Skoolsports USA aims to create a quality learning environment which generates a willingness for athletes to learn and practise the skills and techniques required to improve their field hockey abilities. Our camps are designed with a fun element at their core as we believe this creates the best environment for young players to improve and learn. Our coaches to participant ratio is 1:8 as we strive to ensure all children are provided with equal attention to ensure their Skoolsports USA experience is an enjoyable one and provides them with the incentive to continue to develop in the future.
With our extensive coaching network around Europe and USA, we put together an amazing team of international coaches and top college coaches from leading Division I schools for Skoolsports USA. Many of the coaches at our camps have played at the top level in not only the Scottish but the English, Dutch, Spanish, South African and Australian leagues. International players availability at camps is dependent upon International training and match programs.
Intensive coaching camps which include skills sessions focussing on all the key areas of the game, competitions, games and question and answer sessions with current hockey internationals. All participants receive a complimentary Skoolsports t-shirt from Canterbury and a selection of items that could include a hockey water bottle, key ring and/or a hockey related accessory. Several other prizes will be awarded to the most improved players and the winners of games and skills sessions. As a participant at a camp you also have the opportunity to purchase Skoolsports USA clothing and use the special discounts available to you on our sponsors clothing and stick ranges.
Skoolsports USA is delighted to work in conjunction with Gateway Field Hockey camps bringing camps to the midwest region. Under the direction of founder Kelly Yates who has ran camps across the midwest for 30+years, Kelly has passed her midwest camps over to Skoolsports USA two years ago and we look forward to carrying on that fine tradition.
Gateway has been the leading provider of Field Hockey camps in the Mid West since 1983 have produced numerous college players ensuring the love of field hockey has continued to grow and develop over the past 33 years. Kelly Yates, the Gateway Director and 2016 NFHCA hall of Famer owes much of her success to the success of building the Gateway Camps for 33 years.
Skoolsports USA Co-Director Colin Clarke said "This is an exciting time for Skoolsports USA and we are excited to expand into the midwest offering high school players the opportunity to be coached by International coaches and leading college coaches".
Gateway Director Kelly Yates commented on the merger "After 33 years as the director/owner of Gateway Field Hockey Camps, I am excited to turn the camps over to Skoolsports USA run by two very knowledgeable and energetic coaches--Colin Clarke and Andy Thornton. Skoolsports USA will continue to expand on the Gateway sites and ideas while expanding to new cities. They have the technical expertise and will use their International experience to continue to make Skoolsports USA an awesome Camp opportunity for players throughout the USA".
Andy Thornton Skoolsports USA Co-Director said "Gateway and Skoolsports ethos and love of the game are intertwined and this is one of the reasons we have both agreed to move forward in this way. Having worked for Gateway for the past 14 years I am looking forward to bringing Skoolsports USA back to hotbeds of field hockey and working with familiar faces this Summer".
Skoolsports USA coaches have experience of developing coaching structures within Clubs and Schools covering age specific skill development, training exercises and tactical development. We can offer Schools in-service classes to develop club members/teachers understanding of the game and provide information which will ensure coaches will maximise their time with their players. For further information on Coach development opportunities or to discuss a bespoke plan for your School please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Team
Meet the Team