COLLEGE CONNECTION TESTIMONIALS


2016 College Connection Select Game

Thank you for putting together the Select game last week.  It was a great end to her intense field hockey summer.  Thanks again for everything.  She enjoyed all the College Connection events.

*Parent

Thank you so much for the opportunity to play in the Select Game. The whole experience was great and very well organized, from the player role call, to the excitement of playing against talented players from across the country I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. I was especially grateful for the advice you gave me after about one on one with the goalies. College Connection has been a great experience for me.  It was my first window into the world of college recruiting, allowing me to see how the process works and to actually build relationships with college coaches.  I am excited to participate in future College Connection Camps and hopefully may see you at other field hockey events.

*Athlete

First time I had a chance to reach out and say thank you for the Select game. She had a great time and I appreciate all of your efforts to make it a special day.

*Parent

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the select game.  It was an excellent day all around, and very well organized!

*Athlete

I had to quickly message you to tell you how impressed we were with The “Select” Game last night! It was such a well put together tournament beginning with the “congratulations invite” right through closing ceremonies! Very well done! All of the parents sitting around us felt the same as well! And most importantly, she had so much fun being a part of all of it!

*Parent

Thanks for a great Select game and for adding a GK session.

*Parent

Thanks for the opportunity for her to play in the select game. It was impressive and a well run tournament.

*Parent

2016 COLLEGE CONNECTION – SAINT LOUIS

We thought the camp was a tremendous experience. Both the level of coaching and the play. We cannot thank you and your staff enough.

*Parent

Yes, CC was awesome!!  I am telling everyone about it.  She really enjoyed the experience.  Thank You!!!

*Parent

Thanks again for a great college connection week in St. Louis and the opportunity to play at the select game.  I hope you will be able to come back next year.

*Athlete

Thank you so much for bringing College Connection to the Midwest!! The players enjoyed the program.

*Parent

What a great experience College Connection St. Louis was for my daughter. I was impressed with the smooth flow, experiences, exposure, and information provided. Thank you!

*Parent

It was a great way for her to get thrown into a competitive, yet very friendly environment.  She made some friends and gained confidence in her field hockey future.  Everything was perfect.

*Parent

You fulfilled your three pronged objective for our family at each of these showcases.  I personally appreciate the care you both took in answering my questions one-on-one while running all your duties for the camp.  Tina was also extremely helpful in this matter.  As we are trying to navigate the recruiting process, the knowledge and experience we gained in these two weeks has really helped us create a strong first draft for our approach with her desire to play in college.

*Parent

Thank you for an awesome three days at College Connection! I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with the college coaches, learn new skills and participate in games on team USA! Thank you for coming to St.Louis, I am looking forward to attending College Connection next year! Go team USA!

*Athlete

Thank you so much for coordinating College Connection in St. Louis. I got a lot out of the Coaches Panel, Nutrition Seminar, and the Recruiting Seminar! This was one of my first opportunities to directly showcase, and it was wonderful to do it in a familiar setting. I look forward to College Connection next year! Thanks again!

*Athlete

2016 COLLEGE CONNECTION – UMASS

I did want to tell you, she had an amazing time at CC—it’s been a couple weeks and she’s still raving about it. She’s been to many camps/showcases and CC was by far the best one yet. We’ll be sure to promote it to all her friends and teammates for next year.  Thanks again for all your help.

*Parent

My daughter is very excited to attend the College Connection Select Game. The showcase at UMass Amherst was an excellent experience for her and as a parent I found the recruiting seminar quite informative. Thank you once again for putting together such a rewarding experience.

*Parent

I want to start out by saying that my daughter had a great time at College Connections last weekend.  I was a little nervous about having her stay away overnight but I felt like you all did an awesome job keeping everyone safe and everything organized. We have already recommended it to a couple of friends for next year.

*Parent

I just wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for an amazing experience at College Connection. I learned so much about the college process and how to improve myself both as a recruit and a player.

