Nike Field Hockey Camp at the United Sports Training Center
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Our fun and competitive girls field hockey camp in Pennsylvania is directed by Gwynedd Mercy University Head Coach, Laura-Ann Lane. Campers will enjoy top-notch training, spirited competition, and excellent facilities.
This field hockey camp in Chester County welcomes players, ages 10-18, of all skill levels, to come learn from an expert staff and improve their game in a safe and friendly environment.
- Instruction from collegiate coaches and players
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Laura Ann Lane
The 2018 Field Hockey Season will mark Laura-Ann Lane’s twelfth season has the Head Coach of the Griffins. She has led the Griffins to four-straight NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament appearances winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championship in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.View Laura Ann Lane's Bio ⟩
With 21 years of field hockey coaching under her belt, coach Laura-Ann Lane is preparing for yet another successful season with the Griffins, who look to defend their CSAC championship crown.
She was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 2007, in her first season at Gwynedd-Mercy. She has brought the field hockey team to the CSAC Playoffs in each of the past eight years which included a trip to the championship game in 2010 and a conference titles in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Griffins also received two consecutive bids to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championships in 2009 and 2010. Under Coach Lane, the Griffins were part of the national All-Academic Team in each of her eight seasons.
Coach Lane is originally from New Hampshire, coming to the Philadelphia are to attend Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College). While there, she played goalkeeper for the field hockey team and was named the 1988 Beaver College Softball Rookie of the Year. She also received the 1991 PIAWA Philadelphia Player of the Year in field hockey, among other highly-regarded recognitions.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lane became the assistant and subsequently head coach for Arcadia’s field hockey and lacrosse teams. While the field hockey head coach, they had four post-season appearances in her six seasons. She was named the 2002 PAC Coach of the Year and organized numerous community service and outreach activities with the team. She received her master’s degree in elementary education from Arcadia University in 2002.
In 2004, Lane was the head coach at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, where she helped led the team to the postseason on three occasions including a semifinal appearance. She then came back to the Philadelphia area to coach at Gwynedd-Mercy.
She is a summer camp coach for Merestead Sports Camp, an active member of the NFHCA, a summer 2008 Women’s Coaches Academy graduate, and is currently on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee as well as the NFHCA South Atlantic Region All America Committee.
Overall Coach Lane has mentored over 30 PAC/CSAC All Conference Players, three STX/NFHCA All American players, over 26 Academic All-Americans, and nine ODAC all-league performers.
This year we are offering a Day Camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm daily. Camp is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available at an additional cost. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- July 9-12
This camp is open to girls, 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.
2018 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
Camp Dates: July 9-12
- 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 immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
Early drop-off is available for campers at an additional fee of $30 (for all 4 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the United Sports Training Center staff Monday-Thursday from 7AM-9AM. Pro-rates are not available.
Late pick-up is available for campers at an additional fee of $45 (for all 4 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the United Sports Training Center staff Monday-Thursday from 3PM-6PM. Pro-rates are not available.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- 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: In the case of a cancelled 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.
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
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30am Skills and small game tactics
- 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:00-3:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 3:00pm Campers depart
United Sports Training Center is a 127,000 square-foot indoor, 60-acre outdoor sports complex located directly off the Route 30 Bypass in the heart of Chester County, PA.