Dates : June 5 – 8 2017, 8.30am – 11.30am
Location : West Ridge Middle School Turf Field, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive, Austin, TX 78733
Price : $150 if you register by May 14, $175 after May 14.
Open to all players aged 7 – 18. Players will be organized into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced groups. Come learn to play or advance your skills in a focused yet FUN environment and most importantly on a TURF field surface.
Camp Description : If you want to learn to play the game of Field Hockey or you already play and you want a chance to develop your skills then this is the camp for you. Four days of intensive coaching on the “Turf” field at West Ridge Middle School with international hockey coaches all of whom have extensive playing experience at NCAA Div 1 or senior International level and many of whom have also coached in the USAFH Futures Program.
If you are new to the game then the importance of the surface you learn on is a key factor to appreciate. This fast exciting sport has grown worldwide with the advent of smooth Turf fields and the development of specialist skills unique to the surface has meant that it is vital that early skills are developed on the correct (non-grass) surface. Whether your child is entering Middle School or starting hockey at High School, or just wants to try a new sport our beginners program which is built around US Field Hockey’s FUNdamentals program will quickly have them playing and loving the game. The camp is also open to both boys and girls and at the beginners level the focus is on FUN.
For more advanced players the four day course will cover advanced skills and follow many of the techniques taught at the US Field Hockey’s Futures program. Reverse shooting, advanced dribbling skills, specialist tricks to beat defenders and conversely good defensive tactics to force the hand of unsuspecting attackers are some of the areas to be covered during the 12 hours of intensive instruction. Specialist goalkeeping coaching will be available and for very advanced older players a drag flick clinic will be run each day as part of the overall program.
Open to all players (boys and girls) aged 7 – 18. Field Hockey Sticks will be available to borrow for beginners. The program is led by head coach Ali Murdoch who played 15 years in the Irish Men’s National League and has coached with the US Futures Program and at the US Nationals. Each day will include focused skills training and scrimmages in skill appropriate groups.
World Camp USA offer probably the best Technical Skills camps available in the U.S. Tjerk van Herwaarden is the technical director of World Camp USA and is the current head coach for Harvard. The camps are staffed by top international players and coaches and they focus strongly on skill development – these are NOT college showcase camps. They hold multiple camps at various college and school campuses on the east coast ranging in duration from 2 day commuter blitz camps to 4 day residential camps. They cater to kids from grades 6 – 12.