2017 SHOOTING STAR- THANKSGIVING

It’s a well run tournament, that values each participant and coach. Players are able to showcase their skills at a great facility. The thought, care and attention given to college Alden club coaches allows each party to concentrate on the tournament and focus on the athletes.

*CLUB COACH

We liked the Goalie wars as most goalies are not easily recognized. I think our goalies will have a lot of coaches contacting them due to the Goalie Wars.

*CLUB COACH

Organization top leaders/owners are readily accessible to us whether via email, phone or even in person at the tournament. In-person interaction, even for that minute or so is highly appreciated here. Thanks for all the goodies for ALL the college and club coaches. Thank you for winning the hearts of top clubs to this event especially this year. Top College Coaches including UNC and others were in the house.

*CLUB COACH

The fees and staff were great as always. Love the app and the parents did too!

*CLUB COACH

Thank you for College Connection. Thank you ALL. Some really good hockey at various levels. Congratulations on attracting some of the top club teams to this event. If college and the national teams play on turf, I contend we must play and compete significantly more on turf. Looking forward to the day when we have some or all games on state-of-the-art turf.

*CLUB COACH

It was my first time. I was very pleased with the hospitality, access to the tournament directors. it was very well run event.

*CLUB COACH

Coaches hospitality tent was awesome, and so fun for me to reconnect with so many coaches etc.  Looks like I got us a gk and good leads on several field players, so definitely well worth the trip!

*COLLEGE COACH

My daughter participated in the Shooting Stars Thanksgiving Tournament with her team,  I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic tournament. It was well organized, competitive, and most of all fun for all involved.

*PARENT

I just wanted to thank you for coaching, our daughter really enjoyed the whole experience. This was our first time at Shooting Star since her club team does not participate.  You came in got know the girls by names and did a fair rotation.  You gave her experience in field play and new ideas and thoughts to use on the field. Thank you again!
*PARENT of GUEST PLAYER
What a great weekend. Everything was run so well. It was a great experience for my daughter and her team.
I’m hoping that we will be able to get a team together for Easter. If not, she will probably play as a guest or on a house team. We will definitely be back for Thanksgiving next year, too!
* PARENT

2017 SHOOTING STAR MASTERS

 

I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for putting together a hockey weekend that was nothing short of fantastic. You thought of every detail and had it covered – the venue, format, support staff and food – Incredible. There are many of us who have been looking for the opportunity to continue playing a sport we love at a level that is both competitive and social all at the same time, and yourself, along with the other committee members should be congratulated.

*Athlete

Thanks for going out on a limb and making our idea for a competitive masters tournament a reality.. I hope the momentum continues and we grow this into an annual event for both men and women!

*Athlete

Thank you for such a FANTASTIC weekend. I had a blast playing in the tournament! You did such a great job keeping everything running despite some weather. Adored being at Harvard. The social was scrumptious and loads of fun!

*Athlete

It was so much fun playing on the team this weekend, catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones in the field hockey community! It was a great weekend of Masters hockey filled with lots of laugher and good play!

*Athlete

Thank you so much for putting this together! It was a blast!!! Looking forward to next year 🙂

*Athlete

2017 COLLEGE CONNECTION SELECT GAME

I wanted to write and THANK YOU for the most amazing experience EVER! The Under Armor uniforms were awesome and walking onto the field and lining up to be introduced by name and hometown was as if I was getting ready to play in the Olympics – A dream come true! Thank you again for this amazing, awesome, life experience opportunity. I just finished preseason, and am looking forward to an exciting season!

*Athlete

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

Thank you very much for including me in the game at Boston College. I have a great time playing in the game. I also wanted to let you know that your camp is my favorite camp. it gives me an opportunity to work on  my skills and meet new friends. I also love playing so many games! I have had a lot of fun playing field hockey this summer, and hopefully I will see you next summer in St. Louis!

*Athlete

I had a great experience at Mass College Connection, and was so excited to hear my name called. But, the Under Armour Select Game experience was even better. I really enjoyed playing field hockey with all the girls. Thank you for the opportunity. I think it was great for me as a person an a player.

