Eastern Field Hockey Camp at Millersville University
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Get better this summer at our 2019 Eastern Field Hockey Camp at Millersville University. These popular camps for kids are led by top college coaches and former USA Field Hockey National Team players.
This Pennsylvania field hockey camp offers a camp for girls, ages 12-18, of all skill levels. Come elevate your skills and leave camp with a better understanding of and passion for the sport.
- Instruction from top college coaches and former USAFH National Team players
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Separate goalkeeper instruction
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Site Director Shelly Behrens
Three-time PSAC Coach of the Year and two-time Division II Coach of the Year Shelly Behrens has built the Millersville field hockey program into a contender at both the PSAC and national level. Now the winningest coach in Millersville history, Behrens guided the team to the first NCAA Division II Championship in Millersville women's sports history in 2014. Her Marauders have appeared in five of the last six PSAC Championship games, winning the 2013 and 2016 titles, and have reached the NCAA Tournament in five consecutive seasons.View Shelly Behrens's Bio ⟩
The 2012, 2013 and 2014 PSAC Coach of the Year, 2012 Synapse Sports Division II Coach of the Year, and 2014 NFHCA Division II Coach of the Year, Behrens has developed 37 All-PSAC selections, including a Millersville record nine in 2015 after a then-record six in 2014. Before Behrens' arrival, the program had been without an All-American for 10 years. Behrens has developed 15 in the last five years and has placed seven freshmen on the Synapse Sports Division II All-Rookie Squad.
Known for her defensive coaching, Millersville led the nation in shutouts and goals against average in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Behrens has also been heavily involved in USA Field Hockey at both the national and developmental levels. She served as the goalkeeping coach on the U.S. team that won a silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games and the national squad that competed in the 2000 Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Milton Keynes, England.
Head Instructor Ali McEvoy Campbell
Ali McEvoy Campbell is the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Millersville University. McEvoy Campbell played for the USA Field Hockey National Team for four years after an All-America and national championship-winning career at Maryland.View Ali's Bio & Field Hockey Tips ⟩
Ali played in 31 international games for the national outdoor team. She continues a long, successful run with the national indoor team, playing in 23 international events, most recently winning a gold medal at the Pan American Championships. McEvoy Campbell arrived in Lancaster County in 2013 and even while playing on two national teams, she immersed herself in the coaching scene.
She served as head coach of the U16 team for Spooky Nook Field Hockey Academy and was promoted to technical director of the academy in 2016. In that position she coached and developed players who went on to play at the collegiate and international levels. In 2017, she served as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach at Hershey High School, helping the varsity program to a state semifinal appearance, a Mid-Penn Championship and a 20-6 record. As the JV coach, she turned a team with a losing record the previous season into a team with a 15-2 record.
She now joins a Millersville program that has reached the NCAA Division II Tournament five consecutive seasons, winning a national title in 2014 and PSAC Championships in 2013 and 2016.
Field Hockey Tips by Ali:
Coach Brianna Price
An All-American and All Mid-Atlantic Region player, Davies was a part of two national championship teams (2006, 2008) and two ACC Championships (2008, 2009). She was selected to the 2008 and 2009 NCAA All-Tournament teams and 2008 ACC All-Tournament team.View Brianna's Bio ⟩
Brianna Davies continues her time in College Park as a student assistant coach for the 2010 season. After four extremely successful years as a Terp, Davies will take to the sidelines as a coach.
She served as a member of the US Junior National team and helped win gold in the 2008 Pan-American Games in Mexico City, Mexico. Davies was recently named to the US Developmental squad.
Coach Kelly Marks
Kelly Marks was a Varsity Field Hockey player at University at Albany from 2011 to 2014 and in her last season started 18 of 21 games. She was also senior co-vice captain of her team in 2014.View Kelly's Bio ⟩
- Scored the game-tying goal at No. 10 Virginia on Sept. 21
- Notched two goals at Vermont in on Oct. 31 in the regular season finale to match a career high
- Started 17 of 18 games played at forward
- Scored her first goal of the season in a 4-0 win against Rutgers on Sept. 15
- Tallied eight goals and three assists in her junior campaign
- Scored two goals on two occasions, once in the 6-0 win at Columbia on Oct. 13 and once in a 6-1 win against Fairfield on Oct. 26.
- Played in all 21 games, starting 16 for the Great Danes.
- Scored her first goal for UAlbany in a 3-1 win over Louisville (9/30).
