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Amherst Field Hockey Academy, LLC


The Amherst Field Hockey Academy will be back in action for the summer of 2023. We hope you will join us then.

Academy Details:

Date: July 1-3, 2020

Who: Girls entering 6-12th grade, or entering first year of college

Location: Amherst College

What you can expect:

  • Instruction and evaluation from the Amherst Field Hockey Academy coaching staff through skill sessions and game play on our artificial surface.
  • Meals in Valentine Dining Hall
  • Lodging in beautiful Amherst College dormitory
  • Free gear: reversible jersey, water bottle, backpack
  • Specific goalkeeping instruction
  • Additional sessions covering agilities and nutrition
  • The opportunity to meet and talk with current Amherst Field Hockey coaches and players.

Team Discount: If five or more players from the same school register for the academy, each player will receive a $50 discount. Pay in full initially, and once five players register, the discount will be refunded to you.


Overnight participants will be housed in the beautiful King Hall at Amherst College. Participants will be provided with a bed, mattress, pillow and blanket. Academy staff, including a Certified Athletic Trainer, will reside in the dormitory throughout the duration of the Academy.

Day Students:

We will have a lounge in the dorm for day participants to use between sessions and also provide them with a security card to gain access to the dorm.


All meals will be served in Valentine Dining Hall, the campus dining hall. The first meal will be dinner on July 1, and the last meal will be breakfast on July 3rd. There will also be a snack bar open in the dorm each night with pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase.


Please complete and return the Medical Form (plus immunizations) and Release form by June 22 to crknerr@amherst.edu or mail to Amherst Field Hockey, Alumni Gym, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002.
Forms are required for participation.

Download: Medical Form – include immunization record Download: Release Form

Amherst Field Hockey Academy

The Amherst Field Hockey Academy is a great opportunity to improve your play through skill sessions as well as coached game play. Players will be placed in skill groups based on their age and experience and will be taught stick skills as well as small game tactics and strategies. Players will also be put on teams and games will be played each day, resulting in a championship on the final day of the academy. This is a great opportunity for individuals and teams to take their game to the next level and prepare for the upcoming season while having fun! This is also a great opportunity to be evaluated by the Amherst College Field Hockey coaching staff and get to know more about the Amherst College Field Hockey program.

Tentative Academy Schedule:

Wednesday, July 1
12-1 pm Check-in at King Dorm
2:00 pm Afternoon session
5:15 pm Dinner
6:15 pm Evening Games
8:30 pm Evening Activity
9:30 pm Free Time/Camp Store
11:00 pm Lights Out
Thursday, July 2
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Morning session
11:45 am Lunch
2:00 pm Afternoon session
5:15 pm Dinner
6:15 pm Evening Games
8:30 pm Evening Activity
9:30 pm Free Time/Camp Store
11:00 pm Lights Out
Friday, July 3
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Morning session
12:00 pm Checkout
What to bring:
  • Field Hockey Stick
  • Mouthguard
  • Shinguards
  • Cleats or turf shoes
  • Running shoes (we will have an indoor activity where you will need sneakers)
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Athletic shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirt
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • $ for camp store
  • Linens (towels, sheets, pillow case)
  • Goalies, remember your gear!
Summer Academy: July 1 - 3, 2020 DAY
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Summer Academy: July 1 - 3, 2020 OVERNIGHT
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Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Academy. Driving directions to campus can be found HERE and information on travel, including shuttle services from Bradley airport can be found HERE. Information on lodging and restaurants in the Amherst area are ATTACHED.

Refund Policy:

Full payment is due upon registering. All but $150 + registration fee will be returned if you need to cancel. No refunds are available after June 15th.

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