Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley

Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley
Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley

Join the experienced and knowledgeable Cal Field Hockey Coaching Staff this summer at UC Berkeley 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 Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley is the place for you. Cal's coaching staff and current players help you develop your basic skills as well as teach you the latest skills and tactics to allow you to compete at the highest level.

This camp provides a wonderful chance for you to visit California and see what the area has to offer while participating in a great camp designed to help you reach the next level. Players of all ability levels ages 10-18 are welcome to attend.

Camp is open to any and all entrants and only restricted by age and gender.

Highlights Include

  • Progressive coaching methods and positive reinforcement
  • Team play, skill development, and game play
  • Players grouped and taught based on age and ability
  • Specialized goalkeeping training
  • High tempo environment that is fun and engaging
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Shellie Onstead
Camp Director

Shellie Onstead

Shellie Onstead, a 2008 U.S. Olympic assistant coach and California Hall of Fame inductee, has put Cal field hockey on the map as a player and a head coach.

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Onstead is a pioneer in the sport of field hockey, particularly at the collegiate level, aiding in the West Coast development of a traditionally East Coast game. The San Jose, Calif., product has also made an impact in the game at the national and international levels through her work with USA Field Hockey. More notably, she served as an assistant coach to the U.S. women's team in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

The first All-American player for the Golden Bears, Onstead is now in her 20th year at the helm of her alma mater, which she has built into a West Coast powerhouse. Onstead has compiled a 218-135 career record and has led Cal to 11 conference titles, including guiding the 2011 squad to the NorPac Tournament championship. The six-time NorPac Coach of the Year has guided the Bears to five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Cal has posted some impressive firsts over the past few seasons. In 2007, the Bears upset then-No. 4 Michigan, 1-0, for their first victory against a top-five team in Onstead's tenure. During 2006, the Bears had one of their most successful seasons, earning their then-highest ranking ever at No. 12 and an appearance in the first round of the postseason. The Bears 2011 reached a new high in the national rankings, rising to No. 11 in the national rankings, a place they held for two weeks during the season as well as returning to that ranking in the final season poll.

Onstead, who earned her latest NorPac Coach of the Year honor in 2006, also coached two-time NorPac Player of the Year Valentina Godfrid to her 200th career point, oversaw the Cal star as Godfrid topped the nation in goals (33) and coached Rachel Moffitt towards becoming Cal's all-time assist leader (36) and the NorPac Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.

Onstead won the 200th game of her coaching career on Oct. 23, 2011 in a thrilling come-from-behind 4-3 overtime victory at UC Davis.

Aside from Cal, Onstead has served in numerous coaching capacities at the national and international levels. She was an assistant coach for the U.S. women's team that competed in the 2008 Olympics. Onstead is one of the few females on the U.S. men's national team coaching staff and was the first woman ever to be named head coach of the men's under-16 national team.

In April of 2012, Onstead was a member of the coaching staff for the U21 Junior National Squad took on the England U21 squad in four matches from April 3-7 at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, England. In March 2010, she coached the Under-17 U.S. National team at the 2010 Pan American Youth Championships in Montevideo, Uruguay. In April 2009, Onstead led the U.S. U-17 National team to a 6-2 record at the 22nd DOMO International Easter Tournament in Hod Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. Her keeper was named the Goalie of the Tournament.

In 2005, she served as an assistant coach for the U.S. under-21 men's national team. The U.S. team competed in the Junior Pan American tournament held in Havana, Cuba, where it finished fifth.

In April 2004, she was an assistant coach for the U.S. men's national team on a tour of Malaysia. In May, she served in the same capacity at the Pan American Cup in Ontario, Canada, where she also attended the Pan American Federation Coaching Clinic. In May 2002, Onstead coached the men's under- 21 and men's senior national teams at the California Cup, an international tournament contested in Moorpark, Calif. Also in 2002, Onstead was a video analyst for the U.S. Women's World Cup team that competed in Perth, Australia.

Onstead was the head coach of the U.S. men's under-16 national team from 1999-2001, earning the 1999 U.S. Field Hockey Association's National Coach of the Year. Onstead served as an assistant coach on the men's senior national team in 2000 at the America's Cup Tournament in Cuba and a 2001 World Cup Qualifier in Scotland.

A member of the U.S. national team in 1985 and 1986, Onstead also competed at the Veteran National Team World Cup in the Netherlands in the spring of 1998. She played for Jailbreak in 2006 and for the Rush in the 2008 Cal Cup and in the 2007 Super Division.

Onstead has coached at numerous USFHA development and elite camps during the offseason. In May 2007, Onstead served as an assistant coach for the U.S. women's national team that competed in a tournament in Chile as it prepared for the Pan Am Games. Also in the spring of 2007, she took the U.S. under-19 Olympic Development Select team for a slate of games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the spring of 2006, she coached the Elite under-16 team, which toured the Netherlands and took fourth at the International Easter Hockey Tournament in Valkenswaard. She led the U.S. U-16 team to a third-place finish in the same tournament in 2009.

As the head coach of the USFHA Western Region women's high performance training site, Onstead coached the California team at the USA Women's National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., in the summer of 2006. In addition, she coached the men's Western Region Team at the 2006 USA Men's National Championship in Chula Vista, Calif., where it took second place. Locally, she is the director of California Field Hockey Camp at San Jose State and the Cal Elite Camp during the summer.

Onstead participated in an FIH coaching course that ran concurrently with the Champions Challenge in Virginia Beach, Va. in July 2005. In addition, she served a four-year term on the NCAA West Region Advisory Committee and was a member of the Division I Field Hockey Officiating Subcommittee.

