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I just couldn't imagine that Townsend wouldn't be good. Look at his history and credentials. I'd also say at some point the top 5-6 instructors would be splitting hairs so take the one closest to you. The only other variable would be price, but this is youth hockey so $ doesn't matter. It's like owning a boat, hey to own a boat so there is no need to talk about money as everything is insanely expensive.
Adam is pretty good. Knows his stuff, but his style isn't for everyone. That constant barrage of yelling, even though sometimes motivational, can get hard on the ears after a few hours. Guy works hard and is definitely committed to making your kid better. I'd put my kid with him in small doses AND if he was already a top player.
I agree Adam is great but he is in Maine.. not really "local"
What is PV?
I would steer clear from Townsend. A ton of kids on the ice last time we went.
To get the most out of your money, go with Private or Semi Private lessons. Kids attention spans are typically low once the group gets over 10-15 kids.
Townsend is legit. been there and he is 100% about kids and development. He has been doing this for some time and seems to have the right methods and tools to improve players!!