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When I started at X-Factory I was nervous and not very social. When I met the trainers and the other girls I was going to work with for the rest of the season I became optimistic. Every time I showed up I was made to feel welcome, the trainers being very kind and helpful. It brought out my social side, and I believe it changed me as a person in the most positive way. X-Factory also helped me achieve my goal of making the Calgary Fire AAA hockey team. Working on hockey specific techniques in the gym made me a better athlete and hockey player all around. My time spent with the trainers, specifically Neil Mason, encouraged me to come to the gym through his welcoming and encouraging nature. He knows how to push you during your sets but also allows you to have fun in between. I appreciate and value every second I spent at the X-Factory Athlete Wellness Centre.
Our sons first year with Global Sport Academy has been nothing but a positive experience. Our son loves the afternoon sessions. He has grown so much as an individual and as a leader under Curtis’s guidance. With Curtis as the area manager and his team’s head coach this has been the best year of hockey for our son and for us as parents. We would recommend this program to any athlete who wants to take their game to the next level.
Attending Global Sports Academy was a great experience for our son. He really enjoyed the multi-sport aspect of the program. There is an emphasis on teamwork and friendly competition that encourages students to excel in everything they do. The Global staff are focused on building good people, not just good athletes. They really care about each student and work hard to meet their needs and help them to reach their goals. The friendships made and life-skills learned at Global are things our son will always carry with him.
The Global Sport Academy program is a very well-run school-partnered program. The quality of the instructors is excellent – as parents of a goalie, having a dedicated goalie coach has been fantastic for our son’s development both on and off-ice. Being a goaltender is more than technical skill in net, it is mental strength and performance and the goalie coaching has helped with both of these aspects of the position for our son.
When it comes to offseason training, there’s none better than X-Factory. They understand what it takes to have their athletes feeling their best. I’ve been training with them for the past two summers, and I can honestly say that at the age of 25, I’ve never felt better. The high performance training at the gym has allowed me to feel faster, stronger and be an overall better athlete. While the training is top-notch, they also care for their athletes. They frequently check in on their guys throughout the season to see how they’re feeling mentally and physically.
Village Sports has been an invaluable resource to our family from both a development perspective and in helping us navigate the complex choices between the CHL and CJHL/NCAA options. Village Sports has been an invaluable resource to our family from both a development perspective and in helping us navigate the complex choices between the CHL and CJHL/NCAA options.
Both Cale and Taylor benefited significantly from their participation in STIX Spring Programs and STIX Collegiate Exposure Tournaments. Having Cale hear the NCAA perspective first-hand from top program coaches allowed him to make an informed decision about his hockey career
As a family, our interaction with the Global Sport Academy program has been very positive. We have been so impressed with the time and effort that all facilitators have put into planning and developing activities, both on and off the ice. Every attempt has been made to create a program that is not only focused on the core values but is also *fun* for the athletes. It is very obvious that all staff involved genuinely care. We see this in both the hockey aspect of the academy, but also the schooling and academic aspect.
I want to say I have been thoroughly impressed with this program. Being the first year this program is in Moose Jaw, there is always a fear of how a new program will run. From my stand point it has be run amazing from day one. My son has enjoyed the experience. The amount of reps the kids get on skill development is amazing along with the off ice training. The Coaching staff has been top notch at not only creating skill development on the ice but in being leaders and helping individuals grow and mature as athletes and show the boys/girls what needs to be done to get to the next level.
The Global Sport Academy Program has been a real confidence booster for our son Jaden. Golf is a passion for him and it's wonderful to watch the program really cultivate that. He has had some excellent instruction, tons of practice and gameplay, as well as a trip down to Phoenix that created memories he will never forget
As parents we were hesitant to jump into the program not knowing anything about it or the coaches. But from the first ice time the kids were constantly moving, getting lots of puck touches and having fun. Luke always leaves global with lots to talk about, whether its new drills, different skills or telling us about how much fun he had. We are firm believers in skill development and this program provides the opportunity to develop your skills and challenge yourself against others. We would definitely recommend this program to others, who have like minded players who want to put the effort in and who want to get better.
Global Sport Academy Group and its amazing team of Mentors, Teachers, Coaches and Staff are a top-notch youth sports organization whose focus on the development of personal integrity, academic excellence, and athletic skills for sports-minded students resonated with us immediately, so we signed up without hesitation. The program did not disappoint. Their focused goal-setting and transparent communication keep parents well-informed. They are always very prompt to respond to any parent requests, which make us feel involved and individually supported even as part of a large organization like this - that is not an easy thing to balance. A super unique and wonderful part of their program is the introduction of various character-builder classes such as 'how to be a gentleman', etc. We feel that any organization that includes 'integrity' as part of their education platform is the right place for our student. As for athletic development, we were very impressed to receive a detailed sport report card with personalized technical skills assessment that was broken down to multiple subcategories that had meaningful feedback including areas of growth within each. These cards were clearly put together by insightful Coaches with a keen eye for talent and professional development. Hats off, Global Sport Academy, we thank you for what you have done and continue to do for us!
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