OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University field hockey team is pleased to announce that spots are still available for its 2014 Field Hockey Camp, which runs June 15-18 at the Miami Field Hockey Turf complex.
"Our concept for summer camp is to give young players the full experience of sports,” said head coach Iñako Puzo. “We work very hard to increase their skill level as well as their game IQ. However, we do not stop there. We create an environment where the young athlete understands that outside the field and behind the scoreboard, the sport helps you to build character.”
The 2014 Miami Field Hockey Camp allows campers to receive instruction from the 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Iñako Puzo, his staff, and the two-time defending MAC Tournament Championship team. It is an exciting venue to enhance field hockey skills in a positive atmosphere. It is geared not only to help campers develop as players, but also enjoy the experience away from home. It costs $425 for an individual player, while teams of 11 or more can attend for $400 per person. The fee includes the instruction, meals and lodging in one of Miami’s dorms. Campers will also receive one ticket to any 2014 Miami football game.
"Another characteristic of our camp is that the Miami coaches as well as other great coaches are the ones really coaching on the field,” said Puzo. “We have the full, experienced staff on the field and in the video sessions. The kids are not coached by kids; they are coached by professionals with many years of experience.”
Signing up as a full team has proven popular in the past, and has given several high school teams a jump on their fall season.
"It is a nice challenge when a high school team signs up together for camp,” said Puzo. “We contact their coach a few weeks before camp in order to tailor some of the instructional sessions to their requests.”
"No program can change a person's character in just four days of camp, but we work to make them understand that sports is much more than just wins and losses,” said Puzo.