Scott Brandes started End2End Hockey after training and coaching hockey in St. Louis for over 10 years. Before starting End2End Hockey, Scott worked for Turcotte Stickhandling Camp for over 5 years. Turcotte was one of the most popular summer camps in the US. Here, Scott learned proper techniques for carrying pucks and over a dozen specific puck handling moves that work on avoiding players and beating goalies. Scott and a team of instructors were rated the highest of the company’s instructors, and traveled to hockey hotbeds like Minnesota, Detroit and New York where they trained the most intense hockey markets in the country. After learning from the Turcotte experience, Scott began holding camps and clinics for all ages around 2002.
Soon after, Scott was contacted by ex-professional, Basil McRae. Basil was interested in having Scott coach along side of him, using his knowledge of the game as well as his skill development expertise. After 3 seasons of working with this team, the 1990 AAA U14 team, won the Tier 1 National Championship title. This was the first National Championship that a St. Louis amateur team has ever won, and it hasn’t been done since.
2 years later in 2007, Scott wanted more of an official identity, so he began End2End Hockey. Funny story, one of Scotts older students came up with the name “End2End Hockey” after Scott was unimpressed with many names he thought of himself. Going “end to end” is one of the coolest things to be able to do in this game, so Scott loved the new name.
Scott’s background is what makes End2End Hockey unique. Due to Scott’s experience level, he is able to find complement instructors and train them to have the same understanding and training approach that he has mastered. Most of End2End Hockey’s instructors have worked with Scott as players and have been exposed to his training for many years.