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Manhattanville College Nike Field Hockey Camp

Manhattanville College Nike Field Hockey Camp
Manhattanville College Nike Field Hockey Camp

Join Head Coach Kevin Kelly at Manhattanville College this summer and receive outstanding field hockey training.

Camp is designed as a Preseason Training Camp to get campers ready for the upcoming fall season. Campers receive maximum development through game situation, 7 on 7 games and full field matches (as permitted).  Hone in on your skills, get in mental game mode, and prepare for the pace and rigor of preseason training and, most importantly, your fall season.  Above all, it is a fun, exhilarating way to get game ready. Give yourself the edge over your peers when you step onto the field for your middle school or high school fall try outs!

Camp is open to individuals and teams.

Highlights Include

  • Minimum of five 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

Dates & Prices

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Kevin Kelly
Camp Director

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is back for his eighth season at the helm of the Manhattanville field hockey program in 2015, continuing the task of returning the Valiants to their position as a conference and regional power.

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In seven seasons at the helm, Kelly has become the program's all-time winningest coach with 59 victories at Manhattanville. In addition, the team's three straight 11-win seasons from 2011 to 2013 are the third-most successful three-year stretch in program history and mark only the fourth time ever that a Valiant field hockey program has achieved double-digit wins three years in a row.

During his seventh season, Kelly went through a rebuilding year, settling for a 4-14 record. In 2014, Kelly helped develop an inexperienced team of 16 underclassmen, including 11 freshmen on the roster. At the end of the season, graduate student Kirsten Savage and sophomore Bregje Smits were named to the Freedom Conference Honorable Mention list.

In his sixth year, Kelly helped lead the team to an overall record of 11-8, placing the team in a four-way tie for second place in the competitive Freedom Conference. Manhattanville boasted a record-setting offensive attack, ranking eighth in Division III by averaging 4.26 goals per game and setting new program single-season records with 81 goals, 43 assists and 207 points as a team. Senior Amanda DeChent matched her program single-season records with 30 goals and 73 points in 2013, while sophomore Rylee McGuire also posted the third-best offensive season in program history with 21 goals and 55 points.

After the year, DeChent was named a second consecutive NFHCA All-American selection, in addition to NFHCA All-South Region first-team honors and a Freedom Conference Player of the Year nod for the second straight year. DeChent also joined McGuire, Sharon Konfederak and Bregje Smits on the All-Freedom Conference teams.

In 2012, Kelly led the team to an overall record of 11-8, including a six-game winning streak between late-September and mid-October that saw the team outscore its opponents 29-16. During the stretch Manhattanville won three straight overtime victories, all on game-winners by junior Amanda DeChent. The junior finished with the best individual season in program history, recording new school and Freedom Conference single-season records with 30 goals and 73 points in addition to a school-record seven game-winning tallies.

After the conclusion of the season, DeChent was named the team's first-ever NFHCA first-team All-American, after also being named the Freedom Conference Player of the Year. DeChent also joined teammates Melissa Goncalves and Kayla Meenan on the All-Freedom Conference teams.

In his fourth season with the Valiants, Kelly delivered Manhattanville to a Freedom Conference Tournament appearance for the first time, as the Valiants made the conference semifinals as the fourth seed. The team came out of the gates hot, tying the program record for best nine-game start to a season with an 8-1 mark that saw the Valiants outscore their opponents by a 34-14 margin. After the season, four Valiants were named to the All-Freedom Conference second team, the most All-Conference honorees since the program's first year in the conference in 2003. DeChent had a great first season with the team, ranking second in program history with 36 points as the first player in Valiant history to average more than two points per game.

In 2010, Kelly nearly guided the Valiants to a winning record despite fielding a roster with just four upperclassmen and only one senior, posting a 9-10 overall mark. The most exciting game of the year came later at DeSales, when the Valiants tied the score late and Megan Greene tallied the game-winner with only five seconds left in overtime. Although no Valiants were named All-Conference, Kayla Meenan had one of the best statistical seasons in program history in 2010, as she ranked second on the school's single-season points list with 33 (11 goals, 11 assists).

Manhattanville posted a 7-11 record in Kelly’s second season as head coach in 2009, providing a solid base for future successes. The team’s potential was evident in the season-opening 6-3 win over Keystone College in which five of the team’s six tallies came from freshmen. A trio of Valiants – Jen Ascencio, Maura Bruen and Lauren Rutledge – earned All-Conference honors from the Freedom Conference after the 2009 season, as all three players were named to the second team.

In his first season as a collegiate head coach, Kelly guided the Valiants to a 6-12 record. The team faced a very difficult schedule that featured five nationally ranked opponents, falling to three of those teams by a single goal. In all, 10 of the Valiants' 18 matches in 2008 were decided by one goal, including five of the team's six wins.

