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    I think a solid certification program to assist some of these clowns that are currently " innovationg" testing for hockey would be a great idea.
    A guide to show what not to do as much as what to do.
    I would like to see a list of those Nike hired.
    I would also like to see who gets the final say.
    Certainly it's free
    I love free stuff
    Ummm
    what would be Nike's hook?
    I knew someone well for the past 22 years that did a lot of free stuff but now he is gone ( yep 14 weeks and 4 days ago he left)
    And btw
    It wasnt for free
    it was of sorts to save a part of his life
    A part that Nike had a great hand in trying to win at their own game.
    NOt to say it is not good this hockey attempt.
    I cant comment too much if I wasnt there.
    But make no mistake just because you can does not make it so.
    I am a big believer in sticking to what you know
    Last time I checked their shoes are not very good .........is that not where Nike started? Now all of a sudden, they if I can generalize they want to do all things. STick to what you know ........shoes? maybe get that right again and .........well money talks and bullcrap walks

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    Kinda sums it up

    Ange, the Nike football combines have gotten out of hand. That is my fear for hockey. In the USA, they have selects camps to rate players on state and national level. I think that hockey is so unique that you really need to watch who has an impact on the kid's. I train some pretty good players. I have used a lot of the things Charlie taught me to wonderful effect. I just fear there will be more yahoo's applying lousy training to all these unknowing kids because they get associated with Nike camps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedcoach View Post
    Ange, the Nike football combines have gotten out of hand. That is my fear for hockey. In the USA, they have selects camps to rate players on state and national level. I think that hockey is so unique that you really need to watch who has an impact on the kid's. I train some pretty good players. I have used a lot of the things Charlie taught me to wonderful effect. I just fear there will be more yahoo's applying lousy training to all these unknowing kids because they get associated with Nike camps.
    I suspect anything that has people involved can be corrupted from something promising to something bad. However, being part of the process that has the potential to reach a lot of athelte's is a better position than sitting on the sidelines and complaining about the results.

    I am referring to what I'm doing - not yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    I think a solid certification program to assist some of these clowns that are currently " innovationg" testing for hockey would be a great idea.
    A guide to show what not to do as much as what to do.
    I would like to see a list of those Nike hired.
    I would also like to see who gets the final say.
    Certainly it's free
    I love free stuff
    Ummm
    what would be Nike's hook?
    I knew someone well for the past 22 years that did a lot of free stuff but now he is gone ( yep 14 weeks and 4 days ago he left)
    And btw
    It wasnt for free
    it was of sorts to save a part of his life
    A part that Nike had a great hand in trying to win at their own game.
    NOt to say it is not good this hockey attempt.
    I cant comment too much if I wasnt there.
    But make no mistake just because you can does not make it so.
    I am a big believer in sticking to what you know
    Last time I checked their shoes are not very good .........is that not where Nike started? Now all of a sudden, they if I can generalize they want to do all things. STick to what you know ........shoes? maybe get that right again and .........well money talks and bullcrap walks
    That is a whole different world - I could not imagine what that was like to endure!

    As I said as soon as people are involved anything can happen!

    I can only control what I do.

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    Nap- my comments were not directed at you. I only hope you can keep it on track. Some of the crap that goes on do to the Nike Sparq football is just over the top. I know hockey is a different culture and I hope it doesn't get over run by guys who are just out for the quick buck. We both know that hockey parents spend more than any other sport out there, I just hope that the "bad" element doesn't show up and make a mess out of it because they sniff quick cash. I love programs that are there for kids to get better. God knows there is enough s**ty training being done to some of these kids. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedcoach View Post
    Nap- my comments were not directed at you. I only hope you can keep it on track. Some of the crap that goes on do to the Nike Sparq football is just over the top. I know hockey is a different culture and I hope it doesn't get over run by guys who are just out for the quick buck. We both know that hockey parents spend more than any other sport out there, I just hope that the "bad" element doesn't show up and make a mess out of it because they sniff quick cash. I love programs that are there for kids to get better. God knows there is enough s**ty training being done to some of these kids. Good luck with it.
    I know what you and Ange are refering to and I've been to the circus enough times to not be fooled by smoke and mirrors, but the education process never begins if we never get involved. I like the people I'm involved with - all were former athletes as well - and they have the athletes best interests in mind. But make no mistake about it - it is still business. Programs and resources and people cost money.

    I do appreciate the heads up - as it is easy to get involved in things without a clue as to the consequences - Lessons Charlie tried to warn us about all the time!

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    Awesome Nap

    I really look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. It is good to know that there are knowledgable people involved in the grass roots of this. I think at one time, Nike Sparq for football had the right idea, just some of the wrong people implementing it with the wrong motives. Obviously, we all make money off of our efforts, so there is nothing wrong with that. Like I said, look forward to seeing the product.

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