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Northeast Field Hockey Clinic at Governor’s Academy

Northeast Field Hockey Clinic at Governor’s Academy
Northeast Field Hockey Clinic at Governor’s Academy

Nike Field Hockey Camps is proud to partner 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 Academy specializes in individual instructions for all levels of players. You are given the necessary skills to take you to the next level.

Teams Encouraged:

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.

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Shannon LeBlanc Hlebichuk
Camp Director

Shannon LeBlanc Hlebichuk

Shannon Hlebichuk has created quite the legacy in her 12 years at the helm of the UMass Lowell field hockey program. She is the longest tenured and winningest multi-year coach in program history.

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 Backed by a resume that includes a pair of NCAA Division II Championships (2005, 2010) and eight Northeast-10 Conference Tournament titles (2003-07; 2010-12), Hlebichuk guided the River Hawks through their first year of NCAA Division I competition as members of the America East Conference in 2013 (2-16, 1-4). She has amassed a career record of 202-66 (.754) with a final Division II record of 200-50 (.800).

Hlebichuk has led her players to All-Conference honors 59 times and All-American recognition 41 times. With 10 consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament bids, eight of which culminated in a championship game appearance, she was a four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II Coach of the Year (2003, 2005, 2007, 2010), seven-time Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) Coach of the Year and six-time NFHCA Division II North Coach of the Year.
 
In 2013, the school’s inaugural year in the America East, two of Hlebichuk’s student-athletes were named to the conference’s All-Rookie Team, while two more received All-Academic Team accolades. In addition, 12 UMass Lowell field hockey team members garnered 2013 Gladiator SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad recognition for excellence in the classroom.
 
UMass Lowell concluded its Division II membership with a 19-4 campaign in 2012, including its third consecutive NE-10 Tournament title and sixth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. Two members of Hlebichuk's 2012 squad were honored as All-Americans.
 
Named head coach in December of 2001, Hlebichuk led the River Hawks to a 9-9 clip in 2002 and into the NE-10 Tournament – the team’s first-ever postseason bid. Just one year later, UMass Lowell went 15-8, captured the NE-10 Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Championship game where it fell to Bloomsburg University (4-1).
 
The 2003 NCAA Championship game was the first of eight title game appearances in 10 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 UMass Lowell 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.
 
Every summer, Hlebichuk acts as the director of the Northeast Field Hockey Camp at The Governor's Academy in Newbury, Mass., which trains more than 150 players.
 
Over the span of her collegiate playing career (1994-98), Hlebichuk amassed 33 goals and 29 assists (formerly a school record), pitting her eighth on the River Hawks’ all-time scoring list. She played an integral role in helping her squad improve to a 15-4 record in 1997, up from a 5-15 clip the previous year. That year, she totaled 19 assists in 19 matches (1.00), which still stands as a Division II record for assists per game.
 
A two-year captain, Hlebichuk was twice named to the NFHCA All-America Team and was named the 1997-98 NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Massachusetts.
 
Hlebichuk's prowess carried over to the classroom as she earned a spot on the NFHCA National Academic Squad three times. She was also named a GTE Academic All-American and was co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
 
Hlebichuk moved on to earn her master's degree in higher education at Arizona State in 2000 where she served as a graduate assistant for student-athlete development.
 
She was appointed to an assistant athletic director role at UMass Lowell from 2011-13 until the institution began its Division I transition period.    
 
Hlebichuk and her husband Korey reside in Nashua, NH, with their daughter Liv (11).

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Katie White
Assistant Coach

Katie White

Katie White enters her third year as the UMass Lowell field hockey team's first assistant in 2014. In addition to working with the River Hawks' forwards and midfielders, she serves...

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Katie White enters her third year as the UMass Lowell field hockey team's first assistant in 2014. In addition to working with the River Hawks' forwards and midfielders, she serves as the director of the program's camps/clinics, and manages all facets of game preparation and player development.

Prior to joining the UMass Lowell staff, White served as the assistant field hockey coach at Holy Cross, spearheading the Crusaders’ recruiting efforts. She also oversaw the Holy Cross compliance and equipment duties, while assisting with the planning of daily practices and scouting.

White has also made coaching stops at the University of Albany (2007-2010) and Colgate University (2006-07), helping to bolster each program’s recruiting, while assisting in all aspects of coaching.

Outside of her collegiate coaching experience, White has also worked as the Director of the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club. She developed the training sessions, handled all of the administrative duties and organized all of the club’s tournaments, camps and clinics.

