Nike Field Hockey Camp Lexington
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This summer field hockey camp in Massachusetts delivers top-notch instruction from Nike Field Hockey Director, Laura Galopim. Our field hockey camp for girls and boys will take place on the turf fields at Lincoln Park's athletic complex.
Unleash your potential this summer at the field hockey camp in Lexington open to athletes, ages 7-18, of all skill levels. Players from the Boston area and beyond are welcome to come to improve their stick skills on the pitch in a fun and competitive environment!
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Nexus program
- "Sticks for Starters" program available for kids just learning the sport
- Instruction from prominent college and high school coaches and collegiate athletes
- Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- All attendee receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Laura Galopim
Laura Galopim is the Head Field Hockey Coach at Lexington High School.View Laura Galopim's Bio ⟩
After 17 years as the head coach at Weston High School, Coach Galopim took the DI coaching position at Lexington High School in the summer of 2014. Galopim has been coaching for 26 years at the Varsity level. Her overall record at the varsity level is 366-107-52 with 13 league titles and five North Sectional Championships in 26 years. The Wildcats won the Division 1 state championship in 2008 and were state finalists two other times. In the past 23 years, her teams have won 12 league titles, 5 North Sectional titles, and 3 State Final appearances.
2020, 2019 & 2018 Middlesex League Championship Title
2008 MIAA Division 1 State Champions
2008 Boston Globe Coach of the Year
2003 Metro-West Coach of the Year
2002 Boston Globe Coach of the Year
Director of Coaching Michelle White
Coach White has twice been named the Daily Times Chronicle Field Hockey Coach of the Year and was also selected in 2017 as the Boston Globe Coach of the Year.View Michelle's Bio ⟩
Michelle played college field hockey for Boston University. Upon her graduation, she started her coaching career for her alma mater as a graduate assistant. After leaving BU, she spent time coaching at both Simmons College (as both an assistant and a head coach) and Babson College (as an assistant) before taking the varsity position at Winchester High School. For the past 16 years, Coach White has led the Winchester Sachems to a record of 187-87-34. During her tenure, the Sachems have won 6 league titles, appeared in 3 Division 1 North Title games and won 1 Division 1 North Title.
staff Camp Staff
Our Camp Director will be assisted by a talented staff which may include current and former collegiate coaches and players, club coaches, and high school coaches.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Age Group: 6-18
- Gender: Boys & Girls
- Programs: All Skills (ages 10-18) & Sticks for Starters (ages 6-10)
- Camp Types: Full Day Camp & Half Day Camp
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch each day.
2023 CAMP DATES
- July 10-13: All Skills
- July 10-13: Sticks for Starters
- July 24-27: All Skills
- July 24-27: Sticks for Starters
- Attend multiple sessions! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions! Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
STICKS FOR STARTERS
- Session I: July 10-13
- Session II: July 24-27
- Gender/Ages: Girls & Boys, Ages 6-10
- Skill: Beginner
- Daily Hours: Monday- Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm,
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 12:00pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check-out will follow after.
- Program: This Sticks for Starters program is designed for players who are just starting out or are new to the sport of field hockey. Campers can get a jump-start on their stick work, learn fundamental concepts, and build a solid foundation from highly-skilled staff in a fun and encouraging environment.
ALL SKILLS CAMPS
- Session I: July 10-13
- Session II: July 24-27
- Gender/Ages: Girls & Boys, Ages 10-18
- Skill: All skill levels
- 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 after.
- Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players of all abilities. The camp program includes stick work instruction & skills, technical & tactical training, offensive & defensive skills, and positioning work. Goalie-specific training is available as well.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a lunch each day.
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by ability, age, and 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 canceled 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.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review
important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to
camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic, on-field clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Turf shoes or sneakers
- Reversible jersey
- Hockey Stick(s)
- Mouth guard
- Shin guards
- Goggles (not required, but recommended)
- Court shoes for indoor play in case of rain
- Goalies must bring their own full protective equipment
- Water bottle*
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Packed snacks
- Spending money
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
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.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE FIELD HOCKEY CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our field hockey camps please see our FAQ page.
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.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Parents have the right to review camp procedures on background checks, health care, discipline policies, and grievance procedures upon request.
