Spalding's youth fundamental camp is designed to build a strong foundation in fundamentals by focusing on individual skills and drills, along with opportunities to incorporate these new skills in game situations by focusing on teamwork and game strategies.
A great camp for all skill levels, our focus will be on the fundamentals while offering each player, from the beginner to the more advanced, the proper instruction and opportunities to improve their field hockey game. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability.
Spalding's experienced youth camp is designed for more experienced players. The camp will utilize the same drills and small game situations our varsity program uses daily. The center will emphasize stick work and technical and tactical aspects of the game, improving their overall skill, field awareness, and decision-making. Strength and conditioning will be incorporated along with daily tournament play to provide campers an opportunity to compete and give them the confidence and skills to take their game to the “next level.”
At the helm of one of the premier field hockey programs in the region with a rich winning tradition, Leslee Brady enters her 28th season as head coach of the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers. Coach Brady ranks as one of Spalding’s all-time winning coaches with over 300 wins, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2014.
Consistently ranked in The Baltimore Sun during Brady’s tenure, the Cavaliers have produced numerous All-County, All-Metro and All-State selections. In addition to these honors, Coach Brady has been selected as Coach of the Year on six separate occasions. The Cavaliers success on the field is equally matched in the classroom, with many of their players selected to this year’s National All-Academic Squad.
Leslee is a graduate of the University of Maryland with over 25 years of coaching experience. She has coached numerous teams at the National Field Hockey Festival and Disney Showcase; and is a regular selection to coach the Maryland Senior All Star Game. Leslee also serves as a Lead Trainer for the nationally recognized Positive Coaching Alliance (positivecoach.org) having conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of coaches, athletes and parents across the country.