Hi Coach Vaughan and team. I just wanted to provide a quick update. Colson has stayed with his fitness program since camp ended as you helped him connect the dots between fitness and on-ice performance. Through vacation and through down time the workouts have continued.
Sno-King Bantam Rep tryouts started last night with a fitness test, here are Colson's results: Pull ups-5th place - Agility running-2nd place - 10 meter sprint-1st place
You should have seen his face. He gets it. Effort equal results and when you work the program, you get improvement. The fitness regime is such a critical and value added part of your program which I didn't fully understand at first. We all get it now. Best regards, Adam and Karla.
Coach Vaughan-As we approach the end of the 12-week camp, both Colson and I are sad it is ending. As first time participants, we weren’t sure what to expect, but this camp has been nothing short of spectacular. In his 9 years of taking camps in 4 states coast to coast, I have never seen anything like the professionalism, attention to detail, passion, and performance improvement like what you and your staff provide. Simply put, this camp has transformed his skating and his presence on the ice. Across sports, though, I have never seen anything for kids at this quality level, in any sport.
More importantly though, you teach and connect with these kids. You teach about life, being a good teammate, a good person and how to function as a high performing adult. In this era where kids’ sports can be to the detriment of the kids, and they can often see the worst in adults, you teach a better way, and look out for the kids’ best interest. I personally look forward to the post-practice locker room discussions and I know Colson does as well. This is one of the things we will both miss the most. However, Colson has already told me he is in for next year, and is already looking forward to camp next year.
Regardless of what happens in tryouts, this camp has been a huge success for Colson and he has gained a tremendous amount from it both personally and in his hockey skills. I am not one to normally write to coaches or provide testimonials, but what you and your staff is doing is truly remarkable. I hope you have a great fall and winter and we look forward to seeing you again.
Best regards, Adam R / Pro Edge Parent
Pro Edge provides players of all ages top notch instruction...
"Pro Edge provides players of all ages top notch instruction and teaches players the fundamental tools they need to take their game to the next level. Their attention to detail is second to none. They provided my daughter with the on ice training and skill development she needed to elevate her game. In addition, Vaughan and his experienced staff provided her with a variety of skill development training tools that she was able to do at home to further develop her game. I was truly amazed in the improvement made by all of the players in the course of one session with Pro Edge. The training they provided not only changed my daughter's approach to training, it taught her valuable life skills tools. The results are remarkable. My daughter has learned what it takes to improve. Her commitment to training and developing stronger workout habits is the result of her time with Pro Edge.
To say Pro Edge dramatically changed my daughter's life in hockey would be an understatement. These guys know their stuff. Their techniques are result oriented and their methods were not only productive, but fun as well. I highly recommend this program for any player who wishes to take their game to the next level. In my years of experience in hockey, I feel confident in providing the Pro Edge program my full endorsement."
NHL Professional Scout / AHL General Manger / Professional Hockey Player
My two sons, who are 11 and 8 years old loved your battle camp. I was a little worried because one was quite a bit smaller than the rest of the group, but he loved it. (especially his torn shirt!). I can't thank you enough for your excellent instruction and insight into the game of hockey. You will be seeing both boys next spring at your Pro-Edge camp. Thank you again, D Hall
Its Tough, its Hard, its Amazing.... Great Job Pro Edge!
The VERY BEST money spent in his hockey development.
I have never seen a Skating program of this caliber anywhere, and I have traveled across North America for Hockey!
Hard work, High expectations, Professional Instruction... EXCELLENT! Melissa - Parent of Pro Edge Skating Student
Vaughan, I just wanted to thank you for your time in putting on such a great camp this past summer. Christian has shown amazing gains in performance and confidence out on the ice and I am sure it will be a great season for him this year. I have recommended it to everyone that I know who has a kid playing youth hockey (except to our opponents...). The way you built up their sportsmanship as being just as important as their performance and work ethic to me was nothing short of amazing. They will all be better people as well as better athletes because of their time spent with you and your staff. Rest assured we will be back every year. Anyway I will try to keep this short as I am sure you must be very busy this time of year.
I challenge anyone to find a more complete, intense, committed Hockey Camp anywhere. It TRULY SETS the bar that no other program can match, Thank YOU.
Pro Edge was a very beneficial camp for both of our boys. They were greatly challenged from the beginning and the fact that they never gave up allowed them a huge sense of accomplishment when the camp was over. They learned to push themselves and see the rewards of hard work. This was the most challenging camp the kids have ever participated in.
We don't waste our money on any other camps and it was worth every penny! Melissa - Parent of Pro Edge Skating Student
No camp compares and we have most all of them. The commitment to your Athlete will shock even the most intense hockey parent.
There is not another program around that gives these Athletes the skills this one does.
Nothing Compares to the effort Vaughan and his Instructors demand. Accountability IS PRO EDGE.
I have had the pleasure to work with Vaughan Rody as the Director of Fitness and Medical assisting the development of NHL Officials. Dating back from my professional playing days in Sweden, Europe to my Sports Medicine/Strength & Conditioning years with the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers, I have met very few individuals who pride themselves with striving to be the very best they can become! Vaughan has the "yard stick" with his extreme fitness and functional application in the areas of skating and skating movements.
More, more, more. Ice time, talk time, special guests, yelling, gasping, stick banging and cracking. Sandy - Parent of Pro Edge Skating Student
He is more confident on the ice. He is more serious. He is more competitive, all of the changes and new habits have been positive and it's because of you. We are very very grateful. CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!!!! Heather - Parent of Pro Edge Skating Student
Definitely the BEST INVESTMENT in his development.
We will, of course, return, but will not recommend to others in case we have to compete for space. Just kidding ;)
Players were expected to come prepared and focused daily. Was NOT a babysitting camp. If they were not performing you let them know.