Westport Field Hockey Camp

Ginny Parker Field/ Staples High School

Westport, CT


Campers will appreciate the opportunity to train hard during the day and enjoy the comfort of their summer nights at home. Competitive field hockey is no stranger to Connecticut's fall athletes and you need to look no further to find this summer's way to advance your skills, improve your strength and gain the upper edge on your competition.

About Our Coaches

Cheryl Canada

Cheryl Canada, a 2006 graduate of Quinnipiac, will begin her eight season with the bobcats. Coach Canada’s primary responsibilities has focused on the team’s attack. A former four-year stand-out for the Bobcats as a forward, Canada mentored 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year Jess Rusin, All-MAAC forward Danielle Allan as well as All-NEC stand-out Katie Notarianni ’12. In addition to her work with the forwards, Canada’s other responsibilities include daily practice design for Quinnipiac goalkeepers, which included 2012 Northeast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Nicole Lewis and 2013 MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year Megan Conaboy, who will return for her junior season in 2014. A forward for Quinnipiac, Canada was proficient at the right wing and was known for her powerful cross ball as well as her speed in transition. During her time as a Bobcat, Quinnipiac won the 2003 Northeast Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division I play-in game. Prior to returning to Quinnipiac, Canada was an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at North Branford (Conn.) High School, where she also attended, for field hockey and lacrosse in 2005-07. While coaching the North Branford field hockey team, they captured the 2006 Class S State Championship, their first state title in 30 years. In 2007-08 Canada served as the first assistant for the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. In 2012, Canada earned her USA Field Hockey Level 2 certification. She has been involved with the USA Field Hockey for the past six years serving as a coach for the Futures Program. For the past 3 years, Canada has served as Head Field Hockey Coach and Site Director for the Connecticut U19, U16 and U14 site.

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Debbie Bell

Debbie Bell is an assistant coach at Columbia. Bell comes to Columbia from Manhattanville College where she served as an assistant coach the last two seasons. While there, she worked with the forwards and helped Manhattanville emerge as one of the top offenses in the country. Bell also was the recruiting coordinator and film analyst for the program.

Bell works with USA Field Hockey as a coach for the U16 Hudson Blue, a position she has held since 2009. Previously, she has had coaching stints at Rye High School, Bates College and her alma mater, Kent State.

As a player, Bell is the Kent State record holder with 97 career goals and was a third team All-American in 2010 to go with three All-Mac first team selections.

Samantha Carr

Samanth Carr re-joined the Lions' staff in July 2015 after spending three seasons with the Lions from 2010-12.

During her first stint at Columbia, Carr helped the Lions finish above the .500 mark in all three seasons on the sidelines. She also aided in guiding a talented Lions squad in 2011 that produced six All-Ivy League selections and tied for the program record for best conference record in school history at 5-2.

Carr’s previous coaching spot was at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where she was the head field hockey coach during the 2013 campaign. Carr initially came to Morningside Heights after working as an assistant coach at Harvard in 2009.  Prior to her time with the Crimson, Carr was an assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire from 2006-2008.

She began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State University. Carr was also an assistant coach for the USA Field Hockey Junior High Performance Program (New England Region) and director of field hockey operations for the Seacoast United Soccer Club in Hampton, New Hampshire.

While an undergrad at UNH, Carr was an America East first team all-conference selection in 2003 and was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association second team all-region honoree.  That same season she was named to the America East All-Tournament Team and America East Academic Honor Roll.  She helped the Wildcats reach the America East Championship final and NCAA tournament in 2000 and the America East semifinals in 2002 and 2003.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Campers check in daily at 8:30am - and will check out at 12:00pm.

Age & Ability: This Half Day camp is open to ages 10 - 18 of all ability levels.

Reviews (3)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Alicia P. - Camper

Four summers and counting. We can't get enough of Revolution Field Hockey. Thank you for aiding in our success; State Title here we come!

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Marla M. - Parent

Great experience for my daughter.

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Laura T. - Coach

Is there any way I can get just one or two of your staff to come work for me all year? I can only imagine the difference it’d make.

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