Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley Berkeley, California
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.
- 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
- Reversible jersey, water bottle and ball
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 at Maxwell Family Field, home to Golden Bears Field Hockey.
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.
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.Read Full Bio
The first All-American player for the Golden Bears, Onstead is now in her 18th year at the helm of her alma mater, which she has built into a West Coast powerhouse. Onstead has compiled a 203-11 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 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.
2013 CAMP INFORMATION (2014 coming soon)
The Shellie Onstead Field Hockey Camp at UC Berkeley provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
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.
Check-in: Thursday, July 11 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Stern Hall
Check-out: Sunday, July 14 at noon. Camper check out from the dorm.
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 the watered turf field at Maxwell Family Field.
Dorm: Stern Hall
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
Spending Money: $40
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)
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)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 Breakfast
- 8:45 Extended Day campers arrive
- 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
- 9:00 Extended Day campers depart
- 10:00 Lights out