What customers are saying about Turcotte Hockey School
What are customers saying about Turcotte Hockey School? View a sampling of customer testimonials below. To view details on former graduates of Turcotte Stickhandling School, visit our Graduates Page.
New York - Summer 2013
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the Turcotte Hockey School stickhandling camp. Both of my sons truly enjoyed Turcotte's program, and we will be registering them for the advanced class in August. Coach Bobby D. and his crew are really special. I loved how they all took the time to TEACH each and every student by showing them how to perform the drills correctly.
Michigan - Summer 2012
I wanted to let you know how much my son, Dylan (age 11), benefited from the Turcotte clinic. Dylan attended the clinics in Troy and Traverse City, Michigan this past summer. He received excellent instruction, particularly from Mike Nodler. He and his team have started out very well this season, and it is clear to me how much he learned and has implemented from the Turcotte clinics. His confidence has grown and he is actually using stickhandling moves that he learned at the clinics to great success. Thanks so much for everything.
Windsor, Ontario - Summer 2012
We need to commend your camp for the amazing impact it has had on our three children. We have put them in a variety of hockey camps and clinics over the past 2 years, and they confidently concur your camp was the most beneficial! We see the increased stickhandling skills now on the ice in their new seasons. Your instructors were excellent, and the skills they acquired have brought many positive comments from both parents and coaches. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Winnipeg, Manitoba - Summer 2012
I would like to say that, as a parent it was an absolute pleasure to have my son in your camp. The coach to kid ratio was perfect and the interactions between coach to kid was done at their eye level. They were stern when they needed to be and fun and playful to lighten things up. My son absolutely loved this camp, he had a smile on this face the entire time. We have been to a few different camps over the years and this was our favorite. As a parent, I appreciated the parent meeting, so that we were kept in the loop and informed on why you do what you do. My son Sam is practicing his stickhandling moves in the garage and looking forward to next year. Thanks again for a positive, fun experience.
Coral Springs, Florida - Summer, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to get feedback. I truly appreciate your technique, technique, technique.... For my 6 year old, he just needs more coaches like Gus. We look forward to the next camp. Thank you Coach Turcotte, for creating a camp and maintaining a high quality of coaches to do the camp.
Thornhill, ON - Summer 2012
We accidentally registered with your organization for 3 camps this summer. Originally,I thought to myself oops! Hope this is not a mistake! Well Ethan just completed his first week and he has had an amazing time. He especially loved the "tennis hockey"!!! My husband and I took turns taking Ethan to camp this week. We stay at the rink because he is only 7 years old and needs "a little" supervision off the ice and he still needs help getting dressed. I have to tell you we felt this has been one of the best organized camps Ethan has attended. The number of participants was perfect, this is clearly not a money grab.
The instructors were wonderful with the kids, there was correction on the ice at all times, they looked engaged and continually watched the children. I thought at one point today - these guys are enjoying themselves teaching and being there is clearly not a chore for them. I honestly do not think I have seen this level of attention given to each child on the ice at any of our previous camps!
Ethan lives and breathes hockey and he is absolutely thrilled he is attending two more of your camps. So are we! Glad I made a little oopsie!!!!! Thank you all so much,Ethan has learnt a lot , keep up the great work!
-Fiona and Darius
Waterloo, ON - Summer 2012We just wanted to send a note to thank you all for a great week for our boys Desmond and Hunter, as well as our nephew Jayden. The boys had a fantastic time. We were a little concerned at first when we saw the age group of the instructors...but as it turned out Tristin, Darby, Ethan and unfortunately I didn't get Alaska's real name so the kids called him Alaska, did a fantastic job. They were professional, respectful and had complete control of the group.I had the opportunity to have attended your school 24 years ago at your old Compuware facility outside Detroit, this last week did not disappoint and it was all I expected for our boys.Thank you very much and we shall see you next year, guaranteed.
Yvan and Luanne B. & Norm B.
Stillwater, MN - Summer 2012
My husband and I wanted to let you know, just how impressed we are with the instructors at the Stillwater, MN stick handling clinic. Our son Carson is by far the youngest (6 years old) player in camp and your trainers have gone out of their way to encourage, instruct, and teach Carson the great moves that you have implemented in your clinic.
It is amazing just how much Carson has learned in 4 short days! We have been very impressed with the one on one instruction your coaches give each player. There isn't a player that goes by a coach without a few words of encouragement, a quick reminder, or a pat on the back for a job well done!! Kudos to your program, your trainers, and philosophy. We will be back for your next session and will encourage other families to enroll their children! Please pass our thanks on to Carson's instructors!!
-Tina and Paul
Medicine Hat, AB
Our family would like to thank the school and the staff for their instruction of our son at the Medicine Hat camp. Our son was only 6 years old and his development everyday got better and better.
Being a scout and part of Hockey Canada, I can honestly say this is by far the best school in regards to skill development for the price. I think what I liked best was the fact that all the instructors, men or women, corrected the kids when they did something wrong, and also gave the kids a sense of pride and attention to detail. This was a group of instructors of all levels whom cared about the kids first and foremost and the treated all of the kids the same. What these kids will take from the camp is skills to work on, and also having a new role model in their life.
You have something very special, and I left the camp excited about next year and finding our son another camp of yours.
Parksville, BC - Summer 2012
This was our first time experiencing The Turcotte Camp - well........ That's the emotional impact I'm looking for from a coach. I mentioned it to Jeff on the last day....keep doing what you're doing....please don't stop.... my son may not be the next Gretzky or Crosby - I know that, but all I want is for him to learn in an exciting way, learn new & fun skills, and to maybe enjoy the game for the rest of his life... and Jeff has restored the FUN in hockey..... Something I have watched, slowly, helplessly and unfortunately dissipate over the past 25 years of my On-Ice Officiating! Well done Turcotte Group - Well done Jeff! for restoring the FUN for my child!
Kitchener, ON - Summer 2012
I would like to send my sincere appreciation for the opportunity for my son Carlo to attend your camp in Kitchener Ontario. We drove 10 hrs from Kapuskasing ON to visit my brother in law and attend the camp. Carlo was a little intimidated at first but the great coaching staff made him feel like part of the bunch. Tristan , Darby, Ethan and Brent were excellent during the week Carlo loved playing for those coaches. He learned alot of new things and improved on some others. I am very impressed on how professional and at the same time fun the coaches were with the players. I have already recommended your camp to many people in the Kapuskasing area. I will be attending you camp next summer for sure. Carlo was bugging me on the way home if we are going next year to Turcotte stickhandling school. Thank You very much, it is nice to see a camp that dedicated in making a difference in the development of future hockey players.
Our son was enrolled in the Peewee/Bantam session in Oshawa, ON. It was well run, fun for the hockey players, and a good balance of skill development and opportunities to show their talents and understanding of the 8 basic moves, as well as some advanced moves. The instructors were personable, knowledgeable, professional, and able to motivate each of their clients.
I just wanted to say how impressed my son and I were with the camp. He learned lots and we will definitely be back for years to come. Thanks again to the instructors who did a wonderful job educating and keeping it fun!