11 year old son, attended your defense camp in Lake Tahoe and last week and it was a great week for him! He already wants to come back next year! He will be a first year pee wee and has never been afraid of hard work, but this was by far the most intense training he has gotten! He was SOOOO tired the first day, but raring to go on Tuesday morning! We made this into a family vacation (we live 5 hours away) so my husband and I stuck around for the ice sessions. We were impressed by your talks during the time the Zamboni would be out on the ice, especially talking to them about grades. My son is an A/B student, but of course…hates to do homework just like most kids his age. But every time he hears someonebesides us telling him the importance of keeping up his grades, I know it only encourages our efforts and plants that seed in his mind for the future!
All the coaches seemed to be really good with the kids and we even pointed out to him that working for an organization such as this one could be a fun “job” if the opportunity ever presents itself! We have Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams in our town (Fresno Monsters) and have billeted 4 players so far and are planning for another this season. It’s been a great experience and is just one more insight into the world of hockey and what the future could hold for him if he chooses. That’s why taking advantage of camps such as this one (he did your Battle Camp in Fresno last summer also) is so important to his development and keeping options open to him.
Thanks again and we look forward to camp next year! Have a great summer!