Thank you for the following kind emails. It is always a great feeling to receive feedback about goalies having meaningful experiences in our programs. It is with great satisfaction that Stop It Goaltending provides the training that goalies need to be successful, build self-esteem and grow a true passion for the sport and position.
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I emailed Kathy too! I must say I loved the ease of use of the website for registering and the instantaneous emails with confirmations that let me know everything was fine. Simple and excellent. I have three sons and register for a lot of programs and no one has it figured out as well as you do.
Mark Hanson is a good friend of mine so I've seen the work that Stop-It has done with other goalies. I have to tell you, it's great to have the Terriers goalies working with Stop-It now...it's made a world of difference.
Sean and I are very pleased with his progress thus far as a first year Goaltender. He has been playing great and he enjoys working with you! As a coach and former Goaltender I highly recomended Stop It Goaltending. Thanks again,
I just want to let you know how pleased we are with your training method and product. Ben has gotten a tremendous amount out of just the first 6 sessions. He is playing with unbelievable confidence! Thank you.
I wanted to take a minute to let you both know how pleased we were with the Elite High School Session. Jaxon truly did enjoyed the week. His movement range, speed and confidence has indeed improved. We have sent him to other camps and have not seen such a noticeable difference at the end of the camp as we did with this one. Thanks for making the week fun and successful learning experience.
I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much Anthony has enjoyed your camps over the last 2 years. I, as a father, can not say enough about you and your staff. Everyone has been great, especially with the little guys like him. I think he was one of your youngest again this year.
Thank you again,
Carissa arrived home safely and very happy from the GCG Women's Prospects camp. She had a fantastic time. Thank you very much for putting such a great camp together. She said it was better by far than any goalie camp she has attended. She also said she enjoyed meeting and working with the coaches and other goalies.
Take care and all the best!
I just wanted you to know that my son Henry has never had such a good experience at any camp. He's having such a good time and is so excited to be back on the ice. I would never have believed that after nine hours, he would bound into the car and tell me every detail of his great day. The fact that he ate baked chicken and rice for lunch after yoga class almost leaves me speechless. His (our) experience with Stop It was great all last year, and it continues. Thank you!!
Thank you so much for having Tony at your camp this year, again! He couldn't stop talking about what he learned and who was at the camp. He talked a lot about meeting Cory, and the other young coaches. They are great role models for the kids. Thanks again for everything. He had a great experience.
Thanks so much for having Jarred out again this year! Once again, he had a great time and learned so much. We can’t thank you enough for all your help you have given him over the past year. You have been instrumental in Jarred’s success!
My son Aidan has been training at the Woburn facility with John for just
over a year and this week was his first Stop It Goaltending camp. I just
wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Aidan had a tremendous
time learning, working hard, and most importantly having fun.
You and your staff should be commended on the professionalism, dedication,
and individual attention given to all the young goalies; and in successfully
creating a program in which the demands of training to be a goaltender has
become a positive and fun experience.
On a personal note, the confidence and focus Aidan is gaining through Stop
It training has had a transforming influence on him as a child. This
positive experience has helped him in school, friendships, and other sports.
For this I thank you and John.
We just wanted to thank you for a terrific week at the HS 1 on 1 for Nick. He loved every minute of it and actually wanted to stay for the next session (if he could). THe workouts were great, he met great kids and mostly, he really appreciated the great coaching that was given. We made a great decision sending him to your camp and we look forward to seeing you next summer!
All the best,
Wendy and Andrew
Two years now we have been up in Boston (I don't even want to think about what it has cost us in gas money, etc), but it is all worth it. Alex comes away each year with a renewed sense of his abilities, a little more confidence and a big smile on his face. I really appreciate how you have thought through every little detail to be able to make the most of each day. There is never a down moment and I cannot thank you enough for that. We will look forward to seeing you again next summer...I am thinking of bringing him out for a couple of sessions next year. Have a great rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
My daughter loves having Mark Hanson as one of her coaches and she recently ran into Coach Jim and Coach Flint in Marlboro at the Festival in April. Participating in your organization has had such a positive impact on her athletic abilities, mental health, and overall physical well being. Also, Kathy Sargent is a gem! She is fabulous about returning emails and phone calls.
