FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS AND PLAYERS OF OUR AAU TEAMS:
"We have been through two other local AAU clubs over the past three years and without a doubt the Blazers outshines all of them. The quality of the coaching, the film sessions, the strength and conditioning, and the attitude and character development piece for the kids are all truly outstanding. I cannot say enough about the positive experience we have had as parents and C. has had as a Blazers player. C. grew notably this season in his skills, speed and strength, confidence and love of the game. Again, I cannot express enough how great this season was for him. The Blazers is a class act. No doubt you will continue to stand out among the masses of other clubs. Thank you for genuine interest in the players this season."
L. and T. - parents from Holliston
"We were so impressed with the coaching. B. was one of the better coaches we have ever had in any sport that our children have played. He gave such great feedback, pushed J. out of his comfort zone, and really drew out the best in him. The communication was always beyond our expectations. Lastly, we are most grateful for the personal growth we have seen in J. through his season with the Blazers. We love your focus on the whole player! We truly felt like it was an extension of everything we try to teach at home."
H. and J. - parents from Framingham
"We are very impressed with this program. The coaches are very supportive and understand that this program is a learning experience vs a "winning" experience."
J. - parent from Northborough
"B. enjoyed every minute of being part of the Blazers!!"
K. and J. - parents from Southborough
"B. told me, "I love the coaches they pushed me really hard to be the best player I could be." Pretty good coming from a 9 year old. It is very well run!"
T. - parent from Southborough
"R. really enjoyed the fall season and was sad to see it end. He learned a lot during the fall skills program, and enjoyed the tournaments. I know he and L. also enjoyed the volunteer day at Brigham Hill Community Farm. Thank you for a positive learning experience this fall for R. and his teammates."
D. and L. - parents from Framingham
"D. has enjoyed this year immensely. His skills have improved especially in the area of shooting. He has looked forward to going to practice and the tournaments."
B. - parent from Westborough
"I have noticed a huge improvement in his skills and especially in his understanding of the game. He had a great time and said, "J. and I are so much better now, we are going to dominate in travel next year!" Thanks for a great season."
J. - parent from Northborough
"His Coach’s passion, enthusiasm and positive attitude have defined the experience for B. and his teammates. The communications are always thorough and on point."
P. - parent from Westborough
"We appreciate you having our son in your program. He has an improved not only with basketball but certainly with football too because of all the coordination drills. Proud to say that he was selected to the A Team in his town. That certainly wouldn't have happened unless he was enrolled in your program"
J. - parent from Holliston
"T. found this to be a great experience and really enjoyed everything about the season. He really grew as a player and as a person and enjoyed his teammates."
E. - parent from Sherborn
"I honestly think your practices are the only practices of any sport that he has never complained about going to."
B. - parent from Hopkinton
"He has never complained once about going to a practice which is a 1st. He enjoyed the coaches...all very positive."
E. - parent from Sherborn
"What a great group of kids, R. truly loved being part of the team!! Coaches were fantastic and we appreciate the sportsmanship shown by your teams. Such a wonderful experience for us and R., Thank you!"
S - parent from Shrewsbury
"My son has had an amazing season. The coaches have been incredible... teaching him skill, but more important, teamwork and discipline. N. is already asking about the fall season."
J. - parent from Framingham
"I liked [the strength and conditioning] a lot because it was hard and really pushed me to the limit and I liked it to feel strong and see what I could do."
C. - player from Hopkinton
"Watching him play lacrosse this spring, we absolutely see a difference in his conditioning and endurance. We credit that to the Blazers. E. absolutely benefited from being on the Blazers. Getting a group of fourth-graders to watch a film session is brilliant from both an athletic and an educational developmental perspective. It is this type of outside the box teaching and thinking that we believe makes the Blazers a great program. Our two boys have played other club sports and none of those clubs took instruction to this next level."
C. and A. - parents from Hopkinton
"Other parents commented on the quality of the club and how well you run things in comparison to others. I think the conditioning component is really important and the practices were well run."
A. - parent from Hopkinton
"C. thoroughly enjoyed playing for the Blazers. He loved going to practices, games and everything in between. He would come home from practice and would not stop talking about the drills that they did, and how all the coaches improved his skills."
K. and J. - parents from Hopkinton
"He enjoyed all aspects of the program including his coach, his teammates, the strength & conditioning sessions, and the film sessions."
M.- parent from Hopkinton
"The character development was my favorite thing that you implemented. I do not remember this being part of other camps/clinics/seasons. Building confidence & self-esteem is CRITICAL!"
