Dear Katie and team, I had a pleasure at the Kanata camp
today and yesterday at the Bell Sensplex, and would like to thank all of
you very much. My dad has never seen such a well constructed hockey camp
before, and he has been coaching hockey for 20 years! I am signed up for
your Ottawa camp, through the days of August 15-18, and was hoping to be
instructed by your marvelous goalie coach, Maddie. I have never been so
well coached! Will Maddie be at the Ottawa camp in August? Thank-you
again for organizing all of these camps, it will be my fourth in August!
And, kudos for Maddie for handling the three goalies today. Sincerely,
Rachel Glofcheskie Bantam House C Goaltender
I just want to thank you as Hannah had a great time last week at camp. It was a great confidence boost for her. She had a great time and was really happy that you were able to teach her how
to raise the puck. She wants to try out for competitive this year and I think your camp was a big part of that. Although Hannah realizes she has an outside chance of making competitive, she feels confident that she will be a better player this season with some of the skills you taught her no matter where she plays. I was happy to see at the end of the day how hard you had the girls working and everyone was having fun.
Kaitlin had a great time at your Fundamentals Camp last wee. She is tellilng everyone about the techniques that Katie Weatherston has taught her. She learned alot during the week and built alot of confidence. She went on to play her "best game ever" on Sunday night. Great camp!! Hope you have it again next year.
My daughter attended your camp this summer and was in the older group category. Although she mentioned having a great time with the other girls and instructors she did say to me that the camp was a little boring because of the stations. I didn't feel like she learnt as much as she could of if they would have been allowed to do full ice drills throughout the week. I understand the usefulness of small groups, however, I don't believe that she had the opportunity to practice any 'game situations'. The ratio- coach/players was enough to do long ice drills.
Avery and Ella had a lot of fun at the hockey camp you ran at Ottawa U. It was a really positive experience and Avery is looking forward to another winter of hockey. I felt you were organized, did not waste any time, and LOVED the no nonsense approach you had with the girls!! Keep up the good work.
Thanks katie, my daughter is really enjoying your camp, this is her first time playing hockey and you have successfully converted her from figure skating. Thank you!!!!
I wanted to thank you again for a great camp. Natalie really enjoyed the all-girl composition and felt the camp really helped her improve. She found it tough but really good. She has been to a few camps in the past 2 years and yours was her favorite so far.
My daughter attended Katie's camp in the summer of 2011. It was hands-down the best hockey camp she's ever done and well worth the drive from the US. Each summer, my daughter attends a hockey camp at a prominent Ivy league school close to where we live. I asked my daughter how Katie's camp compared and without hesitation, she replied, "Katie's camp is far more challenging. I had really nice and patient instructors who were all happy to work with us." As a parent, I observed probably the best instructor / student ratio in any of the camps we've done. As well, Katie, with her wealth of competitive experience, is motivating and inspirational to the girls. Bottom line: the camp was a great learning experience, great value and lots of fun. Thanks Katie.
We think that Sophie learned very much at your Spring Break Camp at the Senplex. Sophie is playing with more confidence and ability as a result of your Hockey School. Sophie also commented on how helpful, and knowledgeable your instructors where. Sophie has 2 goals and 2 assists in her last three games. This has doubled her season output. Thank you and your staff for a great job.
For Christmas we gave our daughter the March Break Hockey Camp at the SensPlex. This was her first year playing and starting at PeeWee and although she did fantastic as Defense, (and even got a goal!), her confidence was a little low as the season was ending. She was not sure she could keep playing next year, however she was anxiously awaiting her Camp. Both of us were so impressed with the week's activities packed full of action and learning and IT WAS FUN! She would get in the Jeep each night and always had a really good new thing that she had learned to go on about. And things not new to her but that she could actually DO them now. And great Instructors along with Katie being hands on involved. Now instead of hearing "I don't know if I should play next year" all I am hearing is....."When are the tryouts Mom?? I laugh at her because she knows when they are :-) !! And for her birthday she was very happy to receive......another session of Summer Camp and she is so looking forward to it that it makes me feel really happy! It was money well spent - worth every cent. Thank you Katie, Adam, and all the Instructors.
From Mom Dana
from Maggie - Thank you so much!!