Andrew made the u16 Bandits Junior team. Thank you for coaching and working with him this past year. He really did enjoy the program.
I just want to check in with you to let you know that we did sign Drew up for semi-private lessons based on our discussion. Drew had a lesson in Woburn on Wednesday of last week and on Monday this week. After his session on Monday Drew said, "That is the best practice I have ever had in my life." We are very happy with your program.
Gray has really enjoyed the lessons. Brian Robinson does a great job with the kids. They work hard, get great instruction, and most importantly they have fun which makes them want to come back every week. Thanks,
I want to start off by saying my son drew had a great time this year with stop it goaltending. I really appreciate you working with us during the season. Drew will definitely be back. The staff we dealt with all season has really helped my son and they were very professional. If you could pass this on to Brian I would appreciate it. Thanks.
I just wanted to thank you again for the great coaching with Kelly on Thursday nights. She is really enjoying the sessions and it has been fun watching her improve over the season. Paying off in games too. Go Huskies!
Just wanted to drop a line to tell you that Drew was voted player of the week in the NEHL hockey league. Since Drew has started with Stop It Goaltending I can see a difference in his game. Drew really appreciates all you have done for him and taught him. Thank you.
I wanted to touch base with you on our experience with Brian Robinson. The kids have always liked working with him from the camps….but this is the first time we had him as their primary trainer. He was great. Just like Shultzy and John, he provided them with a packed hour of great training and still managed to make it fun. I especially liked the way Brian took the time to tell them “why” they should play things a certain way…not only how. Thanks for everything!
Just a note to tell you how much Bobby has improved in ability and confidence. Thank you very much as he feels good about what he has accomplished since he started with Stop It. He attended the program in Foxboro over the summer and has continued off ice there. That summer program was great. Thanks again. Your organization was the right choice for him.
Just wanted to let you know Nathan has been in your Marlboro training at 5 pm on Sunday nights this session. I wanted to let you know that your director Brian Robinson is great with the goalies. He is up EVERY minute of EVERY week. I don't know how he does it. Session after session. He may have mixed groups of skill levels and ages, but he makes individual instruction to each numerous times during the class. He really is fantastic.
Just giving you feedback. Thanks!
I just wanted to thank you for everything this past summer, i feel as if i improved greatly, even more so than the year before since it was my second year in the system and learned how to play but also how to work. Once again thank you for everything and i look forward to seeing you soon. Also my thanks goes to the rest of the staff and everyone upstairs in the weight room.
I just want to say thank you for running such a fabulous camp at Merrimack College. My son Scott participated last week and he can't stop talking about what a great time he had. When I asked him what he learned he said "there are just too many things that I learned to even begin to tell you". Scott asked if next year he could come to the camp for 3 weeks instead of just one!! He learned a tremendous amount and this week he started his practices with his team and he is so excited and is showing tremendous confidence after the week of training he received. He is a very competitive kid so the environment was really good for him. Thank you again and I'm sure you will see Scott over the winter and next summer for sure
Brian and John,
I Just received your latest newsletter and it seems your business is growing by leaps and bounds. Congratulations--well deserved. Yesterday we dropped the Big Guy off at College, and I was reminded of the debt we owe you. Not monetarily but the guy I dropped off yesterday has been changed by you both, and what you have taught him, over the last 6 years. Not only have you given him the skills to achieve a huge goal for most hockey players with the ability to play college hockey, but you have given him a wonderful and positive community to be part of, and that is almost as huge a gift. Many thanks for giving Sam a place by you each giving him such a big piece of yourselves.
With much appreciation and admiration,
Matt seems to have gotten a lot out of this summer's DNHL program that he participated in out of Foxboro. Physically he has undergone a big change from the dry land training. He gained around 12 lbs, and somehow looks slimmer. Once he know his fall schedule at Belmont Hill, we will sign him up for the private lessons, and try to keep him with a dry land regiment at least once a week. I think he hears John in his sleep telling him to follow rebounds!
