Testimonials

I attended Erik Nates Euro Hockey every summer, first as a camper and eventually as an instructor. The lessons Erik preaches are extremely useful and have helped me tremendously in my development. I owe a lot of where I am now to Erik and Erik Nates Euro Hockey

St Louis Blues & 2014 US Olympian

Under the training and tutelage of Erik Nates, I became a first team All-American and candidate for NCAA Division 3 National Player of the Year at Manhattanville College. After my second year in the CHL, I finished second in MVP voting, while also earning a call up to the AHL. Later, I became an ECHL MVP. Just like me, you are guaranteed to find improvement in your skills and abilities if you choose Erik Nates Euro Hockey!

I wanted to thank you and all of your staff for a tremendous experience with the Spring Selects. Michael has done a lot of spring hockey teams and programs, but yours is heads and shoulders above the rest. The quality of the instruction, the investment of the coaches in what they’re doing, the experience of the tournaments all go into making this the best program around. You and your staff have the perfect mix of exacting standards and support that go into making each player demand the best of himself, but have fun while doing it.

He’s worked hard, had fun, and really improved his game. After a full season of hockey, seeing him sad that your program is ending for the season is the best proof of all. You guys have it figured out, but still bring the energy, commitment and sense of fun to the rink that makes all these young players thrive. Many thanks again.

My boys (Chase and Wyatt) did the camp last week. It was the BEST camp ever…you guys do a phenomenal job. For what it’s worth we were all beyond impressed. Looking forward to doing the camp again next year.

Thanks for all your efforts with the kids. Anyone who can put little kids through 5 hrs of ice a day and still have them excited to come back every day for a week is certainly doing something right!

We attended the Wake Forrest session on July 21st-25th. I just wanted to take a moment and let you guys know how great your camp is. The amount of ice time, quality instruction and enthusiasm from you and the other coaches is unparalleled. Ryan has been to other summer camps and nothing has even come close to what you guys provide. We also have an older daughter who plays field hockey and has attended numerous college camps over the years. I have never been so impressed with the structure and high level of teaching as what I witnessed here. There was so much individual attention paid to each and every skater. If they didn’t get it on the way across the ice, someone explained again how to do it correctly and if they still didn’t get it they were pulled off to the side for more one on one guidance. Ryan thoroughly enjoyed the high pace lessons and excitement that you guys all showed throughout the entire camp as he himself is full of energy. He learned so much and it was well worth the out of town trip for him to experience what you have to offer. People are often quick to complain when there’s a problem but slow to compliment on a job well done. Well to all of you, job well done!!! We look forward to attending more of your camps in the future. Thanks again!

My daughter just finished the 12/26-27 clinic at Hollydell. I wanted to write to say how impressed I was with the clinic. This was the first time any of my kids have done one of your clinics and I thought it was awesome. The stickhandling and skating drills were really challenging and the instructors did a great job of motivating the kids to work their hardest as well as teaching them the little things that go into doing the drill correctly.

Thank you for making it another great spring experience for Jesse. All the Nates programs and the Selects specifically have been the best thing for Jesse and his development. He really enjoys it and has grown because of it. It has really made a difference.

Kesin and Kamal both enjoyed playing for and with the SoundShore Select spring U16 and 2001 teams, respectively.

When I asked them about their experiences and what they got out of the spring hockey season, they both remarked on how much they valued the quality coaching you all provided.

They shared regularly about the moves they learned on the ice that helped them be better players as well as tactics important to playing hockey at a high level.

I just felt the need to tell you about the camp and coaches/counselors last week in Northford. My son has been to a few different hockey camps, and I attended many camps a million years ago. This was a such a great experience for my son. The coaches were phenomenal and should be commended. They were so great with the kids and obviously very knowledgeable “hockey guys”. They brought the best out of the kids and everybody looked like they had a great time. As an educator and a coach, I strive to teach everyone to work their hardest while having a little fun too. Your coaches made it look easy. My son asked if he could go next year after day 1, and the smile on his face while coming out of the rink all week was priceless. He also seemed to improve in a lot of areas in 5 days! THANK YOU!!!

You have a 5 star camp and would like everyone who visits your website to read that, be it from me or anyone else who is completely satisfied. I was with two hockey dads from Canada (Winnipeg & Toronto) who raved about it as well as myself. They both told me this was the best camp their boys had ever been to. And just so you know, all three of us were there every day this past week. Excellent job done by your crew! Excellent! Thanks so much and looking forward to next year. You run a great hockey camp.

I just wanted to thank you for a great hockey camp experience this summer. My two boys, John and Kevin, took 2 weeks of your summer camp. Not only did they have a great time, but their hockey technique and ability improved tremendously. John’s stickhandling was much more effective and Kevin’s skating was so much better. The boys had hockey tryouts at the end of August and both boys were much more confident in their abilities. John made the A team and Kevin was thrilled to make a travel team. I believe that the Euro Hockey Camp really helped their training. Thank you!

Today was my sons first game since doing your clinics in Rye and Iceland and I have to send this email to say WOW!
He looked like a completely different player, I’ve never seen him so comfortable carrying the puck. This translated to him having such vision on the ice. He has gone from frustrated on the ice to being an 8 year old having fun playing a game. A great thanks to you and the team. See you guys in February!