FIELD HOCKEY & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
August 1 – 5, 2022
EXT DAY: $699
AGES: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.
Who We Are
Field Hockey & Leadership Academy is a camp where players will develop field hockey skills while learning how to become more effective leaders and what it means to be a great teammate.
At camp, we will help campers learn about being part of something – a team or cause – bigger than themselves. The camp will combine outstanding field hockey instruction with off-field activities and workshops designed to promote teamwork and teach leadership skills. At the end of camp, we want all campers to not only be better field hockey players, but also recognize how as leaders they can be more valuable to their team, their school, and their community.
Learning the critical life lessons to guide you as a responsible member of your school, community, family & team will serve you for years to come. The FHLA role models, the field hockey game & the women’s leadership workshops balanced with some summer fun all takes place among the beautiful natural setting of The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Interested in a summer experience to remember – This academy will help you hone field hockey skills that will serve you on and off the field in life!
Rachel Palumbo, Head Coach of the Catholic University DIII Field Hockey Team will lead the players on the Field Hockey & Leadership Academy journey. Joining Rachel will be a collection of NCAA & High School coaches and players.
The Leadership Curriculum will be led by Heidi Kasevich, Ph.D., a specialist in educating female leaders. Heidi will run daily sessions with our athletes cultivating the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in. The girls at camp will be given tools to express themselves better, trust teammates and work together to become confident and strong leaders. We look forward to our seeing our camp graduates become empowered and have a lasting positive impact on their teams and communities.
The Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA is nestled on 500 acres in Virginia countryside. Just 45 minutes west of Washington D.C. and moments from the Blue Ride Mountains. Established in 1914, Foxcroft has been a top girls boarding school where girls realize their own potential. The Foxcroft Dining Hall focuses on fresh, made-from-scratch foods, local ingredients to serve a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Campers will enjoy the leadership and sports curriculum and practice the daily themes both on and off the fields. The school offers numerous turf fields as well as a state-of-the-art athletic center with a climbing wall. The outdoor swimming pool will deliver endless summer fun. Wellness hikes and equine tours will give players a chance to clear their heads and enjoy nature.
- Defining Leadership
- Listening & Trust Exercises
- Leadership Focus & Role Models
- Importance of Authentic Presence
- Cultivating Resilience & Courage
- Importance of Sisterhood
- Paying it Forward
Wellness Swimming, Hiking, Yoga // Group Challenges Talent Shows, Charades, Scavenger Hunts // Social Sports Kickball, Capture the Flag, Frisbee Golf
With 2 – 3 daily field hockey sessions, players can expect to improve their individual skills at our skill clinics. Players will also enjoy competing against other camp teams at evening scrimmages.
- Shooting & Scoring
- Defense (Team and Individual)
- Ball Control & Vision
- Elimination Skills
- Defensive skill development
- Offensive presses
- Special Situations (Corners, Strokes, 1 v 1, Shoot Outs)
- Man Up, Man Down
Dual Sport Athletes can choose to train in both field hockey & lacrosse during the camp. These campers run on the same schedule, but each day is a different sport. Ex: Monday is Lacrosse, Tuesday is Field Hockey and so on. The Lacrosse Curriculum is led by Wesleyan University Head Coach Kim Williams.
Campers are groups according to age for leadership workshops, adventure activities as well as in the dorms.
- Paddle boarding
- Beach Volleyball
- Lake Swimming
- Bon Fires
- Climbing Wall
- Spike Ball
The leadership curriculum is taught by Heidi Kasevich, PhD. She is a well-known speaker, consultant, and author in the field of female leadership. Her workshops cultivate the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage, and teaches girls the skills needed to be self-aware, confident individuals who know their value and are prepared to lead through authenticity.
2017 Workshops Include:
- GET TO KNOW YOURSELF—IceBreakers & Group Norms
- RESECT– Self and Other, Strengths and Stretches.
- RESILIENCE– Motivating Self – A Failing Forward Mindset.
- HUMILITY –Motiving Others—Beyond the Cheer.
- GRATITUDE– Paying it Forward.
8:20 Camp Meeting – Daily Goals
9:00 Skills Sessions – Individual Skills
10:30 Tactical Training – Team Drills
1:00 Leadership Workshop
3:00 Free Time, Swimming, Hiking, Yoga
7:30 Evening Activities
Check-In: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 2pm on the first day.
Check-Out: Campers will check out at 1:30pm on the last day.
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)
- Athletic Sneakers
- Yoga Pants
- Linens (Twin XL)
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Shower Towel
- Alarm Clock
- Portable Fan
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
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
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
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on team building, video analysis, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.
Any Camper who must cancel their registration more than fifteen (15) days prior to the camp start date will receive a voucher equal to the full amount of camp tuition already paid which may be used toward any program or camp offered by eCamps. If a camper must cancel their registration fourteen (14) days or fewer prior to the start of camp, eCamps will issue camper or parent a voucher equal to 50% of the camp tuition, which can be transferred to a future program or camp within the same calendar year or next calendar year. The voucher is also transferable to another family member and is good for any camp offered by eCamps within one year of the date of purchase. Camp vouchers are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session. Cash refunds are not offered under any circumstances.
If eCamps Sports Network is forced to postpone your child’s 2020 summer camp due to the facility being closed or by government mandate, you will receive a camp credit voucher for tuition fees paid (never expires, fully transferable & for any sport).
Palumbo was named the head field hockey coach on March 26, 2020.
Palumbo came to Catholic after two seasons as an assistant coach at Middlebury where she won back-to-back national championships in 2018 and 2019. Under Katharine DeLorenzo, she helped guide the Panthers to a school record 21 wins each year and a 42-2 overall record, including a mark of 18-2 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Middlebury was also recognized as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Coaching Staff of the Year twice and won two NESCAC championships.
Palumbo, who received her USA Field Hockey Level II Accrediitation in Spring 2019, served as the recruiting coordinator for the Panthers who had six All-America, eight all-region and eight All-NESCAC selections the last two seasons. Middlebury also boasted the 2019 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Katie George, who led the team with 13 goals and 29 points this season.
In November 2018, Palumbo joined DeLorenzo on a community service trip to Jharkhand, India where she participated in a week-long field hockey residential program for young women ages 14-17 known as the East India Field Hockey Project.
Palumbo spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Salisbury under Dawn Chamberlin. The Sea Gulls posted a record of 30-7 during her two seasons, advancing to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship and winning a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) in 2016. The team also finished the 2016 season ranked at No. 2 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.
As a player, Palumbo appeared in 68 games and made 47 starts as a defensive midfielder at Division I James Madison. She scored two game-winning, overtime goals for the Dukes who made three Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Field Hockey Championship appearances, advancing to the finals in 2014.
Palumbo began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. While there, she served as the head coach for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program Site 5Y and as a coach for X-Calibur Elite Indoor Field Hockey Club. While at Salisbury, she coached for the Shore Byrds Field Hockey Club.
Palumbo received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science with a minor in coaching education from James Madison in 2015 before earning a master’s in postsecondary education from Salisbury in May 2018.
Off the field, Palumbo is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who completed internships at both Salisbury and James Madison.
A specialist in educating women leaders, Heidi Kasevich, PhD, is a speaker, consultant, author, and curriculum designer in the fields of leadership and global women’s issues. Her signature program, Closing the Gap, cultivates the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage, and teaches girls the skills needed to be self-aware, confident individuals who know their value and are prepared to lead through authenticity. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in: Closing the Gapis designed to shift mindsets, provide tools for navigating gender bias, and empower girls to have a positive impact on the world.
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