Recommended Ages 10-17
Girls Field Hockey Camp encourages player development. The teaching sessions are structured to allow players ages 10–17 to progress at their own pace with players of similar age and ability.
In addition to fundamental stick work skills, players receive instruction and the opportunity to practice in competitive games and drills. Special emphasis is placed on increasing each camper’s overall understanding of the rules, concepts, and team strategies of the sport. The camp strives to develop in each camper the qualities needed to become an all-around, excellent field hockey player with solid offensive and defensive skills. Goalkeepers receive individualized instruction from an outstanding staff of college-level goalkeepers and coaches.
- Improve basic game skills: ball control, jabs, blocks, shooting, scoring, and stick work
- Improve defensive positioning, marking, interceptions, circle play, and transitional game
- Emphasize teamwork and fair play
- Learn more about field hockey while enjoying the game
Specialized Goalkeeping Instruction
Individual goalkeeping training sessions cover all aspects of the technical and tactical skills necessary for developing goalkeepers. The program is customized for each goalie’s needs. The goalkeeping portion of camp will be led by Katie Weber, goalkeeper specialist and assistant field hockey coach at Lasell College. Weber will join Ryan for her seventh summer coaching camps. Weber was a standout goalkeeper at Bridgewater State, graduating in 2013. She has coached at the Revolution Field Hockey Camps all around New England the last seven years, assisting Ryan. She also has coached at other top camps, including Blue Dog Field Hockey Camp. If you are attending camp as a goalie, please check the appropriate space on the application.
Campers must bring their own field hockey stick, mouth guard, shin guards, cleats, and sneakers for potential indoor and turf play. Goalies must bring a complete set of goalie equipment.
Julie Ryan, Camp Director
Head Field Hockey Coach, Babson College
Julie Ryan begins her eighth season as Babson’s head field hockey coach and director of Babson’s Field Hockey Camp. In 2010, she led the program to its first NEWMAC Championship, and the team’s second NCAA Tournament appearance. She has led the field hockey program to three NEWMAC regular season titles with a perfect 8-0 record. She was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012, as well as New England East Regional Coach of the Year. A native of Brewster, Ryan came to Babson from Boston College, where she served as the Eagles’ assistant field hockey coach after previous stints at Springfield College and Yale University. Ryan’s experience includes numerous field hockey camps throughout New England, where she has served as the director of the prestigious Revolution Field Hockey Camps for more than a decade. She also spent five years coaching in the U.S. Field Hockey Association Futures Program. Ryan also has started the Milton Youth Field Hockey program, where she has seen numbers triple since its origin in 2011.