Smith College Field Hockey Camp

Smith College

Northampton, MA


August 5th – Pre-Season Camp: Get Game Ready! Reinforce the habits necessary to have a successful hockey season. Let us fuel your desire to be the fittest, fastest, most verbal, competitive and coachable player. Our curriculum with work through the player techniques and team tactics to help you improve as an athlete and have fun in the process.

Smith College is located in the quintessential New England town of Northampton, Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Hartford, CT and 2 hours from Boston. Campers will enjoy the FieldTurf Stadium and pristine amenities on Smith's campus.

About Our Coaches

Jaime Ginsberg

Directing this camp will be Smith College Head Field Hockey Coach Jaime Ginsberg. Coach Ginsberg has been at Smith for ten years and has earned U.S. Field Hockey Coaching Certifications for Levels 1 & 2 and a member of the National Field Hockey Coaching Association.

Now in her 12th season at the helm of the Smith College field hockey program in 2018, Jaime Ginsberg is intent on making the Pioneers a force in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The 2018 team won their first NEWMAC Conference Title and NCAA Bid. The Smith College Field Hockey Coaching Staff was honored as Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

The 2015 Pioneers completed a 13-9 season, the program's most wins since 1993 and earned Smith's first-ever ECAC Championship with a 4-1 win over Salve Regina. Smith's 2-1 victory over Mount Holyoke was the first since 2003 and their NEWMAC tournament win over Springfield was the first over the Pride since 2002 and the Pioneers' first tournament victory since 2000.

Jamie played collegiately at Slippery Rock University. She also was a player/coach for the women’s lacrosse club team at Slippery Rock, which has since become a varsity squad. Previously, Jaime coached at The George School and Friends Select School in Philadelphia.

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Phoebe Hopkins

Hopkins is an assistant coach at Slipper Rock University. Phoebe Hopkins played college field hockey at Smith College. She was voted 2nd team All-NEWMAC after her senior season. She finished her career 4th all time in goals for Smith College with 31. She is also tied for 5th in assists and total points.

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Camp Details


Check in/out: 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.

Team Camp: Designed to progress teams and strategic play. Ex: ball movement and patterns, off-ball movement, Team Defense, Vocabulary, Team Bonding etc. You can join the house teams or come with 7 - 14 of your best friends!

Meals Provided: First Meal is Dinner. Last Meal is Breakfast.

Evening Activities: Nightly scrimmages roll into dorm games & socializing until lights out between 10:00 – 10:30pm.

Overnight Camp Schedule

Day One

12:00pm – Registration for Commuters and Overnight Campers
1:00pm-2:00pm Orientation
2:00pm – Campus Tour, Introductions & Ice Breakers
2:30pm-4:30pm – Field Hockey Session// Skill Assessments
4:30pm-5:00pm – Extra Help & Dorm Meetings
5:00pm-5:45pm – Dinner
6:00- Roll Call and Visualization
6:15pm-8:30pm – Field Hockey Scrimmages
8:30pm – Optional Play the Coaches + Showers
8:30pm – Commuter Dismissal
9:30pm – Dorm Games and Socializing
10:30pm Lights Out

Day 2 & 3

7:00 – Wake Up
7:30 – Breakfast
9:00 – Daily Theme Workshop
9:30 – 11:30 Skills & Position Training
11:30 – Cool Down & Extra Help
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games
2:30pm-4:30pm – Field Hockey Session// Strategy & Game Concept Training
4:30pm-5:00pm – Extra Help & Skit Practice/ Scavenger Hunt
5:00pm – Dinner
6:00- Mandatory Rest
6:45pm-8:30pm – Field Hockey Scrimmages
8:30pm – Optional Play the Coaches + Showers
8:30pm – Commuter Dismissal
9:30pm – Dorm Games and Socializing/ Evening Meetings
10:30pm Lights Out

Day 4

7:00 – Wake Up
7:30 – Breakfast
9:00 – Team Meetings/ Pre-Game Warm-Ups
9:30 – 11:00 Tournament Play
11:15 – Cool Down & Graduation
12:00pm – Dismissal

Reviews (3)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Jenny W. - Parent

This was the first year our daughter has attended a sports camp. What a wonderful introduction to the game of field hockey. Your staff seemed so friendly and knowledgeable and really helped our daughter develop some skills and interest in the sport.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Patricia J. - Coach

Stellar job! From now on, if other coaches ask for camp recommendations, Revolution gets my vote hands down, every time!

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Gina T. - Camper

So much fun. It was hard, but good hard. The coaches asked a lot from us and were really helpful. Playing against the coaches and tournament play was a great test of my skills. There is nowhere I would rather be than on a hockey field!

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