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Testimonials

John Rheault
Manchester Monarchs/AHL

Barron Hockey Academy’s facility is a hockey player’s paradise. Larry and his staff provide all of the tools for each player to improve and be ahead of the curve. This is where players in the area need to train!

 

RYAN LASCH
St. Cloud University, NCAA DIV I

Through the time that Larry Barron has taught me, he has developed me into a great player on and off the ice. Larry Barron’s training methods have increased my speed, focus and overall performance as an athlete to take me to the next level. I am now Playing Division 1 hockey for St. Cloud State in my Junior year.

 

ROCCO GRIMALDI
US National Team U17

Larry Barron and Barron Hockey Academy is continuously working at ways to improve players’ overall hockey game, both mentally and physically. This summer, 2009, has been a tremendous experience and time of growth for our son because he has had the opportunity to train with Larry’s new off-ice strength and conditioning and hockey specific equipment. Trainers Kevin, Chris, and Jeremy all work hard at developing specific workouts for each player, based upon their level of hockey and strength. We have had the opportunity to watch our son and numerous other players, from mite to junior level, develop and improve their overall strength and conditioning this summer and have been impressed with all of the trainers knowledge and the way they have pushed and motivated the boys to improve and push themselves to new levels. This has been the best off-ice “total training” that our son has received in all his years of hockey because it is many-faceted and not just one-dimensional. We only have one regret in that we wish that this wonderful training facility and terrific trainers had been here years ago when our son started hockey. The “up and coming” kids are very fortunate to have this training at their disposal.

 

CHASE BALISY
USA National Development Program
Under 17 Team

“Larry Barron in my opinion, is what improved my son’s skating and has enabled him to become the elite skater and hockey player in his age group. Larry has taught my son excellent work habits while on ice. Every hockey player can benefit from Larry’s experience in hockey. He truly is one of a kind”.

John Balisy
Father of Chase Balisy

 

SPENCER HEICHMAN

I am very impressed with the facility and attention you receive while training at Barron Hockey Academy. In my opinion this is the best place to train to become a better hockey player for improving your strength, speed, and skating abilities. The staff is very specific to developing your needs and putting their full capability into their clients. The workouts and drills push you to your full potential, turning you into a better overall athlete. You won’t find anywhere else in California that you obtain a facility and staff focusing on advancing you as a hockey player better than the Barron Hockey Academy.

Spencer Heichman
Quinnipiac University
NCAA Division 1

 

SHAUN MATHUR
Lebanon Valley College, NCAA DIV III

In a short time Larry advanced Shaun to Major AAA level at L.A Jr. Kings, then to Walpole Express Jr. ‘A’ and now to Lebanon Valley College, NCAA DIV III. The intensity, energy and enthusiasm Larry projects are remarkable. Larry certainly has the ability to push the player to their maximum potential and bring out the best in them as well as motivate them! Not only have Shaun’s skills improved dramatically, he now focuses on the technical skills and mental aspects of the game.

Larry has played a major role in the Shaun’s growth and development as a young man. Larry has helped Shaun build his confidence level and self-esteem. The strong positive values that Larry has taught Shaun reflect in every aspect of his character and attitude. Shaun is greatly inspired by Larry. Today, Shaun is confidently playing college hockey with high caliber players.

Karuna Mathur
Mother of Shaun Mathur

 

TIM KRAUS

Barron Hockey Academy, along with its trainers and the facility, is top shelf.  Nowhere else in California would I be able to get the same hockey specific training I am here. With the state of the art equipment at Barron Hockey Academy, there is no doubt I will further my hockey career.

Tim Kraus
Ontario Reign
Pro Hockey, ECHL

 

MARKUS MCCREA
Everett Silvertips, WHL

My son Markus has received a variety of excellent coaching during his development. Larry Barron and the Barron hockey staff have been the most instrumental piece of the puzzle. His instruction, advise, ZEST for the game and his ability to connect, has turned my sons “hobby into a dream”!

Larry has been tireless and has never ‘taken a night off’ during his lessons. We have NEVER felt slighted.

Mr. Barron and his staff are the ‘X’ Factor!

Steve McCrea
Father of Markus McCrea

 

PARKER STANFIELD

The program at Barron Hockey Academy provides the training needed to reach the next levels in hockey. Things that I wanted to improve were explosive skating, superior strength, power, and a strong anaerobic conditioning base. Barron Hockey’s certified and knowledgeable trainers help guide me every step of the way to reach the goals I have for myself.

Parker Stanfield
Prince George Cougars, WHL

 

TAYLOR ARONSON

Barron Hockey Academy focuses on the specific things I need to work on in order to improve my game. The staff is very hands on and they push you to your limits. Barron Hockey Academy has helped me move on to higher levels of hockey. There is no other place in California who trains the specific needs of a hockey player as well as Barron Hockey Academy.

Taylor Aronson
Portland Winterhawks WHL

 

BRANDON CARLSON

” Larry instilled the drive and commitment that is needed to reach one’s potential. Larry is consistent with his message and techniques, I believe that my son’s success is directly related to Larry’s commitment and expectations for excellence.

