Field Hockey & Leadership Academy (VA)

Foxcroft School

Middleburg , VA 20117


Overview

Who We Are
Field Hockey & Leadership Academy is a camp where players will develop field hockey skills while learning how to become more effective leaders and what it means to be a great teammate.

At camp, we will help campers learn about being part of something – a team or cause – bigger than themselves. The camp will combine outstanding field hockey instruction with off-field activities and workshops designed to promote teamwork and teach leadership skills. At the end of camp, we want all campers to not only be better field hockey players, but also recognize how as leaders they can be more valuable to their team, their school, and their community.

Learning the critical life lessons to guide you as a responsible member of your school, community, family & team will serve you for years to come. The FHLA role models, the field hockey game & the women’s leadership workshops balanced with some summer fun all takes place among the beautiful natural setting of The Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA. Interested in a summer experience to remember - This academy will help you hone field hockey skills that will serve you on and off the field in life!

The Facility:

The Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA is nestled on 500 acres in Virginia countryside.  Just 45 minutes west of Washington D.C. and moments from the Blue Ride Mountains. Established in 1914, Foxcroft has been a top girls boarding school where girls realize their own potential. The Foxcroft Dining Hall focuses on fresh, made-from-scratch foods, local ingredients to serve a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Campers will enjoy the leadership and sports curriculum and practice the daily themes both on and off the fields. The school offers numerous turf fields as well as a state-of-the-art athletic center with a climbing wall. The outdoor swimming pool will deliver endless summer fun. Wellness hikes and equine tours will give players a chance to clear their heads and enjoy nature.

Leadership Curriculum:

-Defining Leadership

-How To Be A Good Teammate

-Finding Flow

-Power of Effort

 

Covid-19 Policy: Proof of Vaccination OR proof of negative COVID PCR tests within 72 of camp IS required prior to arriving at camp. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in their health forms and the Athletic Monitoring Form to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page.


About Our Coaches

Brenda Semit

Brenda Semit is in her seventh year as head field hockey coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.

In 2019, Ohio Wesleyan finished with a 13-4 overall record, tying for the North Coast Athletic Conference championship with a 7-1 record.  It was Ohio Wesleyan's first conference championship since the 1995 season.  The Battling Bishops advanced to the NCAC tournament for the first time since 2012.  Semit was named NCAC Coach of the Year in recognition of the team's accomplishments.

The 2018 Bishops finished with a 10-7 record, an increase of 4 wins over the previous season, and tied for fourth place in the NCAC standings, missing the final spot in the conference tournament on a tiebreaker.

In her head coaching debut in 2015, Semit guided the Bishops to an 8-11 overall record, including a 6-8 mark in the NCAC, good for a fifth-place finish in the conference championship race.

Semit came to Ohio Wesleyan after spending 3 seasons as an assistant at nearby Kenyon College, where she helped the team improve each season.  In 2014, Kenyon went 19-3, won the NCAC championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament.   Kenyon compiled a 40-20 overall record during Semit's 3 seasons.

She serves as a futures coach for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and has completed Level 1 USA Field Hockey certification.

Semit began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, the State University of New York College at Cortland, in 2011.  The Red Dragons won the State University of New York Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament that season.

Semit graduated from Cortland in 2011.  She was a 2-time All-America selection for the Red Dragons, and was a 3-time, first-team all-region and All-SUNYAC pick.  She ranked eighth on Cortland's all-time list for total points and fifth on the Red Dragons' all-time assists list.  Semit served as team captain, helped one Cortland team finish the regular season undefeated, was a member of 3 SUNYAC championship teams, and competed in the NCAA Division III tournament all 4 years.  She is a native of Holland Patent, N.Y.


Camp Details

We are excited to announce that for this Summer we will offer campers a multi-sport camp option at our Foxcroft School Leadership Camp. Campers will have the option to do Lacrosse, Field Hockey or a combination of both.

We are hoping to share the love for the game of lacrosse and field hockey with those players who may want to play lacrosse but prefer a balanced curriculum with field hockey as well. Thus, we have introduced a new program, which will combine both sports into one multi sport camp option. We will be using on campus facilities for all sports.

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

Age & Ability: Camp is open to grades 6th and higher of all ability levels.

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

Camp Schedule:

 

Day 1- Monday (Multi with FH)

12-1pm Check-in at Dorms

1-2pm Camp Orientation- rules and policies 

2-3pm Ice breaker activity- Journal decoration/goal setting

3-4:50pm Field Session #1 

5-6pm Dinner

6:30-8:30pm Field Session #2 

*Extended day campers dismissed

9-9:30pm Evening reflection

10:30pm Lights out

 

Day 2- Tuesday (Multi with LAX)

8-9am Breakfast

9am *Extended day campers dropped off 

9-10am Leadership session 

10-11:50am Field Session #3 

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Free time (swimming or yard games) 

2:30-4:30pm Field Session #4

5-6pm Dinner

6-7pm Free time

7-8:30pm Field Session #5

*Extended day campers dismissed

9-9:30pm Evening reflection

10:30pm Lights out 

 

Day 3- Wednesday (Multi with FH)

8-9am Breakfast

9am *Extended day campers dropped off 

9-10am Leadership session 

10-11:50am Field Session #6

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Free time (swimming or yard games)

2:30-4:30pm Field Session #7

5-6pm Dinner

6-7pm Leadership Session

7-8:30pm Field Session #8

*Extended day campers dismissed

9-9:30pm Evening reflection

10:30pm Lights out 

 

Day 4- Thursday (Full Play Day) (Multi with FH in morning LAX in evening) 

8-9am Breakfast

*9am Extended day campers dropped off 

9-10am Leadership session 

10-11:50am Field Session #9

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Free time (swimming or yard games)

2:30-4:30pm Field Session #10

5-6pm Dinner

6-7pm Free time

7-8:30pm Field Session #11

*Extended day campers dismissed

9-9:30pm Evening reflection

10:30pm Lights out 

 

Day 5- Friday (Multi with LAX) 

8-9am Breakfast

9am* extended day campers dropped off 

9-10am Leadership session 

10-11:50am Field Session #9 

12-1pm Check-out

 

Covid-19 Policy: Proof of Vaccination OR proof of negative COVID PCR tests within 72 of camp IS required prior to arriving at camp. In addition we ask ALL CAMPERS to bring in their health forms and the Athletic Monitoring Form to camp check-in.

These forms can be found in the camper packet on the Forms Page.


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