She has also spent several years assisting with the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) Futures Program.

During her outstanding playing career at the University of New Hampshire, White received numerous honors over four seasons. She finished her career ranked third in program history in total goals and fourth in career points. As a senior, White served as team captain, while leading the America East in goals and points to earn First Team All-Conference and First Team Regional All-American honors for the second consecutive season. She was also named the America East Rookie of the Year in 2002.

White graduated from New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006 and is working towards her master’s from Colgate and Albany for educational administration and policy studies.

Staff

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,...

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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 Details

Coach Hlebichuk has left little to accomplish in her field hockey coaching career. The Northeast Clinic gives players of all experience levels the chance to train with Coach Hlebichuk of UMass Lowell and her exceptional staff. Fresh insight and seasoned perspecitive from college level coaches paired with new drills and full scrimmages pave the way for a great learning experience for any player looking to take their game to the next level. All field hockey positions are given specific attention including goalies. 

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Physical forms from within one year of camp are accepted and collected on the first day of camp.

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What is included in the fee? 

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.

Extended Day campers (8:45am-8pm - except on first and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.

Day campers (8:45am-4:00pm - except on first and last day): Lunch is 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 INFORMATION

Overnight Campers

  • Sunday July 12th: Arrive between 2:00-2:30pm at the Upper Level Gym in the Alumni Gymnasium. Players should come dressed to play.
  • Wednesday July 15th: Final games take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. Parents are invited to attend! 

Extended Day Campers

  • Sunday July 12th: Arrive between 2:00-2:30pm at the Upper Level Gym in the Alumni Gymnasium. Players should come dressed to play.
  • Monday & Tuesday: Players are dropped off at the field at 9:00am and picked up from the dorms at 9:00pm.
  • Wednesday July 15th: Players arrive at 9:00am. Final games take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. Parents are invited to attend! 

Half-Day Campers

  • Monday July 13th: Arrive at the turf field at 8:45am for check-in.
  • Players attend from 9:00-11:15am Monday-Wednesday.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
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

*Coaches Corner allows attendees to spend instructional time with a staff member of their choice.

HOUSING

Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No, a fan is recommended
Key Deposit: TBA
Spending Money: $40 a week
Medical Facility:  Athletic trainers are on-site

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Boston's Logan International Airport
Transportation: Not Provided

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

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.

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

Camper Reviews

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Great overall program

"Of all the clinics we have been to, NE has the best overall program and practice facilities. Better than any other camp I've been to. "

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Northeast Academy Camper

  • 4/5.
Practice on turf and grass

"I loved the clinic because I would play on turf and grass to better my game in both situations."

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Gets better every year!

"I have experienced this camp as a camper, counselor and a coach. All experiences were exemplary and the camp continues to get better each year I return."

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Great 1v1 drills

"The coaches are spectacular and encouraging...Great 1 on 1 drills and other great drills we don't get to try at other camps..."

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Good for teams

"Every year this camp brings our team together for the up and coming season."

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

The Nike Field Hockey Camp overall taught my child the skills needed to be a good person as well as a field hockey player. I am very happy that we traveled 5.5 hours away from home to attend camp. We will be going this next year for sure!! Thank You to all the Coaches and Players for taking time to teach my daughter

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp I've been to

This is the best field hockey skills camp I've ever gone to, and I've done quite a few. The coaches are very skilled and very approachable. They teach skills by making you understand them and demonstrating why you should use them, not just how to do them. They add that extra layer that makes field hockey players better than when they started the camp. This camp is perfect for all age groups and skills levels. Not to mention the food is extraordinary!

Parent of a Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommended

I would recommend this to any parent of a any field hockey player. The staff is awesome, caring and very encouraging to everyone. My daughter came home a stronger, happier and better player after camp. We will be making this a yearly trip!!

Parent of a Northeast Academy Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Teach hard work

They teach young women to respect and believe in themselves. They also taught the girls how to challenge and work hard in game of field hockey.

Northeast Academy Camper

  • 5/5.
Great for all ages

This camp is incredible for all ages. I wish I had started going at a younger age, but now I go every summer. This was my last year, but I wish it wasn't. The campers and coaches are super nice! And the food is incredible. 

Parent of a Northeast Academy Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Referred teammates

My daughter loved the camp so much she referred all her friends. The instruction is excellent as well as the accommodations. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Varsity, JV, Jr High, Beginner
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
*Please note, times vary on the first and last day of camp.
Extended 8:45am-8:00pm $495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $570.00
Availability: Open

Day 8:45am-4:00pm $420.00
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.