Randolph-Macon College Nike Field Hockey Camp Ashland, Virginia
Join Coach Carper at Randolph-Macon College this summer for an outstanding field hockey experience.
This is a complete skills camp that focuses on skill development. Field hockey drills and team play reflect the latest instructional techniques and challenge all players from beginner to advanced levels.
Instructional highlights include offensive and defensive skills, game situations and small game strategies. Campers are trained individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1v1 elimination skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills. Camp is open to individuals and teams. Players are grouped appropriately by age and ability. Teams train 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
Crystal Carper, who is entering her seventh year as head coach of the R-MC Field Hockey program, has led the Yellow Jackets to two of its most successful seasons in school history.
The 2010 ODAC Coach of the Year, Carper earned All-State Co-Coach of the Year honors after the Yellow Jackets tied a program record for wins with 13 on the way their first ODAC title game appearance since 1998.
Carper, who has now won 61 games during her tenure in Ashland, has led R-MC to six straight ODAC tournaments, including this season’s second seed upon entry into the postseason.Read Full Bio
Carper directed R-MC to 11 wins in 2009, which is the most wins for the field hockey teams since the 1999 season.
Carper brings a wealth of NCAA Division I field hockey experience. She comes to Randolph-Macon from Longwood University, where she was an assistant coach for the 2004-05 season. Prior to that, she served as an assistant at James Madison University in 2003-04. A 2002 graduate of Old Dominion University, Carper played four years of field hockey for the Monarchs.
As a player at Old Dominion under Beth Anders, Carper was a three-year starter. During her four years, the Monarchs won four Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championships and the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Division I titles. Carper was named second-team all-CAA and earned conference all-tournament team honors as a junior in 2000.
After graduating from Old Dominion, Carper was an assistant coach at her alma mater, Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 2002. The team won Virginia Group AAA regional and district championships, and advanced to the state tournament quarterfinals. Also that season, Carper was a AAA and AA high school official. She also has gained experience coaching at several camps.
Carper is a native of Fredericksburg, and was a three-sport standout at Stafford, playing field hockey, basketball and soccer. She was a multiple all-district selection in all three sports, and in field hockey was the Washington Post and Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star Player of the Year as a senior. She is the fifth all-time leading scorer in Virginia high school field hockey history, and is Stafford's all-time assists leader in basketball.
Camp Code: FHGRRD
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 26th
No Lunch will be served on the first day. Campers should come ready to play.
Check-out: at 12:00pm on Saturday, June 29th
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
Campers Per Room: 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
Key Deposit: $50
Spending Money: $20
Medical Facility: athletic trainer on-site and a Hospital nearby
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 Training session- skills/small game tactics
- 11:30 Rest/individual help
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:30 Training session- skills session
- 4:00 Rest
- 5:00 Dinner
- 6:00 Training session- scrimmages
- 8:30 Evening activities
- 10:30 Lights out
Why You’ll Love NIKE Field Hockey Camps
America’s best coaches!
NIKE Field Hockey Camps work with the most respected and accomplished group of instructors and coaches in the country. Our NIKE Camp Directors are talented athletes themselves; they share your passion for field hockey and have made a career of sharing their knowledge and experience with hundreds of young athletes. They, and their carefully chosen staffs, never lose sight of the fact that great players are created one at a time. At NIKE Field Hockey Camps, expect personal, individualized instruction – and with it - RESULTS!
Make new friends!
Who says getting better can’t be fun too? At NIKE Field Hockey Camps, you’ll meet other young athletes who share your love of this sport. On or off the field, you’ll share an experience you will remember forever.
A NIKE Field Hockey Camp immerses you in the sport, giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of each camp, your self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
A program for your age and skill level
NIKE Field Hockey Camps are designed to help players, ages 10–18, develop athletically. You’ll master fundamental skills, experience lots of game competition, make friends and fall in love with field hockey. Upon arrival at camp, all campers are evaluated by the Director and Staff and placed in the program that best suits them for an experience that’s effective and fun!
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly forbidden and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for immediate dismissal from camp without refund.
Mouthguards and shinguards are required for all players. Goalkeepers must supply their own helmets, leg guards, kickers, chest protectors and gloves.
Get better together this summer! Teams are welcome and encouraged at all locations. Camp is a great way for teams to improve their skills individually as well as enhance their overall team unity. Register together as a team to ensure group placement on and off the field. Please call for details!Read camper reviews