I love what you and your family are doing and the customer service you provide us as parents…its been an A++++ experience since I first contacted you and I THANK YOU for your time (and Tony’s) and dedication to not only Colton but everyone that comes to your programs!!! It’s been amazing and I’m glad Colton has another year to be involved with your clinics/camps, they have made such a HUGE impact on his skills and confidence in the pool!
Mom of Colton, multi-year Azevedo athlete
We sat and watched some of the camp this week and last week because we were curious to see for ourselves why our son Alex loves the Azevedo camps. We were so impressed with how the coaches worked and interacted with the kids. No yelling, no demeaning comments. It has been such a great experience. The camps last year and this year have kept my son’s spirits up. My husband and I appreciate all the different clinics, the attention to detail and passing on the love of the sport. Tony, Adam and Merrill are so lucky to work together and are great examples of coaches working cooperatively to improve a team. My son wishes all his coaches were like them.
You’ve got something special going on and this family appreciates it!
Mom of Alex, Summer Clinics participant
Your clinic was probably one of the most memorable, impactful and potentially life changing experiences of Justin’s life. The way you spoke to all of the students, with kindness and respect, immediately put him at ease. And the personalized attention and positive reinforcement throughout the weekend, served to build him up so much and inspire him to give his all to every session. He has learnt so much from the three days spent with you, and has developed a real passion for the sport, for fitness and for leading a healthy, balanced life. You are so inspirational and he cannot wait to put what he has learnt into practice in the pool.
Mom of Justin, 6-8 Johannesburg Clinic participant
I wanted to make sure to share how very much Aidan enjoyed camp with Tony, Merrill, Rico and all the other Olympians and coaches. He had so much fun and was inspired by the work they did together and the words he heard. In Rico's words "Learn it, love it, live it!" He walked away remembering why he loves the sport and we had expanded our water polo family.
Mother of Aidan, Winter Academy participant
This year was even better as they got more individualized coaching from, literally the best coaches and players in the world. It was an eye opener for Kris and I. But most importantly JT had a great time, he got to play with kids from all over the world. We really felt it was a great experience. In addition to the the Aquatic Games we have done several camps with Azevedo. They are top notch and cover everything from specialized skills, nutrition, what it takes to be a student athlete and sportsmanship.
Father of JT, Azevedo Clinics and Aquatic Games participant
I’d like to personally thank you for putting on such an outstanding clinic today at Stanford.
My son Teddy had an epic time. At age 9, he may well have been the youngest and smallest player there—but he’s game and loved every minute of it! Thanks again so much for spending time with our Stanford Water Polo Club today.
Father of Teddy, Stanford University Clinic Participant
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for my children and for me as a current/past player, coach, and kids father to water polo. Steven and Rosemary’s success is greatly attributed to your love, instruction, and shared motivation to their achievements in water polo.
Father of Rosemary & Steven, Longtime Azevedo Clinic Participants
That was such a great clinic tonight. It was so professional and you guys delivered on all the promises. I can’t wait to watch Liam put the skills to work in his tourney this weekend. Outstanding product - Tony was great with the kids! See you next month.
Father of Liam, Shooting Clinic Participant
I forced him to go on Monday and he WAS NOT HAPPY. Monday afternoon he said it was good but did he have to go every day. By Friday he wanted more. He absolutely loved the week. We got him 2 rebounders and he’s been practicing in our pool every day. An awesome experience!
Mother of Ben, Participant in Tony’s New Zealand clinics
I have attended multiple camps and each time I come back with a better knowledge of the game, an improved skill set, and a greater love for the sport. The 6/8 Challenge, shooting, and position skill work improved my game immensely. The opportunity to meet and receive feedback from Olympians is one of kind and a very valuable experience for any age. All the coaches are approachable, encouraging, and supportive. Tony continues to be a mentor to me even after the camp.
Athlete Helena, Multi-year Winter Academy & Azevedo Clinic Participant
I got my money’s worth and then some. The clinic was very well organized and the coaches had great control over the young athletes. They gave personalized feedback to each athlete, thus helping them improve and learn. What I appreciated the most was the fact that they did not just teach them skills but also showed how to adapt a healthy lifestyle and attitude towards the sport and life in general, though personal life stories and specific examples. I would highly recommend this and other similar events organized by this team. You definitely know how to handle young athletes and get the best out of them.
Father of Jon, Winter Academy & Azevedo Clinic Participant
Throughout all of the camps that my daughter has attended (may be more than 10 of them) Tony’s camp was the best. It is not only very inspirational but also very practical in regards to both sports and lifestyle. After this camp, my daughter is a more focused student at school, willing to put more effort into her training, and is also following a healthier lifestyle by choosing her food carefully and downsizing portions. I am so grateful for this camp, it helped my daughter achieve things that I was having difficulty getting her to do. Most of all, my daughter loved it because it was so much fun and she can't wait to attend again next year. Sara was also very helpful and responsive throughout the registration process. Thanks again, for sure you will see us at the next clinic!
Mother of Frequent Winter Academy & Azevedo Clinic Participant
What I enjoyed the most was the ambiance, and the passion for the sport that all the coaches had. I really liked that the staff were so nice with everybody and how they taught us so many things. As a player I learned how to shoot better, to works my leg more, and this will make me a better player. I also learned how important teamwork was. It was the best experience of my life in water polo. I learned so so so much and I would really really really like to go again!
Mom of Maddy, Multi-year Winter Academy & Azevedo Clinic Participant from Canada
I wanted to say thank you for helping me with my skills and mechanics over the years. I couldn't have helped my team as much I did without the training I did with you and the skills you taught me. I can say with confidence you've taught me more than any of my high school coaches ever taught me about water polo.
Athlete Alex, longtime Azevedo Athlete and Clinic Participant
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much Wyatt LOVED the spring break camp! He thought the coaching was amazing and really enjoyed himself. A big thank you to Tony, Ricardo and all of the coaches for the great advice and inspiration. I hope we can do another one of your programs in the near future.
Mom of Wyatt, Longtime Azevedo Athlete and Spring Break Camp Participant
I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU for the amazing 14U spring break camp that my son Scott was a part of. He learned so much and most importantly had FUN.
We have the 6-8 app and my son is learning a lot. We will be signing up for more camps this summer!
Thank you again.
Mom of Scott, Azevedo Athlete and Spring Break Camp Participant
Augie and his friend Ethan both did the clinic with Merrill Moses on Saturday. I always like to share positive feedback, so I wanted to tell you that Augie said it was "amazing. And hands down the best 2 hours of water polo training he's ever done". He said Coach Merrill was awesome, and always positive and encouraging. They'll be back for more at some point!
Mom of Augie, Longtime Azevedo Athlete
I want to let you know how much I appreciate you, Tony, Rico, Jimmy and Cam and the whole 6-8 program. What your program has provided for Keira has been priceless. Since she started participating in your program and especially after Italy, we have not only seen her skills as a water polo player improve, but we have seen her confidence as a young woman flourish. She has always been independent, but lacked confidence, due somewhat to her being hard of hearing and her speech impediment. But, the young woman we are now observing interacting with athletes she has meet though the program, talking to coaches on deck and during her recruiting calls is remarkable and we feel we owe you a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mom of Keira, Attendee of Multiple 6-8 & Azevedo Programs