This was the best thing we could have done for our son Bobby. He really enjoyed it and learned at lot about what it takes to be a serious athlete. Thanks so much. Only wish we had started this a few years ago. He'll be continuing in Woburn Sunday mornings.
Joanne and Jack
I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to attend your camp this week. I had a blast, I learned a lot of new workouts I can do on and off the ice. The coaches were great and helped me out threw every drill. I loved every minute of this camp and hope to go again next year. I can't thank you enough for letting me work out with your school. I look forward to staying in touch, and will keep you updated on my future progress. Once again thank you for this great opportunity, much appreciated.
Good Evening Mr. Daccord,
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Stop It Goaltending and particularly Brian Robinson. The program was exceptional. I was amazed at how easily it seemed that Mr. Robinson connected with my son; Joseph has flourished under his tutelage. The "Game" at the end of each week session truly displayed the progression of my son's skills. He is 7 and has lots more to experience but I believe he has an exceptional foundation to build on thanks to Brian Robinson and Stop It Goaltending. Well done!
I just wanted to thank you again for all your work in putting together the GCG Women's Prospects Camp last week. It was the best camp I have been to, and I really had a great time. I will back for another phenominal camp next year and I can't wait to start another 8 week session in Woburn in the Fall. Thanks so much!
Jacob thought this was the best Prospects Camp ever including the speakers. Thanks for inviting him.
Thanks for the excellent location for your goalie showcase this past week, My son had a great time and was thrilled have been at your camp. Thanks for all your awesome work on setting up the week, we were blown away at the organization and the high end support you have.
The video total tech is awesome and is very helpful. It really makes it easy to see the tweaks I can make in my game. The slow motion and frame by frame are great. Thanks!
Thank you for everything. Christina loves your program and Mark is just such a great coach. All her hard work and your program has really helped her.
My son skates at your Stop it Program and I wanted to say thank you. This was his first year having consistent formal goalie training and boy does it show. Jay led his team through 6 straight playoff games with 5 wins, 4 shutouts. Last night he recorded his 5th shutout to help his team win the Northstar League Championship - what a game! All year as I watched Jay play I saw your training in his moves and confidence. Way to go Stop It and you will definately see us back next year!
There are only so many times I can say that so also please know that I recommend Stop it to all my players and friends as the best goalie skills program in Massachusetts, not only for the on ice work (which has made Adam enjoy playing hockey, and allowed him to play at a level he NEVER could have gotten to with out Stop It), but also the instructors make you want to go and make it fun.
My son just finished his first week with you and your staff. We just wanted to say thanks for a great program, your staff and yourself couldn't have been more professional in the way you run your program and handle the goalies.
Noah and I went through the first video (Breakers game) and really focused on the comments. The comments were very well done and helpful. I think you have a great service here... REALLY....As Noah gets better, practicing the fundamentals is important but a coaching staff that knows his strengths and weaknesses in game situations will really improve the goalie.....I will suggest this to all our friends....
I want to thank you for infusing Mark with the passion and desire to strive to a level that he never thought he could achieve. Thank you for working with him and supporting him. Thank you for always believing in him and staying in his corner and for making him so intense in his desire to work harder and achieve his goal to be the best he can be.
I just took a look at the video you prepared evaluating my son's game, and all I can say is wow!! The level of detailed analysis you provided is absolutely stunning! This is like having you at his game personally, only better because he can watch the clips as often as he wants afterwards to make sure he understands your comments. I look forward to using your video services several times this year. Thanks again,
Dear Brian and John,
Thank you from Chris and myself. He had a blast and we just think you guys and the kids you have working for you at your programs are the best! These experiences are the kind that kids remember for a lifetime. Have an awesome rest of the summer and we'll see you in the Fall. Thanks again!
Dear Brian and John,
I want to thank you for everything this past Stop It session. This was my son Andrew’s first time in your program and he had a blast! Your staff was awesome and was very detail oriented. Two of my Austin Prep goalies spoke very highly of you and your instructors so I knew your program had to be good. Over all it was a great experience for my son and I look forward to signing him up for more training.
The goalie program was AWESOME! I knew I could expect a lot from you and John, but was surprised at the quality of the entire staff. In my experience, having young men as teachers is a bit of a crapshoot. Not with your staff. Each counselor took their responsibility seriously, and took the time to teach and correct Matt.