This camp must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.Show Less See More Camp Details
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-12:00pm Skills and small game tactics
- 12:00pm Sticks for Starters Campers depart
- 12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch
- 12:45-1:15pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:15-3:00pm 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 Questions & Answers
Can I sign up for more than 1 session/program?
Absolutely! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions. Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game. Many campers will attend more than one session to further refine their skills, compete against new players, or choose a session with a different program focus.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Exceptionally well run and phenomenal coaching
August 2, 2021: "This is always a highlight of my daughter's summer! The camp is exceptionally well run and has phenomenal coaching. My daughter always comes away with new skills!"
— Adrienne O., Parent
Kind and encouraging coaches
July 19, 2021: "Laila really enjoyed meeting the counselors who were kind and encouraging and in casual moments shared their varied and interesting FH experience. The mix of FH activities was also a lot of fun. The camp seemed to draw a very nice cohort of kids."
— Jessica M., Parent
She LOVED it!
July 16, 2021: "She LOVED it! She had never done FH camp before and she is a new player. She loved the coaches, the vibe, the drills, the games, the campers, the fun contests. She loved that there were players/coaches there from LHS that she has met at hockey and FH clinics over the years. It was well run and very fun"
— Meredith A., Parent
This camp was the BEST! Thank you
July 16, 2021: "At ten years old, this was Meghan’s first exposure to field hockey. She now loves it! She wishes the camp was all summer. Having done other local sports camps, this one was the BEST! Thank you."
— Laura C., Parent
July 27, 2019: Gwen has never played and we were not from Lexington. She loved the Sticks for Starters camp and that was all because of the time the coaches took with her and all the fun games and skills she learned. She did not know any other kids there but by the end she had a a few new friends and a love for field hockey!
— Jillian L. Parent
Everything was great!!
July 26, 2019: Alexis loved the skills she learned during the Sticks for Starters camp, the friends that she made and her coach was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.
— Katie V. Parent
Very positive camp!
July 26, 2019: Sophie very much enjoyed the Nike FH camp and plans to attend next year. In fact, she is texting her middle school FH coach with ideas for improving their practices this fall!
— Leslie K. Parent
July 26, 2019: She always seems to come home excited with the new skills she has learned. Nice feedback from the coaches.
— Anne W. Parent
July 26, 2019: Rita enjoys going to field hockey camp. This will be her 3rd year playing. The camp helps to improve her skills as a defender and prepares her for tryouts in August.
— Karen C. Parent
She very excited each day of camp
July 26, 2019: Francesca enjoyed the camp and was eager to get there in the morning. She also made some new friends and is eager to play Field Hockey for her high school team.
— Susan V. Parent
We are coming back!
July 26, 2019: Our daughter loves the camp. The coaches were really skilled and introduced her to new skills. To get this kind of feedback from a high schooler says a lot. Plan on seeing her next year!!
— Laura W. Parent
Will be back
July 28, 2018: My daughter loved that some of her coaches were from Spain! Camp was well organized and run. No standing around being bored. She already wants to go back next summer.
— Jessica L. Parent
She LOVED her coaches
July 27, 2018: Each day Sophie talked about a skill she worked on and a highlight in her game. She LOVED her coaches. I was impressed with what I saw when I would pick up. All coaches were engaged in game play, always coaching and providing positive feedback. the coaching staff was tremendous. I never once saw a coach being "lazy". They were fabulous in terms of their knowledge of the game but also their positive energy. I appreciate how the camp will work with kids and move them to different groups. They seemed extremely flexible and the main focus was to make sure the kids felt happy and comfortable with the group they were in.
— Melissa W. Parent
July 27, 2018: Kate had a fantastic time, the coaches and staff were amazing! She came home every afternoon excited to share what she did during the day. She set several personal goals for herself and was able to accomplish them.
— Kara L. Parent
July 27, 2018: All around great time. The drills were fun, the coaches were great, and the experience was awesome.
— Annie I. Parent
July 27, 2018: The small ratio was perfect for my daughter who had only played one season. Her specialization is for goalie, breaking down the sessions were key to her motivation.
— Darren G. Parent
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.
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.