We receive so many positive testimonials from parents each year telling us how much we've helped their player grow as a person and as an athlete that we can't fit them all on one page! Look below for a random selection of 15 testimonials. If you'd like to see more, just refresh the page!
"First of all, I would like to greatly appreciate to opportunity to help out and participate as a father counselor at the Raleigh camp this year. It was a great experience! My son Triston Jacobs had a great time again this year. He attended the camp last year also and is already looking forward to atteding the bowl game activities again as well as next years camp. As far as Im concerned, I think the camp was run great, for the children and the father counselors. My son attended the camp last year. I did not know about the father counselor program last year, or else I would have participated in it last year. I think the program was run great! I hope I get to participate next year. I would also like to send a special thank you to to mr. Milow Weems. Amongst his busy schedule with organizing the daily activities and making sure the camp was run to perfection, he also took time to spend some special one on one time with my son with some issues he was having at camp. He made a great and lasting impression on my son. My son, before we left had to find him and take a picture with him. That the kind of bonding and mentoring that can make a major difference in a childs life. Again, I would like to express my dearest thank you to the staff of O-D for the experience, not only for just my son but mine as well. See you next year!"
"We attended the Memphis camp. This was our son's first full contact camp. He already had one year experience with 3/4th grade. Attending O-D game him a boost and tools for the upcoming season. When 2012 came to an end, he had a total 550+ yards rushing, 6 touchdowns, over 26 solo tackles on defense, and 3 QB sacks. Thanks to all the coaches and staff at Offense-Defense!"
"To whom it may concern, as I stated on my phone call just now to you all, I just wanted to thank Milo and his Team for a great or awesome experience my boys have had at the Houston camp. The coaching and teaching of skills and life lessons was wonderful, the camp was tough but extremely rewarding.
I was impressed that Milo and all the coaches are approachable and extremely personable, I will definitely have my 2 boys in your camp next year."
"I just want you to know what a GREAT impact you have made on my son. Everyone from checking in, to going to the O-D store to meeting Coach Fonago was such a pleasant experience. I only get one chance at raising my son right and I plan on using every tool I can. O-D camp is one awesome tool and I would highly recommend this camp to anyone. I do know it is expensive but the things presented and taught at your camp are priceless. You all are such an awesome team and I really look forward to sending L. again next year to O-D camp. Thanks for taking the time to make such a great impact on my son. And if along the way you can take a moment and give L. another encouraging word, I know I would appreciate it and I think he would too."
Mom of L.
"Thought you would like to know the following: Daniel Goodman signed a letter of intent to play football with Division 2 Emporia State University in late January,2010. He is designated to red-shirt his freshman year(Fall,2010). He attended O-D camp every summer for 7 years beginning in Kansas City for 2 years, 2 years at Central Missouri, and 3 years in Nashville. He also was a Select camp invitee summer, 2009. His fundamental techniques and skills were developed by O_D camps, and only his height kept him from Division 1.
Thanks from us both for what he was taught.
P.S. Daniel has indicated he would love to assist at a KC or Nashville camp if you were ever interested."
"This is Leslie K, my son Heath was at your camp last summer and is a returning camper.
I need more info about this years camp I have 5 parents thinking about sending their kids. 2 are coming for sure. I need to know if we can get a group discount and if so how much. I am trying to get as many of the kids from Greendale as I can. I am even offering to drive them if needed.
Heath learned so much last year that he made MVP for his team this year! I look forward to hearing from you soon. Hope your Holidays were great!"
"I just wanted to pass along our families experience with Tampa OD Camp. Our son, Donovan, was a first time camper this year. He is 8 years old and we felt that OD camp based on friends recommendations was the place to go to help him develop and mature as a person and a player. I have to say that our experience was completely positive. Coach Mabry, JP and the entire staff were total professionals top to bottom. The depth of playing and coaching experience was second to none. I think people get to caught up in the whole NFL / Major College high profile coaches and players. This camp certainly had those high profile backgrounds but it also had a great mix of high school and small college coaches that had as much impact as any of the others.
So many of our kids will end up at Division 2 and 3 colleges as students and I believe having that element of coaching and personal experience is a critical piece of what makes OD camp so impactful. The OD staff is a great group from every corner of the country and every walk of life. Our son walked away from camp not only a better player but a better teammate. Intensity, attention to detail, understanding, empathy, really describe the entire camp staff and experience. We have told many of our friends that we would like to get a group of players from our youth football league to go together next year. It is worth every penny you will invest your son.