Prior to taking over the reins at Cal from long-time head coach Donna Fong in 1995, Onstead was a first-team All-American for the Bears in 1982. She served as an assistant coach to Fong for 11 seasons. As a player, Onstead still ranks among Cal's all-time leaders in scoring. She is tied for eighth in career goals (26) and ranks seventh in career assists (18) and seventh in points (70). She was elected into the California Hall of Fame in 2008.

Onstead came to Cal in the fall of 1980 as a transfer from UC Davis. In her first season, she led the Bears to a runner-up finish in the 1980 AIAW national tournament, the program's best postseason showing. Onstead propelled Cal to a pair of fifth-place postseason finishes, first in 1981, in the AIAW Tournament, and in 1982, in the NCAA Tournament. She was a two-time all-conference selection.

Onstead graduated from Cal in 1983 with a degree in physical education.

Camp Details

Don't miss this opportunity to train with the best. UC Berkeley Head Coach, Shellie Onstead, along with her coaching staff, bring a wealth of knowledge to this field hockey camp, open to all skill levels. Beginners are given tools to jump start their playing career and advanced players gain technical insight from a former U.S. Olympic assistant coach. Players are sure to improve while having fun on one of the best university campuses on the west coast. 

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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be 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.

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
• Thursday, July 6th: Arrive between 1:00-2:00pm at Clark Kerr.
• Sunday, July 9th: Campers check out from the dorm at 12:00pm. 


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 field hockey turf at Underhill Field.


Dorm: Clark Kerr
Campers stay 2 per room
Roommates are guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms:  Shared on floor
Dorms are not air-conditioned
Key Deposit: $50 fee if key is lost
All bedding, linen, and towels are included. The linen packet consists of a pillow, a pillowcase, two sheets, two towels, a face cloth, a blanket, bedspread, and soap.


Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: 1 athletic trainer on-site and a Hospital nearby
Evening Activities: Game nights


Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are several options that we suggest.

There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online.


Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)
Pricing: (All Prices are Approximate)
To/From Oakland International Airport/Campus $25.00 (One Way)
To/From San Francisco International Airport/Campus $29.00 (One Way)


Phone: 1-800-258-3826
Pricing: (All Prices are Approximate)
To/From Oakland International Airport/Campus $32.00 (One Way)
To/From San Francisco International Airport/Campus $35.00 (One Way)


If you would like purchase any Cal Field Hockey apparel, you can do so at this link: Orders must be received by June 1st and all purchases will be shipped by June 8th.


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.


The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a beautiful 178-acre central core.

Campers train on field hockey turf at Underhill Field.


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Morning Session: technical skill work, small group strategies
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00 Afternoon Session: large group strategies, team tactical work, recruiting seminar
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Evening session: small sided games, full field scrimmage, film review
  • 10:00 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Shellie Onstead camper '16

  • 4/5.
Players from all around the world

My daughter loved the camp! Meet players from all around the world!

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Shellie Onstead camper '16

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend this camp

I would highly recommend this camp to all the other Field Hockey Parents. My daughter came home with full confidence. This is her first overnight camp . I never noticed her talking much about her hockey experience. Coaching staff is very approachable, excellent stick skills instructions, evaluating each and every player, full 11v 11 scrimmage based on players skill set. She is for sure coming back again next year. 

Shellie Onstead camper '15

  • 5/5.
Want to come back

Nike Field Hockey Camp is an all-around great experience. Attending the camp allowed me to develop skills and learn new techniques. Would definitely come back! 

Shellie Onstead camper '15

  • 4/5.
Recommend this camp

I would recommend this camp to all my teammates and friends. This camp is good to increase your skills and play intense hockey.

Parent of a Shellie Onstead camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great camp

Well organized, excellent instruction, great camp experience! 

Shellie Onstead camper '14

  • 1/5.
Great for improving skills

I highly recommend this camp to any field hockey player looking to improve their skills. You will learn to play with unfamiliar teammates and opponents as well as focus your energy on the sport. Under the guidance of the UC Berkeley coaches, you will learn a variety of new skills and tactics. It was the highlight of my summer. 

Shellie Onstead camper '14

  • 5/5.
Outstanding coaching

The Nike camp was a great experience. The coaching was outstanding and I learned a lot. The Berkeley campus was really cool. The tour of the campus was great. I liked seeing how the D-1 athletes live!

Parent of a Shellie Onstead camper '14

  • 4/5.
Had a blast

This was my daughter's first Nike FH Camp under Coach Onstead's leadership. She had a blast! The passion, intensity and fun will make her and her friends come back.

Shellie Onstead camper '13

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to do it again

I would recommend this camp to anyone because it offers a little taste of what the college game is like and how college life works. My game really improved during this camp, and I was able to improve on skills that I don't often work on. The coaching staff was very nice, and intense, and they were able to help me one on one when I needed it. I definitely loved the camp, the coaching, and the campus and can not wait to go again!

Shellie Onstead camper '13

  • 5/5.
Inspiring camp!

I had a great time at Shellie Onstead's field hockey camp. I learned a lot of new skills and was encouraged by the positive coaching. I really enjoyed the campus tours and hearing personal testimonials from current players. Really inspired me to continue my pursuit of becoming a collegiate Field Hockey athlete/student.

Shellie Onstead camper '13

  • 4/5.
Good format

I made a lot of friends and learned a lot. I really liked the format because there was a good mix of drills and scrimmages.

Shellie Onstead camper '13

  • 5/5.
Outstanding coaching

I loved this camp! The field is unbelievable, the coaching was outstanding, and it was awesome getting such great advice from the coaches on how to improve my play! I am definitely a better player as a result and can't wait to return to camp again!

Camp Dates & Prices

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