Lexington Nike Field Hockey Camp
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Field Hockey Camps
Led by Ritika Bowry, former Duke University, Boston University and Babson College coach, this fun and competitive girls field hockey camp in Lexington is held at Lincoln Park's athletic complex on three beautiful turf fields.
Our top field hockey camp in Massachusetts welcomes players, ages 10-18, of all skill levels, to come learn from an expert staff and improve their game in a safe and friendly environment.
- Instruction from prominent college and high school coaches and collegiate athletes
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Ritika Bowry
Ritika Bowry, formerly coached at Duke University, Boston University and Babson College. Bowry was founder and co-director of the outstanding Blue Dog Sports Field Hockey Camps.View Ritika Bowry's Bio & Field Hockey Tips ⟩
While playing for Duke University, Coach Bowry was named Regional All-American goalkeeper from ‘88-’91, served as ‘91 team captain, and played as the USFHA “A” Camp goalkeeper in the National Team Trials ‘90-’91.
Field Hockey Tips by Ritika Bowry:
This year we are offering a Day Camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm daily. Camp is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- July 23-26
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. 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.
2018 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
Camp Dates: July 23-26
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 2:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
- Inclement Weather Plan: In the case of a cancelled day due to rain, Friday will be used as a make up day.
- 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.
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30am Skills and small game tactics
- 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:00-3:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 3:00pm Campers depart
Camp takes place on the turf fields at Lincoln Park in Lexington, MA which is easily accessible via exit 30A from Route 128 South.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 4, 2017: Skills were learned in a safe environment that promoted improvement at every level.
— Laura V. Parent
Learned a lot!
August 1, 2017: Jordan had a great time.. she loved the camp , she learned a lot. She would come home from camp and go right outside to practice what she learned that day.
— Annemarie G. Parent
July 29, 2017: This was Sasha's first experience with Field Hockey and I was worried that she would not have a good experience. She had a GREAT time and loved it! For an 11 year old girl who had never played the sport to feel like she was welcome and encouraged and came out of the experience feeling confident?? You really can't ask for more than that!
— Jackie L. Parent
July 28, 2017: This was her first opportunity to try field hockey and she had a great time this week.
— Jesse R. Parent
Loved the afternoon events!
July 28, 2017: My daughter loved the afternoon events each day and the counselors from Spain - who were especially excellent.
— Jenny R. Parent
July 28, 2017: When she asked if she could move into a different team to match her skill level and friendships, staff was very accommodating and didn't make her feel badly for asking. Thanks again!
— Melissa W. Parent
July 28, 2017: She felt like she improved. She enjoyed the coaches and felt like her instruction was effective. Would recommend it.She felt like she improved.
— Tammy F. Parent
July 28, 2017: Every day our daughter was excited to participate in camp. The staff always made her feel involved, welcome and were encouraging.
— Victoria L. Parent
Intense, focused, and fun!
August 4, 2016: I really enjoyed everything we did for the week! It was a nice balance of intensity and focused drills etc., and it was so much fun!
— Janna L. Camper
August 1, 2016: Nike FH camp pushed me to be a better athlete while still being safe and having fun. It was hard, but also really rewarding!
— Sofie J. Camper
Look forward to next year
August 10, 2015: I would highly recommend the Lexington Nike Field Hockey Camp. Both of my daughters loved camp and look forward to going back for years to come. Excellent instruction from coaches who really know field hockey. A+ rating.
— Lee M. Parent
Very welcoming staff
August 6, 2015: This was my daughter's first time going and she went be herself. She loved it; the staff made her feel very welcome and she improved her skills which helped her confidence when returning to her school team.
— Trevor H. Parent
August 5, 2015: They really taught beginners the basics very well and made everything clear. I liked that we scrimmaged even as beginners because it was good practice. After only taking that four day camp I made a varsity field hockey team.
— Diane R. Camper
Learned so much
This camp provides a very supportive environment, regardless of ability. Wonderful coaching and an excellent program. Both of my girls learned so much and had fun at the same time. The coaches fostered great teamwork skills and individual skills. My girls ended the week saying they would attend this camp everyday of the summer if they could.
— Parent '14
Highly recommend it
The camp was an excellent experience both in terms of skills development and team spirit. It was a very comfortable environment for my daughter, who attended without other friends. I would highly recommend it!
