Nike Field Hockey Camp at the University of Mary Washington
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Athletes of all abilities are invited to join us this summer at our college field hockey camp in Fredericksburg! Campers will have the opportunity to receive elite level instruction from the Head Field Hockey Coach at the University of Mary Washington, Jamie Tierney-Harris, and her staff.
Our All Skills camp is designed for girls, ages 10-18, that are looking to take their field hockey skills to the next level through position skill work and live game play. Campers from Virginia and beyond are encourage to join this field hockey camp to compete with athletes with the same love for the sport and prepare you for your upcoming field hockey season!
- Partner Camp and sanctioned to make referrals to the US Field Hockey Nexus program
- Overnight and Extended Day (Commuter) options available
- Spirit days and yoga
- 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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Director Jamie Tierney-Harris
Jamie Tierney-Harris is the Head Field Hockey Coach at the University of Mary Washington.View Jamie's Bio ⟩
Jamie Tierney enters her fifth season at the helm of UMW field hockey. After she completed a successful season as her first in 2018, leading the Eagles to an 11-6 record and advancement to the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, Tierney and the Eagles again advanced to the CAC semifinals in 2019 with a 7-11 mark, and after having the 2020 season cancelled due to COVID-19, led UMW to a 9-7 mark in 2021.
Tierney-Harris came to UMW from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. She led the Yellow Jackets to nine state tournaments in 14 years as head coach, including the 2017 Virginia state championship. She also brings a wealth of experience at the club level, having served as the head coach for High Voltage Travel hockey club in Fredericksburg, one of the top clubs in the country, since 2006.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of UMW and the field hockey program", said Tierney-Harris. "The success of UMW student athletes both on the field and in the classroom reflects the competitive excellence and academic integrity valued by students and staff. I look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence and working with a talented group of young women."
Tierney-Harris was a four-year starter at Radford University, and has both played and coached for the USA Futures program, also having served as coordinator of youth programing. She has played internationally as part of the program as well, playing on the women's national indoor team. She holds a Level 2 coaching license from USA field hockey.
Her other experiences include serving as health and physical education teacher at James Monroe High School since 2015, with duties including coordinating lessons, fitness plans, and activities to promote fitness and wellness.
She also served as co-director of Fredericksburg Field House from 2006-13, where she handled aspects of daily operations including scheduling games and execution of all youth sports, camps, and clinics.
Camp Coach Hannah Fisher
Hannah Fisher is the DI Assistant Coach at Davison CollegeView Hannah's Bio ⟩
Hannah Fisher '18 joined the Davidson staff in April, 2022.
Fisher played for the Wildcats from 2014-17 and was a sophomore on the 2015 team that reached the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
"I couldn't be more excited for Hannah to join our group,” said head coach Zoe Almquist. “As an alumna of Davidson, she is uniquely equipped to prioritize academic achievement, support social and emotional development and chase athletic excellence without compromise. Her time as an assistant at Central Michigan will give us important markers in our own program's development, and her experience playing in the A-10 Tournament will help us lay the foundation to take Davidson field hockey back there. I'm so happy Hannah is here."
Fisher spent the last four seasons at Central Michigan, first as a graduate assistant, then as an assistant coach and, most recently, as interim head coach.
“I want to thank Zoe Almquist, Scott Applegate and the Davidson Athletics administration for this opportunity,” said Fisher. “I'm incredibly excited to return home to a place that made such an impact on my life and am honored to be back at Davidson College in a new role. I know firsthand the dedication and motivation it takes to be a student-athlete at Davidson. I believe in Zoe's vision for this program and the ability of the team to be top competitors in the A-10. It's a privilege to say I'm a Davidson grad who can now be part of developing and inspiring future student-athletes. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the team that competed in the A-10 championships and am excited to work with Zoe to bring this team back there.”
A midfielder, Fisher was a regular in the Wildcats’ lineup for four years, making 56 starts, scoring 15 goals and finishing with 39 career points. She led the Wildcats with seven goals and 14 points as a senior, after totaling six goals and five assists (17 points) as a junior. She scored a hat trick at Colgate on Oct. 16, 2016 and was an A-10 All-Rookie Team member in 2014.
“Thinking about coming back to my alma mater brings up memories of resilient overtime wins, intense A-10 rivalries, lasting friendships, team family competitions and adventures in new cities,” said Fisher.
Fisher’s ties to Davidson go beyond her own academic and playing career. Her sisters Sarah (field hockey) and Becca (soccer) were also Wildcat student-athletes.
Camp Coach Miranda Rigg
Miranda Rigg is a former Women's National Team player and DI Assistant Coach at Longwood University.View Miranda's Bio ⟩
Rigg joined the Lancer staff as an assistant this past spring after coaching stops at La Salle, James Madison and Mary Washington in addition to an illustrious playing career that features international experience, caps for the national team and a decorated collegiate career. In addition, she has coached for multiple years at the club level.
