[PAST EVENT] Colonial Field Hockey Camp

June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Busch Field
600 Brooks Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Our goal is to challenge each player to improve her individual skills as well as her understanding of team concepts. A creative curriculum, small teaching ratios, and an energetic and knowledgeable staff ensure an optimal learning environment. There will be opportunities to play with and be coached by the best in the game!

Sessions focus on skill development to enhance individual play, and small games to teach the concepts and strategies of team play. Goalkeepers receive specialized individual and group training throughout the entire camp. Additional special sessions may include topics such as sports psychology, team dynamics, international team experiences and video analysis.

Nightly coached games culminate with a camp tournament on the last day. Campers from the same school may compete as a team(s) in the night games if the high school coach requests that arrangement.

The Colonial Field Hockey Camp is directed and administered by the field hockey coaching staff at the College of William & Mary, an NCAA Division I program. The camp is a proud sponsor of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Camp Co-Director/Head Camp Coach - W&M Head Coach Tess Ellis brings a wealth of international experience to Williamsburg. An 8-year member of the Australian National Indoor team, Tess was a Tribe assistant coach for 8 years before becoming the Head Coach of the USA Women's Under 21 Team and an assistant for the USA National team. She returned to W&M from 2003 to 2009 as a volunteer assistant, and started full-time with the Tribe again in 2010. She was promoted to Head Coach just prior to the 2013 season, and was named the CAA co-Coach of the Year in her first year at the helm. Tess co-founded the Colonial Field Hockey Camp at William & Mary and also operates the Colonial Field Hockey Club in here in Williamsburg.

Camp Co-Director - W&M Assistant Coach Camilla Hill helped the Tribe field hockey team to the CAA semifinals and a pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents in her first season in 2013, including over No. 5 Virginia. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Hill collected a wealth of coaching experience. She was a volunteer with the Tribe program in 2012, working with the goalkeepers, and co-founded the Priority Goalkeeping Academy in 2012 as well to promote the development of youth and high school goalkeeping. Hill has also helped coach at W&M's Colonial Field Hockey Camp for the past six years, and has another six years of certified coaching experience through the U.S. Field Hockey Association.

For more information contact Tess Ellis by calling (757) 221-1594 or by email at [[tellis]].