*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

I am writing because I cannot possibly thank you enough on several fronts. The Under Armour game was an awesome event and a total thrill as a parent…. The truest and best compliment I can five you is that CC does things the right way. There are some people in the recruiting world who are looking to grab your money, and nothing could be further from reality with your organization. Please continue to keep up the good work because it is so necessary for all the parents out there.

*Parent

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

*Parent

2017 COLLEGE CONNECTION – ST. 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

2017 COLLEGE CONNECTION – UMASS

My daughter’s attendance at the College Connection Showcase turned out to be one of the best decisions made in the recruiting process. College Connection is highly respected and attended by many D1, D2 and D3 schools. CC opened several doors for my daughter, and can take credit for my daughter committing to her #1 college choice. I want to thank you and CC for organizing such professionally run events which allow relationships between coaches and players to get started. Our family thanks you and fully endorses College Connection as a fundamental necessity for student-athletes to gain exposure, open doors, and play at the next level.

*Parent

I just have to say… what an amazing weekend! Everything about it was awesome! From the scheduling, the seminars, the transportation, the meals and the coaching. Everything was spot on… What an amazing organization College Connection is. Thank you so much for creating this opportunity for field hockey players that want to continue playing in college.

*Parent

 

I had the BEST time at College Connection! The girls were all great and the coaches were super helpful. I really enjoyed the nutrition seminar, and the time we spent learning to be better athletes off and on the field. I am beyond excited about my Golden Ticket and can’t wait for July 27th!

*Athlete

I wanted to let you know that my daughter thought this weekend was great, and she’s looking forward to attending next year. She said everything about UMass was great – liked the seminars, and liked her coach also. Both my daughter and I would recommend anyone interested in playing at the college level to attend. Thank you again for everything!

*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

My daughter had an amazing experience at UMass. So well run and great exposure. She received close to 10 e-mails from coaches, and it motivated my daughter to go all-in on field hockey. Thank you for all you do!

*Parent

I wanted to thank you for all of the effort that you and everyone around you put into the College Connection Showcase at UMass. It was really excellent and I learned a lot – I appreciate all the time that went into running a fantastic weekend.

*Athlete

2017 COLLEGE CONNECTION – WEST CHESTER

I wanted to say thank you for running a 1st class camp this past weekend. My daughter greatly enjoyed the experience on many levels , of course playing against and with strong competition topping the list. We appreciated how well run and insightful the camp was. The straightforward, transparent recruiting advice, the video training and the nutrition session were very helpful.

*Parent

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 showcases next year?

*Club Coach

Thank you very much for the great program you have at College Connection. It was a great experience for me, and I will definitely encourage younger players in my club to do this!

*Player

It was such a pleasure meeting you at West Chester University! We were delighted with the recruitment camp. It was a great few days, and so well organized and welcoming. Thank you for all your help and wisdom regarding the recruiting process. It was much appreciated as we begin navigating this complex road.

*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

Just wanted to reach out and thank you for all of your hard work with College Connection! This is my second year attending and I really enjoyed the program. Hopefully in a few years, when I am a student athlete in college, I would love to come back and help! Each year I have attended, it’s given me a lot more information to further my knowledge with the college recruiting process. Thanks for everything!

*Athlete

My daughter loved the camp format and came home all charged up for the film. She was so excited to be selected for the UA game. I appreciated the recruiting seminar as well. It confirmed and extended many things I have heard through older parents. My daughter took your every work to heart. She’s ready to take it to the next level!

*Parents

2017 TEAM CAMPS 

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for running such a great camp for our high school players, and for the coaches clinics put on my Kelly and Carolyn. I learned a lot! If our players retain even a fraction of what their coaches presented, they will be better players.

*High School Coach

I wanted to thank you for putting on such a good program at Bentley! Both my daughters loved it – your coaches did a great job!

*Parent

Thank you So much for a great week of field hockey! My daughter had an absolute blast and learned a ton! I appreciate all the hard work of you and your staff. She enjoyed every moment of the camp, and this for us pumped up for the season to start! Thanks so much again!

*Parent

COLLEGE COACHES TESTIMONIALS

I just wanted to thank you for putting on a great select game at Boston College a few weeks ago. Everything 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 to know the athletes we are recruiting better!