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Nike Field Hockey Camp at Wesley College

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Wesley College
Nike Field Hockey Camp at Wesley College

The Nike Field Hockey Camp at Wesley College is located in Dover, Delaware, just 90 minutes south of Philadelphia. Join the experienced and knowledgeable Wesley Coaching Staff this summer for an unforgettable field hockey experience.

Whether you wish to work on your dribbling, perfect your reverse shot, learn how to be a better goalkeeper or improve your all around game, the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Wesley College is the camp camp for you. 

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 players.

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
  • 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

Tracey Short
Camp Director

Tracey Short

Tracey Short, who also serves as the athletic department's senior women's administrator and compliance officer, finished her 18th season as the head coach of the Wesley College field hockey program in 2012. Under the direction of Coach Short, the Wolverines have won at least 11 games in 16 straight seasons and 233 total games. A three-time conference coach of the year, her...

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Tristin Burris was named the CAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, Wesley College's Female Athlete of the Year, and a 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year program candidate. Madison Leone was named the CAC Field Hockey Co-Player of the Year and was a member of the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-South Region First Team.

In 2011, Short led the Wolverines to its second straight CAC Title Game and third consecutive ECAC Tournament.  Among the highlights was a stroke-off victory over nationally-ranked Mary Washington.  Following the season, four Wolverines earned All-CAC honors, the third-straight year where at least four players earend the recognition.

Her 2010 team produced the program's first All-American and knocked off sixth ranked Salisbury in the conference semifinals to advance to the CAC Championship game for the first time since joining the conference.

Coach Short, whose teams have won nearly 82 percent of their conference games in her 17 seasons, led the 2009 squad to a dozen wins, a trip to the CAC Semifinals and a bid to the ECAC Mid Atlantic Championships.

In 2008, her team tallied a record of 11-7 after the 2007 squad went 12-5, including a 4-2 mark in the team's first season of Capital Athletic Conference play. That squad also advanced to the semifinals of the CAC tournament.  The 2007 and 2008 teams produced a total of six All-CAC players and one conference scoring leader.

Prior to joining the CAC, Coach Short led Wesley to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Playoffs for eight consecutive years, including three PAC Championships.

Tracey began her collegiate coaching career at Wesley College in 1995 and quickly rebuilt a program that had finished a combined 0-22-2 in the two seasons before her arrival. Coach Short currently holds an overall record of 209-110 and an astonishing conference mark of 102-22. Wesley has won PAC titles in 2001, 2003 and 2004, while earning NCAA regional berths in each of those seasons. The 2003 and 2004 teams both finished with perfect records in conference play. She was also named the PAC Coach of the Year four times and has a regional coach of the year award as well.

Tracey is the middle of three daughters born and raised in Vienna, Maryland to Bonnie and John Short. From age 10 she has been involved in athletics - playing on the boy's soccer and little league baseball teams. Entering high school, North Dorchester, Tracey participated in three sports - field hockey, basketball and softball - along with numerous other activities.

After high school Short continued her athletic and academic career at Salisbury State College - renamed Salisbury State University and now Salisbury University. Academically, Tracey majored in Physical Education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in PE, Certified to Teach K-12. Most recently, she received her Master of Education from Wesley College in May of 2002.

Athletically, Short participated in field hockey and softball. During her collegiate career in softball she was a captain (sophomore year) and the team participated in three post-season tournaments. The field hockey team made the NCAA tournament in each of her four seasons. She was a member of the undefeated (21-0) National Championship team as a sophomore. The team lost eight starters to graduation and their head coach and still returned to the Final Four, finishing third after a triple overtime loss to William Smith. Her senior year they once again finished third in the Nation. Tracey received many field hockey honors at Salisbury including all-region twice and was an All-American her senior year. As a junior she received the Coaches Award and as a senior was voted team MVP. In 2001, Short was inducted into the Salisbury University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Following graduation, Tracey spent two years as an assistant with the Salisbury field hockey team, and the women's lacrosse for one season. In 1991 she served as head softball coach at Snow Hill High School, before returning to North Dorchester in 1992 to help guide the softball team back to playoffs for the first time since 1985.

Prior to joining the Wesley College coaching staff, Short taught PE for grade 1-11 at Worcester Country Day School in Berlin, Maryland. While there she coached three sports: field hockey, basketball and women's lacrosse.

She has been involved with three NCAA committees - Regional Ranking Committees for Field Hockey and Softball, and Chair of the All-American Committee for Field Hockey. She has also chaired the ECAC selection committee, responsible for selecting the teams to participate in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship.

Camp Details

2014 CAMP INFORMATION

The NIKE Field Hockey camp at Wesley College provides campers with top quality instruction plus:

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.

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*Please note, this information is subject to change.

SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: between 11:00am-12:00pm on Sunday, July 6th. Please eat lunch before coming to camp, first meal is dinner.
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Wednesday, July 9th. Check out at 12:00pm.

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, court and turf shoes and goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment
Facility: Campers train on turf fields.

HOUSING

Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Key Deposit: TBA
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport
Transportation: Not provided, campers must arrange own transportation.

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

Campers train on the modernized Scott D. Miller Stadium turf field. The field was installed in 2004 and is complete with new stadium lighting for evening sessions. Wesley invested over $4 million in their athletic facilities making it a top training ground for our camp. In addition to serving as the home of the Wolverine teams, the stadium has also played host to numerous other events, including DIAA state soccer and lacrosse playoffs and Delaware youth football postseasons.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30-11:30 Morning training session-technical
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00-4:00 Afternoon training session
  • 4:15-5:15 Swimming
  • 5:15 Dinner
  • 6:00-8:00 Evening training session-scrimmages
  • 8:00-9:30 Evening activities
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of a Wesley Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

This was my 12 year old's first overnight camp experience. I took comfort knowing that it was a local camp and that she was with an experienced coach that I knew from prior years. Tracy and her team did not let me down. She took great care in assigning roommates to get the best fit making for a great experience off and on the field. The camp provided my daughter with a chance to try midfield play vs. just defense and she loved it. We appreciated everything and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Bring Wesley College and Tracy back next year!

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Parent of a Wesley Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great camp all around

The Nike field hockey camp staff members connected to the players very well on a personal and skill level, which helped make playing on the field a lot more comfortable and intense all at the same time.

Wesley Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Highly recommend

The camp was wonderful, the coaches were great at skill building and team building, and I would recommend the camp to anyone who is interested in field hockey.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Varsity, JV, Jr High, Beginner
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended $390.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $490.00
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.