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Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College
Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College

The Nike Field Hockey camp at Williams College provides athletes the opportunity to experience the winning ways of the Williams College Field Hockey program.

Head Coach Alix Barrale and former Head Coach Chris Mason team up for two sessions at Williams College this summer. Players of all skill levels benefit from the co-directors combined 40+ years collegiate coaching experience. 

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Alix Barrale

Alix Barrale

Alix Barrale ’93 begins her 15th season as the head coach of the Williams’ field hockey program after successfully leading the Ephs to the NCAA Tournament in seven of 13 seasons.

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In that span, Williams has compiled a 134-85 mark (.612) and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004).
Barrale’s Eph teams have a 16-8 (.667) record in NESCAC Tournament play and a 5-7 mark in the NCAA Tournament, advancing the Elite 8 round twice. Barrale was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004 and the NFHCA New England Region’s Coach of the Year in 2002. In addition, the Ephs have won four Little 3 titles in that span and shared another.

Barrale has coached 17 All-Americans at Williams.

Prior to returning to Williams, Barrale served as the head field hockey coach and head women's lacrosse coach at Denison University. In her last two years Barrale guided Denison to a 30-10 mark with a record of 16-4 in her final season, (12-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play). Barrale's Denison teams were 20-2 in NCAC play her final two years

Barrale played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams under her current assistant coach, Chris Mason. Barrale was the all-time leader in points for the Ephs at the time of her graduation, earned All-American honors and was invited to the U.S. Olympic "A" Training Camp.

Barrale also serves as the assistant coach to Mason in women’s lacrosse after serving as the interim head women’s lacrosse coach for one season (2000).

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Chris Mason

Chris Mason

Former Williams College field hockey coach carrying the all-time record 210-56-9

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  • Won two ECAC New England titles
  • Developed 11 All-American players
  • Made four NCAA appearances
  • As a player was a bronze medallist with the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey team at the 1984 Olympic Games

Camp Details

This is an all skills camp that focuses on skill development. Field hockey drills and team play reflect the latest instructional techniques and challenge all players from beginner to advanced levels.

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. Camp is open to individuals and teams. Players are grouped appropriately by age and ability. Teams train together. See team discount details in 'more details'.

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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: between 2:00-3:00pm on the first day of camp at Mission Park
Check-out: Graduation is at 11:00am on the last day
Extended Day Schedule: Sunday 3:00pm-8:30pm, Monday-Wednesday 8:45am-8:30pm, Thursday 8:45am-11:30am


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.


Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: Singles, Roommate requests will be put next door to each other.
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $25 
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: 2 athletic trainers are on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Transportation: Not provided, campers must arrange own transportation.


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. 


Williams College is located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, is a prestigious private school with a long history of training young student-athletes. Campers train on turf that was renovated in 2014. 

Williams College is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Nike Field Hockey Camp.

Williams College is also hosting a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer.  For more information, click on the link.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30-11:30 Morning training session- technical
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00-4:00 Afternoon training session
  • 4:15-5:15 Swimming
  • 5:15 Dinner
  • 6:00-8:00 Evening training session- scrimmages
  • 8:00-9:30 Evening activities
  • 10:30 Lights out

Camper Reviews

Williams College Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Improve your game

This camp is great for learning new skills and improving your field hockey game, while still having fun! The coaches make the perfect balance between pushing players to do their best and also not taking it too seriously. At Nike field hockey camps I am not afraid to try new things, which definitely improves my game. I will certainly be returning.

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Parent of Williams College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Can't wait to return

This was my daughter's second year at Nike Field Hockey Camp. She learned so much and has developed a passion for field hockey. She can't wait to return next year.

Williams College Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great learning experience

I would recommend this camp because you can go in with no playing experience and come out feeling confident with the sport. You make lifelong friends with people you meet there and you make terrific memories!!

Williams College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Recommend this camp

I recommend this camp because it is a good mix of learning new skills, simulating game play, and making friends. I met a really good group of girls and we had lots of fun on the off time. I also really enjoyed having the opportunity to refresh my skills before preseason.

