Northeast Clinic at Governor’s Academy Byfield, Massachusetts
Nike Field Hockey Camps is proud to merge with Northeast Field Hockey Clinic to provide an outstanding camp experience at Governor's Academy this summer.
This clinic is designed to meet the needs of advanced, intermediate and beginner field hockey players. Whether you have never played field hockey before, if you have been on Varsity for three years, or if you are trying out for your Varsity team, we have the curriculum for you. Every athlete is given individual instruction with a stress on fundamentals, in a low participant/staff ratio. Northeast Field Hockey Clinic specializes in individual instructions for all levels of players. You are given the necessary skills to take you to the next level.
Get better together this summer. If you would like your team to be ready for the fall season, we encourage you to sign up as a team! You are grouped with your team (if desired) for both day instruction and evening 11 v 11 play. Team discount apply, please call for details.
- Minimum of six hours of instruction daily
- Instruction from prominent college 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
- Reversible jersey, STX water bottle and STX ball
- STX sticks are awarded as prizes
The Northeast Field Hockey Clinic is held on the campus of The Governor's Academy located in Byfield (Newbury), MA. This private school campus is situated in a beautiful quiet setting which allows the girls to become proficient while enjoying a unique experience, wholesome and worthwhile. This is the place and opportunity for them. The facilities are excellent. The clinic utilizes two outdoor artificial turf fields, eight regulation grass field hockey fields, four indoor 1/2 field synthetic surfaces, gymnasium, field house, five dormitories, dining area, and all other facilities of the Academy.Meet your coaching staff
Shannon LeBlanc Hlebichuk
After 10 years as head coach at UMass Lowell, Shannon Hlebichuk has little left to accomplish: NCAA Championships in 2005 and 2010; Six Northeast-10 Conference Tournament titles (2003-07; 2010); and eight consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, six of which in the championship game.
The winningest active coach in Division II with a record of 181-46 (.797), awards have been plentiful in Hlebichuk's 10 seasons for her and her players. She was named the Division II Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010; the NE-10 Coach of the Year in seven of her 10 seasons at the helm; and NFHCA Division II North Coach of the Year five times.
She has also guided her players to NE-10 All-Conference honors 53 times and All-American status 39 times - including four in the 2011 season.
UMass Lowell is coming off a stellar 19-4 season in 2011 in whch it won the NE-10 Tournament championship for the second straight year and advanced to the NCAA Championship match for the fifth successive year. The 2011 campaign followed a perfect 24-0 year in 2010, which the River Hawks captured the Conference regular season and tournament titles as well as the NCAA Championship, their second title in six years.
Seven of Hlebichuk's 2011 players were named to the NE-10 All-Conference teams while four were honored as All-Americans. Senior Kayla Littig was named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year as wel as the NFHCA North Region Player of the Year.
Named head coach in December of 2001, Hlebichuk led the River Hawks to a 9-9 clip in 2002 and to the NE-10 Tournament - its first-ever postseason bid. Just one year later, UMass Lowell went 15-8, captured the NE-10 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA title match where it fell to Bloomsburg University (4-1).
The 2003 NCAA championship game was the first of seven championship game appearances in nine years, coupled with semifinal showings in 2004 and 2006. On the eve of the 2003 NE-10 Tournament championship, Hlebichuk became the third field hockey player inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Outside of coaching, Hlebichuk served on the NFHCA Hall of Fame Committee from 2008-10 and was formerly Northeast Region chair of the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Committee and the NFHCA Division II All-American Committee. She also served two years on the NFHCA North-South All-Star Game Committee and was named head coach of the North Region squad in 2004 and 2005.
Past and present staff have come from the following college programs:
Boston College, Bowdoin, Bryant, Dartmouth, E. Stroudsburg, Harvard, Holy Cross, Merrimack, Michigan State, New Paltz, Northeastern, Penn State, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Springfield, Stonehill, SUNY, Trenton, Trinity, U Mass Amherst, U Mass Lowell, University of Maine, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of Southern Maine, Western New England, Westfield, Williams, William Smith, Worcester Polytech and Yale.
Camp Code: FHGRGS
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Players Grouped By: Skill, age, years of experience
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
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No, a fan is receommended
Key Deposit: TBA
Spending Money: $40 a week
Medical Facility: Athletic trainer are on-site
Closest Airport: Boston's Logan International Airport
Transportation: Not Provided
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Instruction
- 10:00am Skill stations
- 11:30am Lunch
- 1:15pm Instruction
- 2:00pm 8v8 games
- 3:00pm Day attendee tourney/Coaches Corner*
- 4:00pm Dinner
- 6:15pm 11v11 tourney play
- 8:00pm Indoor field hockey
- 9:00pm Head to dorms
*Coaches Corner allows attendees to spend instructional time with a staff member of their choice.Read camper reviews