Lake Forest Academy Field Hockey Camp

Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest, IL 60045


Curious what the difference maker was for the All-Americans of last season; Summer Field Hockey Training Camps!

Lake Forest Academy is located just 30 miles north of Chicago in one of the most beautiful suburbs on Chicago's North Shore. Lake Forest provides a secure, supportive environment for our campers. Our staff of college coaches & players are committed to helping campers build sound fundamentals and establish strong game awareness.

About Our Coaches

Valerie Clarke

Valerie Clarke joined the DII Converse College (SC) program for their 2nd season in program history.  Coach Clarke served as the assistant coach for Concordia University- Wisconsin from 2015 - 2017, focusing on the goalkeeper development.

Prior to joining the Valkyries, Coach Clarke served as the club administrator, U16 elite head coach, and goalkeeping coach for the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club. On the recruiting front she helped to recruit three players headed to Division I schools, one to Division II, and three to Division III.

Prior to her stint at the club level Clarke coached High School Field Hockey for University School of Milwaukee from 2010-11 and then Divine Savior Holy Angels High School from 2011-15. In 2010 her team won the Wisconsin State Championship after an undefeated season.

Clarke graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. She played all four years for the Lynx as a goalkeeper, where she led the conference in goals against average during her senior season. Clarke also helped guide her team to conference championships during her freshman and seniors campaigns. She also obtained her Masters of Science in Sport Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

A 2006 graduate of the Asheville School in North Carolina she was a three-sport athlete (field hockey, snowboarding, and soccer) where she won multiple conference championships and state awards.

Holly Heeb

Holly Heeb joined the Morrisville State Mustangs in January 2019 as the assistant field hockey coach. In December 2018, Heeb graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During her time at Hendrix, she was a two-sport student-athlete  competing in field hockey and women’s lacrosse.

During her time in the Hendrix Field Hockey uniform, Heeb started in all 47 games at midfield, breaking 5 program records in goals, assists, points, shots, and shots on goal during her senior campaign in the fall of 2018. She was a four-time NFHCA Great Lakes All-Region honoree and four-time First Team All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) honoree, where she served as captain for two seasons. She was also nominated to play in the 2018 Victory Sports Tours / NFHCA Division III Senior Game. Heeb, aside from her success within conference play, also earned academic honor roll recognition within the SAA, and was named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad in 2015.

Off the playing field, Heeb served as a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative from 2016-2018, fulfilling the role of President during the 2018 season, where she re-established the NCAA Division III Partnership between the Special Olympics of Arkansas and Hendrix College with annual activities and coordinating volunteer opportunities. 

The native of St. Louis, Missouri is the founder of the USA FUNdamental Field Hockey program in Arkansas, creating the grassroots program that introduced the sport of field hockey to children in PE Classes and Youth Clinics. Prior to starting FUNdamental Field Hockey-Arkansas, Heeb was a PE Specialist and Yoga Specialist at Burr Oak Summer Camp for three years, and has served as a Gateway Field Hockey coach since May 2015

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm on the first day and Check out at 12pm on the last day.

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

Meals Provided: Overnight campers- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Extended Day Campers- Lunch and Dinner

Evening Activities: After dinner, campers will be grouped up in teams and scrimmage against one another.

Extended Day Camper Schedule:
1st Day
12:00pm - Registration
1:00pm-2:00pm Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Night Field Hockey Session/Pick up

2nd and 3rd Days
8:45am - Drop Off at Fields
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Free Time
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:00pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm - Night Field Hockey Session/Pick up

4th Day
8:45am - Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
12:00pm - Closing Ceremonies
12:15pm-1:15pm - Check Out

Reviews (3)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Audrey T. - Coach

I love how you all really take the time to understand my players’ needs. That just makes your skill and technique training all the more effective.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Emma D. - Player

I keep telling my friends this was the best summer of my life! Some of them haven’t even played field hockey before, but now they’re thinking about trying out because they want to go to camp next summer.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Mark G. - Parent

This was a healthy experience for our whole family. Sammie trained with great coaches and talented athletes and we got a few days of quiet!

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