Bates College Field Hockey Camp

REVOLUTION FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

Bates College
Lewiston, ME

AUGUST 2 – 5

Overnight: $565
Extended Day:
 $455
Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

CAMP DETAILS

For 4 days & 3 nights, join Bates College Head Field Hockey Coach Dani Ryder as she leads campers on a memorable hockey journey. Experience the collegiate campus lifestyle by staying in the student dormitories, eating in the caferteria and playing on the AstroTurf Hockey ONLY stadium. The field is fully lit, giving campers full flexibility to train day or night.

At the Bates College Camp campers will receive:

  • Authentic Revolution Field Hockey Reversible Jersey
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Evaluation
  • 10:1 Camper to Coach Ratio
  • Specialized Goalkeeper Training
  • USA Field Hockey Futures Program Partner Camp
  • Popular Camp Among College Bound-Athletes
  • 7:00 – Wake Up
  • 7:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:45 – Commuter Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 – Daily Theme Workshop
  • 9:30 – 11:30 Skills & Position Training
  • 11:30 – Cool Down & Extra Help
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games / Optional Swimming
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm – Field Hockey Session// Strategy & Game Concept Training
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm – Extra Help & Skit Practice/ Scavenger Hunt
  • 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 6:00- Mandatory Rest
  • 6:45pm-8:30pm – Field Hockey Scrimmages
  • 8:30pm – Optional Play the Coaches + Showers
  • 8:30pm – Commuter Dismissal
  • 9:30pm – Dorm Games and Socializing/ Evening Meetings
  • 10:30pm Lights Out

Check In: 12pm – 1pm for both commuters and overnight campers. Tip for Extended Day Campers is to come at 12:30pm. First meal is Dinner. Check-in location will be at Hopkins and Moody House.

Check Out:  Sunday, August 5th. Parents are invited to attend final scrimmages that begin with warm-ups at 9:00am. Check-out and departure will follow at 12:00pm at Hopkins and Moody House.

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. Revolution Field Hockey and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Equipment (Stick, Shin Guards, Cleats or Athletic Sneakers, Mouthguards & Goggles)
  • Goalies (Pads, Gloves, Helmet)
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan (Dorms do NOT have A/C)
  • Key Deposit ($50)

Group Discounts: Team/Group discounts are given to groups who register together. For 5-9 players, the discount is $25 off for each camper. For 10 players or more, the discount is $50 for each camper. To receive this discount, please call our office at 800-944.7112 for a Coupon Code. This coupon code will enable all your group to register online individually and receive the discount.

ABILITY GROUPS
Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day.
ATHLETIC TRAINER
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
HEALTH FORMS
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
WEATHER PLAN
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on team building, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Portland International Jetport in Portland, ME. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Any camper who must cancel prior to camp will receive a camp credit equal to the amount of camp tuition already paid.  The credit is transferable to another family member and is good for any Revolution Field Hockey Camp or eCamps Partner program through next summer (agreement begins at time of purchase).  Any cancellation within 5 days of the start of camp will result in a camp credit minus $100 cancellation fee.  Camp credits are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session.  CASH/CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

STAFF DETAILS

Danielle Ryder enters her fifth season as the head coach of the Bates College field hockey program in 2017 after assuming the position in June of 2013. In 2016, Ryder led Bates to its first winning season since 1999. The Bobcats finished 9-7 on the year, their most wins since that same 1999 season.

2016 also marked the first time the Bobcats have qualified for the NESCAC Championships in back-to-back years and their four NESCAC victories were the most for the program since 2002 when they won five NESCAC games.

Since taking over the reins of the Bobcats’ program, Ryder has instilled a new culture of dedication in the team. In 2015, she led the Bobcats to the NESCAC Tournament for the first time since 2010. Bates also picked up its most victories in a single season since 2005. One of the Bobcats’ biggest wins in 2015 was a 1-0 victory over previously undefeated and ninth ranked Babson.

In 2014, the team had two players named to the NFHCA Division III All-Region Team.

In 2013, Bates registered its best goals-against average since 2006 and demonstrated marked improvement over the second half of the season.

Prior to Bates, Ryder served as head coach at the University of New England for two years, compiling a 29-14 record, two postseason appearances and guiding the Nor’easters to the first Division III national ranking in program history. Before her stint at UNE, Ryder was an assistant coach at the University of Vermont, and at Bates’ NESCAC rival Tufts University before that.

Ryder was named the 2011 Commonwealth Coast Conference Coach of the Year, after leading the Nor’easters to a program-record 18 wins against four losses. UNE began the year with 13 straight victories and appeared in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll for two weeks, including a No. 2 ranking in New England. The season came to a close with two overtime setbacks in the conference final (2-1 to Endicott) and an ECAC Championship semifinal (2-1 in 2OT to Mount Holyoke). In 2012 she led the Nor’easters to the semifinals of both the CCC and ECAC tournament semifinals.

A native of Sturbridge, Mass., Ryder graduated from Stonehill College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She played goalkeeper for the Division II Skyhawks, finishing her career as the team’s all-time leader in shutouts and earning Northeast-10 all-conference and all-academic honors.

Director

Dani Ryder
Head Coach, Bates College