Kelly came to Manhattanville from Rye High School, where he served as the head coach of the varsity field hockey team for 30 years. He experienced unparalleled success at the school, posting a career record of 391-56-9 (.867), and built a resume that includes four New York State championships, five regional titles and nearly 20 league championships.

Individually, Kelly was a three-time Section 1 Coach of the Year and in his final season was named the 2007 Journal News Coach of the Year. Kelly, whose Rye program was named the "Team of the Decade" by New York State, finished his high school career with the second-highest win total among active New York coaches.

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Debbie Bell

Debbie Bell

Debbie Bell finished her second year as an assistant coach with the Manhattanville field hockey team in 2014. In her first year, Bell helped lead the team to an overall record of...

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Debbie Bell finished her second year as an assistant coach with the Manhattanville field hockey team in 2014.

In her first year, Bell helped lead the team to an overall record of 11-8. Manhattanville boasted a record-setting offensive attack, ranking eighth in Division III by averaging 4.26 goals per game and setting new program single-season records with 81 goals, 43 assists and 207 points as a team. After the conclusion of the season, senior Amanda DeChent was named an NFHCA All-American selection for the second straight year and four Valiants were recognized on the All-Freedom Conference teams.

Bell joins the Valiants after one season as the assistant coach at Bates College. During her time at Bates, she increased the team’s goal output by 30 percent and the leading scorers’ productivity by 57 percent. She also used her extensive experience breaking down game footage to allow them to see and develop through an improved understanding and knowledge of the game.

Bell came to Bates after a decorated collegiate career at Division I Kent State University in Ohio, where she left as the school record-holder in goals scored. As a junior, Bell was named a NFHCA third team All-American, as well as first team All-Mid-American Conference, and NFHCA first team All-West Region. She was also honored as the MAC Freshman of the Year in her first year at Kent State. Bell also has garnered international playing experience as a member of New Zealand’s Under-16 Field Hockey Team, beginning with her first appearance at only the age of 13.

A native of New Zealand, Debbie graduated from Kent State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Human Movement and a minor in Athletic Coaching. 

Camp Details

US Sports proudly presents the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Manhattanville College. Our mission is to generate a love for the game of field hockey by showing young athletes how to accelerate their own progress and success. This camp provides each camper with new skills and the inspiration and motivation to continue improving long after camp.

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All Skills August 10-13, 2015

  • Check-in: between 8:30-9:00am on Monday, August 10th
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 2:30pm on Thursday, August 13th

Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Lunch is not provided. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch with them each day.


Ratio: 1:10
Players grouped by: age and ability
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 the GoValiants.com Turf Field.


If eight or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $30 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-11:30 Skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30-12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15-12:45 Lecture/demo
  • 1:00-3:00 Games

Camper Reviews

Parent of a Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to return

My daughter went to camp with no playing experience. She developed skills, learned the game, and did not feel intimidated. She had a wonderful time, and can't wait to return.

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Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
Most productive camp

Dear New Camper, I've been to a couple of camps in my past 3 years playing, but this was by far my favorite and most productive! I learned so much in just 4 days and became more aware of certain physical and mental skills needed to apply in game situations. I also become more confident with the many scrimmages we played, that were coached by some of the girls who play for the college. Seeing them play was also fun to see the skill you need to compete at that level! The coaching staff was great and I was able to make a lot of new friends while I was there too! I highly recommend this camp, I had so much fun and learned so much! 

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned so much

I learned so much at this camp. I improved so much and learned things I didn't know. I would go back next year and recommended others to this camp.

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot

I had the best time! I learned a lot, but had fun too. 

Parent of a Manhattanville Camper

  • 4/5.
Wonderful Experience

My daughter had a wonderful experience and was able to develop her skills and confidence.

Parent of a Manhattanville Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all skill levels

Challenged my Varsity Player and helped her get in shape for tryouts. At the same time, taught my beginner 6th grader the fundamentals of the game. Made it fun for both - even though neither girl had friends at the camp.

Parent of a Manhattanville Camper

  • 4/5.

My daughter learned more in 4 days then she did a full season at her school. My daughter had a wonderful experience and has new confidence for this 8th grade fall season in the sport she loves.

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 4/5.
Get in shape for your season

I would recommend this camp to other field hockey players. It got me into shape, it was very organized, and I met new people. This camp also taught me many new skills to use.

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
Perfect for pre-season

Perfect camp for preparing for pre-season. Great coaching, and an opportunity to practice with players from all over. It really helped me show up totally ready on the first day of pre-season. Highly recommend it to any varsity or jv player.

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 4/5.
Will definitely return

This camp was a great experience that aided getting into shape before preseason. It was fun to just get my stick on the ball again this summer and I will definitely return next year. 

Manhattanville College Camper

  • 5/5.
High intensity training

It is a great camp to improve your skills. The intensity level is what it should be for high school student FH players. The coaches are funny, talented, and really care about improving your skills as well as you having a good experience. I highly recommend this camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.