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Our field hockey camp in Williamstown provides athletes with the opportunity to better their own skills and have fun this summer.

Head Coach Alix Barrale and former Head Coach Chris Mason team up for two sessions of field hockey camp at Williams College this summer. Players of all skill levels benefit from their combined 40+ years collegiate coaching experience. 

Highlights Include
  • Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
  • Excellent facilities
  • All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Coaches

  • Alix Rorke Williams Field Hockey

    Co-Director Alix Barrale

    Alix Barrale is the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Head Field Hockey Coach at Williams College. A former All-American at Williams, Coach Rorke holds an impressive 155-101 mark (.605)  and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004).

    View Alix Barrale's Bio
  • Chris Mason Williams

    Co-Director Chris Mason

    Chris Mason is the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Williams College. In Mason's 32 seasons she has led the Purple Cows to 299 wins, 4 ECAC-New England titles, the 2010 NESCAC title, 2 undefeated seasons and 2 NCAA DIII Lacrosse championship games. 

    View Chris Mason's Bio
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Camp Details

This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camps for girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels.  See "More Camp Details" for further information.

2018 CAMP DATES

  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19

Please be prepared to provide your camper's health insurance carrier name and policy number upon registering for camp as required by Williams College.

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CAMP PROGRAM

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.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

2018 SESSION SCHEDULES

SESSION I: JULY 8-12 | Session II: 15-19
  • Check-in: 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday at Williams Hall
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 11:00am on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 2:00pm-9:00pm, Monday-Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Thursday: 9:00am-11:00am

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.
  • Complete Supervision: Staff members reside in the dorms with Overnight campers and 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, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
  • Inclement Weather Plan: TBA for 2018
  • 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.

2017 HOUSING (2018 TBA)

  • Dorm: Williams Hall 
  • Campers Per Room: 1 or 2 per room. Campers assigned to singles will be placed in room next door to roommate requests. 
  • 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: Shared
  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

TRAVEL 

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 Bradley International Airport.

TEAM DISCOUNT

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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. Williams College is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of the Nike Field Hockey Camp.

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 Training Session II
  • 4:00pm Free time, rest
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Training Session III
  • 9:00pm Extended Day Camper depart, Overnight Campers to rooms, free time
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Nike Field Hockey Camps Facility Williams

Williams College is located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts and is a prestigious private school with a long history of coaching young student-athletes. Campers train on turf that was renovated in 2014. 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.56 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Coaches and staff are phenomenal

    I would absolutely recommend the Nike field hockey camp to any student who is an avid player or new to the sport. The coaches and support staff are phenomenal!  Giving each student the attention to Prefect the  newly acquired skills and techniques previously learned and how to apply them to the game.  We can't wait for the sport to begin in the fall to show off our newly-acquired skills. We will definitely be returning next year!

    — Stephanie S. Williams College Camper 7/15/16

    • 4/5.
    Overall a great camp

    Friendly coaches and staff who are very knowledgeable and helpful. The environment is safe, positive and well structured. Be prepared to work hard...overall a great camp

    — Dakota G. Williams College Camper 7/26/16

    • 4/5.
    Came back feeling successful

    My daughter came back from camp feeling successful and confident.  The friends she met helped her to reach her goals and challenge herself.

    — Tracy P. Parent of Williams College Camper 7/24/16

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    • 5/5.
    Improve your game

    This camp is great for learning new skills and improving your field hockey game, while still having fun! The coaches make the perfect balance between pushing players to do their best and also not taking it too seriously. At Nike field hockey camps I am not afraid to try new things, which definitely improves my game. I will certainly be returning.

    — Alison S. Williams College Camper 7/5/15

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to return

    This was my daughter's second year at Nike Field Hockey Camp. She learned so much and has developed a passion for field hockey. She can't wait to return next year.

    — Michael R. Parent of Williams College Camper 7/15/15

    • 5/5.
    Great learning experience

    I would recommend this camp because you can go in with no playing experience and come out feeling confident with the sport. You make lifelong friends with people you meet there and you make terrific memories!!

    — Laura H. Williams College Camper 7/11/15

    • 5/5.
    Recommend this camp

    I recommend this camp because it is a good mix of learning new skills, simulating game play, and making friends. I met a really good group of girls and we had lots of fun on the off time. I also really enjoyed having the opportunity to refresh my skills before preseason.

