Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts
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.
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
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 NEWMAC Tournament Championships in both 2001 and 2003. Each of those squads advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament, and Whitcomb was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year and NFHCA New England East Region Coach of the Year for her efforts in those seasons. Her 2001 team was the first in program history to advance to the NCAA National Tournament.Read Full Bio
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.
Camp Code: FHGRMH
Check-in: between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, June 23rd
Check-out: Graduation is at 12:30pm on Thursday, June 27th
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
Dorm: Porter Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
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
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