K. - parent from Hopkinton
"S. enjoyed the season this year and he definitely improved. Those are the two most important things I am looking for."
J. - parent from Westborough
"Both of my boys enjoyed the program thoroughly. Both of their coaches are AWESOME. They are calm, positive, fun, and their love and knowledge of the game is evidenced throughout practice and game experiences."
D.- parent from Holliston
"A. had a great fall AAU season. I appreciate how well the program is run and appreciate your youth basketball philosophy, emphasizing the fundamentals and learning “how to play” rather than focusing on only winning. Overall, we had a very positive experience with Blazers Basketball."
J. -parent from Westborough
"A. loves playing on his team and has had a wonderful experience with the Blazers...Most boys are visual learners at this age so seeing themselves on film certainly helps speed up the learning process."
J. - parent from Westborough
"I was so impressed at how well the practices ran, and how many different skills that the practices touched base on. I have seen tremendous improvement not only in my sons abilities, but in the abilities of his teammates as well. His coach was always positive and showed good sportsmanship and grace under pressure. This season with the Blazers has been one of the best experiences that my son and I have ever had in regards to any sport."
L. - parent from Holliston
"I have been impressed with your program, your values and the model you have for an AAU program. Keep it up "
A. - parent from Southborough
"I like the camaraderie among the boys and the tactics used to grow them as individuals outside of basketball."
T. - parent from Westborough
"The program was really good for A.'s confidence and skill development...His skill level is still developing but I have seen tremendous improvement from last year. He loves the coaching."
K. - parent from Southborough
"S. had a great experience and enjoyed his first season with the Blazers. This is the first season/organized sport where I have seen him go out and practice on his own consistently and without me mentioning it. On the drives this past weekend, I was very pleased to here him say on his own that he wants to play for the Blazers again."
M. - parent from Hopkinton
"D. had a great experience with the Blazers. We were really happy with all the positive coaching. We’ve seen coaches scream to the point of reducing players to tears or making them so scared they are afraid to make a move on the court. D.’s coaches were always constructive, always praising the good, while coaching what needed to be improved."
M. - parent from Shrewsbury
"B. LOVED playing for the Blazers. It was his 1st year playing any team other than town and he thoroughly enjoyed the coaching, fellow players, practices and the games! He is hooked and hopes to make the team in the spring!"
B. - parent from Southborough
"The practices were productive and well run, especially the strength and conditioning."
A. and A. - parents from Framingham
"D. learned a lot about the game and he always looked forward to practice which pleased us."
M. and A. - parents from Westborough
"Our son has REALLY enjoyed playing with the Blazers this season....he has been lobbying hard to keep practicing his free throws to prepare for this week!"
D. - parent from Framingham
"Everything about the program was positive for G. He was always eager to attend practice and would express what a great learning experience it was for him. Thanks for a great season!"
S. - parent from Southborough
"I truly can't thank you enough for what your program has done for N..... I watched not only N..... but the whole team improve tremendously and I was very impressed. What a great bunch of friendly families to interact with just a great atmosphere. A perfect score of a 10 in my opinion."
J. - parent from Holliston
FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS OF PLAYERS THAT ATTEND OUR CLINICS, CAMPS, LEAGUES, AND OTHER SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:
"T. has really enjoyed your clinics and camps...Thanks for building his game and confidence. He couldn't wait to show me his shooting technique and pointers you guys taught him."
M. - parent from Southborough
"I just wanted to let you know how much E. enjoyed this week at Camp! He is definitely tired in a good way and is taking away a lot of skills to improve his game."
N. - parent from Marlborough
"Thanks so much for a great Blazers spring program. R. absolutely loved it! It was the perfect mix of competitive play and skill work that my son wanted and needed. The town basketball season is so short, and Blazers was a great extension for players who want more time on the court."
J. - parent from Shrewsbury
"A. loved the spring basketball program."
M. - parent from Westborough
"Thank you for all you and the other coaches have done for A. this past year. Starting with the pick up basketball in the Spring, skills clinics, the shooting clinic, and then this Fall season, A. has really accelerated his development as a basketball player. To think of him from last travel season to now...he's a totally different player. The Blazers have the right approach to coaching and I cannot say enough positive things about the program. We look forward to continuing our involvement with the Blazers for years to come."
G. - parent from Framingham
"R. enjoyed the mud season pickup basketball program. It was a great opportunity to get some more basketball time with his friends."
C. - parent from Northborough