At field hockey summer camps, high school field hockey players achieve high-level instruction in skills, drills and game strategies to help in everything from better footwork to stick handling. The comprehensive list of field hockey camps we have assembled here will help you find the right camp experience.
Field hockey clinics: Athletes can enroll in a field hockey clinic to improve their game with the help of experts. Field hockey clinics build athletes’ confidence in their abilities by running drills, mock games and player tips. Clinics usually last a few hours or even an entire day.
Field hockey camps: Like clinics, student-athletes can expect to work on their skills and technique during drills and mock games under the guidance of experts. The main difference between a camp and a clinic is that camps tend to be over a couple days or a week. Camps are hosted by a variety of organizations and college programs. Attending a college camp allows athletes to work with coaches that lead programs they are interested in.
Field hockey showcases: Field hockey showcases draw in many athletes for competition and skills testing. Showcases give student-athletes an opportunity to play in front of college coaches in a controlled setting. Coaches will attend showcases to evaluate athletes and recruit.
Some camps offer European trainers and drills, while others are coached by elite American field hockey players. You should expect a combination of drills, offensive and defensive individual skills training, special goalkeeper instruction and sometimes even one-on-one instruction with written evaluations. Depending on your personal field hockey recruiting situation, you’ll want to consider how much camps blend fundamentals, individual evaluations, strategies and team play.
If a field hockey camp is associated with a college, you’ll often have the opportunity to meet the college coaching staff and even some current college field hockey players on the team. You’ll also be able to get a feel for the campus life at that specific school.
All the events we’ve included here will help you become an even stronger field hockey player, but you should always be sure to research camps before you register.
Camps help student-athletes gain exposure to college coaches looking for talent to recruit. view our list of all 2022 field hockey camps above to find the right college camp for them. Student-athletes should factor in location, cost and whether college coaches from your prospective schools typically attend a camp.
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