Bates College Field Hockey Camp

Bates College

Lewiston, ME


Overview

Bates College, widely regarded as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, is the perfect backdrop for summer field hockey camp. A member of the highly selective NESCAC athletic conference will offer campers a great opportunity to train with the best players and coaches in the game today. Come play on the beautiful carpet astro-turf stadium and enjoy some special experiences like yoga, film review sessions, and leadership workshops.


About Our Coaches

Dani Ryder Kogut

Head Coach at Bates College (Go Bobcats!)

Dani has experience in college field hockey across divisions I, II, and III, as well as youth coaching experience with USA Field Hockey, camps, local clinics, and as the director of Coastal Field Hockey Club.

Dani is currently the head field hockey coach at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Bates is a member of the prestigious and nationally dominate NESCAC field hockey conference.  During Dani’s time at Bates, she has guided the program to its best seasons in the last two decades, along with numerous program firsts.

Before taking the helm at Bates College, Dani was the head coach at the University of New England (UNE). While at UNE she led the program to its first ever, and the University’s first ever, National top 20 ranking. For her successes as head coach at UNE, Dani was named the TCCC Coach of the year.

Prior to entering the head coaching ranks, Ryder gained valuable experience as an assistant coach at Division I University of Vermont, and at NESCAC member and Bates rival, Tufts University, where she helped guide the Jumbos to consecutive appearances at the NCAA Final Four.

Beyond her collegiate coaching experience Dani spent an enormous amount of time organizing and directing low cost, camps and clinics in the state of Maine. In addition Dani holds a USA Field Hockey level II coaching certification.

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Camp Details

Session AM: 9-12pm

Session PM: 1-4pm

Full day: 9-4pm

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

Bring your own lunch: Shade will be provided!

Sample Camp Schedule:

9am: Registration/drop-off

9-10am: passing and receiving station work

10-11:30am: possession drills

11:30-12pm: small game play

12-1pm: lunch break and AM campers dismissed

12:30pm: PM camper registration/drop-off

1-3pm: shooting, scoring, and elimination stations

3-4pm: larger game play

4pm: camp dismissal

 


Reviews (3)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Wendy O. - Parent

Okay. My daughter will Not. Stop. Talking. about this camp. Now she’s trying to recruit the rest of her team to go next year so they can all be involved. The coach has said she’s become a real leader to the rest in such a short time.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Grace C. - Camper

It was great to be with other girls who love the same thing I do. The coaches were talented and friendly and taught us a lot of new things. See you next year.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Grace S. - Coach

Top-notch program here. I wish it had been around back when I was playing.

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