|Thanks for the invitation to coach at the skills camp. I was happy to give some time to grass roots football. I found the camp very professional, well organized and had a great experience helping all the young quarterbacks. I hope to see them in a Gee-Gee uniform in the future!”
Jamie Barresi University of Ottawa Head Football Coach
|“I just want to say congrats on doing such a great job with the camp……I think it is great both for the Hamilton community as well as grassroots football in Ontario.
Jason Pottinger Former Toronto Argonauts LB
|“HFA you really look like you are going in a powerhouse direction!
Duane Butler Founder and CEO of Duane Butler Football Academy
|“HFA great work on organizing the skills camp! You really do “play like the pros”! Looking forward to helping at future sessions to help the young receivers get better. I hope to see them in a CFL jersey in the future!”
Mike Morreale Former President CFL Players Association Former Tiger Cat and Toronto Argonaut, WR
|“The professionalism and structure of your grass roots vision is refreshing. Congratulations to all involved, you are getting it right! It has been fun to coach and experience the development of the kids.
HFA truly is Hamilton’s premier grass roots league……and appears that you indeed “play like the pros!”
Lou Cafazzo Calgary Stampeders OL Grey Cup Winner
|“It was great attending the HFA skills camp it’s well planned and organized! I enjoyed coaching the kids and watching them get better through out the practice session. It was great seeing some of the CFL players giving back to the kids. Our McMaster coaching staff was happy to help, we look forward to talking to these great football players as they advance their football careers. We hope to get them to our Marauder family!”
Stefan Ptaszek, McMaster University Head Football Coach
|“I have seen the benefits of working with the kids at your camp. To be very competitive you need the skills and an edge, the HFA Camp gives you that edge. I’m definitely sold on HFA’s professionalism and commitment to be the premier grassroots football league in Hamilton!”
Chris Vrantsis LB, Montreal Alouettes
|“It was fun to be involved in the HFA camp. It was well designed and structured much like the CFL and college practice plans I have been exposed to. That says a lot about HFA and the future of grass roots football in Hamilton! Looks like you are fast becoming the place to “play like the pros”!
Ray Mariuz , LB Toronto Argonauts Grey Cup Winner, and Hamilton Tiger Cats
|I thought the HFA camp offered that little something extra. It was very professional and well organized. I am confident any child would be a better football player after participating in the HFA. I loved the exuberance and willingness to learn that the athletes showed. The kids were passionate…..I enjoyed participating”
Mike Jovanovich OL, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
|“I think what HFA is doing for grass roots is fantastic. I have heard lots of great feedback, and not just from attending your camp as a guest coach. People in the football community have asked me “what’s going on with HFA”. So what you are doing, you are doing well……….the word is spreading.”
Frank Gestezi, McMaster University Linebacker Coach
“Great introduction to football. The opportunity to learn some great skills that will carry them into their high school programs. As a parent it was very inspiring watching all the great guest players and coaches interact with our families”
(Mitchell 13yrs old)
“This is my son’s first year in tackle football and what an amazing experience to be taught by first class staff”
(Maclean 11 yrs. old)
“This camp gave the kids the opportunity to build their confidence while learning all the skills required not just of the game but off the field as well. Friendship and teamwork are what they will take away.
As a parent I had the opportunity to ask questions and open my eyes about the safety of the sport as well”
(Luca 9yrs old & Mateo 8yrs old)
“The HFA camp experience has truly been an amazing experience. The skills and fundamentals of the game taught by the amazing coaching staff will be invaluable to all the players as the move through all levels of football. Job well done HFA!”
(Jacob 10yrs old)
I just wanted to say that last year we played in another league and there is no comparison to what HFA is trying to do here. The motto is “Play like the Pros” it should also say “get coached like the pros” because your coaching staff are professional! So thank you!
“my son has decided to switch leagues. He was so impressed after the first two weeks that he told me yesterday that he would like to move over. He can’t believe what he has learned in just two sessions.”
“I appreciate everyone’s professionalism and friendliness. This truly has a family atmosphere and I am looking forward to getting involved.”
“Coaches are doing a great job ….We drive about just under 200k each Saturday to be here so folks are lucky to have this available in your area.
“Thanks for giving my son an excellent day.……he has made new friends so fast. Also, he just won’t stop talking about how much fun it was to be there.
I say this is money well spent for an adventure of a life time. We are looking forward to the coming weeks camps.”
“I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with how smoothly things went on Saturday! Everything was so organized. I think all of you are doing a great job and I wanted to thank you for making this experience possible for my son and all the other kids.”
Thank you for keeping us updated and informed about the HFA, without making negative comments about the other program. As parents looking to provide a healthy football program with the best learning and experiences for our son, we appreciate that information. We were able to speak with Coach Bob who was able to give us information to help us make an informed choice about where to enroll our son, as well as speaking with our son who also has some input. Coach Bob was professional and thorough as well, which seems to be the way this association is going. Congrats, it’s looking good.
This past Saturday was our son’s first day at the Winter Skills Camp and my husband was very impressed with how the camp was run and our son had so much fun. Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time to make a camp like this happen I know that it takes a lot of hours to just run one 2 hr session so again thank you too all who contribute. Also if there is anything that we can do as parents to help out we are certainly available.
Again thank you to everyone who volunteers their time for these kids.
“…… it was nice to meet you on Saturday and thanks so much for having the boys in Hamilton, they enjoyed the camp. I think holding and catching a football, after what they have been through, was just the medicine they needed!”
Adrienne & Jack
“Just want to thank you for running a very informative and energized football camp every week. You and your team are doing a great job and many of the parents are impressed.’
THANK YOU very much!!! My son completely enjoyed your camp beyond our expectations! You are running a very fine organization and we are fortunate enough to have found this camp to participate in. See you again and keep up the great work!!!
Again, I want to thank you for running such an amazing camp for the kids this winter. My son got a lot out of it and he is already using the skills he learned as he starts into the spring session.