Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College
Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College

Join Coach Whitcomb and her talented staff for an intense yet fun week of field hockey training.

Training and tournament play take place on the Lady Lyon’s beautiful, newly constructed home turf field. Campers train individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1v1 eliminations skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills as well as offensive and defensive corner play. Teams train and compete together in games and practice sessions. Join us for an outstanding week of field hockey training.

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

Andy Whitcomb
Camp Director

Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb was named the head coach of the Mount Holyoke field hockey team in 1998. One of the top coaches in the northeast, she has posted an impressive 198-134-1 (.596) record since taking over the reigns of the program. Her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament in each of the past 16 seasons.

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In her career, Whitcomb has posted a record of 248-175-1, which includes a two-year stint at Montclair State prior to her arrival at MHC. She captured her 200th career victory in a 5-2 win over Gwynedd-Mercy University in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

The 2014 season saw the Lyons once again post an outstanding season as MHC went 17-4 with a 7-1 record in the NEWMAC. The squad finished second in the conference and runner-up at the NEWMAC Tournament, earning the program's second-straight NCAA Tournament At-Large bid.

It was the program's fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament - all under Whitcomb's guidance - and the second straight. MHC played host to Husson in the opening round, defeating the Eagles by a 2-0 margin to once again advance to the Second Round. The Lyons squared off against third-ranked and defending national champion, Bowdoin in the Sweet 16, falling by a 4-0 margin.

Five student-athletes capped the season in double-digits for points, while four were named NEWMAC All-Conference, including three on the First Team. Additionally, five were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA New England East Region Teams, including First Team honorees midfielder Kirsten Kilburn and goalie Liz DiCesare.

Whitcomb guided Mount Holyoke to one its best seasons in program history during the 2013 campaign. The Lyons went 18-3, which was the second-most wins in program history (behind the 2002 team - 19-4) and the program record for fewest losses. Additionally, MHC was second in the NEWMAC standings with a 7-1 record.

The team received an At-Large bid into the NCAA Tournament – their third appearance under Whitcomb – and earned the program’s first-ever NCAA victory with a 5-2 defeat of Gwynedd-Mercy in the First Round. The Lyons fell by a 1-0 margin in double-overtime against top-seeded Montclair State University in the Second Round.

Six student-athletes finished with double-digits in points, while four were named NEWMAC All-Conference, including the Rookie of the Year. Her squad was also among Division III’s best in a number of categories, finishing second in save percentage (.862) and fifth in both scoring margin (2.85) and winning percentage (.857).

Under Whitcomb's direction, the Lyons claimed NEWMAC Tournament Championships in both 2001 and 2003. Each of those squads advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament before eventually falling to Skidmore College and Salisbury University, respectively. Whitcomb was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year and NFHCA New England East Region Coach of the Year for her efforts in both seasons. Her 2001 team was the first in program history to advance to the NCAA National Tournament.

In 2002, Whitcomb led Mount Holyoke to its first ever ECAC New England Division III Championship and its first Seven Sisters Championship in 18 years. Her squad also moved on to the ECAC Tournament title match in 2005.

During the 2011 campaign, the Lyons posted a 16-5 record, including a 6-2 mark in the NEWMAC to earn the conference's Regular Season crown. The squad advanced to the NEWMAC Championship for the 13th straight season and went on to win the 2011 ECAC DIII New England Tournament.

Whitcomb has coached several individual standouts, including seven National All-Americans and 32 Regional All-Americans. Three of her players have earned NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors, and over 100 have claimed NFHCA All-Academic status.

During her tenure, the Lyons have traveled abroad to England, Argentina, South Africa and most recently China in the summer of 2014.

Camp Details

Take this opportunity to get better this summer under the direction of Coach Whitcomb and her winning ways at Mount Holyoke College. A classic east coast campus and an expert coaching staff provide a great environment for field hockey players of all skill levels to improve over the course of this four day program. Each day consists of individual training, tactical drills, small-sided games, and full scrimmages.

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. A physical is required and physical forms from within one year of camp are accepted. Registration packet gives instructions on where to mail forms by June 14th. 

This program is open to individuals and teams. See more information on our team discount in 'more details'. 

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: June 25-28, 2017

  • Check-in:  between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, June 25th
  • Check-out: Graduation is at 12:30pm on Wednesday, June 28th
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 2:00-9:00pm, Monday-Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:30pm


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
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


Dorm: Porter Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $25 – Bring a check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: a athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Closest Airport: Bradley International Airport in CT.  30 miles south of campus.
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.


Mount Holyoke College, located in central Massachusetts in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, is 20 minutes from Amherst and Northampton. The campus is approximately 90 minutes west of Boston.

