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The Drill That Will Help You Score from the Baseline

It’s always a good idea to add drills to your repertoire to refine skills that you can use on the field.  Check out this short video drill to help you score from the baseline.  This video features double Olympian Jeroen Hertzberger, a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a forward for Rotterdam and the Dutch national team.

 

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For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com

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Meet Future Stars Camper, Mia who is at Field Hockey camp this year but you may remember meeting Mia last year at Softball camp and she is also Grayson‘s sister who was at Lacrosse camp.

Farah:  When did you start at Future Stars Camps?

Mia:  5 years ago I think. I’m 9 now! 

Farah:  What camp are you in this week?

Mia:  Field Hockey. 

Farah:  Do you always attend Field Hockey camp?

Mia:   No, I attend Lacrosse sometimes and Tennis, too.  My brother is in Lacrosse.

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Farah:  What have you been working on this week?

Mia:  Dribbling and stopping the ball when somebody passes to me. Also shooting and passing.

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

 Mia:  The stick game. You have to lay out sticks and you can’t touch them and jump in between. The last person has to jump as far as they can. You just keep going again and again.

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this summer

 Mia:   The carnival! 

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Mia:   Yes, my favorite is  Yola because she’s fun, funny and nice.

Farah:  What are your hobbies?

Mia:  I play the piano, I watch TV and my favorite shows are ‘Sponge Bob” and  ‘Teen Titans Go!’.

Farah:  What is the best part of being a kid?

Mia:  Not having to do work.

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Farah:  What grade are you in? What do you most enjoy about school?

Mia:   I’m in 4th, and I love specials! It’s like when you go to Physical Education, Computers, or Art class. 

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

 Mia:  I want to study sharks and study the ocean.

Farah:  What is your favorite memory from camp?

 Mia:   I love it when we watch movies during thunderstorms!

Farah:  Great chatting with you and have a wonderful time at “Carnival’ and maybe we’ll have some thunderstorms and you can watch movie with your friends.

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For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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Mental Work-up Prior to Field Hockey Tourneys

Pre-game jitters before a big game are a common emotional state for many athletes.  Hockey Performance Academy shares some tips to help you mentally prepare and assuage your nerves:

  • Save your mental energy for the game, work out other distractions before the game or hold to coming back to them after the game is over.
  • Train yourself to leave the analytical side of your brain on the sidelines and once you step on the field let your instinctive part of the brain rule as it is better at making precise snap decisions.
  • Know and practice under the conditions that you will be playing in for the games.  For example, prepare for playing in colder or warmer climates, different turfs, time of day, etc.
  • Prepare physically for a game with the right amount of sleep, hydration, right nutrition, rest, exercise and stretching, etc.
  • Keep in mind that you need to roll with surprises as anything can happen, think flexibility.
  • Meet every game with the same preparedness, don’t allow an opposing team’s reputation to derail your level of preparation.
  • Concentrate on the moment, don’t allow a slow or bad start to deflect your game plan.

Don’t forget to have fun before, during, and after the game.

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For full article:  How To Mentally Prepare For Field Hockey Tournaments

For more information about Field Hockey camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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A Moment in the Lives of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com

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I stopped by Field Hockey Camp and met 5 young ladies and asked who would be interested in being interviewed and they all agreed to do it together.  Meet Keara, Kate, Sofia, Bella, and Eve.

Farah:  When did you start at FS? 

Field Hockey Campers:  We all started on Monday except for Bella.

Bella: I’ve been here for 3 years. It’s my first time at Field Hockey camp. I used to do Swim camp.

Eve: I started in kindergarten and then took and break and came back last year. Last year, I did field hockey, too.

Farah: How long are you here for?

Field Hockey Campers:   Some of us are here for one or two weeks of field hockey and one of us is going to Lacrosse camp next week.

Farah:   What have you been working on this week?

Field Hockey Campers:  We’ve been working on passing, hitting, drills and games. Teamwork. 

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

Field Hockey Campers: Games and scrimmages. It’s fun to practice all the things you’ve been working on. Mini games!

Farah:   What are you most looking forward to this week? This summer?

Field Hockey Campers:

  • Getting better at field hockey.
  • Learning new skills and seeing the improvement.
  • I just started playing so its been really fun and helpful.
  • It’s also really good to practice before school starts.

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Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Field Hockey Campers:  We like both of them. They’re really good coaches, they teach you a lot and they challenge us, but at the same time they are very easy going. They don’t ever yell at you if you’re wrong.  They just share a  better way to do it. 

Farah:   Is there someone that you look up to or admire? 

Field Hockey Campers:  

  • A family friend, she lives in England and she got 7 field hockey scholarships to college. 
  • Probably, my mom because she played in college and she coaches now.  My mom also teaches me stuff. 
  • My sister because she’s been doing it for a couple years and the only family member that plays field hockey. 
  • I also pick my sister because she’s really good at field hockey and she’s been captain for a few years. She teaches me what to do. 

Farah:  What is the best part of being a kid?

Field Hockey Campers:  You don’t have to make life decisions yet, and you don’t have to stress out about everything. There’s also not a lot of pressure. You don’t have to worry about making money or going to a job. 

Farah:  What grade are you in?

Field Hockey Campers:   Two of us are going into 6th, two others to 7th, and one of us is going to 9th.

Farah:   What is your favorite memory from camp? 

Field Hockey Campers:

  • My favorite memory was when we first started because it was so much fun to try a new sport for the first time. 
  • Meeting everyone, scrimmaging, and lunch time because we get to talk with friends.
  • Meeting new friends and bonding with the teammates. 
  • Playing games and meeting friends.
  • Meeting the coaches because they’ll always be my favorite.

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For more information about the Field Hockey Camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey Camp page today.

Image Credit: Future Stars Camps

 

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Beginning Field Hockey?

You’ve decided to learn something new and you have picked field hockey.  Revolution Camps shares some tips for beginners:

  1. Pick up a good stick from the get-go.  Composite sticks are a good choice as they will give you more command and control of the ball.
  2. Work on your stick skills consistently with drills for dribbling, dodging, hitting, and tackling.
  3. Spend time watching live games or on video.  Observe the different positions and what they do.  Often times, it is what they are doing when they don’t have the ball that makes them a solid player.
  4. Join a team or sign up for a camp.

Welcome to the world of field hockey!

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For full article:  4 Tips for Beginning Field Hockey Players

For more information about the Field Hockey Camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Field Hockey Camp page today.

Image Credit: Future Stars Camps