Field Hockey & Leadership Academy (VA)
Middleburg , VA 20117
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!
Ashley Kisner, Head Coach of the Eastern Mennonite University DIII Field Hockey Team will lead the players on the Field Hockey & Leadership Academy journey. Joining Ashley will be a collection of NCAA & High School coaches and players.
The Leadership Curriculum will be led by Heidi Kasevich, Ph.D., a specialist in educating female leaders. Heidi will run daily sessions with our athletes cultivating the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in. The girls at camp will be given tools to express themselves better, trust teammates and work together to become confident and strong leaders. We look forward to our seeing our camp graduates become empowered and have a lasting positive impact on their teams and communities.
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.
-Listening & Trust Exercises
-Leadership Focus & Role Models
-Importance of Authentic Presence
-Cultivating Resilience & Courage
-Importance of Sisterhood
-Paying it Forward
Wellness Swimming, Hiking, Yoga // Group Challenges Talent Shows, Charades, Scavenger Hunts // Social Sports Kickball, Capture the Flag, Frisbee Golf
About Our Coaches
A specialist in educating women leaders, Heidi Kasevich, PhD, is a speaker, consultant, author, and curriculum designer in the fields of leadership and global women’s issues. Her signature program, Closing the Gap, cultivates the traits of ambition, resilience, and courage, and teaches girls the skills needed to be self-aware, confident individuals who know their value and are prepared to lead through authenticity. She is passionate about the idea that with intentional leadership education, women will be able to lean in and stay in: Closing the Gapis designed to shift mindsets, provide tools for navigating gender bias, and empower girls to have a positive impact on the world.
Kim Williams, who has known nothing but success over her nine years as a college player, assistant coach and head coach in women's lacrosse, takes over the reins of Wesleyan women's lacrosse for the 2016 campaign. Williams becomes the eighth head coach for the Cardinals over their 40-year varsity history. She began her tenure on July 1, 2015 as an adjunct assistant professor of physical education and head women's lacrosse coach at Wesleyan.
Williams comes to Wesleyan after two seasons as head coach at Stockton University in New Jersey, three seasons as an assistant coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and four seasons as a stellar competitor at C.W. Post University in Brookville, N.Y. Bringing the Ospreys at Stockton into their first varsity season in 2014, Williams met with immediate success behind a 16-4 victory over Notre Dame (Md.) in the team's varsity opener. Stockton posted a 10-5 record in 2014 and featured the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Rookie of the Year. The Ospreys followed up with a 10-6 mark in 2015 while boasting the NJAC Goaltender of the Year. Thus Kim brings a career 20-11 record as a head coach with her to Wesleyan.
Williams began her college coaching career with the Mules of Colby from 2011-13 as Colby qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament each year and amassed a brilliant 43-13 overall record, including a 22-7 mark against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rivals. The NESCAC is the top Division III women's lacrosse conference in the nation and had eight teams ranked among the top-20 nationally in the final 2015 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) poll, led by NCAA tournament runner-up Trinity College. No other conference had more than three teams in the top-20.
After a tremendous high-school playing career at West Morris (N.J.), where she earned third-team all-state recognition, Williams played four seasons at C.W. Post, helping Post reach the NCAA Division II tournament each year with one title and three other appearances in the Final Four. She was recognized as an IWLCA All-American three times along with IWLCA Division II Defender of the Year accolades as a sophomore and Womenslacrosse.com Division II Midfielder of the Year recognition as a senior. She also earned first-team all-conference accolades three times.
Ashley Kishorn took over as the new Head Field Hockey Coach at Eastern Mennonite University in June of 2017. Coach Kishorn, aka “Stick”, has served as an assistant coach of NESCAC powerhouse Williams College (Mass.) ’16 and three years on the sidelines at ODAC-rival Lynchburg College. Ashley earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Lynchburg College. Coach Kishorn also coached at Wilson College (Pa.) following a playing career at Salisbury University.
At Salisbury University (Maryland), Ashley was a starter on a team that won the 2009 National Championship. She received All-Conference & NFHCA 2nd Team All-Region & Defensive Player of the Week awards in her senior year.
Ann Andrews most recently served as the head coach of the Hood College field hockey program. Coach Andrews joined the Hood Blazers after a successful six-year run at Severna Park High School in Maryland.
Ann coached Severna Park to back-to-back-to-back Maryland 4A State Championships from 2013-15. Andrews was a two-time coach of the year via the Washington Post and earned similar honors from both the Baltimore Sun and Capital Gazette.
Andrews was a site director for the United States Field Hockey Association from 2015-18. From 2010-16, Andrews was the club director for the Strom Chasers Field Hockey Club, helping start the Annapolis-based program from scratch. The Storm Chasers rose to the third-ranked club in Maryland and No. 54 in the country during its first five years of existence.
She has a USFHA Level II Coaching Certificate and earned certification from the National Federation of High Schools in heat acclimation/heat illness prevention and concussions in sports. Andrews is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutritionist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
A graduate of Notre Dame (Md.), she earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts and postgraduate certification in secondary education. Andrews was a two-sport student-athlete for the Gators, earning team captain and team MVP honors in both field hockey and women's lacrosse.
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 2pm on the first day and Check out at 1:30pm on the last 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
Typical Daily Schedule
8:30 Camp Meeting – Daily Goals
9:00 Skills Sessions – Individual Skills
11:00 Tactical Training – Team Drills
1:00 Leadership Workshop
3:00 Free Time, Swimming, Hiking, Yoga
7:30 Evening Activities