Northeast Field Hockey Clinic at Brooks School
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Our field hockey camp at Brooks School is a high tempo skills camp providing field hockey players with skill development and technical teaching in a fun and competitive environment. This kids summer camp is Directed by Mount Holyoke College Head Coach, Andy Whitcomb.
This summer camp in North Andover provides field hockey training for all skill levels, ages 10-18. Get better this summer with other athletes who share your passion for the sport of field hockey!
- Instruction from Mount Holyoke College Head Coach, Andy Whitcomb
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- 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 Andy Whitcomb
Andy Whitcomb was named the head coach of the Mount Holyoke field hockey team in 1998. One of the top coaches in the northeast, she has posted an impressive 225-148-1 (.602) record since taking over the reigns of the program. Her teams have qualified for the NEWMAC Tournament in each of the past 18 seasons.View Andy Whitcomb's Bio ⟩
Whitcomb guided the Lyons to a 12-7 mark during the 2016 campaign. MHC finished fifth in the NEWMAC standings with a 5-3 record, advancing to the conference tournament for the 18th straight season. In the postseason, the Lyons saw junior captain Kaitlin Braz score in double-overtime to lift Mount Holyoke past Wellesley, 2-1, and into the NEWMAC Semifinals for the fourth straight season. The Lyons would fall to eventual conference and NCAA Semifinalist, Babson to conclude the year.
Mount Holyoke was recognized with a number of honors during the 2016 season, including Longstreth/NFHCA National All-America Third Team for senior captain and defender Ruvimbo Mushavi. It marked her second straight recognition. Three were named All-Region, including First Team honors for Mushavi. Additionally, both Mushavi and senior captain and goalie Liz DiCesare were NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selections.
In 2015, Whitcomb guided MHC (15-7; 5-3 NEWMAC) to an incredible run in the NEWMAC Tournament. Seeded fifth overall - after a three-way tie for third in the final season standings - the Lyons powered past fourth-seeded MIT, 2-1 in Cambridge. The Lyons headed to Babson, taking on the host and top-seeded Beavers. The two teams battled to a second overtime, which saw junior defender and captain Ruvimbo Mushavi score her first career goal to win it 1-0.
In the NEWMAC Championship, the Lyons faced a familiar foe, squaring off against second-seeded Wellesley for the third straight year. It was another hard fought battle as the team's played into a shootout, which saw the Lyons prevail for a 2-1 shootout victory and the program's third NEWMAC title. MHC advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, falling in the First Round at Stevens. Three players were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference Team, highlighted by Mushavi, who was also an NFHCA All-America Third Team selection.
Co-Director Meredith Spencer-Blaetz
Meredith Spencer-Blaetz was named the head field hockey coach at Stevens on April 4, 2016, making her the fourth coach in the history of the program.In her first season at the helm, the Ducks won nine games in 2016 and earned a bid to the Empire 8 Championship during the postseason. Two Ducks were First-Team All-Empire 8 and All-Region selections.View Meredith's Bio ⟩
“We’re thrilled to have Meredith joining us at Stevens,” Director of Athletics Russell Rogers said at the time of her hiring. “She did an outstanding job of articulating the kind of vision we want in place for our field hockey program during the search process. Meredith will undoubtedly prove to be an effective leader in all aspects of the college experience for our student-athletes.”
Spencer-Blaetz came to Stevens after spending the previous two seasons as the assistant coach at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The Lyons reached the NCAA Tournament both seasons, including the Sweet 16 in 2014.
Spencer-Blaetz assisted with all aspects of the program under head coach Andy Whitcomb, including overseeing the defense, planning practices, and playing an important role in recruiting. Three All-Americans played under Spencer-Blaetz’s tutelage, in addition to numerous ECAC all-starts.
“I’m so excited for both Meredith and for the Stevens student-athletes, those field hockey players will be under the tutelage of someone who knows the game, studies the game, and loves the game,” Whitcomb said at the time of her hiring. “More importantly however, they’ll find in Meredith a wonderful young coach who is caring, introspective, and will push them to be not only the best athletes, but also the best citizens of Stevens.”
“I could not be more proud of one of my former athletes and assistant coaches. The future of the Stevens field hockey team is in very good hands.”
