McDaniel College Nike Field Hockey Camp

McDaniel College Nike Field Hockey Camp
McDaniel College Nike Field Hockey Camp

Head Coach Melissa Jones, invites you to attend the Nike Field Hockey Camp at McDaniel College this summer!

The all skills session offered by Coach Jones is designed to prepare players of any skill level for the upcoming season. Our field hockey camp provides the opportunity for individuals and teams to receive concentrated, college level instruction while enjoying themselves in a fun overnight camp setting.

Highlights Include

  • Partner Camp and sanctioned to make referrals to the US Field Hockey Futures program
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Reversible jersey, STX water bottle and STX ball
  • STX sticks are awarded as prizes
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Melissa Miranda Jones
Camp Director

Melissa Miranda Jones

Jones enters her 11th season at the helm of the Green Terror field hockey program.

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In her first 10 seasons on the sidelines, she has led the squad to 79 wins – the most in program history – including a Centennial Conference semifinal appearance in her debut campaign. She has returned her squad to the postseason in three of the last five seasons, earning ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament berths in 2011, 2012 and 2014. While earning her master’s degree at James Madison University, she served the previous two seasons as an assistant with the Eastern Mennonite field hockey team. While working with the Royals, the squads registered a combined 15 wins, including 10 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play. Prior to her time at EMU, she was at Washington and Lee from 2002-04, serving as an assistant with field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams and was integral in the success of those two programs. While on the sidelines with the women’s lacrosse team in 2003 and 2004, the Generals went a combined 30-7, winning the ODAC tournament both years and advancing to the NCAA Division III regional semifinals. The squad posted a perfect 8-0 mark in ODAC play in 2003 before finishing 7-1 during the 2004 campaign. On the field hockey sideline, the 2002 and 2003 squads posted identical 10-9 marks, including going 6-3 in the ODAC and advancing to the conference semifinals. The recipient of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Grant in 2002, she also worked as an athletic administrative intern during her two years at Washington and Lee. In addition to her time with the Generals and Royals, Miranda Jones has served as a coach with the United States Field Hockey Futures Program since 2002 in addition to working numerous camps and at the U.S. Field Hockey National Hockey Festival in 2002 and 2004. In addition to earning a bachelor of science in physical education from Longwood in 1999, she earned her master of science degree in athletic administration and coaching from James Madison in May 2006. Jones resides in Westminster with her husband, Brian. The couple gave birth to their first child, Ellyson, in October 2012 and welcomed their second, Archer, in November 2014.

Camp Details

This is an all skills camp that focuses on skill development. Field hockey drills and team play reflect the latest instructional techniques. Highlights include offensive and defensive skills, game situations and small game strategies. Campers are trained individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1v1 elimination skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills. Camp is open to individuals and teams. Players are grouped appropriately by age and ability.

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee? 

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Field Hockey Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


All Skills: July 7-10, 2017

  • Check-in: between 2:00-3:30pm on Friday, July 7th
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Monday, July 10th
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Friday 3:30-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm, Monday 9:00am-12:30pm


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 grass and turf fields.  If it rains, there are indoor courts available


Dorm: Rouzer Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: Athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Closest Airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport
Transportation: Not provided

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 someone contact the USSC office with the names 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.


McDaniel College is also hosting a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer. For more information, click on the link. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Stretching/warm-up
  • 9:00 Training session- skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30 Rest/individual help
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:45 Warm-up
  • 2:00 Training session- skills session
  • 4:30 Rest
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:00 Training session- scrimmages
  • 8:30 Evening activities
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Jaime RocheMcDaniel College Camper 7/25/16

  • 5/5.
Awesome coaching!

This is a great camp and was a great experience. The coaches were awesome and I learned a lot. I'm so excited to be able to use what I learned at camp to become a better Field Hockey player!

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Lauren J.Parent of McDaniel College Camper 7/20/16

  • 4/5.
Great for Goalies

Great goalie specific instruction. Very knowledgeable coaches who have played and coached the game. They push you to improve your skills but still make it fun. Instruction targets all level of play.

