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Elite Connection Hockey Camp returns to Cape turf

By Dan Cook | Jul 11, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook More than 40 campers learned all aspects of the game of field hockey from current and former Olympians at the Elite Connection Hockey Camp July 9-12 at Cape Henlopen High School.

Carrie Lingo and her Elite Connection Hockey Camp made their annual stop at the second turf field at Cape Henlopen High School July 9-12. More than 40 players from ages six through 18 were exposed to high-quality instruction in all aspects of the game of field hockey.

Regardless of age, skill level or ability, the campers took away valuable lessons to help them become a better field hockey player. Instructors were current and past USA National Field Hockey Team members, all with Olympic experience.

"I just love the camp," said third-year camper Charis Suh of Middletown. "I've learned a lot and it's really cool that the coaches are all Olympians."

"I'm really impressed with the camper's work ethic this year," said Camp Director Carrie Lingo. "The campers are so positive and it makes it easy to teach them. I'm also so lucky and honored to have such an amazing coaching staff. We had so much fun."

For more information about Elite Connection Hockey camps, go to www.eliteconnectioncamps.com.

 

Elite Connection staff are standing (l-r) two-time Olympian Rachael Dawson, former National team member Katelyn Makovec, former Olympian Carrie Lingo, Olympian Dina Rizzo and former National team member Tracey Larson Arndt. In front are Olympian Claire Laubach and two-time Olympian Lauren Crandall. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Madison Buchwald,12, dribbles through the cones during a ball control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camper Camryn Bernheimer takes slams a ball to the cage during a shooting drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Olympian and camp director Carrie Lingo always has a smile. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Madison Buchwald protects the ball from defender Amanda Sponaugle while Regan Lingo looks on. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former National team member Katelyn Makovec demonstrates an offensive move during the Elite Connection Field Hockey Camp. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camper Jordie Loomis takes her turn during a shooting drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Savannah Neuburg runs down a ball during a long pass control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sara Ellis controls the ball during the high pass drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rebecca Sponaugle controls a high pass. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Two-time Olympian Lauren Crandall makes a pass during a high ball drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camper Regan Lingo performs a ball control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maci Long performs a ball control drill called "around the world." (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Two-time Olympian Rachael Dawson, left, and former National team member Katelyn Makovec discuss an offensive drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Campers Shannon Kelley, left, and Maci Long battle during a camp scrimmage. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Scrimmaging for the ball are (l-r) Reagan Ciabattoni, Sammie Jacona and MacKinzie Brown with Sydney Risse moving in from behind. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Campers Maggie Mitchell, left, Paige Mason, Lily Baker drags and controls as many balls as the can during a fun drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camper Neva Richardson uses her reverse stick to gather the ball during the ball control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camp director Carrie Lingo demonstrates the "Around the World" ball control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
National team member Tracey Larson Arndt explains a drill to the younger campers. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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