Nike Field Hockey Camp at McDaniel College
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This girls field hockey camp in Westminster takes place at McDaniel College. Our all skills camp delivers a top notch program and lots of fun!
Our 2019 summer camp in Maryland is designed to prepare players at any skill level for the upcoming field hockey season. We provide the opportunity for individuals and teams to receive concentrated college level training and instruction in a fun camp setting.
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- 6-7 hours daily instruction, with 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Reversible jersey, STX water bottle and STX ball
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Kellina Yarrish
Kellina Yarrish is the newly announced Head Field Hockey Coach at McDaniel College. Yarrish comes to McDaniel after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Cedar Crest. Her Falcon teams improved each season she was at the helm.View Kellina's Bio ⟩
The 2017 CSAC Coach of the Year, she produced the conference’s Rookie of the Year each of the last two seasons. At Cedar Crest, she also served as the department’s recruiting coordinator and served as a College Life Professor, assisting first-year students in making a successful transition from high school to college.
Prior to Dickinson College, Yarrish served as the Assistant Field Hockey coach for two years at Keystone College after she finished her playing career. She brings an extensive coaching background, former youth instructor at Central PA Youth Field Hockey and also served as a youth field hockey instructor at Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton, Pa. Yarrish also landed a one year stint as the assistant field hockey coach at Marywood University.
This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camp for girls, ages 11-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- June 28-30
This camp is open to girls, ages 11-18, 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.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULES
CAMP Dates: JUne 28-30
- Check-in: 9:00am-10:00am on Friday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 4:30pm on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Friday-Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Activities: Swimming
- 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, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
- Inclement Weather Plan: In the case of rain or extreme heat, there are indoor courts available for training.
- 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
- 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 Baltimore Washington 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
- 9:00am Extended Day & Day Campers arrive. Stretching & Warm-up
- 9:15am Training Session I
- 12:00pm Lunch, rest
- 1:30pm Training Session II
- 4:00pm Free time, rest
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Training Session III
- 9:00pm Extended Day Camper depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
- 10:00pm Lights out
McDaniel College is located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore, MD and 65 miles north of Washington DC.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 9, 2018: Positive reinforcement, enthusiasm and excitement from coaching staff through entire experience. My daughter gained more confidence and improved her skills.
— Diane M. Parent
July 9, 2018: Anna loved the scrimmage opportunities as well as the leadership discussions. She enjoyed connecting with the other young women at the camp and felt the staff were encouraging, motivating and super cool!
— Lola N. Parent
Enjoyed the camp!
July 10, 2017: She learned new skills daily, focus was on skill more that just game play. My girls really enjoyed the "olympics"
— Jen S. Parent
Learned a lot!
July 10, 2017: My child plays goalie and really enjoyed the specialized instruction she got. She learned a lot during camp. Thank you!
— Lauri H. Parent
Solid instruction time!
July 12, 2017: My daughter went to a different camp last year and this experience was 100x better for her. There was solid instruction time - learning and practicing skills (some new, some refreshing) and then ample game time to apply. She had a great time and looks forward to returning next year! She'll definitely tell more friends about it as well.
— Wendy P. Parent
July 12, 2017: We felt that camp was conducted in a safe environment with a knowledgeable camp staff. Our daughter really enjoyed the overall camp experience!
— Rima V. Parent
July: 25, 2016: This is a great camp and was a great experience. The coaches were awesome and I learned a lot. I'm so excited to be able to use what I learned at camp to become a better Field Hockey player!
— Jaime R. Camper
Great for Goalies
July 20, 2016: Great goalie specific instruction. Very knowledgeable coaches who have played and coached the game. They push you to improve your skills but still make it fun. Instruction targets all level of play.
— Lauren J. Parent
Good size for personal instruction
July 12, 2015: The Nike Field Hockey camp was a great experience for my daughter. They focused on building great skills and had the girls work hard every day, but also gave them ample rest time as well. The size of the camp was also very good and allowed for personal instruction.
— Anita M. Parent
July 22, 2015: I loved learning new skills from the experienced coaching staff! I learned a lot and I feel like my playing skills have improved from the coaching I received at camp. The overall experience was a positive one and I would definitely recommend it to anyone hoping to better their hockey playing skills!
— Meghan S. Camper
July 19, 2015: This camp is amazing. You will leave with a great understanding of the game, new skills, and confidence in the field. The camp is great for preparing for high school tryouts. I will definitely be coming back next year.
— Laurel P. Camper
Happy with second year
July 15, 2015: This was my daughters second year of attending and stated she learned more even though it was her second year. She was very pleased with her evaluation from the coaching staff.
— Lisa F. Parent
Became a better player
This was the very first overnight camp my daughter attended. She went with a few friends, but also met many new friends. She loved being away from home, having her own room, eating in the cafeteria and being silly with all the girls at night. She also loved the coaches and became a better field hockey player!
Had a great time
My daughter had a great time .She played a lot of hockey and was exhausted when it was over. She didn't know anyone going in, but was giving hugs goodbye at the end.
Improve your game
Nike Field Hockey Camps are a great way to improve your game and increase the love of the sport with other coaches and campers who are as energetic and excited as you are.
The combination of rigorous instruction yet having downtime and fun sessions made me come away greatly improved yet having a fun time with people I had met for the first time there.
Very happy with everything!
My daughter learned A LOT that she wasn't getting from her league. She was very happy with everything about Nike camp.
“They do a very good job of teaching the campers skill and ability as well as how to have an all around good, enjoyable time on, and off, the field!”
“The coaches are great with the girls and make sure the instructions are understood. Having a schedule is definitely a plus. The evaluation is a great tool to have. We were able to compare last year to this year and see how much our daughter has improved.”
Great Environment for Learning!
“Nike Camp is a great experience. They provide and friendly fun environment for you child to learn important field hockey skills. The instructors make sure the skills are learned by all even if it means taking a little extra time. No one is left behind. They give an evaluation at the end of camp so the girls can see where they excell and what they need to work on. It a nice thing to have for comparison the following year. NIKE ROCKS!!”
Nike camp was so much fun! The coaches were very enthusiastic about the game and the athletes there. They readily aided every player to help them improve personally. The coaches helped you to learn and perfect any skill you wanted help on. The whole experience was just awesome!
This summer I feel I improved my skills immensely at the Nike camp at McDaniel college. The instructors were qualified, organized and friendly. I met a lot of nice people who enjoy field hockey as much as I do and had a great time.
This was my daughters first year attending a Nike field hockey camp and she absolutely loved everything about it! She made new friends, learned new skills and refined old ones, and she gained more responsibility by following an organized schedule and living independently in the college dorms. I would highly recommend this camp to first timers and experienced hockey players as well. She will be returning to the field this fall with a new found confidence thanks to the great coaches!
— Parent '14
Love the feedback
Nike camp is one of the best camps! I did it two years in a row! Best at giving you the skills and individual feedback!!
— Camper '14
They are a driven set of people who will make you try your hardest. The coaches' abilities to work with the campers are outstanding. I was happy with the learning provided at the camp and it was a good opportunity to meet other players
— Camper '14