Sacred Heart University Nike Field Hockey Camp

Sacred Heart University Nike Field Hockey Camp
Sacred Heart University Nike Field Hockey Camp

Receive collegiate training, practicing techniques, and game tactics that have been successfully used by the Pioneers field hockey program.

The Sacred Heart Pioneers invite you to an intense session of field hockey training on the shores of the Long Island Sound. Head Coach, Katie Kloeckener directs an unforgettable Nike Field Hockey Camp designed to improve your game. 

Campers practice and play on the University's newly renovated home turf field.  

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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Katie Kloeckener
Camp Director

Katie Kloeckener

Katie Kloeckener begins her fourth season as Head Coach and eighth season as a member of the Sacred Heart University field hockey coaching staff. 

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In her seven seasons, Kloeckener has coached 21 All Conference selections—8 First Team All NEC Conference selections, along with 13 Second Team All NEC/MAAC Conference selections. In addition to these selections, she has helped guide 3 former players to major conference awards. She coached a 2-Time All NEC Goalkeeper of the Year, an All NEC Offensive Player of the Year, and an All NEC Defensive Player of the Year. 
Last fall marked the best Pioneer season since 2006. The nine wins were the most the program has had since 2006, and the Pioneers qualified for their first postseason tournament since 2008. The Sacred Heart field hockey team finished the 2014 season at 9-9 and 3-2 in MAAC play, narrowly losing in the MAAC Semi-Finals to eventual MAAC Champion, Monmouth University.

Kloeckener served as the team's Interim Head Coach in the fall of 2010 and took over the program full-time in 2012.

Success has also been found in the classroom as Kloeckener has coached 34 NFHCA All Academic Squad award winners, as well as 9 All MAAC Academic team selections.  Each of the last six years the Sacred Heart University Field Hockey team has been awarded the NFHCA Academic Team distinction, as the team has carried well over a 3.0 GPA. In 2012, the Sacred Heart Field Hockey team earned the 2nd Highest GPA in the Nation, with a 3.55 GPA.

Kloeckener joined the Pioneer coaching staff at the beginning of the 2008 season after a four-year playing career at Ball State University, where she graduated in May of 2008. At Ball State, Kloeckener was part of a team that was the Mid-American Conference runner-up in 2006. She was recognized for her academic accomplishments, as she was named to the MAC All-Academic Team and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association Academic Team four straight years from 2004-07.

Camp Details

Get better this summer with the expert coaching staff at Sacred Heart University. This program is designed to benefit all ability levels, from beginners to advanced. Campers are broken up into groups based on skill level. All positions are covered, including specific goal keeper training. Full scrimmages in the evenings allow campers to put their skills to the test in game situations. 

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.

More Important Camp Details

What's included in the fee? 

Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided starting with dinner on Saturday.

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.


Overnight Campers
• Friday July 8th: Arrive between 12:00-1:30pm at Merton Hall.
• Monday July 11th: Final games take place from 8:00-11:35am. Graduation is at 11:45am. Parents are invited to attend!

Extended Day Campers
• Friday July 8th: Arrive between 12:30-1:30 at the dorm.
• Saturday & Sunday: Arrive at 9:00am at the fields. Depart at 8:30am from the dorm.
• Monday July 11th: Final games take place from 8:00-11:35am. Graduation is at 11:45am. Parents are invited to attend!


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.  If it rains, there are indoor courts available.


Dorm: Merton Hall
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: $100
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 1 athletic trainer on-site and a Hospital nearby
Evening Activities: Game nights


Closest Airports: Hartford-BDL, LaGuardia-LGA, White Plains-HPN, or JFK
Transportation: not provided

Team Discount

If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax. 

To register a group online: Please have someone contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our REGISTRATION FORM providing credit card number or a check. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415-526-5933. Mail registrations to Nike Field Hockey Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Training session- skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30 Rest/individual help
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 2:00 Training session- skills session
  • 4:30 Rest
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:00 Training session- scrimmages
  • 8:30 Evening activities
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Sacred Heart University Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Coaching staff was awesome

By far the best camp. Sacred Heart University is beautiful school. The coaching staff was awesome!

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Sacred Heart University Camper

  • 5/5.
So much fun

The Nike field hockey camp was so much fun, and very good for getting back into shape for the fall season ahead. They teach new things and go over the basics.

Sacred Heart University Camper

  • 5/5.
Safe environment

Sacred Heart Nike Camp is a safe environment to try out your skills and move them up to the next level. There are opportunities to get feedback on your individual strength and weaknesses.

Sacred Heart University Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Great experience

I really enjoyed my time at the camp. Everything from start to finish was a great experience.

Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '12

  • 5/5.
Great camp

My daughter, Nichole Tolli, went to the Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas. She has been to different camps,the only camp she truly loves is at Sacred Heart University.Keep up a great camp.

Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Attending next year

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Sacred Heart University was a very enjoyable camp. I improved many of my skills while learning some new tricks as well. I made friends that I know I will keep in contact with and I hope to see them and the coaches next year when I attend the camp again.

Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Enjoyed camp

I really enjoyed this camp. It taught me a lot and also allowed me to have lots of playing time with other players of all abilities.

Sacred Heart University Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Looking forward to next year

I was taught proper instructions and rules of game play - additional info from what I learned from field hockey in middle school. Looking forward to camp next summer!!

Sacred Heart University Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Learn while still having fun

Nike Field Hockey Camp helped me become a better field hockey goalie and my coaches helped me learn new things while still having fun.

Sacred Heart University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great for beginners

I had never played field hockey before the camp and by the end I had almost a full understanding if the sport, as well as a love for the sport.

Parent of Sacred Heart University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Good overall atmosphere

My daughter went to several field hockey camps this summer. Nike Field Hockey camps struck an excellent balance of great instruction, experience, and an overall atmosphere of fun. 

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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