Top of the Class Field Hockey



The Top of the Class Field Hockey Clinic was created in hopes of bringing together a collection of passionate NCAA coaches from some of the most prestigious universities in the country to deliver an unmatched two day training experience for aspiring collegiate hockey players. We run Top of the Class Field Hockey three times a year; 1x during your winter break from school; 1x in early June and 1x at the end of July. Our host sites have been carefully selected because they have two side by side turf stadiums giving us the maximum amount of training rotations and space to build game like drills and all finish and shoot on cage. In addition to 90 field players we invite 10 goal keepers each session to join and have 5 NCAA Coaches who were GKs themselves work on position specific training. Our field player curriculum was designed by US Olympians, Shannon Taylor, Melissa Gonzales and Caroline Nichols. It is super fun and creative. Enjoy a great work out, leave with a better understanding of the personalities within field hockey today & the motivation to work hard for your dream.


  • Alix Barrale Williams College
  • Andy Whitcomb  Holyoke College
  • Anna Crumb Kenyon College
  • Anne Kietzman Washington College
  • Barb Jordan Gettysburg College
  • Brandi Ritz, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Bridget LaNoir Renesslar (RPI)
  • Carly Zinn Dickinson College
  • Carol Knerr Amherst College
  • Chrissy Needham Connecticut College
  • Christine Kemp, Skidmore College
  • Dani Ryder Bates College
  • Erin Smith, Hartwick College
  • Gillian MacDonald  Sage College
  • Gina Wills Washington & Lee
  • Hannah Allison Swarthmore College
  • Jackie Cox Haverford College
  • Jaime Ginsberg Smith College
  • Jane Wells Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • Jessica Seay  St. Mary’s College of MD
  • Jomara Coghlan Washington & Jefferson College
  • Katharine DeLorenzo Middlebury College
  • Katie Kloeckener Trinity College
  • Kelly Harchetts Union College
  • Kelly McManus Bowdoin College
  • Laura Gebhart Team USA
  • Lindsey Elliott University of Mary Washington
  • Maya Herm Tufts University
  • Meredith Spencer- Blaetz Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Patti Klecha-Porter Wesleyan University
  • Shannon Taylor Team USA 
  • Teresa Mathews Lehigh Univ.
  • Victor Brady Bryn Mawr College
  • Individually Numbers Top of the Class Reversible Jersey
  • Admissions Workshops
  • Speed & Agility Workouts
  • Strength & Conditioning Experts
  • Nutrition Seminars
  • Yoga
  • 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.

Here is a guide of “Insider Tips” for first time campers.
For a downloadable PDF CLICK HERE

  1. Some helpful conversations for parents to have with kids before camp
    • Help your child understand how to get a healthy balance of food in the dining hall
    • The importance of hydration, especially during the heat of summer. This is good to start a week before camp so kids get into good habits once camp starts
  2. When you arrive with your child, walk around a bit of the campus to get the lay of the land and bathrooms. Our staff will run through the campus map, supervision, rules and regulations at our first meeting post check in.
  3. Personal snack foods are allowed
    • The coaches will schedule plenty of water breaks throughout the day, so packing a granola bar before or after lunch is a good idea to keep energy up.
  4. Make sure you complete your online profile during registration so we can provide all of the coaches with accurate information
    • Test Scores
    • GPA
    • College Preferences
    • Coaches Contact Information
  5. Please fill out your lunch order at least two weeks before the showcase to ensure you get your meal of choice
  6. We have limited hotel room blocks at a nearby hotel. If you need a place to stay for the weekend, the reservation details are listed in the camper packets.
  • This is the best field hockey camp I have ever attended! I loved the coaches and made a ton of friends during the week.

    Samanta A. - Camper
  • The coaches were very enthusiastic and gave me the confidence that my daughter will have a blast at camp.

    Dianne T. - Mom