I talked to a few of the guys in the locker room, and it was obvious that they felt it was their obligation to teach those coming up, just as they had been taught. A refreshing attitude! I can't tell you how frustrated I get when I sign Matt up for instruction, only to have a bunch of kids fooling around on the ice.
Your program was the perfect mix of serious instruction and fun! Best of all, Matt learned a lot and had a blast. I asked him how he compared Stop It to the one he attended last year. He said yours was 1000 times better!
P.S. I love your web site. Professional, informative and very useful!
My son Liam returned once again from goaltending camp excited and energized. He was very impressed with the college goalies (now NHL recruits) who assisted. He has called his coach and has organized work out session for the rest of the high school goalies for the summer. Thank you for being the best goaltender program around...again!
(And he's been to many, including in Canada!)
Hearing about your program, I decided to send AJ to you this past summer. He is having a phenominal year. His record now stands at 12-2-4, with a GAA of 1.59. With all the information and training he had through you, he has absorbed and executed it. We feel that his record speaks for itself, and would recommend sending anyone to your Stop It, which we have! We can't express how beneficial you were as a goalie instructor. Once again, thank you for the knowledge you shared with my son!
We loved the program this summer. I told many parents about your program who saw a difference in Ean this fall from when hockey ended. More importantly, I was impressed with the awareness of the child . As a parent, we are always worried when leaving a child at any program. Your program always had a coach around and the children were never left unattended. Your program was the only one out of the five that operated this way. Thanks for the opportunity...we will see you again this summer.
Laurie & Wally
I have been wanting to tell you how much Teddy enjoyed your Summer Program. It provided a high level of instruction and was very well organized. The fitness book that he brought home is worth its weight in gold. As you probably know, most coaches don't know the proper fitness regimen for a goaltender, so it is wonderful to have a plan from an expert. Teddy has been following it religiously. He will definitely return next year. Thank you for providing an excellent opportunity for Teddy to continue to develop his skills.
Dean and I had good trip back to Finland. I would like to thank you once more for the week of training, which was outstanding: excellent know-how, great goalie coaches and shooters and a nice environment - all was good! Dean is very keen to come next summer too!
Thanks for giving Nick the oppourtunity this summer. Nick said that you
have provided the best program that he has ever attended!
I want to Thank You for having Ben last week .You and your staff made him part of the team. You are a first class operation. If there is anything I can do for you let me know!
AWESOME week. Brendan really enjoyed it! You guys have done an impressive job. We look forward to continuing working with you!
I wanted to take a few minutes to express my deepest gratitude to you for putting your trust in me as well as the Athletic Evolution staff in allowing me to work with your fine athletes. It truly was a one of a kind experience.
Not only was it a resume builder, but it allowed me to see a wide range of athletic talents from beginner to elite. There were things I liked about all of the groups. The young kids showed a real passion for the game, the kind I hadn't seen in some time. The college goalies/draft picks showed me a 'never say die, give it your all' attitude that is nothing short of inspiring. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that you have a wonderful business that promises to grow. I can only hope that one day my business becomes as successful and allows me to work with such talented athletes as yours. You truly are a lucky man.
I wish you continued success as your business, dream, athletes, and passion for the game moves forward, and I truly hope that our paths will cross again sometime in the near future. Thanks again for a great summer.
To start I just want to say I was hugely impressed with you as a coach. As a father of a young goaltender, a former goaltender and instructor, your program is the only one that I've seen that is worth the money. I've been on the ice with quite a few guys as I've been teaching for about 10 years.
Just a quick note to say we’re enjoying having the opportunity to learn the sweet science (goaltending) from JP. He’s a great guy, and my son is getting a lot out of the sessions. Jack takes a lot of understandable pride in being part of the goaltending fraternity, and we’re looking forward to the goaltending days ahead.
Hi Brian / Hi John,
We wanted to say thank you for an excellent summer. Nate never once complained about having to go get up early for training, in fact, most of the time he was prodding us along to get out of the house on time each morning. He plans to attend the program again next summer. You and the program certainly touched his core, something not easily done with a teen! Nate received an excellent comment from his coach last night, something to the effect that he is a vastly improved goaltender than what he remembers from tryouts in the spring. We look forward to working with you and the staff over the winter.
