Newton, MA- UMASS Amherst Mt. Ida Field Hockey Academy

Newton, MA

Newton, MA 02459


This academy is open to ages 10-17 of all ability levels. Come train with us this summer to take your game to the next level. Each day will offer campers maximum touches, a motivating and fun curriculum, skill-appropriate grouping and foster a love of the game. Join us this summer, for a summer to remember. Every camper will receive a camp reversible, cinch bag, and lanyard. All commuter-campers will come together for all the training sessions as well as enjoy lunch and dinner on campus. 

About Our Coaches

Amanda Nusbaum

Amanda Nusbaum Head Coach of the Albertus Magnus women's lacrosse and field hockey programs. Amanda brings a wealth of success as both a field hockey and lacrosse player. She has coached both sports at many levels including her most recent post at Springfield College.

Coach Nusbaum spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant coach of the field hockey team at Springfield College. During her time at Springfield, Coach Nusbaum was responsible for running drills and practices for the team, assisting the players in skill work development, recruiting throughout the New England area, running film sessions for players, regional recruitment, maintaining the Springfield College Field Hockey social media channels, and devising and implementing strength and conditioning summer programs for the athletes. Nusbaum also has significant experience in athletic administration. In the summer of 2020, Nusbaum helped to coordinate COVID coaching meetings, created soccer schedules for the fall, and conducted the athletics expense report for Agawam High School.

Coach Nusbaum also works with HTC Club Field Hockey and SWAG Lacrosse Club of East Windsor and LAX+ club.

Amanda graduated from Springfield ‘19 with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and had a decorated career as a two-sport standout. With the field hockey program, Nusbaum earned a pair of all-region and all-conference honors, holds program records for assists in a game, season, and career, and was the 2018 NCAA Statistical Champion for assists per game (1.28). She was also tabbed by Springfield College as the Outstanding Team Sport Female Athlete in 2018. An all-conference honoree in women's lacrosse as well, Nusbaum helped the Pride to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2016.

As a Springfield undergraduate, Nusbaum held a number of different leadership roles. In the Fall of 2015, Nusbaum was a member of S.A.L.T (Student-Athlete Leadership Team), a position she held throughout her Springfield tenure, where she was an active member and participated in volunteer work for the community. Nusbaum was also a member of the Team Impact Leadership team at Springfield, where she helped to coordinate fun, skill-based activities for the team and their impact players, helping to enhance athlete experience and skill levels.

Nusbaum is close to completing a Certificate of Dietetics from University of Northern Colorado and is currently working towards completion of a Master's Degree in Athletic Administration at Springfield.

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Camp Details

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Camp Tentative Schedule-

Sunday, August 1st
1-2pm Check-in for overnight campers Wingate
1:30-2pm Check-in for extended day, full and half day Field
2:15-5:15pm Field Session #1
5:15pm Pick-up for Full and Half Day campers Field
5:15-6:15pm Dinner for overnight and extended day campers Dinning
6:30-8:30pm Field Session #2 Field
8:30pm Pick-up for extended day campers Field

Monday, August 2nd
8-8:30am Breakfast for overnight campers Dinning
8:30am Drop-off for extended, full, and half day campers Field
9-12pm Field Session #3 Field
12pm Pick-up for half day campers Field
12-1pm Lunch for overnight, extended, and full day campers Dinning
1:15-2:15pm Free time Field
2:15-5:15pm Field Session #4 Field
5:15pm Pick up for full day campers Field
5:15-6:15pm Dinner Dinning
6:30-8:30pm Field Session #5 Field
8:30pm Extended day pick up Field

Tuesday, August 3rd
8-8:30am Breakfast for overnight campers Dinning
8:30am Drop-off for extended, full and half day campers Field
9-12pm Field Session #6 Field
12pm Half day camper pick-up Field
12-1pm Pizza Party Field
1-2pm Olympic Games Field
2-4pm Final Field Session #6 Field
4pm All campers dismissed Field


Reviews (2)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Caroline H. - Camper

The coaches were amazing and I really improved my game this summer. They really challenge you and work with you every step of the way. I know that what I learned here is going to help me during my season.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Mary P. - Camper

I love coming to the overnight camp here. The coaches are super helpful with working on my shot and the night activities are so much fun. The other girls and I really bonded on and off the field.

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