Slippery Rock University Nike Field Hockey Camp Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

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Nike Field Hockey Camps is proud to offer a great location in Pennsylvania. Join the coaching staff at Slippery Rock University this summer for an outstanding camp.

This camp is designed to help players, ages 10-18, develop athletically.  Mastering fundamental skills, experiencing lots of game competition, making new friends, and falling in love with field hockey.

Upon arrival at camp, all campers are evaluated by the Director and Staff and placed into the program that best suits them for an experience that's effective and fun.

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
Meet your coaching staff
Co-Director

Julie Swiney

Julie Swiney will begin her fourth season as the Head Field Hockey Coach at Slippery Rock University in 2013. Swiney led the field hockey team to success that the program had not seen in more than a decade in each of her first three seasons at Slippery Rock.

She has guided The Rock to the PSAC playoffs in each of her last two seasons. Prior to 2011, SRU had not reached the PSAC playoffs since 1987. The team posted its second-straight six win season in 2011 and the 2012 squad finished with eight wins, tied for the fourth most in school history. For her efforts in 2012, Swiney was named as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division Coach of the Year.

Swiney inherited a Rock program that won seven games in four seasons under former head coach Stacey Hart. In her first season with The Rock in 2010, Swiney led Slippery Rock to a 6-14 season. The six wins were the most for Slippery Rock since 1998.

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Under Swiney’s guidance, the Green and White defeated three teams that were ranked in the NFHCA Top-10 and scored 33 goals, the sixth highest total in the program’s history. Seven of SRU’s losses were just one-goal defeats.

In addition to coaching two All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division selections in 2010 (Gabrielle Malishchak and Erin Moran), Swiney also oversaw a team that led all of Division II with a collective 3.55 grade point average.

She replicated the latter feat in her second season, as The Rock once again led the nation in team GPA in 2011. Malishchak earned her third straight All-PSAC honor and Moran was named to the NFHCA Senior All-Star game.

Swiney joined The Rock staff after serving four seasons as American International College’s first field hockey coach. She led the Yellow Jackets to two wins in each of their first two seasons before increasing the win total to five games in 2008 and six games in 2009. Included in the 2008 win total was a 3-2 victory over No. 6 St. Michaels, the Yellow Jackets’ first-ever win over a nationally ranked opponent.

She also served as Assistant Compliance Coordinator at American International and was a member of the NCAA Division II North Region advisory committee from 2008-10, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s All-American Committee and the North/South All Star Committee.

Prior to being named in May 2006 as head coach at AIC, Swiney served one season as an assistant coach under former Rock student-athlete and head coach Jenny Dumas at Washington & Jefferson College and two seasons as an assistant at Amherst College.

Swiney was also the director of the Revolution Field Hockey Camp in Pomfret, Conn., from 2008-10; head coach of U-14 Action Sports in Greenfield, Mass., from 2006-09 and head coach for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, Great Lakes Region, in the spring of 2005. She has worked at numerous field hockey summer camps, including camps at Amherst, Stanford and William and Mary.

A 2003 graduate of The College of William and Mary, Swiney was a three-year starter in field hockey for the Tribe. She led the Tribe to a Top-20 national ranking in each of her three seasons and a pair of appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. As a senior, Zoolkoski Swiney was named to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Tournament Team and received the CAA Commissioners' Academic Award in 2002.

Swiney earned her B.S.B.A. in marketing from William & Mary in 2003 and her master's in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005.

A native of Mountaintop, Pa., and graduate of Crestwood High School, Swiney is married to Allegheny College Head Baseball Coach Kelly Swiney.

Co-Director

Maribeth Brozena

Maribeth Brozena joined the Slippery Rock field hockey staff in July of 2011 as an assistant coach.

Brozena came to Slippery Rock after serving as head coach of the Wyoming Area High School field hockey team for the past two seasons. Brozena compiled an overall record of 18-15-1 while at WAHS. Her 18 victories were the most wins in a two-year span in school history. The Warriors earned berths into the Wyoming Valley Conference playoffs in both seasons under Brozena.

Along with her experience coaching at the high school level, Brozena has also been an assistant coach with the Pennsylvania section of the United States Field Hockey Association’s Futures program (2005-10) and the KaPow Field Hockey Klub (2009-10). In the summers, Brozena has worked at both the Bloomsburg University Field Hockey Camp and the Competitors Edge Field Hockey Camp.

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Prior to earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University, Brozena completed an internship as a member of the University of North Carolina’s strength and conditioning staff during the fall semester of 2007.

As a player, Brozena starred at Bloomsburg from 2003-06. In addition to earning All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors three times, Brozena was also a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCA) first team All-America selection, earning the honor in both her junior and senior seasons.

Brozena was a three-year starter for the Huskies and a member of three national championship teams. She started 70 of 78 games played and totaled 49 points on 16 goals and 17 assists. Off the field, she was a two-time Bloomsburg University Scholar-Athlete.

After completing her undergraduate degree in 2007, Brozena went on to earn a master’s degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg in 2009.

Brozena holds a USA Level I field hockey coaching accreditation and is a member of the NFCA, the Pennsylvania State Field Hockey Coaches Association and the United States Field Hockey Association.

Learn more about Slippery Rock University Nike Field Hockey Camp

2014 CAMP INFORMATION

The NIKE Field Hockey camp at Slippery Rock University 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.

SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: between 12:00-1:00pm on Sunday, July 20th
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:30am on Wednesday, July 23rd

INSTRUCTION

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.

HOUSING

Dorm: Watson Hall
Campers Per Room: Suites, 2-4 per suite
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: In suite, 1 bathroom for every 2 campers
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: YES
Key Deposit: None
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Stretching, warm-up
  • 9:00 Training session- Skills/small game tactics
  • 11:30 Rest/individual help
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:45 Warm-up
  • 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

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.

Read camper reviews

Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome

It was so awesome, I had so much fun and met a lot of new friends. The perfect amount of time playing distributed into the day. My coach was so cool smile Team Canada!

Parent of Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned new skills

The college dorm rooms were so nice with air conditioning and a fridge. My daughter is a goalie and she learned all these different blocks. I believe she will be able to play field hockey in college because of the Nike camp.

Parent of Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 4/5.
For all skill levels

I would definitely recommend this camp. Has something for all levels. Challenging and interesting. Coaches are of a high level.

Parent of a Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
One on One Assistance

“My daughter was very happy that she received one on one assistance since she is a beginner. She felt the coaches and staff were very attentive and helpful. This was also her first camp trip ever so the positive experience made me very happy.”

Parent of a Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
Excited to Return Again

“The Nike field hockey camp at Slippery Rock University helped my daughter strive to be a stronger player and to renew her love of the game. She left with an overwhelming confidence and an excitement to return next year! Thank you!”

Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
Recommend to all levels of players

“This camp was great, you meet new people who are interested in what you like, the coaches are great and really know their stuff. I would recommend this camp to all levels of players.”

Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 4/5.
Beautiful

“Great campus! Slippery Rock was beautiful. They also have great staff.”

Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
Terrific

This camp is terrific! The coaches were very supportive, patient, and helpful! They were the best coaches I ever had! All the campers were so supportive of one another. Every practice everyone learned a lot and had fun. It was the best camp I have ever been to!

Slippery Rock University Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn something new and make friends

Loved the bonding between campers and how the coaches brought all us individuals together as a team!! I did not know anyone going into the camp, made good friends and it was amazing how we came together as teams over such a short time!! I have been playing since I was 8, and I was excited to be competitive and have the opportunity to learn something new.

Slippery Rock University Nike Field Hockey Camp

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Slippery Rock University Nike Field Hockey Camp
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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