REVOLUTION FIELD HOCKEY CAMP
Top of the Class Midwest
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest, IL
Open to Class of 2020-2023
Matching student-athletes to America’s top academic institutions
Aspiring to play field hockey at an upper echelon college or university is both exciting and challenging. We have designed this event to benefit the student-athletes who desire to pursue this goal. Top of the Class is our answer to the numerous requests from college coaches, student-athletes and their parents to offer an opportunity where we can expose current players to a variety of coaching styles, play among the competition, show off individual strengths and become an overall better player.
We’ve assembled a number of the top coaches and instructors from prominent colleges within our national field hockey network in order to mentor players in the process of recruiting, academic admissions criteria and what it takes to play field hockey at the collegiate level. You can expect to learn much more about the college recruiting process from the people who do it: the recruiting rules, who to talk to, what to expect on visits, how to communicate with coaches and a whole lot more. Whether or not our group of coaches represents the specific schools you might be looking to attend in particular, you will nonetheless gain a valuable perspective into the process as it pertains to scholar-athletes at any of the top academic institutions.
The Top of The Class Camp is open to players graduating high school in 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023. Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure each participant receives maximum exposure to our coaches and other speakers such as college guidance counselors. We also highly encourage parent participation in order to get the most out of this exclusive opportunity. This is a great chance to be seen by coaches and potentially open doors to college contacts and the world of field hockey beyond the high school level.
At the Lake Forest Academy Top of the Class Showcase campers will receive:
- Individually Numbers Top of the Class Reversible Jersey
- Admissions Workshops
- Speed & Agility Workouts
- Strength & Conditioning Experts
- Nutrition Seminars
- Weight Room 101
- Game Video Analysis
- Leadership Training
8:45am – Check-In
9:00am – Kinetic Warm-ups (Tabata or Dynamic Work-Out with Strength & Conditioning Coaches)
9:10am – Technical Skill Stations
10:30 – Tactical Development Stations
11:00 – 12:00 Scrimmages & Panel Rotations
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Shooting Demos & Players Choice
1:45 – Technical Skill Development
3:00pm – Scrimmages
4:00pm – End of Day & Cool Down
Parent seminars are optional offerings to those interested in hearing from our admissions experts, guidance counselors, Sports Leaders as well as nutritionists and strength and conditioning coaches.
Check In / Check Out: 8:30am each day. First meal is Lunch will be provided. Check out is 4pm each 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. 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)
- Bring a garbage bag (to wrap bag in inclement weather),
- Extra Mouthguards
- Lunch will be provided – Please select your lunch option during the registration process
Hotel Room Block: Accomodations TBD
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 closest airport is O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, located 25 minutes from campus. 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.
- Alix Barrale Williams College, Exec Director
- Andy Whitcomb Mt. Holyoke College
- Bridget LaNoir Rensselaer (RPI)
- Dani Ryder Bates College
- Erin Smith, Hartwick College
- Gillian MacDonald Sage College
- Hannah Allison Swarthmore College
- Jaime Ginsberg Smith College
- Jane Wells John Hopkins University
- Jomara Coghlan, Washington & Jefferson College
- Kaitlyn Eager Franklin & Marshall College
- Katharine DeLorenzo Middlebury College
- Katie Kloeckener Trinity College
- Kelly Hartchetts Union College
- Kelly McManus Bowdoin College
- Maya Herm Tufts University
- Meredith Spencer-Blaetz, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Patti Klecha-Porter Wesleyan University
- Shannon Taylor Team USA
- Victor Brady, Bryn Mawr College