McDaniel College Nike Field Hockey Camp Westminster, Maryland
Head Coaches at McDaniel College, Muffie Bliss and Melissa Jones, invite you to attend the Nike Field Hockey Camp at McDaniel College this summer!
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.
- 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
McDaniel College is also hosting a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer. For more information, click on the link.Meet your coaching staff
Jones enters her fourth season at the helm of the Green Terror field hockey program.
In her first two seasons on the sidelines, she has led the squad to a 16-21 record that included a Centennial Conference semifinal appearance in her debut campaign.Read Full Bio
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.
Bliss was named McDaniel’s head field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach following a successful stint as the interim coach of the women’s lacrosse team in the spring of 2004.
After two years as head coach of both squads, she surrendered the helm of the Green Terror field hockey program last year to focus on women’s lacrosse.
Her focus payed off after just one season when she led McDaniel to the ECAC South championship and program-record 14 victories last year.Read Full Bio
In her first year at the helm, Bliss’ enthusiasm manifested itself in the form of the best women’s lacrosse season to date in the program’s three decades. Led by the then-23-year-old interim coach, the Green Terror turned in a 13-4 record, including a program-best nine-game winning streak. McDaniel followed its first Centennial Conference (CC) playoff appearance with a run to the ECAC semifinals under Bliss in 2004 before advancing to the ECAC championship game the next season. In her five seasons at the helm, Bliss has guided the squad to a 56-30 mark.
Bliss began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at McDaniel in the fall of 2003, immediately following a successful academic and athletic career at Goucher College. She completed her master’s in education at McDaniel in the summer of 2004.
A three-time all-conference selection in field hockey and two-time nod in lacrosse, she also received all-region honors on the lacrosse field and was selected to play in the North/South Senior All-Star Game. Bliss was also a three-time field hockey captain and two-year lacrosse captain for the Gophers.
Her arrival on the Hill helped the field hockey team to its first-ever CC championship and NCAA playoff berth. As a first-year coach, she assisted with coordinating the team’s defense. Her unrivaled work ethic translated into McDaniel boasting one of the nation’s best defenses, surrendering just 0.64 goals per game.
Camp Code: FHGRMD
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: between 12:30-2:00pm on Friday, July 12th
Check-out: Graduation is at 12:00pm on Monday, July 15th
Extra Nights/Weekend Stay over: None at this location
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
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
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
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
Why You’ll Love NIKE Field Hockey Camps
America’s best coaches!
NIKE Field Hockey Camps work with the most respected and accomplished group of instructors and coaches in the country. Our NIKE Camp Directors are talented athletes themselves; they share your passion for field hockey and have made a career of sharing their knowledge and experience with hundreds of young athletes. They, and their carefully chosen staffs, never lose sight of the fact that great players are created one at a time. At NIKE Field Hockey Camps, expect personal, individualized instruction – and with it - RESULTS!
Make new friends!
Who says getting better can’t be fun too? At NIKE Field Hockey Camps, you’ll meet other young athletes who share your love of this sport. On or off the field, you’ll share an experience you will remember forever.
A NIKE Field Hockey Camp immerses you in the sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of each camp, your self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
A program for your age and skill level
NIKE Field Hockey Camps are designed to help players, ages 10–18, develop athletically. You’ll master fundamental skills, experience lots of game competition, make friends and fall in love with field hockey. Upon arrival at camp, all campers are evaluated by the Director and Staff and placed in the program that best suits them for an experience that’s effective and fun!
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly forbidden and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for immediate dismissal from camp without refund.
Mouthguards and shinguards are required for all players. Goalkeepers must supply their own helmets, leg guards, kickers, chest protectors and gloves.
Get better together this summer! Teams are welcome and encouraged at all locations. Camp is a great way for teams to improve their skills individually as well as enhance their overall team unity. Register together as a team to ensure group placement on and off the field. Please call for details!Read camper reviews