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FIH Academy Licensed Centre
the USA Camp

July 20 & 21
and
July 22 & 23

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Cardiff, Brussels, Perth
London, Amsterdam
and the USA.

The Fédération Internationale de Hockey, or FIH, is the international governing body of field hockey throughout the globe, with oversight for the Olympic Games to the implementation of international rules. 

The FIH Academy is working with the World's best and most experienced hockey camp providers to design an incredible program of FIH World Hockey Camps for our young athletes.

World Camp USA is proud to be awarded the privilege of being the exclusive FIH Academy camp operator in the USA for this special program.

STAFF COACHES

Top DI coaches and programs along with marque DIII coaches will be coaching at this event.  A skill camp first and foremost, but also an opportunity for athletes to work closely with leading NCAA coaches.

We are in the initial stages of accepting top level coaches from primarily NCAA collegiate programs. Coaches will be listed here as they commit:

HARVARD

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Tjerk van Herwaarden

COLUMBIA

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Katie DeSandis

WAKE FOREST

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OLYMPIAN
Melissa Gonzales

HARVARD

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OLYMPIAN
Kelsey Kolojechick

TEMPLE

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OLYMPIAN
Michelle Vittese 

WAKE FOREST

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OLYMPIAN
Jackie Kintzer Briggs

DUKE

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Ralph Boersma

IOWA

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Michael Bole

DELAWARE

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Jordan Mckee

AMERICAN

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Steve Jennings

CMU

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Catherine Ostoich

MORE COMING

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More to be added
 
 
 

OBSERVING COACHES

Leading NCAA coaches who will be visiting camp to watch the level III course (see details below), skill training and games. Coaches will be listed here as they commit:

  • Will be listed here as they commit

EVEN MORE COACHES

During camp there will be an FIH Level III Coach Certification taking place.  Coaches from the USA and around the globe who have completed their Level II's and their Level III classwork will be onsite for their final in-person evaluation.  This means there will be a lot of top level coaches with us in addition to our staff coaches.  We have every intention of integration and demos with the FIH Level III course. 

Very unique and exciting opportunity for athletes who will be with us.  Note too, there is only a limited number of athletes who can be accepted to this FIH World Camp.

All coaches listed have committed to joining this FIH program. However, life happens and we cannot guarantee these specific coaches will be on site for a portion or all of the camp days. We fully expect them to be with us the entire time.

CAMP OUTLINE

July 20&21: FIH Academy  #1
- and repeated on
July 22&23: FIH Academy  #2
Commuter only

Clinic Themes

Attack and Defend
This day will focus on all attacking and defending skills. We will review and work on the most common and some new scoring techniques while using the newest and latest defensive skills to take away any attacking threat. No backswing scoring, reverse hits, steals and shaves, all will be highlighted on this day.

Super Skills
This clinic focusses on skills for the elite player. Through small group training, participants will experience and develop skills that will challenge any player and give players top level skills which will enhance their game. Skills like dynamic receiving, passing with fakes, reverse passing, 3D hockey, one handed dribbles and bridge receiving will all be taught.

Small Game Play
Using small game play, this session will focus on the implementation of your skills. Which skills when to use and how to maximize your receiving to be ready for the follow up. Be ready for quick decision making under pressure. Throughout the session there will always be a choice what to do next. Will you make the right decision?

Tactical Decision Making
Being able to play a 2v1 successfully is essential in our game. This session is developed for that principle and in various game play scenarios we will demonstrate how to create a 2v1 and how to successfully play it.  What movements are necessary from the ball carrier to pass or eliminate will be key questions asked of each player.

Day 1 Schedule
9am Check in
9.30am start program
12pm Break for Lunch
1.30pm Start afternoon program
4pm Break
5pm – 7pm Session 3: Small Game Play
7pm end of day

Day 2 Schedule
9am Check in
9.30am start program
12pm Lunch break
1.30pm Start afternoon program
4pm end of program

QUALIFICATION

  • Coed
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Field Players and Goalies
  • Best suited for field hockey athletes who aspire to play in a competitive collegiate or national programs.

PRICE

$465.00
2-day commuter FIH World Camp

$  75.00  Deposit
$390.00 Due July 1

Hotel Reservations provided by HBC


FAQ's

What’s unique about this program?

