ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio Field Hockey team is set to host its 2018 summer camp July 26-29 at Pruitt Field. The camp is open to athletes of all levels of experience entering 9th grade through 12th grade.
Throughout the three camps, athletes can expect to benefit from a low coach-to-camper ratio, specialist technical and tactical coaching, and many opportunities for fun and competitive match play.
The camp will feature specialized instruction from first-year head coach Ali Johnstone, first-year assistant coach Louisa Boddy and second-year assistant coach Andrea Rinehart. The camp will incorporate a combination of technical and tactical sessions specifically designed to create a positive learning environment that is both challenging and enjoyable with three sessions per-day.
Johnstone joins the Ohio coaching staff as the 11th head coach in program history. Johnstone is familiar with Athens and the Ohio Field Hockey program, having earned her spot in the Ohio Hall of Fame as well as All-American honors during her time as a student-athlete. Johnstone's most recent experience comes from Northwestern where she contributed to the coaching staff that led the squad to earn eight All-American honors and a pair of Big Ten titles during her six-year tenure.
Boddy will begin her first year as an assistant coach for Ohio field hockey, bringing experience as a 2012 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player and NFHCA All-American selection, Boddy led the Huskies with 16 goals and finished second on the squad with 39 points. She also tied for the team lead with six game-winning goals and was honored as a First Team All-BIG EAST selection in her single year at UConn as a graduate student.
Rinehart will enter her second season on the coaching staff for Ohio after helping the Bobcats in the 2017 season. Rinehart has prior experience coaching for USA Field Hockey Futures program as well as the Regional Futures Tournament. Prior to her coaching career, Rinehart was a starting goalie at Kent State where the Yorktown, Va. native recorded 12 shutouts, 324 saves and 71 games.
Campers are required to stay each night in the residence halls while friends and family are welcome to watch during each session at the field. Visitors, however, will not be permitted to enter the residence halls during camp. A certified athletic trainer will be at every session throughout the camp.
Registration is open until July 13th at 10 a.m. For sign-up information and fees, please visit the camp website here.