Anita M.Parent of McDaniel College Camper 7/12/15

  • 5/5.
Good size for personal instruction

The Nike Field Hockey camp was a great experience for my daughter.  They focused on building great skills and had the girls work hard every day, but also gave them ample rest time as well. The size of the camp was also very good and allowed for personal instruction.   

Meghan S.McDaniel College Camper 7/22/15

  • 5/5.
Definitely recommend

I loved learning new skills from the experienced coaching staff! I learned a lot and I feel like my playing skills have improved from the coaching I received at camp. The overall experience was a positive one and I would definitely recommend it to anyone hoping to better their hockey playing skills! 

Laurel P.McDaniel College Camper 7/19/15

  • 4/5.

This camp is amazing. You will leave with a great understanding of the game, new skills, and confidence in the field. The camp is great for preparing for high school tryouts. I will definitely be coming back next year.

Lisa F.Parent of McDaniel College Camper 7/15/15

  • 4/5.
Happy with second year

This was my daughters second year of attending and stated she learned more even though it was her second year. She was very pleased with her evaluation from the coaching staff.

Parent of McDaniel College Camper

  • 5/5.
Became a better player

This was the very first overnight camp my daughter attended. She went with a few friends, but also met many new friends. She loved being away from home, having her own room, eating in the cafeteria and being silly with all the girls at night. She also loved the coaches and became a better field hockey player!

Parent of McDaniel College Camper

  • 4/5.
Had a great time

My daughter had a great time .She played a lot of hockey and was exhausted when it was over. She didn't know anyone going in, but was giving hugs goodbye at the end. 

McDaniel College Camper

  • 4/5.
Improve your game

Nike Field Hockey Camps are a great way to improve your game and increase the love of the sport with other coaches and campers who are as energetic and excited as you are. 

McDaniel College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great combination

The combination of rigorous instruction yet having downtime and fun sessions made me come away greatly improved yet having a fun time with people I had met for the first time there. 

Parent of McDaniel College Camper

  • 5/5.
Very happy with everything!

My daughter learned A LOT that she wasn't getting from her league. She was very happy with everything about Nike camp.

McDaniel College Camper

  • 4/5.
Very Enjoyable

“They do a very good job of teaching the campers skill and ability as well as how to have an all around good, enjoyable time on, and off, the field!”

Parent of McDaniel College Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Coaches!

“The coaches are great with the girls and make sure the instructions are understood. Having a schedule is definitely a plus. The evaluation is a great tool to have. We were able to compare last year to this year and see how much our daughter has improved.”

Parent of McDaniel College Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Environment for Learning!

“Nike Camp is a great experience. They provide and friendly fun environment for you child to learn important field hockey skills. The instructors make sure the skills are learned by all even if it means taking a little extra time. No one is left behind. They give an evaluation at the end of camp so the girls can see where they excell and what they need to work on. It a nice thing to have for comparison the following year. NIKE ROCKS!!”

McDaniel College Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome experience

Nike camp was so much fun! The coaches were very enthusiastic about the game and the athletes there. They readily aided every player to help them improve personally. The coaches helped you to learn and perfect any skill you wanted help on. The whole experience was just awesome!

McDaniel College Camper

  • 4/5.
Improved skills

This summer I feel I improved my skills immensely at the Nike camp at McDaniel college. The instructors were qualified, organized and friendly. I met a lot of nice people who enjoy field hockey as much as I do and had a great time.

Parent of McDaniel College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Highly recommended

This was my daughters first year attending a Nike field hockey camp and she absolutely loved everything about it! She made new friends, learned new skills and refined old ones, and she gained more responsibility by following an organized schedule and living independently in the college dorms. I would highly recommend this camp to first timers and experienced hockey players as well. She will be returning to the field this fall with a new found confidence thanks to the great coaches! 

McDaniel College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Love the feedback

Nike camp is one of the best camps! I did it two years in a row! Best at giving you the skills and individual feedback!! 

McDaniel College Camper '14

  • 4/5.

They are a driven set of people who will make you try your hardest. The coaches' abilities to work with the campers are outstanding. I was happy with the learning provided at the camp and it was a good opportunity to meet other players

Camp Dates & Prices

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