  • One of only six (6) FIH World Camps happening throughout the globe
  • An FIH Level 3 coach evaluation will be taking place simultaneously during camp. The only one in the western hemisphere
    • That means a lot of top coaching  talent will be on-site
    • We expect FIH coach participants and evaluators will integrate at times into your camp curriculum
  • Top NCAA coaches will be working as your field coaches
  • Limited to only 96 field players and 16 goalies
  • Training modules of 12 players with 2 coaches for each module. Extreme "Hands-on" training and evaluation.

Is there overnight accommodations?
Not on-site, but there are an abundance of hotels in the immediate area. We are working with HBC event services to provide you with easy reservations. [LINK]

When should I arrive?
Registration starts at 9AM each day. If you are flying in or driving a long distance, you will probably want to book a room the night before camp starts.

And depart?
We end at 4PM on Day 2 to allow you time to travel home and hopefully negate needing a hotel room the last day of camp.

Is lunch included?
No lunch is provided. But you have 1 1/2 hours to order and eat before your afternoon session begins. There are plenty of options for food within walking dostance of Swarthmore college, including a supermarket.  The village of Swarthmore is small and safe.

Where's the closest airport?

  • Philadelphia International Airport -8 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport -96 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport -98 miles

What are major city distances?

  • Philadelphia, PA: 10 miles
  • Wilmington, DE: 20 miles
  • Baltimore, MD: 85 miles
  • Washington DC: 125 miles
  • Darien, CT: 154 miles
  • Richmond, VA 220 miles
  • Boston, MA: 340 miles

FIH WEBSITE LINK

NEWS RELEASE
On World Children’s Day, last November, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) launched the #HockeyInvites Year of the Youth 2021 (YotY2021), to inspire young people into the sport, help them achieve their potential and celebrate their successes at every level of the game.

With a focus on lifelong participation and performance of young hockey players in schools and clubs, the first project of the YotY2021, FIH World Hockey Camps went live today.

Working with FIH Academy Licensed Centres, sponsors and associates, the FIH will be delivering a programme of day and residential hockey camps for young players from 14yrs+.

FIH World Hockey Camps will be delivered in association with the World`s best and most experienced hockey camp providers. Together with other sponsors and FIH Academy Partners, they have created an exciting Camp programme based around the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

“We have been in discussions with various Hockey Camp providers for some time, and it is really exciting to finally see the launch of FIH World Hockey Camps. We have teamed up with some fantastic organisations with long track records of delivering high quality hockey.” Mike Joyce, FIH Development & Education

Subject to local COVID-19 regulations, the first Camps will be held in July and August this year in Philadelphia (USA), Cardiff (WAL), Brussels (BEL), Perth (AUS), London (ENG) and Amsterdam (NED). In the USA, the FIH is working with World Camp USA, already a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp with an unrivalled reputation in the US and beyond. Subject to local COVID-19 regulations, the first Camps will be held in July and August this year in Philadelphia (USA), Cardiff (WAL), Brussels (BEL), Perth (AUS), London (ENG) and Amsterdam (NED). In the USA, the FIH is working with World Camp USA, already a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp with an unrivalled reputation in the US and beyond. Their co-founder and camp Technical Director, Tjerk van Herwaarden said, "World Camp USA has always been defined as providing the best technical skill training for U.S. athletes, and now, in collaboration with the FIH World Hockey Camps, we continue that mission with a commitment to helping our USA athletes attain excellence on the pitch and beyond."

Although 2021 is the Year of the Youth, this marks just the start of a long-term drive to encourage young players to take up hockey and stay life-long in the game. With FIH World Hockey Camps, the focus is on creating experiences for performance and elite level players who are already hooked on the sport but have limited access to World Class development coaches and programmes.

Whilst each Camp and location will provide a unique experience for young players, a standard programme including the FIH Academy player assessment scheme and education courses for Coaches and Umpires will be delivered. In particular, the Camps will provide a base for completion of the FIH Academy Level 3 Coaching Award, following a busy and successful online course programme over the past 12 months.

Fitting neatly within the FIH objective ‘To inspire hockey’s next generation’, the YotY2021 is a global drive to grow and develop the game for the next generation of our hockey

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