Learned a lot
Each day when I picked my daughter up from the Nike Lexington camp, she always was cheerful and had a big smile. She was grouped appropriately for her skill level, and loved the popsicles!!(: She loved her coach, learned a lot, and had fun. The Nike Lexington camp is for ANY player ready to improve.
I would strongly recommend this camp. They provide great instruction and it has a nice balance between game play and skill work.
Highly recommend this camp
Dear future camper, I attended the Nike field hockey camp at Lexington this summer and had a really great camp experience! The coaches worked us hard, and I was sore at the end of each day, but the trade off was worth it! I improved so much over the four days, met girls from other schools, and heightened my desire to play at the college level. I highly recommend this camp. I was even invited to play futures! Best of luck to you, and I hope to see you out on the turf!
What a wonderful experience! As a late beginner, I was amazed at how well I was placed with other people of my level and age! Plus, the coaches were great at giving me a jump-start to learning how to play field hockey!
The staff was friendly and very informative. My daughter was a beginner and the staff was very supportive. She is thrilled to try out for the team at her school! Your camp was a very well organized and positive experience! Thanks.
Great for first time players
My daughter had never played field hockey before and learned a lot. She enjoyed the coaching and the instruction. My daughter asked a lot of questions and they were all answered. She received Most Improved Player that week. I also particularly liked the comment sheet that the coaches sent home.
Great experience, unlike other camps that we have experienced that pushed too hard - resulting in an injury, Nike camp was just enough - challenging but still safe & fun.
Learned a lot
This camp taught me so much so quickly, and it was fun! The coaches really helped my ability to learn field hockey and got to know my skill level!
Can't wait until next year
The Nike Field Hockey Camp in Lexington was very well run. I thought the coaches and staff were there to help me in all areas and that they were very well educated in the sport. They were very kind and were willing to help you succeed. I would definitely reccommend it to anyone and can't wait until next year!
Ritika does a GREAT job
The intensity and instruction at the camp were great; our daughter played with and against players of her own and higher skill level. Ritika does a GREAT job with the staff and the campers!
Learn new things
They teach you new things, how to actually play feild hickey the right way, they make sure that everyone is included, all campers and instructors are very nice, they have a nice setup of how the day goes.
“Nike Field Hockey Camps are very good at bringing in very talented coaches. They are not only talented, but they have the ability to break down each aspect of the game into pieces that are more easily achievable. Overall, the Nike Camp did everything pretty well.”
“Capture just the right balance between high stress and fun and instruction. Perfect for a summer camp!”
“NIKE Field Hockey Camps do a good job of helping certain players with their specific needs as in skills they need to improve on and showing them how to correct the things they are doing wrong and putting those skills into your game play.”
Would Definitely Recommend
“The Lexington Day Field Hockey Camp is something I would definitely recommend to players looking to improve their game. Even as a senior in high school, I was able to learn so much and become a more skilled and patient player. The coaching staff is awesome, and the location is perfect.”
“This was a very well run and very organized camp. For my girls the best attended yet. I will see you next year!”
Loved the staff
I really enjoy the friendly, motivational, and knowledgeable staff! The repetitive drills really improve my field hockey stick skills. In addition, the games at the end of the day allowed me to practice the skills I had worked on during the day.
No problem asking for help
They kept things moving. I was never bored, had a great time while learning new things to take on to HS tryouts. The coaches were great and so friendly, I had no problem asking for help when I needed it.
Excellent camp. My daughter attended other camps and this one taught her the most and her skills and confidence improved greatly during just 1 week. Highly recommended
The camp was well organized; the Director set a friendly and welcoming tone. Therefore the girls had the opportunity to become friends with girls they had never met. I brought four girls and they all had excellence experiences and learned a lot. I would highly recommend this camp.
Great for high school players
This camp was an incredible experience for my 2 high school daughters. They left camp with a feeling of great confidence and knowledge of the game!
Level of instruction was incredible
My 11 y.o. daughter had never played field hockey and did not know anyone else at the camp but the counselors put her at ease and she easily made friends. I can't believe how much she learned in only a week. The level of instruction was incredible and the counselors were skilled at both playing and coaching. The director was friendly and got to know the campers personally. It was a great experience for my daughter and I would recommend it for players of all ages and abilities.