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Nike Field Hockey at Gwynedd Mercy University

Nike Field Hockey at Gwynedd Mercy University
Nike Field Hockey at Gwynedd Mercy University

Nike Field Hockey Camps is proud to present a complete skills day camp at Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd Valley this summer.

The GMercy campus and field hockey coaching staff provide a great environment for learning with a pristine facility and a low player-to-coach ratio. Campers train on the same stadium turf field used by the 2014 CSAS Champions. Specific skill levels are determined with an evaluation on the first day of camp in order to fit the needs of every individual. Each day is packed with offensive and defensive skills, game situations and small game strategies.

Highlights Include

  • Five hours of instruction daily
  • Instruction from prominent college coaches as well as former or current collegiate athletes
  • 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

Meet Camp Coaches

Laura Ann Lane
Camp Director

Laura Ann Lane

With 21 years of field hockey coaching under her belt, coach Laura-Ann Lane is preparing for yet another successful season with the Griffins, who are fresh off a conference championship last year.

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She was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 2007, in her first season at Gwynedd-Mercy.

She has brought the field hockey team to the CSAC Playoffs in each of the past four years which included a trip to the championship game in 2010 and a conference title in 2011. The Griffins also received two consecutive bids to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championships in 2009 and 2010. Under Coach Lane, the Griffins were part of the national All-Academic Team in each of her five seasons.

Coach Lane is originally from New Hampshire, coming to the Philadelphia are to attend Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College). While there, she played goalkeeper for the field hockey team and was named the 1988 Beaver College Softball Rookie of the Year. She also received the 1991 PIAWA Philadelphia Player of the Year in field hockey, among other highly-regarded recognitions.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lane became the assistant and subsequently head coach for Arcadia’s field hockey and lacrosse teams. While the field hockey head coach, they had five post-season appearances in her six seasons. She was named the 2002 PAC Coach of the Year and organized numerous community service and outreach activities with the team. She received her master’s degree in elementary education from Arcadia University in 2002.

In 2004, Lane was the head coach at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, where she helped led the team to the postseason on three occasions including a semifinal appearance. She then came back to the Philadelphia area to coach at Gwynedd-Mercy College.

She is a summer camp coach for Merestead Sports Camp, an active member of the NFHCA, a summer 2008 Women’s Coaches Academy graduate, and is currently on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee as well as the NFHCA South Atlantic Region All America Committee.

Overall Coach Lane has mentored over 30 PAC/CSAC All Conference Players, three STX/NFHCA All American players, over 26 Academic All-Americans, and nine ODAC all-league performers.  

Camp Details

Campers are grouped by age, experience and skill level, giving each athlete the opportunity to improve their field hockey play in a fun and challenging environment.

Top quality instruction is provided by Head Coach Laura Ann Lane and her staff. Activities include skill building drills, small game tactics, lectures, demostrations, and full scrimmages. Training groups are based on ability level after a skill evaluation on the first day. The goal of this program is to create an environment for players to improve their technique, develop a better understanding of the game, increase self-confidence, and make new friends. Campers are trained individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1v1 elimination skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills.

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What's included in the fee? 

Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily and each camper is given a reversible jersey. Lunch is not provided. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch with them each day.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

SESSION INFORMATION

Day Camp June 22-25, 2015

  • Monday June 22nd: Arrive between 8:30-9:00am at the stadium.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 3:00pm at the field.
  • Thursday June 25th: Graduation starts at 2:30pm.

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, turf shoes and goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment
Facility: GMC Athletic Complex
Fields: Turf

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

Gwynedd Mercy University is located in Gwynedd Valley of Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania, 25 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. Campers train on turf fields on campus. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-11:30 Skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 Lecture/demo
  • 1:30-3:00 Games

Camper Reviews

Parent of a camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great first camp

My daughter, age 11, participated in the Nike Field Hockey Sports Camp at Gwynedd-Mercy University in June 2014. As a first time attendee to any sports camp, she was very apprehensive the first morning. The staff was extremely sensitive to her needs when she complained of a headache within the first half-hour of camp, the coach had her sit on the side and called me. I spoke to my daughter and the coach, mutually agreeing that she would stay until lunch and then see how she felt. When I picked her up at the end of the day, she was smiling, and the head coach gave me the "thumbs up" for a good day. By the end of the second day, my daughter said she had learned more in the two days of camp then she had playing all season at her school. It was a great experience, and I would highly recommend the camp to others! She will be back next summer.

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Parent of a camper '14

  • 5/5.
Excellent Staff

The instruction was geared to individual levels, strengths and weaknesses. Staff was excellent! Will definitely attend next summer!! Thank you!

  • 5/5.
High Caliber

The week of instruction was exactly what I expected from the coaching staff! High caliber all the way around! 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Comprehensive (All Skills)
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Day 9:00am-3:00pm $300.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.