Field HockeyMajors

For those who choose field hockey as their major at Kents Hill Sports Camp will not only have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the game, but will also develop and improve their skills in a game-like atmosphere.
Our field hockey majors will learn the importance of both foot speed and stick work, including but not limited to push passes, drives, dodges, pulls, spins, aerials, and more. Knowledge of how to specifically place the ball, how to position the body when playing defense, and how to approach a defender with deception will all become natural to your camper, as they enhance their skills and grow through challenges on the field. Our program provides field hockey majors with a mix of instruction and drills to help further advance game-like play in scrimmages, games and other challenges throughout the summer.

Sample Field Hockey Schedule

Period 1

  • 5 minutes – Introductions
  • 10 minutes – Warm up drill, communication exercise, jog around field: High Knees, Open Gate, Close Gate, Groin, Butt Kicks
  • 5 minutes – Stretching circle
  • 15 minutes – Passing Drill: Stationary passing. Push pass, Drives, Sweeps, Aerials. Stick work: Yardstick pulls and shuttles with spins and dodges.
  • Water break
  • 10 minutes – Shooting drill: “Rob the nest” – quick shots from the top
  • 10 minutes – 3 v 2 under the 25-yard line: Work on movement of the ball around the circle and in the circle, possession, off-ball movement (cutting and getting yourself open without the ball), Offense score goal. Defense get the ball out of the circle or gain possession of the ball. Defense work on circle defense: protecting feet and not causing fouls in the circle.
  • 5 minutes – Conditioning: Sprint to the 50 yard line and then recovery jog back. Do as many as you can within the 5 minutes.
  • Closing circle

Period 2

  • 5 minutes – Warm up
  • 15 minutes – Passing drill: Working on off-ball movement in groups of three. Stick work: Obstacle course with pulls, v-pulls, spins, lifts.
  • 20 minutes – 6 v 4 under the 50-yard line: Work on movement of the ball around the circle and in the circle, possession, off-ball movement (cutting and getting yourself open without the ball), Offense score goal. Defense gain possession of the ball and dribble it through gates on the outside. Defense work on footwork, channeling, jabbing, and block tackles.
  • 10 minutes – “Post, post, pads” – Shot from the top with three tippers in the circle, one on the left, right and at the stroke.
  • 15 minutes – Scrimmage
  • 10 minutes – Conditioning/Race: “Mary’s Run”