    — Williams College Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of my summer

    The Nike Field Hockey Camp was the highlight of my summer. The coaches were excellent, teaching all of the campers every skill you need to be a good field hockey player. I will definitely go on to use those skills during my field hockey season and throughout my life. The camp was perfectly scheduled, with just enough relaxing time and just enough hockey time. I came back a different field hockey player and had made several new friends.

    — Williams College Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Individualized attention

    This is an excellent camp to sharpen your field hockey skills in a low-key but fun setting. Ratio of campers to instructors is nice and low, ensuring lots of attention and improvement. My daughter loved this camp and she's been to many!

    — Parent of Williams College Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Friendly staff

    I would definitely recommend the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College. The instruction was done well and my camper learned a lot while attending. The coaches and staff are friendly and welcoming. Also, my camper met new friends and created a special bond with other campers. If you are looking for a great camp to go to for fun and to learn more about field hockey, I highly recommend this camp.

    — Parent of Williams College Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Experience has given her confidence

    This has been my daughter's second consecutive year at the Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams and she's loved every minute. Her skills have improved measurably, and the experience has given her so much confidence. As a matter of fact, she has just decided to enroll in another (local) Nike Field Hockey Camp before the end of this summer to head into the fall hockey season with the sharpest skills possible. THANK YOU!

    — Parent of Williams College Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience

    Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College was a wonderful experience for my High School daughter. The staff was great and holding it at Williams College was a fantastic environment.

    — Parent of Williams College Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Supportive environment

    I loved this camp! It was my first sports camp, and was as fun as I hoped for and more. I was introduced to all different types of people and their own field hockey experiences, and made a ton of new friends. The support for everyone was really nice, because no one was favored because of skill, but how much they worked to improve. I can't wait to go next year!

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned new skills and drills

    Excellent instruction in skills and drills. I got some good ideas to bring back to my high school team for the fall. Although I've been playing for 5 years in school, and travel teams and futures as well, I learned some new skills and drills.

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learn skills for the upcoming season

    Camp is a lot of fun and you learn many good skills for the upcoming season. The counselors are nice and there is a good balance of work and free time.

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Definitely recommend

    I would definitely recommend this camp because it helps you to hone in the skills you already have, learn from others who may have been playing longer than you, and it is also a great way to meet people who are passionate about the same sport as you.

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent training

    The camp provided my daughter with excellent training with a strong focus on skill building for actual game situations.

    — Parent of a Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Staff is great

    I would recommend the Nike Field Hockey camp to others because it definitely helps you learn and improve your skills. The staff is great and is always willing to help you with something if you do not understand. You also get to meet a lot of new girls and before you know it you have already made a ton of friends. The way the camp is ran makes the way of learning fun. They incorporate a lot of games and different stations.

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Excellent!

    Organizationally - excellent! Things like grouping new single attendees together was greatly appreciated. Diligent Safety and security. Far more time was spent scrimmaging than other Field Hockey camps providing an excellent opportunity for skill building in game situations. Drills were very effective - much better than other FH camps my daughter has attended.  More tactics that can actually be used in a game situation rather than just extra ball time. Top notch camp!

    — Parent of a Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Well rounded

    Registration and check-in was easy. Accommodations were nice. Info regarding what to pack was pretty complete. Specific skills taught were good for my daughter. My daughter had time to socialize; that was important to her as well as the instruction.

    — Parent of a Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learn the Fundamentals

    “The camp focuses on fundamentals of field hockey and the progression of individual skills in a short time period.”

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Awesome Camp

    “Nike Field Hockey Camps maintain a high level of intensity to enable successful growth of the players' field hockey skills”

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Very Happy

    “My daughter was glowing when I picked her up after the 4 day field hockey program. She loved everything about the experience and really feels it may have afforded her a chance to make JV as a freshman. Thank you!!”

    — Parent of a Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Easily a Favorite

    “I have been to many sleepover field hockey camps before and this one has easily been my favorite! The staff and instruction is great and the drills make it fun while challenge yourself! I would highly recommend this camp to any player looking for a great tune up before the season starts!”

    — Williams College Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highly Recommended

    “Highly recommended for anyone serious about field hockey--a totally positive and productive experience.”

    — Williams College Camper

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Nike Field Hockey Camp at Williams College

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Alix Barrale, Co-Director
880 Main Street
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Varsity, JV, Jr High, Beginner
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended 9am-9pm $615.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Varsity, JV, Jr High, Beginner
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended 9am-9pm $615.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $715.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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