FIELD HOCKEY CAMP
Director: Lucrecia Cabut Johnson
Coaches: Efremia Geralis and Arden Wojtach
July 24- July 28 8:30-12:30p
Children entering grades 3-12
BBA Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT. The Henry Gym is also available in case of inclement weather. Bring an old sock to cover your stick in case we play indoors.
What to Bring:
Shoes for turf suitability/sneakers, mouthguard, water bottle, stick, goggles, healthy snack;
GOALIES: Bring your own gear (or contact Lucrecia to borrow it from BBA)
Basic skills, offensive and defensive techniques, strategies, and positional play will be taught with a positive, fun, and challenging approach at a level appropriate for the experience and ability of each camper. Goalkeepers will receive goalie-specific instruction and individualized attention. Skills will be developed through drills, scrimmages, 7v7, and game instruction. An emphasis on the importance of warm-up, stretching, good nutritional habits, and POSITIVE thinking for the athlete will be incorporated throughout the week. Athletes must provide their own equipment (mouthguard, stick, turf shoes/sneakers, goggles, water bottle; goalies must have their own equipment or see your coach BEFORE camp if you use school equipment). All campers should provide their own healthy snack and have sun protection available. Water and sports drinks will be provided. The last day of camp will be filled with fun competitions, small and full field games; a “FUN DAY” to wrap up camp.
Lucrecia Cabut Johnson is the Coach of the BBA JV Field Hockey Team. Lucrecia has been playing field hockey through the “Sporting Club” in Argentina since she was 12 years old. She has been a player, a coach, and an official. Lucrecia is the oldest of six children who are all involved in the sport. Lucrecia loves the fast pace and physical demands of the sport and that it teaches young boys and girls about being part of a team as they learn and gain respect, strength, commitment, and reliance, all values she learned by playing field hockey and now wants to pass on to future generations!
Arden Wojtach is a Division 1 college field hockey athlete at Hofstra University. Additionally, she competes on Hofstra’s Division 1 indoor track and field team in the mile and is a school record holder in the medley relay. Prior to college, Arden was a part of Burr and Burton’s varsity field hockey team for 3 years and was named an honorable all-league player. Additionally, she participated in varsity ice hockey, lacrosse, and gymnastics at BBA. Arden has experience coaching all levels of field hockey and gymnastics and is passionate about helping younger athletes grow and become more confident and competitive in their game. She is also very passionate about fitness and is a group fitness instructor. She received a nomination for Hofstra’s female-athlete strength and conditioning award during her freshman year. Overall, Arden loves to share her passion through coaching and wants to help grow the sport of field hockey in the community.
Efremia Geralis has been playing field hockey since she was 10 years old on the MEMS team for the lady cats and played for the varsity team at BBA for all 4 years of her high school career. She was a team captain in her junior and senior years and was awarded SVL All-Star 2020 & 2021 and SVL All-State honorable mention 2021 during her time at BBA. Efremia was recruited to play for Division 1 Hofstra University Field Hockey team during her senior year and continues to train and compete with the HUFH team while studying for her bachelor's degree in marketing. Efremia loves the fast-paced game with infinite new skills to learn and takes pride in the discipline and unity that comes with the sport. She is excited to teach younger kids how to improve their skills and fall in love with the sport just as she did.