Week of 7/15 - Field Hockey (Gr. 5-10)


Coaches: Barb Miceli and Arden Wojtach
Staff:  Current and former BBA players, and other area coaches
When: July 15th - July 19th  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Who: Girls and boys entering grades 5-10, all levels
Where: BBA Taylor Turf Field, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT.  The gym is available in case of inclement weather. 
(Bring an old sock to cover your stick should 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 a coach at your school for equipment)

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More Details:
Get ready for a high-energy, fun-filled week of field hockey! 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, small games, and scrimmages. 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 equipment (mouthguard, stick, turf shoes/sneakers, goggles, water bottle; goalies must have their equipment or see your coach BEFORE camp if you use school equipment). All campers should bring a healthy snack and have sun protection available. Water and sports drinks will be provided.  The last day of camp will be filled with fun competition, small and full field games; a “FUN DAY” to wrap up camp.

Barb Miceli is the head coach of the Burr and Burton Academy Varsity Field Hockey team. Barb played high school field hockey in southern Vermont and four years of Varsity field hockey at Vassar College. She was recognized as an All-American player in her Senior year at Vassar. Barb has been coaching field hockey for over 20 years, from the youth level up through the Varsity level. Since returning to the BBA Field Hockey program in 2013, Barb has coached the team to the state championship game in 2018 and 2020, losing both games in dramatic overtime finishes. The team has also made it to the state semifinals in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022. Barb coaches to instill in her players confidence, self-worth, and the ability to persevere individually and as a team. These qualities provide the basis for success on the athletic field and beyond.

Arden 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. Before 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.
For more information, contact Barb Miceli at (802) 282-7672 or email: bmiceli@burrburton.org