Nike Field Hockey Camp at Mount Holyoke College
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Our summer 2023 field hockey camp in Massachusetts is designed to provide a fun and competitive environment for campers to improve their skills. Athletes will receive high-quality instruction from Head Field Hockey Coach at Mount Holyoke College, Andy Whitcomb.
This overnight field hockey camp in South Hadley welcomes girls, ages 10-18 of all skill levels to join the fun! Field hockey campers will develop their position work and skills through various drills to prepare them for the upcoming season!
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Nexus program
- Beautiful campus with movie theater, fro-yo and sushi across the street
- Morning, afternoon and evening training sessions
- 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
- All attendee receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Andy Whitcomb
Andy Whitcomb is the Head Field Hockey Coach at Mount Holyoke College.View Andy Whitcomb's Bio ⟩
Andy Whitcomb will enter her 25th season as the head field hockey coach at Mount Holyoke College during the 2022-23 academic year. Whitcomb is also a senior lecturer in the College's Department of Physical Education.
- Smith College - Master's Degree, Exercise and Sports Studies
- SUNY Cortland - Bachelor's Degree
At Mount Holyoke College:
- Overall record of 255-174-1 including a mark of 104-76 in NEWMAC.
- Three-time NEWMAC Champion (2015, 2001 and 2003), earning automatic qualification into the NCAA National Championship Tournament.
- Earned at-large bids to national stage in both 2014 and 2013 after going a combined 35-7 in a two-year span.
- NEWMAC Regular Season Champions in 2011 and 2001.
- Coached Lauren Weiner to NEWMAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Year honors in 2003.
- Won ECAC Championships in 2011 and 2002.
- Has coached seven All-American and 32 All-Region student-athletes.
- Two of her student-athletes have earned NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors (Liz DiCesare in 2013 and Shara Robertson in 2008)
- Over 100 student-athletes have claimed NFHCA All-Academic recognition.
- Mount Holyoke College - Head Field Hockey Coach/Senior Lecturer (1998-Present)
- National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA)
- President (Jan. 2014-Jan. 2020)
- National Chair of the NFHCA Division III Senior All Star Game
- NCAA Division III National Representative
- Montclair State University - Head Field Hockey/Lacrosse Coach (1996-1998)
- Field Hockey
- Overall record of 19-17
- Broke school records for wins in a season, goals in a season, shutouts and longest winning streak.
- NJAC Coach of the Year (1997)
- Field Hockey
Assistant Coach Heather Grant
Heather Grant is an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Mount Holyoke College.
Assistant Coach Kristi Wiemokly
Kristi Wiemokly is an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Mount Holyoke College.
Assistant Coach Anna Bottino
Anna Bottino is an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Mount Holyoke College.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Types: Overnight & Extended Day (Commuter)
- Check-in: Overnight campers arrive at 1:00pm-2:00pm on Thursday, Extended Day campers arrive at 2:15pm on Thursday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:30pm on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day (Commuter) Schedule: Day 1: 2:30pm-8:30pm, Day 2-3: 9:00am-8:30pm, Day 4: 9:00am-12:30pm
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers. Vegetarian entrees will be available at each meal. In addition, the College will accommodate requests for special diets for students with food allergies. Any special dietary needs at least 21 days prior to the start of camp.
- 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 offered as well. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
The information below is subject to change each year.
- Dorms: Torrey Hall
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and 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: No. Please bring a fan.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- 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.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a Nike Field Hockey Camp package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
- Additional Activities: Mini-Olympics, pool, and weight room access.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Players are grouped by ability, age, and 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: We will use an indoor facility.
- 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.
Director's Note to Campers
"We are so excited to be hosting Nike Field Hockey Camp again this summer at Mount Holyoke College. This year will be particularly special as those campers will be the first to compete on our brand-new turf field. We have a wonderful staff who are eager to get the dust off their sticks, whistles ready, while getting back to hockey fundamentals and scrimmaging. Camp should be the best part of the summer as we will hone your skills but also provide balance and encourage fun and excitement with friends new and old. Night scrimmages under the lights and Mini-Olympics tend to be the favorites of camp and that will be a highlight for the coaching staff as well. We look forward to hosting you and coaching you to be the best player you can be!" - Andy Whitcomb
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.
ALL CAMPERS (OVERNIGHT & COMMUTERS):
- 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 lunch (if required for commuters)
- 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)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets (if linens not provided)
- Comforter or sleeping bag (if linens not provided)
- Pillow and pillowcase (if linens not provided)
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.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. This camp is in compliance with the MA BOH laws.
*This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH. Parents/guardians have the right to review background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up, shower, breakfast
- 9:00am Extended 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
- 8:30pm Extended Day Camper depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
- 10:00pm Lights out
Mount Holyoke College, located in central Massachusetts in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, is 20 minutes from Amherst and Northampton. The campus is approximately 90 minutes west of Boston.
August 7, 2023: My daughter had tons of fun at the camp, she found which areas she wanted to focus on more while also improving what skills she already had significantly.
August 7, 2023: My daiughter was anxious going without any of her peers, but she had a very positive experience & would go again (high recommendation)
August 8, 2022: Ability to learn from more experienced players, meet new friends
August 7, 2023: Goalie coach was so helpful
The coaches were encouraging and focused.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.