Prior to her time at Mount Holyoke, Spencer-Blaetz served as an assistant for two seasons at fellow Empire 8 Conference institution Washington & Jefferson College, helping the team to back-to-back winning seasons. Spencer-Blaetz coached seven all-conference and three all-region selections during her tenure.
Spencer-Blaetz has a Level I Coaching Certification from USA Field Hockey and coaches the Futures Development Program through USA Field Hockey. She has also taught the sport for Mount Holyoke field hockey camps, Pittsburgh Venom Field Hockey Club, and Revolution Field Hockey Camp.
A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Spencer-Blaetz graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2011 and finished her M.S. in Exercise and Sports Studies in 2016.
This year we are offering Overnight, Extended Day (8:45am-8:00pm), and Day (8:45am-3:30pm) camps for boys and girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2018 CAMP DATES
- June 29-July 1
All sessions are 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.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULES
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
Camp Dates: JUNE 29-July 1
- Check-in: 9:00am on Friday
- Check-out: Final games take place from 3:00-5:00pm on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend! Graduation will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Friday-Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
- 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.
- Day campers: Lunch is provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- 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 there 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.
- Dorm: TBD
- Campers Per Room: TBD
- 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: TBD
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
- Air Conditioning: TBD
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 Boston-Logan International.
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 8v8 games
- 3:00pm Training Session II
- 5:00pm Day Campers depart
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Training Session III
- 9:00pm Extended Day campers depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
- 10:00pm Lights out
Brooks School is a private, co-educational, preparatory, secondary school in North Andover, Massachusetts on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
August 3, 2017: Our daughter loved the coaches and felt the camp was conducted in a safe and welcoming environment.
— Nichole T. Parent
August 2, 2017: She enjoyed the whole experience... first field hockey camp she has participated in.
— Christine D. Parent
Had a blast
July 15, 2016: This was my daughters first overnight camp, and she had a blast! The staff of coaches kept it fun, while teaching a lot of new skills along the way. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone with a love for field hockey. Nicely run, my daughter is already asking to go back next year!!
— Kelly S. Parent
Love all aspects
July 20, 2015: Great having the college players coach and the overnight camp experience at a great location. The instruction has provided my daughter with increased confidence in her game. This was our second year in a row! See you next year.
— Andrea G. Parent
Lots of playing time
July 18, 2015: The Northeast Clinic gives opportunities of lots of playing time and chances to become more experienced.
— Lindsay C. Parent
Great overall program
Of all the clinics we have been to, NE has the best overall program and practice facilities. Better than any other camp I've been to.
— Camper '14
Practice on turf and grass
I loved the clinic because I would play on turf and grass to better my game in both situations.
— Camper '14
Gets better every year!
I have experienced this camp as a camper, counselor and a coach. All experiences were exemplary and the camp continues to get better each year I return.
— Camper '14
Great 1v1 drills
The coaches are spectacular and encouraging...Great 1 on 1 drills and other great drills we don't get to try at other camps.
— Camper '13
Good for teams
Every year this camp brings our team together for the up and coming season.
— Camper '13
The Nike Field Hockey Camp overall taught my child the skills needed to be a good person as well as a field hockey player. I am very happy that we traveled 5.5 hours away from home to attend camp. We will be going this next year for sure!! Thank You to all the Coaches and Players for taking time to teach my daughter
— Camper '13
Best camp I've been to
This is the best field hockey skills camp I've ever gone to, and I've done quite a few. The coaches are very skilled and very approachable. They teach skills by making you understand them and demonstrating why you should use them, not just how to do them. They add that extra layer that makes field hockey players better than when they started the camp. This camp is perfect for all age groups and skills levels. Not to mention the food is extraordinary!
— Camper '13
I would recommend this to any parent of a any field hockey player. The staff is awesome, caring and very encouraging to everyone. My daughter came home a stronger, happier and better player after camp. We will be making this a yearly trip!!
— Parent '13
Teach hard work
They teach young women to respect and believe in themselves. They also taught the girls how to challenge and work hard in game of field hockey.
— Parent '13
Great for all ages
This camp is incredible for all ages. I wish I had started going at a younger age, but now I go every summer. This was my last year, but I wish it wasn't. The campers and coaches are super nice! And the food is incredible.
— Camper '13
My daughter loved the camp so much she referred all her friends. The instruction is excellent as well as the accommodations.
— Parent '13