*Athlete

I am writing to thank you for an incredibly well organized and competitive event this past weekend. Both my daughters found their coaches supportive and extremely informative. It was also great to have the surrounded by student athletes and coaches they admire. As they both look forward to playing in college, events such as this are invaluable.

*Parent

Just a quick thank you for the wonderful time she had at CC!  She is already saying she wants to return next year.  Your parent seminar was really informative for me.  I know she asked you many questions and you were helpful with answers.  She was also a late add to staying in the dorms which she also enjoyed.  Thanks again for being so accessible and helpful.

*Parent

She had a great time this weekend and one of her highlights was the nutrition seminar. She spent half the ride home telling me about it. She liked the skills session. As a parent, the whole weekend seemed exceptionally well planned and executed. The coaches were engaged and were teaching the girls throughout the games, which was great to see.

*Parent

2016 COLLEGE CONNECTION – WEST CHESTER

Thank you very much for the invitation to this incredible opportunity. I am so excited and looking forward to playing in the select game on August 4th! I really enjoyed the weekend at College Connection, you guys did a great job. Thanks again and see you on the 4th!

*Player

It was a pleasure to have met you and have my players participate I’m your College Connection Amherst 2016 showcase! They enjoyed it so much and learned a lot over that weekend. I loved the experience they had and how welcoming all staff were. I am already looking forward to next year. And my goal is grow the number of girls that my club sends every year. Do you know the dates and locations of your 2017 showcases?

*Club Coach

I just wanted to say thank you for this weekend at College Connection. It is my favorite camp every year and I always have a good time.

*Player

I was very impressed the way the showcase was run. The schedule, skill circuit, games, all of it was professionally done. Keep up the great work.

*Parent

I wanted to thank you for directing College Connections, and making the past weekend possible. I learned so much helpful information from you and the College Connection staff, and I had such a great time. I feel a lot more knowledgeable and confident about the recruiting process now, thanks to you!

*Athlete

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what a pleasure it was meeting you.  I’m so happy I had her participate in the College Connection camp this past weekend in West Chester.  From my perspective it was very well run and I gained a wealth of information at your parent seminar.  Now that she is all rested up, we had some time yesterday to catch up on her CC experience. She definitely developed a more proactive approach to her field hockey future and was very encouraged by what she experienced that weekend.

*Parent

I wanted to thank both of you for an amazing experience at College Connection West Chester!  This is my favorite showcase event to attend and I learn so much at each event. I was there last year, and at Shooting Star In Va over Thanksgiving. All have been well run!  Look forward to seeing you both again in VA and hopefully at West Chester next year (still have two more years possibly!)!  Maybe even Boston!  It was great playing with seven girls I have never met and making it to the championship. Also I was lucky enough to win one of the STX bags!!!  Thanks for everything you both do for girls playing field hockey!

*Athlete

COLLEGE COACHES TESTIMONIALS

I just wanted to thank you for putting on a great select game at Boston College a few weeks ago. It seemed like the first year ran very smoothly and your hospitality for coaches was fantastic.

What makes College Connection special is the player-coach relationship that develops over the course of two and a half days.  The unique showcase tournament format allows the players to develop as a cohesive unit with the guidance of their consistent coaching staff.  It was evident by the end of the camp that the athletes’ technical and tactical skills had improved, thus showcasing quality, possession-based hockey.

Thanks for bringing so many talented recruits together so that the college coaches could watch them at a Midwest location!

It was a well- organized event and I hope College connection returns to the Midwest next year

I think the CC experience is truly unique for everyone involved. As a college coach we are getting a great opportunity to really get to know and evaluate potential recruits, while on the flip side the players/campers are getting some great coaching, exposure, opportunity and vital education in the recruiting process. The best part about all of this is the ability to directly connect the players and the coaches. And most importantly it’s a lot of fun and some great hockey!

College Connection is a great opportunity for top athletes to get a chance to work with college coaches directly. Additional, I very much appreciate all of the awesome education seminars that CC includes as they help students navigate the college search process. The showcase is competitive, fun, and a great way for the college coaches to get ot know the athletes we are recruiting better!