- Took 26 shots on the season.
Career Single-Game Highs:
- Points: 4, at Columbia - Oct 13, 2013
- Goals: 2, at Columbia - Oct13, 2013
- Assists: 1, Siena - Sept18, 2013; Sacred Heart - Sept 27, 2013
- Shots:4, at Dartmouth - Oct 11, 2014; Columbia - Oct 13, 2013; Maine - Oct 20, 2012
Coach Caitlin Walker
Caitlin Walker Ashley is in her second year as an assistant coach for the Goucher College field hockey program.View Caitlyn's Bio ⟩
Ashley came to Goucher off of a successful run coaching at the high school level in Maryland over the last five years.
For the prior two years (2016-17), Ashley coached at Fallston High School (her alma mater), where as head coach, she helped the field hockey team reach the 1A State Semi-Finals in 2017, and the 2A Regional Finals in 2016.
From 2012 through 2014, Ashley was an assistant at C. Milton Wright High School, helping the team win their first ever 3A Maryland State Championship in field hockey in 2013.
Ashley entered the coaching ranks from a standout playing career at Salisbury University from 2008 through 2011. There, she earned four letters and was a four-year starter, helping the Seagulls capture the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship and three Capital Athletic Conference titles.
While at Salisbury, Ashley earned All-CAC second team honors twice, was an All-Region selection, and was named to the 2009 All-NCAA Tournament Team. She also served as team captain her senior season and was named to the CAC All-Academic Team twice throughout her career. In all, Ashley scored 30 goals in four seasons at Salisbury, adding 20 assists for a career point total of 80.
Ashley has a Level II USA Field Hockey Coaching Certification.
At Goucher, Ashley is pursuing a Masters degree in Education, with a specialization in Athletic Program Leadership & Administration.
This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (8:00am-10:00pm) camps for girls, ages 12-18, of all ability levels. Click "See More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 22-24
All sessions are open to girls, ages 12-18, of all abilities. The camp program includes stick work instruction & skills, technical & tactical training, and offensive & defensive skills and positioning work. Goalie-specific training as well.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULES
- Check-in: 12:00-1:00pm on Monday
- Check-out: 12:00pm on Wednesday
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 12:00pm-10:00pm, Tuesday: 8:00am-10:00pm, Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals (starting with dinner on July 22 and ending with breakfast on July 24)
- Extended Day campers: Dinner on July 22 and lunch and dinner on July 22
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Facilities: Millersville's varsity turf fields
- Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment), rain gear.
- Inclement Weather Plan: Please bring rain gear with you to camp.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Camper Registration Packets, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
- Campers Per Room: 2 per room, 2 room suites
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Bathrooms: Shared
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
- Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
Nike Field Hockey Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service. The closest airport to campus is Harrisburg International Airport.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
- 12:00-1:00pm Camper Registration
- 1:30pm All Camp Meeting at the Dorms
- 1:45pm Meet in team, attendance, walk to the fields
- 2:00pm Warm-Up
- 2:15pm Training Session 1: Skills
- 4:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Session 2: Tournament Play
- 9:00pm-9:30pm Staff/Camper Exhibition Game
- 9:30pm Extended Day Campers leave for the day
- 11:00pm Lights Out
- 7:15am Breakfast for Overnight Campers
- 8:50am Session 3
- 11:30am Lunch
- 2:00pm Warm-up
- 2:15pm Session 4
- 4:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Session 5
- 9:30pm Extended Day Campers leave for the day
- 11:00pm Lights Out
- 7:15am Breakfast
- 8:50am Session 6
- 12:00pm Camp Check-out
Millersville University, a scenic campus located on 250 acres of gently rolling landscape, is located in Millersville, PA about 1.5 hours from Philadelphia.
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The coaches were great
July 26, 2018: The coaches were great, it was great to have a member of the US men’s national team as a coach. All coaches had good feedback and were extremely enthusiastic and encouraging. The dorms and cafeteria were very nice as well. It was a very positive learning environment and I enjoyed myself very much.
— Beth O. Parent
Great preseason training
July 26, 2018: In spite of the rain, Cecilia came away from this camp a more confident player and more enthusiastic about the sport. She had to sit out her entire season last year due to injury and this camp really jump started her season.
— Jane S. Parent
Learned a lot
July 26, 2018: She loved getting to play against the coaching staff and doing the shooting drills. She also liked the coaching staff and the variety that it brought in the range of ability.
— Keri C. Parent