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June 21, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – After closing the 2012 season with the 28th NCAA Championship appearance in program history, head coach Charlene Morett and the Penn State field hockey team coaching staff will host six camps this summer. The summer camp season will kick off on July 7, with the Nittany Lion Elite Camp and Nittany Lion Competitive Camp both taking place July 7-10. Four more installments will highlight the month, including Day Camp (July 8-11), Junior High Camp (July 8-10), Team Camp I (July 21-24) and Team Camp II (July 24-27). Registration is open at www.gopsusports.com/camps.
Coming off one of the most impressive seasons in program history, with the Lions ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation heading into the NCAA Tournament, Penn State will go to work defending both the Big Ten Regular Season Title and the Big Ten Tournament Title in the fall of 2013. Big Ten Coach of the Year Morett and her squad captured its first outright conference title since 2008 and second consecutive tournament championship, earning an automatic berth to the 2012 National Tournament. Entering her 27th season at the helm of PSU, and 30th overall year of coaching, Morett and her coaching staff will offer elite and professional instruction during all six Nittany Lion camps.
The Nittany Lion Elite Camp is designed for the best high school players, open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall. Top collegiate coaches and players will provide special sessions on academic counseling, strength training, nutrition, conditioning and sport psychology. Offered for players entering grades 7-12, the Competitive Camp includes games, stick work practices and tactical sessions for offensive and defensive strategies. Individual help sessions and goalkeeping practices for competitive players also are held. Throughout the camp’s instructional programs, the campers receive supervision, encouragement and instruction. Because individual instruction is emphasized, campers are grouped according to age, ability, experience, maturity and competitive spirit.
Open to students entering grades 1-6, the Nittany Lion Day Camp is designed to provide girls with the opportunity to focus on fundamental technical instruction in a relaxed learning environment. Because individual instruction is emphasized, campers are grouped according to age, ability, experience, maturity and competitive spirit. Also, because this camp features an excellent coach-to-camper ratio, campers receive supervision, encouragement and excellent instruction. Campers receive a camp shirt. The day camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The Nittany Lion Junior High Camp helps individuals improve their skills, enhance techniques and improve their understanding of the game. Campers are grouped according to age, ability, experience, maturity and competitive spirit. This camp is offered for students entering grades 6-9 in the fall. For enrollment information for all individual camps, click here.
Both Nittany Lion Team Camps, offered for students entering grades 7-12, cover all aspects of the game, including position development and game strategies. Evenings consist of game competitions. Teams must send no fewer than 12 players and no more than 18 players to the camp. A team will not be officially accepted until 12 players are registered. For enrollment information for all team camps, click here.
All playing venues are artificial turf fields. Campers should bring their own hockey sticks. Shin guards are mandatory. Mouth guards are recommended, as are cross trainers or turf shoes. Grass cleats are not recommended. Goalies must bring their own equipment. Rain gear is recommended, as well, depending on the weather.
For more information, please contact Penn State Sports Camps at 814-865-0561 or visit www.gopsusports.com/camps.
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