Peter and Renee
I just wanted to send you a note and thank you for this season and the past few years that I've been lucky enough to work with you and John and the GCG. I can't overstate the role you guys have had in my career and can’t say enough about the passion all of you have for your work. I've always felt I've had you guys pulling for me, and I know the part of your job you love the most is watching guys work hard, love the game and succeed in their goals.
I wanted to drop a quick note about the clinic in Plymouth this week. Your team did an outstanding job with the children. Whereas Vincent is on the younger side, I spent more time around the rink than the other parents. I had a good chance to see how the drills were being run and how great the coaches were interacting with the kids first hand. It was also refreshing to see that the coaches you have are "bought in" to the philosophy and not just going through the motions. I talked with a few of them before the sessions and you could clearly see how genuine they are when describing the program and discussing some of the things that are done when the kids get older.
All the participants learned quite a bit and it was great to watch the progress Vincent was making as each day passed. I know he had a great time with the coaches and other children in the program. When asked how he liked the clinic, his words were, "Oh yeah, that was awesome!".
I think he summed it up pretty well. I am sure we will be seeing each other again as I will certainly put Vincent into your programs in the future as well as recommend the program to others.
Thank you again!
Tyger had an excellent experience at the rink with your team this week. He really enjoyed himself, and he learned a great deal. Thanks for the great experience; we look forward to a continued relationship with you and your organization. To help Tyger pursue his desire to be the best goalie he can possibly be, we made a pledge to him that we would make as many kinds of opportunities and challenges available to him as possible. Working with you and your team helps give him the professional training he needs to be ready for more challenges - THANK YOU.
David and Mindy
I want to give you some feedback on the clinic. As you know, my son has participated in your summer program over the last 4 years and has enjoyed it immensely. I now understand why. From a kid perspective, your staff makes each drill (no matter how mundane) enjoyable and they push each child appropriately. The staff challenges each goaltender based on their individual level ofdevelopment. From a coach's perspective, I have already noticed a marked difference in general skills (crease management, recovery, and rebound control) from each goaltender who has taken advantage of the clinic.
I must also commend John and your staff in enforcing the finer skills such as hand/elbow placement. Thanks to you and your staff for doing such a great job with our young goalies. With your help, I look forward to watching our kids take their game to the next level over the next couple of months.
Thanks for the call and guidance last night. Much appreciated! Probably the best advice I've ever received from a hockey coach.
Just a quick note of appreciation...Our daughter was involved in one of your AAA programs during July. We have never seen such a huge improvement in her technique, motivation an overall joy of the game!
Her summer team finished in 1st place and are headed for the playoffs. She has also been asked to move from her PeeWee Select team to the Minor team for the upcoming season as a result of the additional improvement. We are so grateful for the terrific coaching by you, John Carratu and the rest of your staff. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Thanks so much,
Bob and Maria
Dear Brian and John,
Thank you for your email. I've been meaning to email you to tell you how much fun my son John had at Stop It and how much he learned. I was only able to watch part of the last on ice practice, but I was very impressed with the drills were doing and skills they were learning as well as being impressed by the individual attention that each goalie received. I'm certain that John will want to have more Stop It experiences.
I wanted to thank you, John and the staff for extending yourselves as you have to our children. We so appreciate the high level of teaching, and enthusiasm. It is such a wonderful opportunity for them. I was raving to a friend of mine about the experience for Mikie and it turns out that you have taught her son as well. Thank you.
With best regards,
Dear Brian and John,
Adam had tryouts this week and weekend for his Bantam Minor team, five goalies in total, he was rated #1 on all 9 evaluators sheets, (Adam is not aware of this nor do we wish he be), his coach very pleased. His game has definitely come together with your collective coaching and encouragement. I am certain he would not have been able to accomplish his current level of play with out it. Many, many thanks.
Dear Brian and John,
Just a quick note of thanks tonight - Katie was awarded today with All League Honors. Since moving over to your training this year she has improved dramatically and started every single game. She is pretty happy tonight!
