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. Players are grouped appropriately by age and ability. Teams train and compete together in games and practice sessions. Join us for an outstanding week of field hockey training.

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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 CAMP INFORMATION

The NIKE Field Hockey camp at Mount Holyoke College provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

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.

SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in:  between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, June 22nd
Check-out: Graduation is at 12:30pm on Thursday, June 26th

INSTRUCTION

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

HOUSING

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

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Bradley International Airport in CT.  30 miles south of campus.
Transportation: Not provided

More Details

Team Discount: 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. Discount does not apply to team only camps.

Facilities

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Andy Whitcomb
Camp Director

Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb is in her thirteenth season as head coach of the Mount Holyoke College field hockey team. One of the top coaches in the northeast, she has posted an impressive 129-106-1 (.549) record since taking over the reigns of the program in 1998. Her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament in each of the past 11 seasons. Under Whitcomb's direction, the Lyons claimed...

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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. Whitcomb has coached several individual standouts, including four National All-Americans, 18 Regional All-Americans one NEWMAC Rookie of the Year and 84 NFHCA All-Academic players. During her tenure, the Lyons have traveled abroad to both England and Argentina. They will spend ten days in South Africa in the summer of 2010.

Prior to joining the Mount Holyoke staff, Whitcomb served as head coach for the Montclair State University field hockey team. Her teams broke school records for wins in a season, goals in a season, shutouts and longest winning streak. She collected NJAC Coach of the Year honors in 1997.

Whitcomb is the NCAA Division III National Representative for the NFHCA, the National Chair of the NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game and a member of the NEWMAC Sportsmanship Committee.

In addition to her coaching duties at the College, she is also a Senior Lecturer in its Department of Physical Education. She teaches a variety of racquet sports, weight training, fitness for life and ultimate frisbee. Whitcomb completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Cortland and received a Master of Science Degree in exercise and sports studies from Smith College.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 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.

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Mount Holyoke Camper

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5/5.
Excellent

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

  • 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! 

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