Nike Field Hockey Camp at Kimball Union Academy Meriden, New Hampshire
Kimball Union Academy, located in Meriden, 2 hours north of Boston, is an ideal location for this NIKE Field Hockey Camp.
Kimball Union Academy offers outstanding athletic facilities and expert coaching in a picturesque setting where campers improve their skills and revitalize their game.
This program is designed for players of all ability levels. Campers will be grouped based on their skill level once at camp. All aspects of the game are covered. Teams are welcome and are encouraged to register together.
- 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
"The Barn", located behind Whittemore Athletic Center, is one of the premier indoor playing surfaces in Northern New England. Field dimensions are 80 x 50 yards, surrounded by wall-to-wall protective netting. The facility is built with high quality turf.Meet your coaching staff
Rebecca Begley was named the second field hockey coach in Hendrix College history in March 2013.
Begley spent the previous 13 seasons as the head coach at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She also spent five years as the senior woman administrator and two as the assistant director of athletics.
Begley coached the Lyons to 113 victories in her tenure. She guided Wheaton to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals four times and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament on three occasions.Read Full Bio
Begley also spent five seasons as the head coach of Wheaton’s women’s lacrosse team, guiding the Lyons to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, two NEWMAC Tournament championships and three regular season conference titles. In 2004, Wheaton set a school record for wins in a season with 15 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Begley was twice named NEWMAC Coach of the Year and went 59-26 while at the helm.
In addition to coaching at Wheaton, Begley served as the department’s compliance officer and was the college’s Title IX Coordinator. As the SWA, she supervised facilities, co-created the Lyons Athletic Club and helped write the constitution for the Hall of Fame.
Begley has served on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America committee and two NEWMAC committees.
Prior to Wheaton, Begley spent two seasons as the assistant field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. While at Denison, the field hockey team captured consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference championships. In 1999, the field hockey team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 16-4 record. The lacrosse squad also won consecutive NCAC titles with the 2000 team qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.
Begley spent one year as the head field hockey coach at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where her 1997 team tied a school record most wins in a season at 14-6. Additionally, she was also responsible for assisting the head women’s lacrosse coach in the spring of 1998.
A native of Concord, N.H., Begley is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. She was a three-time all-region selection and four year letterwinner in field hockey. A former center midfielder, she is among the all-time assists leaders at Dickinson.
Begley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a concentration in Alaskan Native Studies in 1996.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 Breakfast
- 8:45 Stretching, warm-up
- 9:00 Training session
- 11:30 Rest/individual help
- 12:30 Lunch
- 1:45 Warm-up
- 2:00 Games
- 4:30 Rest
- 5:00 Dinner
- 6:00 Training session-scrimmages
- 8:30 Evening activities
- 10:30 Lights out
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.Read camper reviews