Nike Field Hockey Camp at Pace University
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The 2019 field hockey camp this summer takes place in Westchester County and includes four days of fun and intense field hockey training for players of all ability levels.
This girls field hockey clinic just outside of New York City is designed for players to improve their technique, develop a better understanding of the game, increase self-confidence, and make new friends.
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- Instruction from collegiate coaching staff and players
- 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Kayte Kinsley
Kayte Kinsley, who was named the Pace University head field hockey coach in February of 2016, completed her second season on the sidelines in 2017. Kinsley was named the Synapse Sports National Field Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the Setters to a program-record 15 wins and the team’s first-ever Northeast-10 Championship Tournament berth.View Kayte Kinsley's Bio ⟩
Coach Kinsley’s team was ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll for eight consecutive weeks in 2017, climbing as high as No. 6. Senior goalkeeper Lesly Sanchez Alvarez was named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year after ranking second in the nation in save percentage and goals-against average. Sanchez Alvarez and her senior defensive partner Margaret Maclean were both named to the NE10 All-Conference First Team, selected to the NFHCA Division II Senior Game, and appointed Synapse Sports Second Team All-Americans and NFHCA Division II Second Team All-Americans. Junior Paige Predmore was selected to the NE10 All-Conference Second Team, while freshman Lisette de Bruin was named to the conference All-Rookie Team.
In just the program's second varsity season in 2016, Kinsley guided the Setters to a three-win improvement with a record of 9-9. In addition, Kinsley's squad jumped three slots in the NE-10 standings, nabbing conference wins over Southern New Hampshire, Merrimack, Franklin Pierce, St. Michael's, and Southern Connecticut State, Sophomore Halley Rose (second team) and freshman Louisa Wegener (All-Rookie) were each selected to the 2016 Northeast-10 All-Conference Team.
Kinsley came to Pace from Mercy College, where she served as head coach of the field hockey team, as well as the Assistant Athletic Director of Operations.
Kinsley coached the Mavericks since their inception as a varsity program in 2010, helping the team build from the ground up. She led the team to marked improvement from 2010 to 2015. The Pace University field hockey team will benefit from Kinsley's experience as the team heads into its second season as an intercollegiate athletic program.
Kinsley's field hockey teams have also been impressive off the field. In 2012, the Mercy field hockey team earned the NCAA Division II First Place National Academic Team Award, and the team took fifth place in 2014. Her team also received the NCAA East Coast Conference Community Service Award in 2012.
Kinsley has served on the NCAA Division II Field Hockey National and Regional Committees. She was the head coach of the National Field Hockey Futures Program's Hudson Valley Region team from 2011-14, and has run Connecticut Revolution Field Hockey Summer/Winter Clinics since 2012. Kinsley has received Level II + III Coaching Certification by the USA Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Kinsley was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director of Operations in August of 2015. Her responsibilities included game day administration and operations, directing game contracts and coordinating schedules, acting as the athletic department liaison to admissions, and multiple other duties. She also helped write and present the Mercy College Athletic Department Five-Year Strategic Plan.
Kinsley's field hockey roots come from the Hudson Valley. She led Putnam Valley High School to the New York State Championship as a senior in 2005, capping her career as a four-time All-League selection, Section I Honorable Mention and the Section I Sportsmanship Award recipient. She was also a standout on the soccer field for Putnam Valley and went on to play with the women's soccer program at Adelphi University, where she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical education.
This year we are offering a Day Camp (9:00am-3:00pm) for girls and boys, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 15-18
- August 5-8
This camp is open to girls and boys, 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.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE & INFORMATION
CAMP DATES: july 15-18 | August 5-8
- Daily Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30-9:00am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 2:30pm on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Complete Supervision: Campers are supervised at all times.
- 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: Campers train on turf fields. If it rains, there are indoor courts available.
- 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
- 8:30-11:30am Skills/small game tactics
- 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
- 12:30:1:30pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:30-3:00pm Games
- 3:00pm Campers depart
The Pleasantville Campus is located in mid-Westchester County is set on 200 acres of rolling countryside.
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June 30, 2018: My daughter and her friend had the BEST time! She improved so much and had a wonderful time. The camp was very organized and the overall experience was amazing for the girls. I truly was very impressed and already stared telling others about the camp. The camp director was GREAT! Looking forward to having my daughter attend another Nike camp!
— Kristine G. Parent
Made many new friends
June 29. 2018: My child made many new friends with girls her age that share the same passion for field hockey. She had fun engaging in competitive sports with and against them throughout the camp and now looks forward to competing against them during the fall season. My daughter really enjoyed the camp and keeps on talking about how she wants to do it again next year.
— Salvatore A. Parent