Williams College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Highlight of my summer

The Nike Field Hockey Camp was the highlight of my summer. The coaches were excellent, teaching all of the campers every skill you need to be a good field hockey player. I will definitely go on to use those skills during my field hockey season and throughout my life. The camp was perfectly scheduled, with just enough relaxing time and just enough hockey time. I came back a different field hockey player and had made several new friends.

Parent of Williams College Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Individualized attention

This is an excellent camp to sharpen your field hockey skills in a low-key but fun setting. Ratio of campers to instructors is nice and low, ensuring lots of attention and improvement. My daughter loved this camp and she's been to many!

Parent of Williams College Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Friendly staff

I would definitely recommend the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College. The instruction was done well and my camper learned a lot while attending. The coaches and staff are friendly and welcoming. Also, my camper met new friends and created a special bond with other campers. If you are looking for a great camp to go to for fun and to learn more about field hockey, I highly recommend this camp.

Parent of Williams College Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Experience has given her confidence

This has been my daughter's second consecutive year at the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams and she's loved every minute. Her skills have improved measurably, and the experience has given her so much confidence. As a matter of fact, she has just decided to enroll in another (local) Nike Field Hockey Camp before the end of this summer to head into the fall hockey season with the sharpest skills possible. THANK YOU!

Parent of Williams College Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Wonderful experience

Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College was a wonderful experience for my High School daughter. The staff was great and holding it at Williams College was a fantastic environment.

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Supportive environment

I loved this camp! It was my first sports camp, and was as fun as I hoped for and more. I was introduced to all different types of people and their own field hockey experiences, and made a ton of new friends. The support for everyone was really nice, because no one was favored because of skill, but how much they worked to improve. I can't wait to go next year!

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned new skills and drills

Excellent instruction in skills and drills. I got some good ideas to bring back to my high school team for the fall. Although I've been playing for 5 years in school, and travel teams and futures as well, I learned some new skills and drills.

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Learn skills for the upcoming season

Camp is a lot of fun and you learn many good skills for the upcoming season. The counselors are nice and there is a good balance of work and free time.

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Definitely recommend

I would definitely recommend this camp because it helps you to hone in the skills you already have, learn from others who may have been playing longer than you, and it is also a great way to meet people who are passionate about the same sport as you.

Parent of a Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent training

The camp provided my daughter with excellent training with a strong focus on skill building for actual game situations.

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Staff is great

I would recommend the Nike Field Hockey camp to others because it definitely helps you learn and improve your skills. The staff is great and is always willing to help you with something if you do not understand. You also get to meet a lot of new girls and before you know it you have already made a ton of friends. The way the camp is ran makes the way of learning fun. They incorporate a lot of games and different stations.

Parent of a Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.

Organizationally - excellent! Things like grouping new single attendees together was greatly appreciated. Diligent Safety and security. Far more time was spent scrimmaging than other Field Hockey camps providing an excellent opportunity for skill building in game situations. Drills were very effective - much better than other FH camps my daughter has attended.  More tactics that can actually be used in a game situation rather than just extra ball time. Top notch camp!

Parent of a Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Well rounded

Registration and check-in was easy. Accommodations were nice. Info regarding what to pack was pretty complete. Specific skills taught were good for my daughter. My daughter had time to socialize; that was important to her as well as the instruction.

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Learn the Fundamentals

“The camp focuses on fundamentals of field hockey and the progression of individual skills in a short time period.”

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Awesome Camp

“Nike Field Hockey Camps maintain a high level of intensity to enable successful growth of the players' field hockey skills”

Parent of a Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Very Happy

“My daughter was glowing when I picked her up after the 4 day field hockey program. She loved everything about the experience and really feels it may have afforded her a chance to make JV as a freshman. Thank you!!”

Williams College Camper

  • 4/5.
Easily a Favorite

“I have been to many sleepover field hockey camps before and this one has easily been my favorite! The staff and instruction is great and the drills make it fun while challenge yourself! I would highly recommend this camp to any player looking for a great tune up before the season starts!”

Williams College Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly Recommended

“Highly recommended for anyone serious about field hockey--a totally positive and productive experience.”

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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