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University of San Diego Nike Field Hockey Camp

University of San Diego Nike Field Hockey Camp
University of San Diego Nike Field Hockey Camp

Join us in beautiful San Diego for an outstanding field hockey experience.

The University of San Diego Camp is a camp for players age 10 to18 and will focus on basic and advanced skills, position play, field hockey fundamentals and team strategy. This high tempo skills camp provides technical teaching and “new” skill development, in a fun yet competitive environment. Participants experience a combination of skill development and game play situations in an intensive format with multiple repetition.

Highlights Include

  • Progressive coaching methods and positive reinforcement
  • High tempo environment that is fun and engaging
  • Concentrated focus on fundamentals and technique
  • Personal evaluations from your coach
  • Goal Keeper specialty sessions
  • Reversible jersey, water bottle and ball
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Vianney Yamada (Campos)
Camp Director

Vianney Yamada (Campos)

Coach Yamada has many years of valuable coaching experience, most recently the Head Field Hockey Coach at UC Davis from 2008-20013 and previously an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at University of the Pacific from 2007-2008. 

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Vianney was a 2006 NCAA Division I All- American, 4 time NorPac All-Conference Team, 3 Time Offensive Player of the Year, and 4 time West Region All American. In 2006, her senior year- she lead all players in NCAA Division I in Goals Per Game and Points Per Game. 

After college, Yamada played with the USA National Developmental Squad and earned a cap playing for Team USA at the Atholding Champions Challenge in 2007. 

Vianney has been Facilities Rental Coordinator and Sports Camp Coordinator since 2014 at the Francis Parker School.

She came to Parker from Pursuit Athletics, her business helping high school athletes navigate the college recruitment process, and Longstreth Sporting Goods, where she was California sales account manager.

Vianney (pronounced VEE-uh-nay) holds a master's degree in sports pedagogy from University of the Pacific and a bachelor's in sociology and criminal justice from the same school.

Married in May 2014 to Derrick Yamada, she is bilingual (Spanish being her first language) and is a certified Crossfit trainer who with her husband has played in an adult dodgeball league for several years.

Camp Details

Campers are grouped by age, experience and skill level, giving each athlete the opportunity to improve their field hockey play in a fun and challenging environment. 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.

More Important Camp Details


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.


Check-in: between 1:00-2:00pm on Thursday, July 14th
Check-out: is at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 17th


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 quipment
Facility: Manchester Field at USD


Dorm: TBA
Campers stay 2 per room/4 person suites
Key Deposit: no deposit, but $125 if key is lost


Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 1 athletic trainer will be on site at all times, hospital nearby
Evening Activities: Game nights

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 (overnight campers only)
  • 8:45 Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 9:15 Tempo Skills (ball handling, skills at pace)
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 1:15 Team oriented tempo training (small game scenarios)
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:30 Game play
  • 9:00 Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Parent of University of San Diego Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Organized, safe, and motivating

The Nike Field Hockey Camp in San Diego was an outstanding experience.  My daughter is a beginner and this was a wonderful way to introduce her to the sport in a safe and fun environment with knowledgeable and motivating coaches.  There was a wide variety of skill levels amongst the campers, but the coaches did an amazing job with challenging every camper within their current skill level.  The camp felt very organized, safe, and the coaches were great role models for the girls.  I appreciate that they offered an information session for the girls on navigating the process to become a college athlete.  We look forward to returning next summer!

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University of San Diego Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Fun memories and friends

This camp welcomes all levels of skill!! Whether this is your first year or you've been playing for 10, you will benefit from this experience. Most of the girls you meet you will see during the season and trust me when I say you will literally run to them when you see them because you will remember all of the fun and interesting memories you made together. This camp will provide you memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

University of San Diego Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Exceeded expectations

Although I was originally reluctant to do an overnight camp, this camp went far beyond my expectations. The girls were very nice and the coaches were super encouraging! They taught us how to prepare ourselves for the season and even for college. The dorms were also very nice and since there was four to a room I got to meet many new girls from all around the United States and even out of country! I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking to improve their skills and enter the world of field hockey.

University of San Diego Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Loved this camp

This camp was so fun. I enjoyed myself. The bed was okay, but the food, the instructions, and the overall camp itself was amazing. I loved making new friends and working on skills to improve. They gave awards so people had a chance to shine. It was amazing, and I would totally go again. 

University of San Diego Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Individual attention

They work with individual people equally, giving each person a chance to play and work on skills. Also, they give each player credit for good plays/skills.

University of San Diego Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Friendly environment

I would recommend this camp because it is a lot of fun playing with everyone and meeting new people. I learned a lot and it was a really friendly environment!

University of San Diego Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Grew as a player

I found the groove of the camp to be very relaxing, which helped me focus on learning more skills and playing in games. The coaching staff answers questions with gusto and often times explain even further than I had ever thought possible. I asked for feedback and I got it. It helped grow exponentially as a player.

University of San Diego Camper '13

  • 3/5.
Great field hockey experience

Don't miss out on a great field hockey experience!! I'll be there next year!!

Parent of University of San Diego Camper

  • 5/5.
Attending next year

My daughter had an absolute blast at the Nike Field Hockey camp at USD. She loved it so much she tried to talk me into letting her go to the camp at Stanford two weeks later! Shes already planning to attend next year!

Parent of University of San Diego Camper

  • 5/5.
Incredibly organized

From a parent's stand point, this was our first time, I felt everything was incredibly organized and ran smooth. Registration and checking in was easy. My daughter had a great experience, she came back very motivated, and had improved her skill level. We will definitely be back next year.

Parent of University of San Diego Camper

  • 5/5.
Very impressed

This was a quality camp, from top to bottom. My daughter said that she learned more by lunch on the second day than she has learned in a whole week at other camps. The coaches somehow found a way to make the camp challenging, yet so much fun for the girls! That is truly a rare combination! We were all very impressed with these people and hope to attend more of their camps in the future.

Camp Dates & Prices

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