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My daughter just finished 3 days at this week's NA Elite showcase. $350 for 6 hours of hockey drills. They did basically the same drills each day. No goalie training. No prep coaches. No games or even 3v3. Anybody have a better experience with this group? There were kids from all over and most left disappointed.
Best player development in the northeast bar none. Buy in and follow the process. It will pay off.
$58 per hour for top notch skills development. Wasn’t advertised as exposure but development. She got better trust me.
Great warm up / skills sessions before Beantown - thanks coaches
Maybe but I'm struggling to make sense of it all. It looks like a money grab for the U15 group. Maybe it was better for the college kids? And what process is my kid buying into? Sure, she may have gotten better -add 6 hours as she works towa**s 10,000, right? But the cost was too high. At least add in a game at the end. Fire the kids up. Something! And it's listed as a showcase. Who were they showcasing the girls to?
Wasn’t an exposure showcase - it was development. Your daughter was taught things she has never seen before. If she chooses to incorporate them she will be a better player. If she chooses to continue the process with NAE she will be a better player for it . It’s not a one off event but a process. It’s not about the games but the hours spent in between. The college exposure events are the best in the country. For a reason. Most talent and most coaches. It’s a process. Don’t drink the NGHL koolaid.
From their website "The showcase will be a combination of development sessions run by our NAE directors and staff, as well as competitive games." So no games you say? Lo**y lo**y, they lie like politicians! It was an exposure event...to get your ready for other exposure events!
Whatever you do do not criticize SG, as he has a following of muppets who think he is reinventing girls hockey by running single birth year teams.
Just a money grab, save your money and go somewhere else.
PIPS! Invite only tourney teams, top level players form north america, development camps are open to all interested. My daughter who is an 09 is getting recruited from top prep schools in N.E. Pittsburgh combine camp is invite only, but its a tremendous event thats scouted and run by D1 coaches. PIP is not for all, but it may be a good fit if you have a top end player that wants to play prep and college.