Brandon Carlson… 92 Birhtyear
2009 USHL Draft: 1ST Round Draft Choice..4Th Overall Selection..Des Moines Buccaneers

 

KENDALL CULBERTSON
Beach City Lightning

My son Kendall has been skating with Larry Barron and his staff, both in Larry’s clinics/camps and in private lessons.  Perhaps no single coach has had a greater impact on Kendall’s progression as a hockey player, in particular with Kendall’s improved skating development and ability over the years. Another aspect Larry brings to his training regimen is his ability to motivate his players to work hard and give their best efforts, using his high tempo, energetic and positive reinforcement approach. And now that Larry is introducing his strength and conditioning training to his program, we very much look forward to Kendall’s continued improvement in his hockey skills and abilities in the years to come.

I recommend to all hockey players, from the young novice on up to highly skilled adults, to consider Larry for his teaching methods and applications to further improve their own abilities as a hockey player.

Kevin Culbertson, President
Beach City Lightning Hockey Association

 

MAX BECKER
LA Hockey Club
Bantam AA

As parents we couldn’t be more pleased with the progress Max has made with Larry Barron. Max’s skating has improved dramatically which translates directly to his game. Larry’s ability to motivate hockey players is second to none. He sees their weakness and challenges them and builds on their strengths.
Larry has the unique ability to get the most out of the players every time they are on the ice.

Kevin and Carolyn Becker
Parents of Max Becker

 

MAX EDSON

Larry worked with Max on his shooting and skating skills. Larry’s intensity, ability to break down each move and his enthusiaum, helped Max in earning a spot on the USA Select team this past summer. Larry also teaches character , hard work and how to “get out of your comfort zone” to push yourself to a higher level. I always said ” With Larry, he is worth every penny spent on the cost of his lesson and more”. Max is away at school now but he already requested to see Larry when he comes home for Christmas to work on the ice skating treadmill.

Lynn Edson
Mother of Max Edson

 

MITCH HUGHES
L.A. Jr. Kings Midget AAA

“Because of my size, scouts and coaches keep encouraging me
to work on my skating agility and quick feet. Without a doubt,
Larry is the single best private coach in state for this.”
Mitch Hughes, LA Kings Midget 18AAA

 

 

CHRISTIAN AGUILERA

I was new to the ice, when I started training with Larry and was not yet confident on my skates or with my stick work. I started going to Larry’s clinics on Monday nights which helped to bring my level of play up. Larry pushed me to raise my intensity on the ice as well as think quicker, skate faster, and shoot harder than I had before. The next year I began to take private lessons with Larry where he was able to focus on the weaknesses I had and teach me ways to improve on them. I continued to work with Larry over the years and he made sure I was never comfortable where I was at as far as my skill level. He always pushed me out of my comfort zone to get better and faster. After four years of working with Larry I am now playing 18 AAA for Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. With Larry’s help I was able to reach this higher level of play and get regular shifts on this team.

Christian Aguilera
Northwood School 2010

 

BRANNON MCMANUS

“Larry’s passion and enthusiasm for the sport of hockey are second to no other coach. He teaches our son with the same passion. His training is challenging, motivating and fun all at the same time. Just as important, Larry is truly sincere in his commitment to the development and best interest of our son not just as a hockey player but a person as well. We recommend Larry to any player wanting to improve themselves on and off the ice”

Barry and Toni McManus
Parents of Brannon McManus, LAHC

 

BRANDON KIRK
California Stars
Midget AAA

Since I have been a student of Larry Barron, my skating has improved 110% with his unique drills and teaching methods. Larry gets your skating to the next level by pushing you to your max. My speed, agility and even my confidence in my skating have improved exponentially, I would recommend Barron Hockey to anyone that is ready to get out of their comfort zone and learn how to excel in hockey. In only a couple of lessons my skating went from sloppy to smooth, and got me the recognition I was looking for.

Brandon Kirk
A Student of Larry Barron

 

BRAD ROBBINS
Shattuck St. Mary’s

The 1st couple of years I was at Shattuck, I would have a lot of difficulty finding a good workout when I came home on breaks and in the Summer. Last year, my dad set me up with Larry and now I have great workouts whenever I am home. Larry has played a big part in my skill development and conditioning. Last season at Shattuck was my best and I owe a lot of that to Larry.

Brad Robbins
Larry Barron Student

 

MATHEW CAITO

Matthew has improved year to year applying the Barron hockey techniques. Larry brings to the table a tremendous wealth of Hockey experience . I would recommend Barron Hockey to anybody who is looking to get the necessary tools that would enable them to achieve their hockey goals.

Paul Caito
Father of Mathew Caito
Sulisbury,
Varsity Hockey Team

 

CAYLA BARNES

Larry has been coaching our daughter Cayla.  Her speed, agility, quickness and confidence in her skating have improved dramatically. Larry has instilled the commitment and drive that is needed for her to excel to her maximum potential. Every time she comes off the ice with Larry, she is always smiling. He teaches our daughter with passion and pushes her to be her best on and off the ice. We would recommend Larry to any player who is looking to reach their true potential.

Scott and Michelle Barnes
Parents of Cayla Barnes

 

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