We are proud to share reflections from our Terriers & Families!
Nate Freiman, MLB Oakland A's Player & Duke University Career Home Run record holder
“Terriers was such an important part of my life growing up. I made tons of friends, learned a lot about baseball, and had so much fun I looked forward to it in April and the summer every year. It wasn't just me either. Going to Terriers, then continuing as a CIT and Coach, became practically a rite of passage for Wellesley baseball players. There's nothing like it in Wellesley so intertwined with youth sports. It's no coincidence that kids go to Terriers year after year. I've worked at a lot of summer camps. The people who ran them did their best to put on a fun camp, but I've never seen anything close to the fun, energetic environment of Terriers!”
Drew Petzing - Arizona Cardinals, Offensive Coordinator
"My desire to pursure a career in coaching was strongly influenced by the many memorable weeks I spent at Terriers. I jumped at the opportunity to follow in the steps of the coaches I had looked up to & learned from to give back the great experiences I loved as a kid. Terriers taught me about sportsmanship & the importance of being part of a team. Learning those like skills have proved to be extremely important in my life on and off the field."
Ben Bloom-Cleveland Browns Defensive Line Coach
It’s awesome to see how much Terriers has grown since the 90s and how much you’ve accomplished. Incredibly impressive. Your enthusiasm and energy always made it so fun for us as campers and counselors!
Stu Porter, Captain, Wellesley High School Varsity Baseball, 2011
Terriers was the highlight of every spring and summer, where I met some of my closest friends, gained a healthy competitive attitude, and just spent the day enjoying the sports I love. Joe Roberts is an expert for getting all kids, no matter what their skill level might be, excited for a day of athletic events, from "the bucket" to giving them baseball cards for making a great play, or just being a great teammate. Kids were constantly motivated to leave it all on the field.
Blake Dowling, Bay State League Basketball MVP, Wellesley High School Varsity Basketball Captain & WHS Varsity Baseball Shortstop, 2011
My favorite memory from Terriers is how at the end of each day, there is one game still going on that everyone in camp is watching. It is exciting for everyone. The kids watching get to root for your friends, and as a player, you feel like you are playing on such a big stage.
Judy-Anne Hereu, Sports Camp & WLL Town Baseball Parent
Both the Terriers Summer camp program and the Summer HomeTown baseball program were AMAZING, from our point of view as parents and directly from all four of my children. All of them claim "this is the best summer ever because of Terriers!" Everything is so well organized and fun yet very instructional for the children. Thanks for a great Summer!
Heidi L, Sports Camp Parent
Griffin had the BEST summer at Terriers. It is such a GEM of a camp!!!! Never heard of a kid not absolutely loving it. THANK YOU!!!!
Jim Carr, Sports Camp Parent
I wanted to pass on some very positive comments on your Terriers Summer Sports Camp. Our son had been involved in many camps over the past couple of summers including Ten Acre, Linx, Babson, camps in Maine etc. I wanted to let you know that his clear favorite was Terriers. There was a good balance of fun and skills training. The camp hit all of his favorite things. I look forward to enrolling him again next summer. Thanks!
Hillary Pini, Sports Camp Parent
Terriers is our kid's favorite activity! Not many places let kids be kids anymore - thank you for that!
Amy and Steve Apapavassi, Sports Camp Parents
Thanks again for a great week at Terriers!!! I love the sense of community your program instills!! It is wonderful that your program creates such positive role models for our children to follow!
Dayna Coakley, WLL Town Baseball Parent
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Emmett and Will have enjoyed the Town Baseball Program tremendously. They have already asked if they can play again next summer! From my perspective, I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the way the program is run. You are so organized, there is no downtime, and, most importantly, all of the counselors are terrific. They are encouraging, supportive and appear to be in complete control of their respective groups. Thanks for a terrific month of baseball...we could not have asked for more!
Jane & Harry Ekblom, Sports Camp Parents
Our son is once again thrilled to come to Terriers! Thank you for the very positive experience our child has had over the last couple of years. At Terriers, he always feels a part of a team and every day seems to be a positive experience and I can't thank you and your staff enough!
Anne & Michael Rosenbloom, Sports Camp Parents
Seth had a fabulous week at Terriers! It was such a positive experience for him. He was so enthused about everything, his team, the counselors, the drills and all the games. We appreciate all the work you put into the program!
Margaret Loofbourrow, April Vacation Parent
Ryan had an awesome time at Terriers camp during April break! He came home happy every day. Thanks!
