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Adelphi University Nike Field Hockey Camp

Adelphi University Nike Field Hockey Camp
Adelphi University Nike Field Hockey Camp

Join us in Garden City for a week of fun and informative field hockey instruction, drills, and games!

Adelphi Field Hockey Camp is directed and staffed by both the Adelphi Coaches and its current players. Camp focuses on the fundamental and advanced skills of the game including: Stick work, Passing, Defense, Shooting, Agility, and Game Strategy. Our goal is to further your passion for field hockey with expert instruction and guidence, while providing a fun camp experience. 

Highlights Include

  • Minimum of six hours of instruction daily
  • Instruction from prominent college and high school coaches as well as former or current collegiate athletes
  • Partner Camp and sanctioned to make referrals to the US Field Hockey Futures program
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Special goalkeeping instruction
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Reversible jersey, STX water bottle and STX ball
  • STX sticks are awarded as prizes
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Gloria O'Connor
Camp Director

Gloria O'Connor

The 2016 season marks the start of Gloria O'Connor's ninth year at the forefront of the Adelphi University field hockey program. Coach O'Connor was named NE-10 Conference Coach of the Year in 2015.

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Over her tenure, she has compiled a 81-70 record and has led the team to five consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Tournament appearances. O'Connor was named head coach by former vice president and athletic director Robert E. Hartwell in 2008, when the field hockey program returned to Adelphi. 

In 2014, O’Connor led the Panthers to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time since 1981 after going 13-5 (8-3, NE-10) during the regular season. After falling to Stonehill in the NE-10 Tournament semifinal, O’Connor in the Panthers met #2 LIU Post in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but were defeated 3-1. Five Panthers received NE-10 All-Conference honors, and junior midfielder Molly Cuevas was named Longstreth/NFHCA Division-II First Team All-American.

In 2013, the Panthers finished with an 11-9 overall record and earned the program's second first-round home playoff game for the Northeast-10 Tournament title. They defeated Bentley in the first-round, on an overtime goal by Molly Cuevas to advance to the NE-10 semifinals. After suffering a 5-0 loss to the eventual 2013 NCAA National Champions of LIU Post, Coach O’Connor had several players earn post-season accolades.  The squad saw three players named to NE-10 All-Conference teams, three earned Fall Academic All-Conference and the team took home the NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award as well as the NE-10 Team Academic Excellence award with a 3.384 GPA. She also had one NFHCA second-team All-American in 2013.

In 2012, the Panthers earned the fourth seed for the NE-10 tournament and hosted their first-ever playoff game. They continued on to the semi-final where they suffered a 6-0 loss to Merrimack College. Head Coach O’Connor led the team to an 8-12 record and a 6-4 mark in conference play. Adelphi had a Rookie of the Year for the conference as well as 13 girls named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. The team also held the title of NCAA Statistical Champion for defensive saves in 2012.

In her first four years at the helm of the program, Gloria O’Connor led the Brown and Gold to three Northeast-10 Conference Tournament appearances, had three players named All-American and eight named to NE-10 All-Conference teams, all while compiling a 35-36 record.

At the high school level, O’Connor achieved unparalleled success, posting a record of 146-18-21 that included nine league championships. She is also a member of the Long Island Field Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame (1990) and Carle Place High School Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach.

In addition, she has been involved in the Empire State Games over the years, first as the head coach of the Long Island scholastic field hockey team and then as the Long Island coordinator. O’Connor also coached varsity lacrosse at Carle Place, capturing five New York state titles and is also a member of the New York Metropolitan and Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2006). In addition, she has been honored with the Hofstra University Outstanding Contributions to High School Girls’ Athletics award and was a National High school Coach of the Year nominee in 1988.A long time teacher and administrator, O’Connor is no stranger to Long Island schools, having spent time as a special education teacher at John Adams High School, an Athletic Director at Sewanhaka High School, an Assistant Principal and Principal at Floral Park Memorial Jr. Sr. High School and most recently as superintendent for Personnel and Administration for the Sewanhaka High School District.

Camp Details

Coach O'Connor and her staff have field hockey camp down to a science. Each day is packed with small sided games, practice tactics, and game tactics. Players gain confidence and enthusiasm for the game while receiving focused, intense, and fun instruction. Everyone is grouped based on their skill level to insure that each player is benefiting from their time spent at Adelphi University. This program is designed to benefit individuals and teams alike. See more information about our team discount in 'more details'.

A physical, signed by a doctor, is needed in order to participate in this camp. A copy of a physical that you may already have is accepted. Forms are collected on the first day of camp. Please see registration packet for more details. Registration packets are emailed to registered campers beginning in the spring. 

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee?

Camp instruction runs from 8:30am-3pm daily and each camper is given a reversible jersey. Lunch is not provided. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch with them each day.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Day Camp June 27-30, 2016

  • Monday June 27th: Arrive between 8:30-9:00am at the competition field/Center for Recreation.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Drop off at 8:30am and pick up at 3:00pm at the field.
  • Thursday June 30th: Graduation starts at 2:30pm.


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, court and turf shoes and goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment
Facility: Campers train on turf fields.  If it rains, there are indoor courts available.
Spending Money: $40

Team Discount

If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax.

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the name of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our REGISTRATION FORM providing credit card number or a check. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415-526-5933. Mail registrations to Nike Field Hockey Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.


