Dear Families and Friends,
It is with a heavy heart and great regret that I write to you. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am having to cancel all camps and open classes as of June 21, 2019. I know that this has a huge impact on you and childcare needs, and if there was a way I could continue the summer programs in the current structure, please know I would. I have spent 17 years building relationships with all of you, and I cannot explain the sadness I have writing this to you. We will be able to run private sessions and school programs, but I know this will not help this summer.
Thank you for allowing the Coach Derek staff to be a part of your families. Thank you for letting us watch your children grow and thrive. I love you all and I will miss you and yours. You have allowed me to do what I love, and I have been blessed to have done it for as long as I have… with you.
I know that with this news, some of you will feel I have let you down. I know that some may feel the need to criticize, but please remember, I too have a family, and this is not what I would have even chosen for any of us. Please know that I will work hard to repay and regain anything that is lost between us. Please know that if I had any other option, I would take it. And there is no one more disappointed than me.
While I have to make this decision for the summer, I want to make sure you know my staff is full of incredible people. They, too, are dedicated to your children and feel it is a privilege to be a part of your lives.
In closing, I want to extend my greatest gratitude and greatest regret. I wish you and your families great success and joy. You have raised amazing children and I look forward to living in a world in which they will lead. See you on the field!