Ann Williams Schwartz, April Vacation and Sports Camp Parent
Both of my boys are so proud to do Terriers and as a mum, I think it teaches them so many important life lessons.
Lucy Gardiner, WLL Town Baseball Parent
I just wanted to let you know how much Jack has enjoyed the In Town sessions. He does not have time to play baseball full time due to soccer commitments, so this has been perfect. Hopefully, you will be doing the same next Summer!
Chris Chan, Sports Camp Parent
I want to express my sincerest appreciation for your well run program. My son had an absolute blast. Your positive approach and high enthusiasm keeps the kids engaged and happy, and builds their confidence. I look forward to having Benjamin in another Terriers program.
Ann Jacoby, April Vacation Parent
My kids had an awesome week at camp! Smiles every day and both felt they improved their game--they always look forward to it! Thanks again!
Katy Wallace, Sports Camp Parent
Thank you again for another great year of Terriers. William absolutely loves it. He would go every day of the Summer if we let him. It is all around a great experience and we think you do a great job.
Jill Allen, Flag Football Parent
Thank you for this wonderful program. The children are enjoying, the kids helping out are terrific. Informal chat with parents attending also finding this is tremendously fun for all. Many Many Thanks for this terrific program.
Colby Bruno, Dodgeball Parent, Needham
Nick had such a terrific time that 4 of his friends will be joining next session! They are all excited. We are looking forward to signing up again and again! Thanks!
Tim Collard, Terriers Alum & 2nd Generation Parent
I liked Terriers growing up, but my daughter Grace LOVES it - I'm sure she's not alone, very impressive what you've built!!
Jill Murphy, Sports Camp Parent
Coming from two kids who have always dreaded camp - thank you for an amazing week! My boys had the time of their lives and are counting down to when they can do it again. Unbelievable! Thank you!
Karen Steinberg, Flag Football Parent, Needham
My son has truly enjoyed this program. He gets really excited each Monday afternoon in anticipation of playing flag football!! This is also reflected in the fact that he joined this program not knowing anyone since we live in Needham. You guys run wonderful programs for kids!! Thank you!!
Bryanne Tartamella, Baseball Clinic Parent
My son Jack had an absolute BLAST at baseball! Thank you for coordinating this great program!
Neal Glick, Hometown Baseball Parent
My comment is that the program is terrific. I think that the kids get something out of it and they enjoy themselves. They keep moving, which is key. My son is having fun. It's as advertised-- almost like old fashioned pick-up baseball in the park. Thanks.
Shelly Griswold, Camper and Coach Parent
I love that Teddy did Terriers when he was younger and now can be a coach to others. Thank you for having a program that fosters older kids mentoring the younger ones.
Megan McMillin, Sports Camp Parent
My three boys have attended Terriers for two years now (since we moved to Wellesley in 2021) and absolutely love it. They come home happy and tired and just BETTER every day. Thank you for your work on this mission!
Anne, Alex & James Perkin, Sports Camp Parent and Participants
Congratulations!! We have always known you are the best camp and most fun in Wellesley! Thank you for all you do....
Mary Tricolli (Will, Jack and Ryan), Sports Camp Parent
Amazing!!! Congratulations Joe and Terriers team, you are the best!
Parent of PlayRox GirlPower Student Coaching Program
I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the opportunity our daughter had this summer in your student coaching program. It impacted her in ways we could not imagine and could not be more grateful for. She had struggled through a rough winter/spring and the week she coached at your program, we felt like we had our girl back. It really made such a difference in the rest of her summer and thankfully she is now excited to go back to school. I can definitely point to the week she had with you as the turning point. She said she wants to coach all year! Please share with parents, communities and supporter to help more kids enjoy experiencing your programs!
Erik & Martha Rockwell, Sports Camp Parents
Your girl student coaches were fantastic with our daughter! Her grandad enjoyed watching & said all the coaches were great & he was very impressed. Told him that's why our kids go every year Terriers & PlayRox are the best! Thanks!
Kristen Zinggeler, Sports Camp Parent
I want to thank you, Joe and your incredible program at Terriers. You seriously do the BEST job with the boys, showcase incredible leadership and provide such a positive platform for the boys to learn and grow. We are so grateful.
As for my young coach, I love the fact that he now knows what good leadership looks like because of Joe, the way he runs the camps and brings out the best in everyone. So cool.