Li wrote:  My son’s friend took a private skating lesson from John and shouted to my son afterwards: “Kevin, you should try this. This is awesome!”. Since then my son has been taking lessons from John. It is awesome indeed. My son looks forward to the lessons every week. I can clearly see his improvement. Thank you so much, John!

Jennifer wrote:  John has helped our son learn a lot about skating and hockey. His passion for the sport, patience and positive attitude enable him to work with others on their level, show them how to improve their skills and grow as a hockey player. We have been amazed at the progress our son has made in just a few months. Thanks John for all your time and energy!

 Myra wrote: I cannot say enough great things about Coach John.  Our son has been skating and learning hockey from him for the past 2 years.  Through the work with Coach John, his skills have vastly improved.  He had struggled with learning crossovers.  With Coach John’s help, he was able to master forward and backwards crossovers within 4 lessons.  Before that, he had worked on them for over 2 months!  Coach John supports and encourages his passion for playing hockey.  He cares about the children and their success both on and off the ice.  Our family loves Coach John and cannot thank him enough for what he has done with our son, who absolutely loves Coach John.  If you are looking for a coach to help your child skate and/or play hockey-look no further!!!

Ben wrote: My 6-yr old has been taking weekly lessons with John for the past 3 months.   The changes in my son’s skating has been tremendous.  John has helped with speed and control while keeping the lessons fun and exciting.  My son looks forward to his ice time with John.  I would highly recommend lessons for everyone who wants to get better and enjoy skating.

Dick wrote: John does a great job with my son Eli, he is professional, interactive and pushes him when need be. Thanks for helping Eli become a better skater!

Caitlin wrote: My son always looks forward to his lessons with John. John makes the lessons fun yet instructional for younger players. He does a great job of breaking down the skills  into basic steps for beginning players. I always see an improvement by the end of each lesson.

Eric wrote: Thank you for the coaching you have provided for my son (Mason).  Having only taken 2 lessons with you so far, Mason has already improved tremendously (and so have I from standing back and observing).  Your attention to detail and your patience when working with kids is fantastic.  I like that you don’t give up on a certain goal just because the student doesn’t master it right away.  Your approach to finding different ways to work through it and taking the student out of his/her comfort zone is invaluable.  I also like that you make it fun and entertaining even though it’s hard work.  I would certainly recommend you to anyone wanting to improve any part of their skating skills.  We will definitely continue to train with you whenever we can coordinate our busy schedules.

Jesse wrote: John is a phenomenal coach.  He combines his own impressive skills as a hockey player with  an equally impressive ability to transfer those skills to kids. He  quickly assesses your child’s skating ability  and level of play, and then begins building on strengths’ and shoring up weaknesses. Regardless of your child’s skillset, John will tailor his instruction for instant and sustained improvement. John will also push and challenge your kid to the limit of his/her ability to grow and improve.

My son was an average U10 player before working with John. Over the course of just  8 private sessions during the 2016/2017 fall season, John transformed my son into one of the better players in his league. After working with John, my son began moving the puck more aggressively, protecting it on the outside of turns while leaning into defenders and then blowing past them. His turns and stops were crisper, accelerations were quicker, and his dekes were more effective. His confidence skyrocketed and he scored more goals (4 in one game, 5 in another).

Exceptional coach!  

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