Garrison Forest School Field Hockey Camp

REVOLUTION FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

Garrison Forest School
Owings Mills, MD

July 27th – July 30th, 2020

Half Day Camp: $250
Day Camp: $350

Camp is open to ages 7-18 of all ability levels.

CAMP DETAILS

Revolution Field Hockey, a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp, is super excited to be returning to the greater Baltimore, Maryland area for the 15th summer. Join  Focus Field Hockey Club Richmond Director, Heather Hodges, for a great week of camp. Garrison Forest is conveniently located 2 miles off 695 and boasts a beautiful 110 acre campus. Campers will practice on the artificial turf stadium and enjoy lunch breaks in the air-conditioned gymnasium or cafeteria. Every camper will receive a limited edition reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, and lanyard as well as other fun prizes. *Revo Field Hockey Camps are open to all ability levels.

At the Garrison Forest School 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
  • 8:45 – 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 – 1:30pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Field Hockey Session// Strategy & Game
  • Concept Training
  • 3:00pm – Campers Depart

Check In: Campers will check-in daily at 8:45am each day at the athletic field. Please allow a few extra minutes on the first day to allow for initial registration. Full Day campers are required to bring their own lunch. Half Day Campers depart prior to lunch.

Check Out: Campers will check-out each day at 3pm. Half Day Campers check-out each day at 12pm.

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 during lunch, 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)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch / Snack

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
You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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).

STAFF DETAILS

Heather Hodges has achieved a lot on the field hockey field and continues to do so, but that she is there at all is testament to how successfully she fought the biggest battle of her life.

The Fredericksburg native was a rising star defender at the University of Delaware and looking forward to the spring season of her sophomore year, when she discovered an unusual lump near her collarbone on New Year’s Eve 2011.

The diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma was a massive shock for then 21-year-old and her family, and Hodges battled through five months of chemotherapy treatment with the associated difficult side effects such as hair and weight loss. She needed to pass Delaware’s fitness test that summer or else have to redshirt her junior year, but Hodges wasn’t cowed.

“The first game of my junior year is one of my best memories in field hockey. I battled cancer for the spring of my sophomore year and was determined to be back on the field by August,” she explains.

“It was a huge accomplishment to train all summer, pass my fitness tests, and be starting on our team again by September.”

Although that year’s on-field exploits climaxed in disappointment with a Colonial Athletic Association semi-final defeat to Drexel – “a heartbreaking way to end our season” – Hodges captained the side to a CAA title and an NCAA appearance in 2013, a fitting end to one of the hardest-earned college field hockey careers.

Hodges now brings all that grit and love for the game, which was first stoked when her best friend taught her how to play as a fourth-grader, to her coaching.

“I am a teacher at heart, and love the game of hockey, so coaching is a perfect balance. It is fun to share my knowledge and passion,” she says.

“Coaching is very different, but is a fun way to still be involved in a game I love. Playing is a fun outlet and way to be active. I like how coaching challenges me to think about the game with a larger lens so I can see the big picture of the field.”

Hodges ranks the 2016 state championship title she helped guide The Covenant School to in 2016 as one of her most memorable coaching achievements, but has a developmental mindset that sees her fit right in with Focus’s athlete-centred ethos.

“My coaching philosophy is pretty simple. To have a community and environment where athletes feel safe to try new things and make mistakes while working to be the best they can be. I want the athletes I work with to learn the value of hard work and perseverance.

“The most rewarding things about coaching is seeing a player master a skill that they have worked so hard on mastering. It feels great to see their hard work finally pay off. The most challenging is having limited time with your athletes.

Hodges says she admires coaches who can teach the game’s skills “in a way that athletes will remember and connect with”, and set high standards for them while giving them the tolls to handle those expectations.

She also has a sage word of warning for girls attempting to choose their college future not to invest too much in the coaches at a given program.

“My advice would be to explore all options. Find a college that feels right, not just for a coach. When I was in high school, I almost went to a different college mainly because I thought I would really like working with the coaching staff there. Within a year of entering college, that coaching staff had left.

“At Delaware, I had eight different coaches in four years. It is important that the school feels right, not just the field hockey program.”

Co-Director

Heather Hodges
 Focus Field Hockey Club Richmond Director