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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 CSAC 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Laura Ann Lane
Camp Director

Laura Ann Lane

The 2015 Field Hockey Season marked Laura-Ann Lane’s ninth season has the Head Coach of the Griffins. She has led the Griffins to four straight NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament appearances winning the Colonial State Athletic Conference Championship in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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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 look to defend their CSAC championship crown.

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 eight years which included a trip to the championship game in 2010 and a conference titles in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 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 eight 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 four 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.

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

The Day Camp is open to ages 9-13 and is open to players of all ability levels.  

The Evening Camp is open to ages 14-17 and is geared towards high school players.  

Top quality instruction is provided during both sessions 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.

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee? 

The Day 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.

The Evening Camp runs from 6pm-8:30pm daily and each camper is given a reversible jersey. Dinner is not provided. 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

2016 SESSION INFORMATION

Day Camp June 20-23, 2016

  • Monday June 20th: 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 23rd: Drop off at 9am. Graduation starts at 2:30pm.

Evening Camp June 20-22, 2016

  • Monday June 20th: Arrive between 5:30-6:00pm at the stadium.
  • Tuesday: Drop off at 6:00pm and pick up at 8:30pm at the field.
  • Wednesday June 22nd: Drop off at 6pm. Camp ends at 8:30pm. 

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: GM Athletic Complex
Fields: Turf

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.

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

  • Day Camp
  • 9:00-11:30 Skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30-12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15-12:45 Lecture/demo
  • 1:00-3:00 Games
  • Evening Camp
  • 6:00-7:00 Skills/small game tactics
  • 7:00-7:30 Lecture/demo
  • 7:30-8:30 Games

Camper Reviews

Parent of a camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great week

The Gwynedd Mercy University coaching staff was attentive, upbeat and made the camp fun for the girls. My daughter came home every day saying she learned something and had a great time doing it! Thank you very much to the Gwynedd coaches and players for a great week! 

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Parent of a camper '15

  • 4/5.
Outstanding

Gwynedd Mercy did an outstanding job of instructing and encouraging campers while promoting the love of the game.  I cannot say one even slightly negative thing about the way the camp was run.

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.

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: 14 - 17
Gender: Girls
Evening 6:00pm-8:30pm $95.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Comprehensive (All Skills)
Age Group: 9 - 13
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.