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Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington

Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington
Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington

Come to “America’s Most Historic City” for the Eagles Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington.

Our camp at UMW gives players of all ability levels a chance to train with the best. Head Coach and two time All-American, Lindsey Elliott, directs two camp sessions designed to help players get better while having fun. Training groups are deteremined by skill level to insure that each participant gets the most out of camp. Whether you need help with the basics or you are looking for an edge for upcoming tryouts, the Eagles Field Hockey Camp offers something for everyone. 

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Lindsey Elliott
Camp Director

Lindsey Elliott

If her first three years are any indication, Elliott has the Eagles in prime position to remain one of the nation’s elite programs.

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Former Salisbury University All-American Lindsey Elliott begins her fourth season as head field hockey coach at the University of Mary Washington.

The 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association Region Coach of the Year, Elliott led UMW to a season for the ages in 2012, posting a 20-2 record and advancing to the NCAA Division III national championship semifinals in Geneva, N.Y. She also gained Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors after finishing with an undefeated league record en route to the league regular season and tournament titles.

The Eagles remained one of the top teams in the nation in 2013, finishing 15-3 overall and ranking as high as sixth in the nation. All three of UMW’s losses came to top-five ranked opponents.

Elliott led the Eagles to a 15-5 overall record in 2011, her first at the helm at UMW. She started her career by knocking off nationally-ranked Lynchburg College and Lebanon Valley College en route to a 15-win season which saw the team ranked as high as tenth in the nation. The Eagles raced to a 10-1 home record, with wins over state foes such as Washington & Lee University, Randolph-Macon College, and nationally-ranked Christopher Newport University. 

Elliott was a two-time first team All-American forward at Salisbury University, where she won an NCAA Division III national championship and played in four NCAA Tournaments from 2000-2003. A two-time Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, she was twice named to the all-NCAA tournament team at the final four.

As an assistant coach for four years at Salisbury from 2004-2007, she was part of two more national championship squads, as the Sea Gulls finished with an 80-7 record during that time, winning four CAC Championships. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury in 2004 in physical education, and gained her Master of Education degree from Salisbury in 2006.

Camp Details

All Skills Camp

Camp challenges campers of all abilities to improve their field hockey skills. Instructional highlights include offensive and defensive individual skills training, small game strategies and game situations. Campers are instructed by college coaches, and also train with international coaches from England and Scotland providing players with a diverse learning environment.

Instruction is available to girls, ages 10-18, playing at any ability level from beginner to advance. Players develop their stickwork technique, their strategic game play and further developing their love of the game. Campers will be trained individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1v1 elimination skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills. The focus of camp is on sport fundamentals, teamwork skills and game play.

Team Camp

Get better together! The team camp will help teams improve their strategies, gain match play experience and enhance overall team unity. Teams will be placed together on and off the field. Individuals are welcome to attend and will be placed on a team for the duration of the camp.

Special goalkeeping instruction is available at both sessions.
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What's included in the fee?

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 I: Team Camp July 9-11, 2015

  • Thursday July 9th: Arrive between 12:00-1:30pm at Mason Hall. Players should come dressed ready to play.
  • Saturday July 11th: Camp ends at 11:30am. Graduation will take place at the fields. Parents are invited to attend. 
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday 1:30-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00-12:00pm

Session II: All Skills July 12-15, 2015

  • Sunday July 12th: Arrive between 12:00-1:30pm  at Mason Hall. Players should come dressed ready to play. 
  • Wednesday July 15th: Camp ends at 11:30am. Graduation will take place at the fields. Parents are invited to attend.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday1:30-9:00pm, Monday & Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday 9:00-12:00pm


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 grass and turf fields.  If it rains, there are indoor courts available


Dorm: Mason Hall
Campers Per Room: 1-2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: On each Floor
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: Yes!
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby
Evening Activities: Skit night, Game night


Closet Airport: Richmond, VA
Transportation: Not provided


Campers play on Bermuda grass fields at The Battleground Complex, one of the finest facilities in Virginia and host to many NCAA Division III Championships.

The University of Mary Washington is also hosting a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer.  For more information, click on the link.

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 Training session
  • 4:30 Rest
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:00 Training session-scrimmages
  • 8:30 Evening activities
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

University of Mary Washington Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Favorite camp

Coach Lindsey Elliott and her staff were awesome. I've been to three team camps and I believe this one helped me the most to improve my field hockey skills. The combination of fundamentals, individual evaluations, strategies and team play helped me learn the most. This was the best value of cost to benefit of the camps I've attended.

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Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper '15

  • 4/5.
We will be back

The Nike Field Hockey Camp experience at the University of Mary Washington is one your daughter will never regret attending.  Fantastic coaches, excellent instruction and an inclusive atmosphere located on a beautiful campus - what's not to like?  We will be back again next summer.

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Positive and fun

This camp had great interaction with the "campers"; friendly, inclusive atmosphere; excellent instruction; a very fun and positive experience.

