Portland Maine Field Hockey Camp @ Fitzpatrick Stadium
Portland, ME 04101
Portland Maine Field Hockey Camp
July 31 - August 3, 2023·Half Day Camp · $329.00 · 8:30am - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Stadium is conveniently located off Congress street in the city of Portland of Interstate 295. Fitzpatrick Stadium boasts a 6,000 seat multi-purpose outdoor turf facility and a rubberized track. This outstanding staff will make your experience, unforgettable! It all happens here, fundamental development, tactical games to help with positioning and strategy, endless shooting drills, competitive small games and more. Revo Field Hockey Camps are open to all ability levels.
About Our Coaches
Molly Saunders was named head field hockey coach on Feb. 7, 2023. The 2013 graduate of Plymouth State played for the Panthers from 2009-10 before having her career cut short due to injury.
Saunders spent three seasons as an assistant at the University of New England from 2016-19, helping the Nor’easters to the second round of the NCAA Tournament twice, while making three straight appearances in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship game, including conference titles in 2016 and 2017. During her time in Biddeford, UNE sported a 50-19 overall record, including a 33-3 mark in conference play.
More recently, Saunders has spent the last three seasons as the head coach at Yarmouth (Maine) High School, helping build up a program that went 4-10 in the year prior to her arrival. She had immediate success as the program improved to 5-5 in her first season, before posting back-to-back eight-win seasons each of the last two years. The 2021 team finished 8-4-2 and advanced to the Class B regional semifinal, while last fall’s squad went 8-6 and advanced to the quarterfinals.
“I am honored to be returning to my alma mater at Plymouth State as the new head field hockey coach,” said Saunders. “With my former head coach, Bonnie Lord, retiring after 23 years, I understand the legacy she has built and the blood, sweat and tears that was put into this program. I have a great range of experience working in this sport and I am ready to hit the ground running with this team picking up right where it left off last season. We will use every day to make ourselves better on and off the field.”
In addition to her time on the sidelines, Saunders has spent the last six years working with club field hockey and summer programs. From 2017-2020 she served as co-director of MAINE STYX Field Hockey Club based in Portland. In addition to her administrative role, Saunders coached the program’s U16 Elite team.
Starting in November of 2020, Saunders founded the Hit the Turf Field Hockey League, a weekly program for high school players interested in competing at the next level. The small group summer sessions were designed to help prepare collegiate athletes for their fall seasons.
As a player, Saunders was part of Plymouth State’s 2009 team that finished the year with a 12-9 record. The eighth-seeded Panthers posted back-to-back upsets in the ECAC New England Tournament, knocking off top-seeded Keene State and fourth-seeded WPI, before falling in the title game to second-seeded UNE in overtime, 3-2.
Saunders appeared in 16 games for the team in 2010, helping the Panthers to a 14-7 record. As the third seed for the Little East Conference (LEC) Tournament, PSU topped Southern Maine, 2-1, in the opening round, but was nipped in the semifinals by Bridgewater State, 2-1 in overtime. Plymouth State earned the #3 seed for the ECAC New England Tournament, though, and returned the favor with a 2-1 win over the Bears in the championship game to capture the program’s third ECAC title.
Check In- 8:15am on the first day and 8:30am every day after for all campers.
Check Out- 12pm for all campers.
Age & Ability- Open to participants aged 6-18 years old. 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 snack, lunch, and water bottle.
Sample Camp Schedule-
8:15-8:30am Check in and Registration
8:45-10am Individual Skill Stations
10-11am Shooting and Scoring Stations
11-12pm Game Play
12pm Camp Dismissal
Out of all the camps I go to over the summer, the Revolution Field Hockey camps are by far my favorite! The staff is so friendly and I always leave camp with new friends.
Seeing my daughters smile as she is walking off the field at camp is all I needed to see to know that I made the right summer camp choice. We can't wait for next summer!
I coach my daughters travel team and we have been looking for the perfect camp to send our girls to. This past summer we came across Revolution Field Hockey and it was the best thing that has happened to our team. The girls still talk about their experience at camp!