Located near Long Island’s parks and beaches, the 75-acre Adelphi University campus is only 45 minutes from New York City, offering a safe, suburban campus environment for our camp.

Adelphi University is also hosting a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer.  For more information click on the link.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-11:30 Skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30:1:30 Lecture/demo
  • 1:30-3:00 Games

Camper Reviews

Parent of Adelphi University Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great director

Gloria at Adelphi is the type of head-coach that motivates young women to push themselves in the best way. Her Nike field hockey camp has inspired my daughter, who has been attending for 2 years. Not only to stay focused in hockey, but to remember her academics in achieving her future sporting goals.

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Adelphi University Camper '15

  • 4/5.

Nike field hockey camp is excellent! I learned a lot and feel confident in my skills. Not only are you learning how to be a better field hockey player, but you have fun at the same time!! 

Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Amazing instructors

I would recommend this camp to any girl that plays field hockey. The instructors are amazing and they helped me improve my techniques and new skills for my position.

Parent of Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Excellent instructional skills

Nike Field Hockey Camp offers excellent instructional skills and ample game time. My daughter looked forward to camp everyday. 

Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great coaches and staff

I was afraid of doing a camp without anyone from my team, but everyone was so nice and the coaches and staff were great. 

Parent of Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Most competitive

My daughter has attended several field hockey camps. By far, she feels the Nike Camp offers the most competitive environment, strong skill training & great coaching. She will return next year for her third year at Adelphi's Nike Camp! 

Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Great experience

The Nike Field Hockey Camp at Adelphi was a great experience. The coaches and staff were extremely helpful and professional, and I look forward to attending next year.

Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills

I would recommend Nike Camp to others because it is a great experience to be able to play on a college turf field with college players and coaches. By going to Nike FH Camp, you learn a lot more about the sport and leave camp with information you can share with others. 

Adelphi University Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Best camp

The Nike Camp at Adelphi University was the best camp I have been to and I go to 3-4 per year minimum, and Play hockey 3 seasons a year so I look forword to this camp for next year.

Parent of Adelphi University Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Great quality camp

My daughter attended the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Adelphi and absolutely loved it. She plays soccer and basketball and has attended other local camps but simply felt that this was the greatest. Couldn't wait to go back every day and is looking forward to next year's camp. She was a total beginner and spoke highly of the attention and instruction that the staff provided. Camper and Parents of Camper extremely happy about the quality of this camp

Parent of Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Very impressed

My daughter was very impressed with the coaching staff and how they took a personal interest in each player. They gave the kids plenty of breaks (it was hot) and were not too intense. My daughter came back to the camp a second time this year. She was very inspired by the coaches last year and participated in the futures program through the winter. We will definitely be back next year!

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.

Everyone was very professional. There was a lot of instruction and I thought the written feedback/player evaluation at the end was great.

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all levels

They train you at the level you need and make it fun, if you want to push youself they will step it up for you without a problem!

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.

“Instructors listened and worked well with the campers, took many water breaks, made all campers feel welcome and needed.”

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Skill Work

“Nike Field Hockey camp did a good job showing the girls how to do specific skills and gave us plenty of time to get it right before we moved on.”

Adelphi University Camper

  • 4/5.

“This camp was excellent. The coaches were spectacular. They really worked on every skill. The camp really helped me learn more about defense. This is an amazing camp. Every position is covered, and our skills are put to the test with scrimmages”

Parent of a Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Top Notch Camp!

“My daughter loved this camp it was very hands on and personal. I took my daughter to a much bigger division 1 camp and she like this camp so much more because at the Nike camp she met all the coaches and the coaches knew her name. She learned so much more at the Nike camp. My daughter and I would highly recommend this camp to any field hockey player.”

Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Take Advantage!

“Being a first year camper at Adelphi I found the camp to be not only helpful in instruction, but intense in motivation. When a camp of this level is nearby - TAKE ADVANTAGE!!”

Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Great learning environment

If you love field hockey and you want to get better this is definitely the camp to go to. Everybody wants you to improve and to have fun while you do so. You learn so much in just 4 days. What ever you need help with, the instructor will help you and by the end of the week you will be much better at that skill. 

Adelphi University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Futures tryouts

They provide a lot of good instruction, and incorporate fun into practice. I loved the tournament at the end and my counselor. I also liked all the non-skill oriented contests and that they provided outside opportunities (AKA Futures tryouts)

Parent of a Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.

My daugher appreciated the professionalism and specific suggestions for how to improve her game. As her mom, I was very pleased how smoothly I was able to drop off her Epi-Pen for her peanut allergy. Also, it was fun for my daughter and her friends -- a great experience.

Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Best sports camp

This is the best sports camp in general I have been to. I was hesitant about going at first because I didn't know anyone who was going and I wasn't from the area, but I turned out to make a lot of friends there, and the group they assign you into becomes really close even though you only meet for four days. My skills also improved so much! People have asked me on my school team how I am I so much better since last year and I honestly think it's from these four days!

Adelphi University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Very impressed

I recommend this camp to any player who wants to improve their skills. We worked on the fundamentals as well as some very advanced play. The campus was beautiful and the coaches were positive and always willing to help the campers. I was very impressed by this camp

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Comprehensive (All Skills)
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Girls
Day 8:30am-3:00pm $340.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.