University of Mary Washington Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Perfect for all levels

This camp really taught me everything I should know. It helped me review things i already knew. The coaches and staff were really nice. I enjoyed the camp a lot! I would definitely go to the University of Mary Washington camp again next year. If your child wants to learn how to play or already knows sign them up because this camp is perfect for all levels.

University of Mary Washington Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Learned valuable skills

You'll have a lot of fun from in your dorm, to out on the field, to the talent show at the end of camp. I learned some valuable skills that I can definitely use in the field hockey season!

University of Mary Washington Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Helped build new skills

Nike field hockey camp was very helpful in helping me build new skills and fixing things that I was doing wrong. I found the camp very fun, as well as informational.

University of Mary Washington Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Skills improved

I would go back to Mary Washington's Nike Field Hockey Camp because I noticed my skills improved and I understood the game of Field Hockey better than I did before.

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Gives players confidence

My daughter is relatively new to the sport and the camp has given her a tremendous amount of confidence. She had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back next year.

University of Mary Washington Camper '13

  • 5/5.
So much fun

Nike camp is so much fun! The coaches work to make field hockey fun while still improving your play! Don't miss out!

University of Mary Washington Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Best camp

This was the BEST field hockey camp I ever went to.  I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back!

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
All around good

The Unversity of Mary Washington Nike Field Hockey Camp is a wonderful camp for all levels. Location is good, housing and meals are good, playing field is good. They provide great coaches and instruction, and everyone appears to love the sport of field hockey. If looking for a safe, overnight camp with exellent instruction, this is a great choice. My daughter has been to this camp for 3 years in a row now, and just loves it.

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper

  • 4/5.
Well balanced

The camp instruction was excellent and the schedule permited a strong balance of individual instruction with group instruction.

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved the intensity

My daughter came home from camping looking for the next camp. She absolutely loved the intesity of the camp, Coach Woodie, and the interaction with her teammates. Nike must do everything well!

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 4/5.
Great coaches

Organized, patient and thorough coaches. All the staff seemed to have a plan and executed things efficiently. I had a good time and learned alot. Thank You!

Parent of University of Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
Very pleased

My daughter has an extremely high passion for this sport. She loves playing and learning to be a better player. This camp had wonderful coaches with much knowledge they have gained in national and international playing levels. We were very lucky to have the coaches we had this year. Very pleased with the entire program and we are looking forward to attending this same camp again next year.

University of Mary Washington Camper

  • 5/5.
Goalie program was amazing

I had a great time. The goalie program was amazing and I loved how you had each goalie play with a different team every game! It was great and helped us learn how to work differently with different teams.

Parent of a University of Mary Washington camper

  • 4/5.
Covered all Aspects

“The Nike field hockey camp does a good job of making sure that girls are instructed in all areas of game play and making sure that they play often enough to enforce new things that are taught.”

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 5/5.

“The level of instruction is excellent. I felt like I was challenged everyday.”

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 4/5.
Great Instruction

“Instruction and drills are demonstrated very well, and described with the upmost clarity.”

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a Ton

“I loved camp! The coaches were great, and not only did we spend more time actually playing than others I have been to, I also learned a ton! I look forward to coming again.”

Parent of a University of Mary Washington camper

  • 5/5.
Looking Forward to Next Year

“We thought the overall camp was very organized and well run with the safety of the girls in mind. My daughter enjoyed the camp and is looking forward to next year where she thinks she will learn a lot more.”

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 1/5.
Passionate coaches

The coaches were highly experienced field hockey players, who seemed very passionate about the sport. They helped with whatever questions I asked and told me the skills I needed to work on. The sessions were good lengths, not too long but gave you enough time to work on the skill. The food was wonderful and the dorms as well. Great experience, learned lots. I expect to be back next year!

Parent of a University of Mary Washington camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommended

For two years in a row, my daughter has come home excited about what she learned and the fun she had! Highly recommend this camp!

University of Mary Washington camper

  • 4/5.
Great first camp experience

This was my first field hockey camp and i didn't know what to expect. It offered a lot of learning opportunities about skills and what to expect at college level (college night). I really enjoyed this camp along with my team. This camp helped build my self esteem about my playing abilities and about myself as a person. The coaches were very informative and motivational. The overall atmosphere of the camp was comfortable and not stressed. Any camper should have fun if they really like field hockey.

Parent of an UMW Camper '14

  • 1/5.
Gained confidence

My daughter was fairly new to the sport with minimal experience but after attending the camp she gained more confidence and skills. I saw a great improvement. The camp motivated her to continue to work hard which resulted in her making the high school JV team.

Grandparent of an UMW Camper '14

  • 1/5.
Excellent Organization

The organization by the staff was excellent from the minute you arrived for check-in. I was really impressed how organized the entire camp was. I intend to send my granddaughter next year. The only other thing I will do differently is to have her stay overnight for the three days. Keep up the good work and keep hiring the exceptional coaches and staff.

Parent of an UMW Camper '14

  • 1/5.
Prepared me for high school

Nike FH Camp at UMW prepared me to compete and earn a spot on my HS JV team. I definitely feel my skills were greatly enhanced and gave me an edge over others. 

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.