Top of the Class Winter Showcase

Connecticut Sports Arena

New Milford, CT 06776


Overview

Matching student athletes to America's top academic institutions

Aspiring to play field hockey at an upper echelon college or university is both exciting and challenging.  We have designed this event to benefit the student athletes who desire to pursue this goal. Top of the Class is our answer to the numerous requests from college coaches, student athletes and their parents to offer an opportunity where we can expose current players to a variety of coaching styles, play among the competition, show off individual strengths and become an overall better player.

We’ve assembled a number of the top coaches and instructors from prominent colleges within our national field hockey network in order to mentor players in the process of recruiting, academic admissions criteria and what it takes to play field hockey at the collegiate level. You can expect to learn much more about the college recruiting process from the people who do it: the recruiting rules, who to talk to, what to expect on visits, how to communicate with coaches and a whole lot more.  Whether or not our group of coaches represents the specific schools you might be looking to attend in particular, you will nonetheless gain a valuable perspective into the process as it pertains to scholar athletes at any of the top academic institutions.

The Top of The Class Camp is open to players graduating high school in 2022, 2023, 2024, & 2025. Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure each players safety and that each player receives maximum exposure to our coaches. This is a great chance to be seen by coaches and potentially open doors to college contacts and the world of field hockey beyond the high school level. We’ve assembled eighteen top coaches from prominent colleges in order to mentor players in the process of recruiting, academic admissions criteria and what it takes to play field hockey at the collegiate level.

FILM WILL BE PROVIDED BY FIRST SCOUT and available for purchase through their organization.


About Our Coaches

Past Staff Has Included - TOC Showcase


  • Williams College

  • Amherst College

  • Washington & Lee University

  • Dickinson College

  • Haverford College

  • Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Montclair State University

  • Swarthmore College

  • Union College

  • Washington & Jefferson Univ. 

  • Bryn Mawr College

  • Middlebury College

  • Wesleyan University

  • Bowdoin College

  • Connecticut College

  • Trinity College

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Franklin and Marshall College

  • Vassar College

  • Clark University


Camp Details

Showcase Schedule:

8:20 - 8:50: Contactless Check-In/Pre Screening
9:00 – 11:30: Station Rotation
11:30 – 1:00: Lunch & Round 1 Games
1:15 – 3:00: Station Rotations
3:00 - 4:00 Round 2 Games
4:00: Contactless Check-Out

Station Rotations include: yoga, weight training, footwork, film & leadership in addition to 5 on field skill stations plus games.

Age & Ability: Class of 2022 - 2025

No Meals Are Provided: Players are required to bring their own lunch/snack. Campers must bring their own Water bottles. (We will have water jug refill stations)

Covid-19 Protocols

- Contactless Check-In/Check-out
- No Spectators- Strictly coaches, players and First Scout Film Crew
- Coaches and Players will wear mask at all times.
- Players will stay in pods of 10 athletes
- Hand sanitizing stations at each playing area and frequent disinfecting of sports equipment
- HVAC System
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**Travel Ban States; Any Players from a CT Travel Ban State will not be permitted without a negative covid test within 72 hours of the event. https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel**

CT Sports Arena Amenities

- Exclusive usage to a 5,000sq ft. indoor facility
- Two 170'x85' playing surfaces (Turf & Hardwood), Sky Box Fitness Studio & Film Rooms.
- Round the Clock Sanitization Team
- Top of the Line Air Filtration

FILM WILL BE PROVIDED BY FIRST SCOUT and available for purchase through their organization. Link: Coming Soon


Reviews (3)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Frank C - Parent

This was a fantastic experience for my daughter. It was great to see her around athletes and coaches that are academically minded with a passion for field hockey. We are already looking forward to the next Showcase! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Jen - Coach

TOC was a fun environment. Fueled by a focused and motivated group of athletes and a positive and enthusiastic coaching staff. I truly enjoyed be able to observe my peers in action and the players work so hard and improve over such a short period. It was great to work with these athletes so they can get a sense of your coaching style and the better know if that coach player relationship is the one to carry them towards their academic and athletic aspirations.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Kylie - Player

Of all the college recruiting events I have attended in the past, none of them compare to Top of the Class. The coaches are extremely helpful and engaging on and off the field. I was able to get an idea of what goes into the recruiting process and what the coaches look for in their players. I can't wait for the next event!

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