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

Grace M.Mount Holyoke Camper 6/29/16

  • 5/5.
Great for all skills

There's something for everyone at all skill levels. The coaches and staff were really nice during the whole camp and I learned a lot and definitely improved my game for the fall season!

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Renee B.Mount Holyoke Camper 7/1/16

  • 4/5.
Camp was a blast

Nike field hockey camp was a blast! As an intermediate player, I was able to work on my stick skills and gain better vision as to where my skills are needed on the field. I would definitely return to camp in the future!

Andie A.Mount Holyoke Camper 6/28/15

  • 5/5.
Great experience

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mt. Holyoke is the best! It is a Field Hockey Camp. so come expecting to work hard and play hard, but if you do, you will be rewarded with new and better skills and lifelong friends. It's a great experience!

Olivia G. Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper 6/30/15

  • 4/5.

Wonderful camp! My camper enjoyed independence away from home while building excellent field hockey skills.

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot

My daughter went to Nike field hockey camp for the first time this year. She learned a lot, tried hard, and had fun. She made many new friends and came home excited to start her Sophomore Field hockey season. The coaching staff was very helpful and encouraging.

Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Incredible coaching

The coaching at the Nike Mount Holyoke Camp is incredible. Whether you are looking to improve your ball skills or game strategy this is the camp for you.

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Amazing coaches and staff

Camp was very well run. The coaches and staff were amazing. The experience was intense. Great for all levels of experience. My daughter will be back next year for sure.

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Improve your skills

For the player whom seeks to get to the next level this camp is very good at assessing, improving, and teaching field hockey skills. The camp director and other coaches do a great job teaching and challenging the girls while having fun.

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 5/5.

My daughter improved her skills, made new friends, and enjoyed every minute of Nike Field Hockey Camp! The coaches/counselors are excellent at what they do!

Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Nike camps are great

Nike Camps are great.  The instructional staff is always wonderful.  They always find a group of counselors that are full of talent.  You gain a great deal of knowledge and experience at these camps.

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 5/5.
My daughter loved it

My daughter loved Nike Field Hockey Camp. The instructors were very helpful and friendly. She gained so much from the camp. She has improved her techniques and made new friends.

Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 4/5.
Great on and off the field

This is an educational and fun camp where the counselors are dedicated to making all aspects of camp life enjoyable and giving personal attention to campers to improve their skills and game sense. This is a great camp, on and off the field! 

Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 5/5.
Definitely returning

Nike field hockey camp is a great way to continue the sport throughout the summer, make new friends, and learn new techniques! I was very pleased with our instructor's, and how they pushed our skill to the limit, to try to be the best we could be. I will definitely return! 

Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 4/5.
Encouraging Coaches

“The encouraging coaching staff teaches skills effectively.”

Mount Holyoke Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Improve your Game

“I would definitely recommend this camp. If you want to learn more about field hockey, and have a little fun on the way, sign up! You spend a lot of time on the field, but it's what you need to do to improve.”

Mount Holyoke Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Loved the Coaches

“Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mt Holyoke College was a great experience for me. I learned a lot of skills and was able to work with some great coaches!”

Mount Holyoke Camper '12

  • 4/5.
Great for all Levels

“This camp is a great camp for all levels of field hockey players. Combining and playing with girls of all ages and skill levels, challenges the younger kids and lets the older kids fine tune their skills. Without being too physically demanding, this camp improves and teaches new skills effectively and offers time to play/understand game situations.”

Parent of a Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Awesome Camp!

“Our daughter has gone to Nike Field Hockey Camp for 2 years in a row. She has made lots of friends and improved her game. Her coach at home noticed right away!”

Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Work on your skills

This camp was amazing. You meet great friends and learn from phenomenally experienced coaches. The camp really works on your skills during the day and then game play at night. It's completely worth it.

Parent of a Mount Holyoke Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Great for both daughters

This year both my daughters attended and learned a lot and had a great time. One received most improved of her group and the older received impact player of her group. They both thoroughly enjoyed their experience!

Parent of a Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Attention to detail

Excellent organization and attention to detail, detailed information for parents on the schedule, ensuring safety of campers, great instruction

Parent of a Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Loved camp

My daughter loved the Nike Field Hockey camp at Mount Holyoke College. The coaches were terrific, the facility was great, and she learned more in one week than I ever imagined. Thank you for giving her a greater love of field hockey and improving her skills and confidence! 

Parent of a Mount Holyoke Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great start to finish

The whole camp process what great! The ease of registration, questions answered and the check-in, pick up was flawless! 

Camp Dates & Prices

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