We really wanted to just say thank you to the entire group. I honestly have no criticisms it was an experience we will carry for a lifetime. I would like some information on being a father counselor next year. We want to take our experience to the next level and make a father / son getaway. I don't know what athletically my son will accomplish in his life but I know that structured camps focused on accountability, responsibility and discipline, like OD, will be applicable in everything he does as a human being. "
Alex (Dad) and Donovan (Player)
"I am writing O-D Sports to extend a special thanks to Coach Fine for the outstanding job he and the other coaches did at the San Antonio camp this week. The level of organization, intense teaching and discipline was outstanding. My son learned a lot in addition to the techniques of the game. It's obvious why coach Fine is a head coach at the collegiate level. I would recommend the camp to any kid who is serious about learning the game the right way and to any parent who is willing to let their son grow up."
Dan H., San Antonio, TX
"My son and I where driving on campus and we saw the OD camp setting up my son wanted to let you guys know he says thanks.He was the campership award winner in the 1st Ft.lauderdale camp and last season he became the leading single season rusher in Broward (Florida) history surpassing the previous record holder. He will be attending FAU and was the only rb sighned on scholarship. If you go on Youtube he has many highlight videos of the record breaking season."
"Just want to say thanks for a great camp. This was the first camp I watched from beginning to end. You should give thanks to the Coaches, they did a great job with the kids. I spoke with a few parents and they said this was the best camp ever in St Louis. Yes, this was a fabulous camp due to the coaches. I wish we could get same coaches for next year, I also think other parents feel the same way. If you have the opportunity to speak with the coaches please let them know how much they were appreciated. Now so much for the coaches, I do not want to leave you staff out. Coach Curtis and his staff did everything possible to ensure the best enjoyable camp for both kids and parents. Again, thanks and please pass this along to your coaches and staff."
"Just to let you know, we sent the 10 kids from our North Port Mustangs Pop Warner organization ranging from Mitey Mite level to Midget Level, Our Mustang Organization in the Peace River Conference is 25-0 with only 64 points that have been allowed. I know everybody in the organization did not attend, but guess who the standout players are this year. Miles Hayes, Tommy Joyce, Thomas Joyce, Zach Fryar, Cade Koerick, Mark Urtz, Devon Allen, Timmy Joyce who had an injury at the first of the season but is getting in the mix now. The players who came to the camp!"
"My son and I just recently attended your San Francisco camp, and I must say, although this was our first experience at camp, I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism and the effort put forth by your staff. It was an honor being a Father-Counselor and I can truly say that this was the best five days of our entire summer! My son truly learned alot about football, and it showed when he started playing this year. So the buzz has been about "this camp" that Puma (my son) attended and more parents are really interested in O-D, and now it looks like we have a group coming from our orginization. So if you could email me back about how group rates work, I would really appreciate it. The only problem is that although we will be together as a group, the parents wanted the autonomy of doing their own payments and being responsible for them. (I'm sure that will be no problem) But hey Sal, I'm looking forward to another fantastic five days of football next summer with O-D and your crew, so keep up the good work!"
"I had a blast...I wish we could come back but our high school program does not allow its' players to attend contact camps...I am a huge believer in O-D...I think that the coaching the players receive at camp is second to none...I have seen the progress in my son...Please let me know if there is ever anything that I can do to help the O-D Football Experience...Thank you..."
"I wanted to follow up with to update you on Warren's progress this season. I contribute much of his success to the skills he acquired at the OD Select and Elite camps that he attended during the summer. Warren's school, Charles Herbert Flowers has had a successful 2009 season. They closed out the regular season with a 9-1 record and are the Prince Georges County 4A South champions. This Saturday, Nov 14, they face the one team that beat them during the regular season in the 1st round of the Regional's.
I invite you to view Warren's scouting report to see if he is the caliber of player that you are seeking for the OD Bowl game. The link below contains all of his information and some game footage.
Click the following link to view the NCSA Scouting Report link: http://tinyurl.com/ylqukdt"
"My Son, Layne, attended the Pensacola camp and I wanted to extend a big thank you to all staff that made that camp a great success. The coaching was top notch, and Layne was pushed to a higher level of football that he has never received. The director, Dave, kept the camp moving and everyone knew what they needed to do and when."
J.M. Lafayette, Indiana