Smith College Field Hockey Camp

REVOLUTION FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

Smith College
Northampton, MA

Overnight Camp Week 1: July 15th-July 18th, 2020

Overnight
Extended Day


Overnight Camp Week 2: August 3rd – August 6th, 2020

Overnight
Extended Day


Overnight Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

TEAM Camp is open to teams/groups of 5 or more.

CAMP DETAILS

Two great weeks to choose from!

July 8th – Team Camp: Campers will be placed on a house team or come with 7 – 14 of their favorite hockey friends. Each team will have a Head Coach to guide them on their journey. Together the team will grow, support, encourage and motivate each other to play hard and accomplish camp goals. Developing a Hockey IQ is best when the athletes are challenged to find a team role, surge through situational constraints, answer reflection questions and practice being unselfish. Fundamental skill acquisition alongside tactical intentions will help each player find a voice on the field and a way to contribute to their teams of the future.

August 5th – Pre-Season Camp: Get Game Ready! Reinforce the habits necessary to have a successful hockey season. Let us fuel your desire to be the fittest, fastest, most verbal, competitive and coachable player. Our curriculum with work through the player techniques and team tactics to help you improve as an athlete and have fun in the process.

Smith College is located in the quintessential New England town of Northampton, Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Hartford, CT and 2 hours from Boston. Campers will enjoy the FieldTurf Stadium and pristine amenities on Smith’s campus.

At the Smith 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
  • 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
  • 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 – 2:00pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Field Hockey Session// Strategy & Game Concept Training
  • 3:00pm Campers Depart

Overnight Camp 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 Nothrop Dorm.

Overnight Camp Check Out:  Thursday, August 9th. 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 Nothrop Dorm.

Day Camp Check In: Campers will check-in daily at 8:30am each day at the athletic field. Please allow a few extra minutes on the first day to allow for initial registration. Day campers are required to bring their own lunch.

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

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
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan (Dorms do NOT have A/C)
  • Key Deposit ($50) – Overnight Campers Only

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 Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. 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

Directing this camp will be Smith College Head Field Hockey Coach Jaime Ginsberg. Coach Ginsberg has been at Smith for ten years and has earned U.S. Field Hockey Coaching Certifications for Levels 1 & 2 and a member of the National Field Hockey Coaching Association.

Jaime took over the squad in 2007 and led the team to a much improved seven-win season the following year. In 2013, the squad qualified for the ECAC Tournament for the first time in 24 years. Jamie played collegiately at Slippery Rock University. She also was a player/coach for the women’s lacrosse club team at Slippery Rock, which has since become a varsity squad. Previously, Jaime coached at The George School and Friends Select School in Philadelphia. She also owns and directs The Nomads Field Hockey Club in Western Massachusetts.