We are off to the U14 Nationals next week which he is very much looking forward to and he also got an invite to the Warren Strelow USNDTP Goalie Camp at the end of May. So let me take a minute to say Thanks to you and your staff, I would say the training he did last summer certainly helped. Thanks,
Sarah had a fantastic freshman year.. She really enjoyed the entire season, playing in the Garden and winning it all was the icing on the cake. You guys do a great job with her... we will see you over the summer for training.
Our daughter has had the good fortune of having Mark Hansen as her Spitfire goalie coach for the past 4 years. We began Stop It Goaltending in January. It truly made a huge difference in her skills. Mark is a great guy and a great coach. We really like your clinic. See you around the rinks.
I hoped to personally thank you for having Frank in the Performance Week; however, I didn't want to steal time from the long line of grateful students eager to do the same. Frank was honored to be included in the week. You and your staff offer the perfect combination of challenge, professionalism and fun -- he always rates your programs a solid 10 out of 10. Frank is really looking forward to the GCG Prospects in a few weeks. Thank you again,
Just thought that I would pass on to you a conversation I had yesterday. Michael is a new Stop It Goaltending goalie and is a ’92 birth year coming to your summer session. His Mom called me yesterday to rave about his session with you last week. She said that he had the most amazing workout with you and only regrets that they didn’t come to us earlier. Great Job!
DJ really enjoyed the summer program, Brian. Thank you to all your staff for a job well done. DJ is already asking if he can enroll again next summer. I'm sure we'll see you/Coach PJ upstairs again this year @ Foxboro for more one-on-one sessions. Enjoy rest if your summer. See you in Foxboro in Sept.
Thanks again for the opportunity to attend the Prep School Combine; Ben had a great experience and positive development. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks for having Pat at your camp. He thoroughly enjoyed the week and the level of play. This was certainly a high caliber of skill for him to compare himself against. I hope he performed well enough to allow his participation at your camp at this level again in the future. You and your staff made this week a memorable one for Pat.
Another great week and Colin loved it. Just want you to know how much we both appreciate all that you have done for Colin and look forward to working with you and the crew in the future.
The Prospects Week was great, thanks for having me. I learned a lot from the coaches on the ice as well as from the other goalies I was with. I hope to see and work again with you soon.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how happy we are with your recent program at St. A's. Tommy had a great time and more importantly picked up some important pointers for his game. Thanks for running such a high end, well organized and thoroughly enjoyable camp.
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed and learned a lot from prospects week at St. Anslems. Thank you very much.
Just a quick note to tell you how pleased Kevin and I are with the goalie training Aidan received this summer with Dave Schultz. I remember talking to you on the phone and you were right in saying that we would be pleased with the level of instruction. Dave has such great energy and Aidan has definitely bonded with him. We have one more lesson left and we're sad it's almost over.
Hi Brian, John and Dave,
I just wanted to thank you all for doing a fantastic job with Sarah over the years and especially this past summer...I already mentioned this to Dave during Sarah's last private session in Woburn but I wanted you all to know. Sarah was selected to play in the Hockey Night in Boston tournament August 8-12th. There were players from over 20 different states and Canada. There were 8 teams in the tournament with 20 goalies participating. At the end of the tournament Sarah was only one of three goalies who received " Top Goalie Recipient" for outstanding play during the tournament... she was thrilled!!!!!!!! She really had a fantastic tournament and there is no question it was due to the private lessons on Tuesday nights as well as the week long program you guys had In Andover..Thanks again for the great job you do!! See you at the fall 1 session,
Drew had a great time last night. I was very impressed with David Shultz. He did a great job and look forward to working with him again. Thanks!
We just finished up our second session with Shultzy. Zac had such a great time, and has really gotten a lot out of the sessions. David did an incredible job holding him accountable to the curriculum, and making it fun. Zac always looked forward to going and we look forward to participating in more programs in 2011! Thanks.
I just finished watching these, and wanted to take a moment to let you know again how helpful this is. I really hope your video review services are getting some traction out there, and that people are realizing how useful it can be.