Overall, the camp was some of the best few days of my life so far. You can tell how hard the EVO team have worked for this and I strongly recommend that every hockey player should go on at least one EVO camp in their life. You learn an incredible amount and have an insane amount of fun all at once. It was a truly five-star experience.
(Extract from a blog post by Osian Rees on his EVO experience - view the full blog post here)
EVO is a truly unique and top-class hockey coaching organisation, delivering consistently excellent tailored programmes for junior and high performance players.
Just wanted to say thank you to you all for an outstanding and brilliant time we had at EVO during the half term. Charlotte has come away a more experienced player and also grinning from ear to ear. Your attention to detail is remarkable and your ability to have such amazing coaches is testament to the quality of the training. Having travelled such a long way and not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by your welcome and ongoing information and care during our trip. This camp, with the facilities, coaches, colourful safe environment and wonderful atmosphere is top of the tree as far as I am concerned and we hope to make the trip again.
Many thanks once again. You guys are the best.
Firstly I would like to congratulate you and your team for putting together such a dynamic experience for our young superstars…
Jasmine really enjoyed her two days and came away with new skills and gained in confidence in her abilities.
The depth of your coaching staff was truly amazing. The attention given at group and at individual level was outstanding which created a good balance of intensive training, having fun and being able to “hang out” with some of their heroes.
I just wanted to say well done and a massive thank you. My daughter, Maddie Taylor (Mads) attended your camp last week and if I thought she was already in love with hockey, she's now ridiculously besotted with it!
The sessions with Maddie Hinch (her absolute idol) and Kirsty Mackay were spot on and the environment was brilliant. Mads especially liked the one on one clinic with Kirsty. Her idolisation of Maddie is such that she would have been happy just breathing the same air, so well done on making a girl very happy.
Charlie delivered top notch training before Maddie arrived, and there was never a moment when Mads felt that she wasn't getting what she wanted from the camp.
Keepers are often the forgotten members of a team, with coaches often not quite knowing what to do with them, except stick them in the goal and have shots fired at them. Mads was taught new techniques, given really useful analysis and feedback and even advice on sports psychology, to make her stronger in every way.
To round off a perfect couple of days, Mads was nominated for a prize. She literally hasn't stopped talking about the camp and grinning. It was a long way from home but worth it.
I'm our club's Child Welfare Officer, looking after over 200 junior players, so I was keen to see what the coaching environment was like. The kids were all completely engaged and your coaching team built an immediate rapport with them. Not easy, with a range of players and abilities, so well done!
I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of Tabitha. She only found hockey just before Christmas and since then has attended both your Christmas and February half term camps. She loves every minute of it and I can honestly say that if it wasn't for the coaching and inspiration gained through your camps then she would not have the passion for hockey that she has today.
There is a certain magic at your camps (not to be too theatrical about it), an atmosphere which is quite special. You have created something unique and I hope you grow from strength to strength.