Now, she brings those lessons learned to a Longwood field hockey program that is coming off its most successful season since joining the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) following a run to the tournament championship game in November.
"I am excited for Miranda as she takes over our field hockey program here at Longwood,” said associate athletic director Austin Shaver. “She had a phenomenal career as a player and I believe is at the beginning of what will be a great career as a head coach. She knows Longwood and this team, which puts her in a great position to build off the foundation laid by Iain and the momentum within the program."
Rigg spent the spring with the Lancers, learning under former head coach Iain Byers, who stepped down as the head coach earlier in the summer as the winningest coach in program history.
She came to Longwood from La Salle University in the Atlantic 10, where she served as an assistant, and she also was a coach at the Mainline Mayhem Field Hockey Club at the same time.
That experience came on the heels of her USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team experience from 2020 to 2021. During her time as an athlete with the national team, she earned two caps while playing in the 2020-21 World Championships. In addition, she finished ninth in the FIN pro league. When she was not competing for Team USA, she worked as a volunteer assistant at Mary Washington.
She began her coaching career while still in school at James Madison, where she served as a student assistant. Her coaching experience began after a playing career that saw her go down as one of the top players in JMU history. She finished eighth all-time in goals scored and seventh all-time in points. She was a three-time All-CAA First Team selection, a three-time preseason All-CAA Team selection and a two-time CAA All-Tournament selection. She was named to the NFHCA First Team All-South Region once while earning a pair of NFHCA Second Team All-South Region honors.
“I am excited for this opportunity to continue to be able to be a part of the Lancer family and lead the Lancer field hockey program,” Rigg said. “I would like to thank Austin and the rest of the Longwood Athletics Department leadership and staff for believing in me and my vision for this program. Iain has done an amazing job growing this program over the years, and he has been and will continue to be a mentor for me. After spending the spring with this team, I believe we have tremendous potential. I am excited to start getting to work for this fall season and be back in action on the field very soon.”
Rigg graduated from James Madison with her bachelor's degree in sports and recreation management with minors in general business and coaching education in 2020.
Additional Coaches Camp Staff
Our Camp Director will be assisted by a talented staff which may include their assistant coach(es), current and former collegiate players, and other college and club coaches.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect high demand on 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: 12:00pm-1:30pm on Sunday
- Check-Out: Graduation takes place at 11:30am on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day (Commuter) Schedule: Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm, Monday-Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers.
- 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.
- Dorm: TBA
- 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: Depends on our specific dorm assignment.
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel. Beds are Twin XL
- Air Conditioning: A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
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 package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
- Evening Activities: Spirit days, and yoga
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, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
- Inclement Weather Plan: We will use an indoor facility or will be learning strategy and technique in a classroom on campus.
- 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.
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
- 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up call
- 8:00am Breakfast at The University Center
- 9:00am Roll Call and proceed to fields
- 9:15am Stretch and Warm-up game
- 9:30am Fundamental skills work session
- 11:30am Cool down, stretch, pick up equipment
- 11:45am Proceed to The University Center for lunch
- 2:15pm Roll Call and proceed to the fields
- 2:30pm Stretch and Warm-up game
- 3:00pm Small Games
- 4:30pm Cool down, stretch, pick up equipment
- 5:00pm Proceed to The University Center for dinner
- 6:15pm Roll Call and proceed to fields
- 6:30pm Games with coaching and officiating
- 8:15pm Cool down, stretch, pick up equipment
- 8:20pm Proceed to dorms
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers depart. Evening activity for Overnight Campers.
- 10:30pm Room Check - all campers in room at this time
- 11:00pm Lights Out
The turf stadium at UMW hosts the Eagle field hockey and lacrosse teams. The two-year old artificial turf surface has already served as host to the 2012 NCAA field hockey tournament. The facility was also the host site for the 1993 NCAA field hockey national championship.
June 30, 2022: We had an issue with our original roommate assignment. Coach and her staff handled it efficiently, effectively, thoughtfully and with kindness. We could not have asked for a better experience. She loved the coaches, the skills she learned, can't wait to show off at her league practices this weekend!
June 29, 2023: The opportunity to scrimmage with various skill levels. The overnight experience was also a highlight.
June 29, 2023: Staying in the dorms overnight and the 3 sessions of skills and game play!
June 30, 2022: Being in the same space with others campers and experiencing the sport
June 30, 2022: My daughter was able to share participation with her school mates
June 29, 2023: The relationships forged with fellow field hockey new friends
June 29, 2023: Meeting a lot of new people, and improving my playing ability
June 29, 2023: Learning from current college players
Great coaches and staff participation.
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.