Fairfield Field Hockey Camp @ Tomlinson Middle School
Tomlinson Middle School
Fairfield, CT 06824
Competitive field hockey is no stranger to Connecticut's fall athletes and you need to look no further to find this summer's way to advance your skills, improve your strength and gain the upper edge on your competition. Revolution Field Hockey Camps are open to all ability levels. Join us for two weeks this summer at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield, CT!
Week 1 Camp Director- Niki Miller, Head Coach at Wanger College
Week 2 Camp Director- Amanda Oberly (see bio below)
About Our Coaches
Niki Miller completed her third season as the head coach of Wagner College's newly-added field hockey program in the fall of 2021.
Under Miller's leadership, following the Spring 2021 season, junior forward Agustina Deharbe earned First-Team All-NEC honors, while junior midfielder Julia Cruces Pastorino, sophomore defender Joy Muller and freshman goalkeeper Erin Franklin were all tabbed to the Second Team.
During the program's inaugural season in the Fall of 2019, freshman Hannah Meyer finished third in the NEC in points per game (1.31) and earned the season's final rookie of the week and offensive player of the week honors following a four-goal performance in the season-ending 5-0 win over Merrimack.
During the 2022 season, Miller led the Wagner College field hockey program to a program-best nine victories and its first ever appearance in the NEC Tournament while entering as the #2 seed.
Under Miller's leadership, freshman Liselotte Koop was named NEC Rookie of the Year while senior Julia Cruces Pastorino was named First Team All-Conference along with Koop. Senior Agustina Deharbe was named All-NEC Second Team.
Miller, a native of Washington, NJ, comes to Grymes Hill by way of Northeast Conference (NEC) rival Sacred Heart University, where she served as an assistant coach for the field hockey team under head coach Sydney Van Der Merwe for the last two seasons.
"We are truly excited to welcome Niki to the Wagner athletic family," said Hameline. "Her impressive coaching background and accomplishments as a high-caliber player, combined with local recruiting ties, make her the ideal individual to lead us into the new field hockey era at Wagner."
During her tenure with the Pioneers, Miller oversaw the teams' offensive development, implementing strategies for practices and games, resulting in a 62.5% increase in goals from 2017 to 2018. She also played a pivotal role in off-campus recruiting, successfully attracting more than 10 commitments from high school athletes.
"This is an awesome opportunity, to begin my college head coaching career at Wagner College," said Miller. "Wagner has a foundation in place to be successful, in addition to excellent academics and a tremendous location, both huge assets in recruiting."
"My goal is to make a positive impact on the student-athlete experience, both on and off the field," Miller added. "I will have high standards for my players academically, and community service is very important to me, so we will be visible within the community. I can't wait to get on campus and begin interacting with our players"
At Sacred Heart, Miller played an integral role on a coaching staff that placed heavy emphasis on academics, resulting in a high level of performance by Pioneer student-athletes' in the classroom, achieving the second-highest overall GPA in NCAA Division I Field Hockey. Twenty of her 24 student-athletes would earn National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Academic Team honors.
Miller's field hockey background includes serving as a head coach for both the USA Field Hockey Futures and Fairfield County United Field Hockey Club teams. Her main goal with both of these organizations was to help develop young players and prepare them for the next level of field hockey. Three of her athletes from the USA Field Hockey Futures went on to attend the USA Field Hockey Juniors national camp.
Prior to embarking on her collegiate coaching career, Miller was a standout field hockey athlete at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. In her time there, she helped lead the Minutemen team to three Atlantic 10 Championships and three NCAA Tournament berths, having reached the Sweet 16 twice and the Elite 8 once. She was appointed captain of the team her junior and senior seasons and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team in her final season.
Oberly has been recently named the new Head Coach at St. Joseph's High School in Trumball, CT.
Since 2020 Oberly was the Head Coach for the Freshman Field Hockey Team at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT.
Oberly is originally from Washington, NJ where she attended Warren Hills Regional High School. During her time on the team they won two Division Titles, two Sectional Titles, and a State Championship.
She continued her field hockey career at Southern Connecticut State University where she earned team honors such as the Coaches' Award and Most Improved Player.
After graduating she spent a season with Sacred Heart University as in Interim Assistant Coach for the 2019 season.
Check In- 8:15am-8:30am at the field
Check Out- 12pm
Age & Ability- All levels of ability are welcome and we encourage beginners to attend!
Equipment Needed- Participants must provide all equipment to participate which includes a stick, shin guards, and mouthguard.
No Meals Are Provided- Campers must bring their own snacks and water bottles.
Sample Camp Schedule-
8:15am-8:30am Check in and Registration
8:30-9:30am Individual Skill Stations
9:30am-10:30am Shooting and Scoring Stations
10:30am Snack Break
10:45am-12pm Game Play
12pm Campers Dismissed
Coach Cheryl Canada provided my daughter and her teammates with the most memorable experience we could ask for. The combination of field hockey training and summer camp fun was PERFECT!
My daughter was anxious before camp because she had never played field hockey before. The REVOFH staff made her feel comfortable right from the start. It was tough getting her to leave the field after the last day. Already looking forward to another week this summer!
My teammates and I have been going to Revolution Field Hockey camps for 4 summers and we can't imagine our summer without it. We love to see how much our hard work in the summer pays off in our fall season.