REVOLUTION FIELD HOCKEY CAMP
Sacred Heart University
JULY 25 – 28
Extended Day: $465
Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.
*Overnight Campers MUST be at least 14 years old
Look out ahead for ALL SMILES! Sydney Van Der Mer, Sacred Heart University Head Coach, and his staff of Division 1 Sacred Heart coaches and players spread the love of the game with enthusiasm and a rolodex of creative games. The dorms are air-conditioned (woohoo!), the turf stadium is a quick walk from the dorms and next to the PITT Athletic Center for film review and camper bonding. Join us this summer to train with an inspiration group of coaches – to help motivate your training through the season ahead.
At the Sacred Heart University 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
- Air Conditioned Dorms
- 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
- 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 Seton-Merton Hall.
Check Out: Saturday, July 28th. 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 Seton-Merton Hall.
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)
- Linens (Twin XL)
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Shower Towel
- Alarm Clock
- 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.
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, strategy sessions, individual meetings.
The nearest airports are Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, John F. Kennedy Airport or LaGuardia Airport in Queens. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, Revolution Field Hockey does not provide transportation.
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.
Sydney Van Der Merwe took over the Pioneer field hockey program prior to the 2016 season coming to SHU with nearly 15 years of field hockey experience.
Came to Sacred Heart after spending the previous two season as an assistant coach at Missouri State, where he helped execute practices and game preparations, including scouting the opposition. He also assisted in all aspects of recruiting and student-athlete development. During the fall of 2013, he assumed the responsibilities of the Head Coach while she was on maternity leave
Prior to MSU, Van Der Merwe served as the Head Varsity Coach at the Hathaway Brown School for four years helping the Blazers to four straight North East Ohio Championships. In just his second season, he led Hathaway Brown all the way to the 2008 Ohio State Championship, followed by a pair of State semi-final appearances before falling in the title game in 2011
Van Der Merwe first broke into American collegiate field hockey as an assistant coach at Oberlin College in 2006 helping with recruitment, team practice and creating pre-season training programs
Since he left Oberlin, Van der Merwe has been coaching with USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program. In 2009 and 2010, he led his U16 Region 9 Team to back-to-back National Futures Championships