Welcome to Northern Vermont Field Hockey Club
Fun Is What We Do
Northern Vermont Field Hockey Club is a family friendly Sports Club designed to promote fun, no matter the skill level or competition. Having started in 2019, Northern Vermont Field Hockey Club plans to offer recreational and competitive field hockey tournaments, instructional clinics, and youth camps. You’ll see why people in Northern Vermont love to play with us.
All About Us
We started Northern Vermont Field Hockey Club in 2019 with our inaugural MVP (Motivation, Visualization and Physical) Field Hockey Camp at Jay Peak. We love the sport and see the need for a club in Northern Vermont; who better to start it than local players with the love to play and share knowledge? NVTFHC is a place for all ages, all skill levels, and all types of competition - a true gem among the Green Mountains that will only continue to shine as we continue to grow.
Our Head Coach, Mel Hurlbut, has been playing since 1997. She grew up in England and competed in many countries before her four year Division 1 career at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst. During her time at UMass the team won three A10 titles and achieved Elite 8 her senior year. Mel still plays in adult leagues today; she has Coached youth ages 5-18 at varying levels and has umpired since 2013, including college level. Mel brings a breadth of knowledge, skill, and understanding of the game of Field Hockey that is a rarity in the coaching world. Her experience and leadership are the foundations on which NVTFHC is built.
Our Goalie Coach, Brooke Hoyt, has been playing field hockey since middle school. Brooke grew up in a small town in Northern New Hampshire and worked her way into a spot at the University of Vermont, where she played at the Division 1 level for four years. After graduating in 2011, Brooke has continued working with players of all ages in Vermont and New Hampshire, many of whom have gone on to play at the collegiate level themselves. As a goalkeeper, Brooke adds a unique perspective to our coaching team, not only through her work with club members and campers, but through her own specialized goalie clinics offered throughout the year. Brooke knows what it's like to grow up in a rural community with limited resources, and is passionate about creating opportunities for those in similar situations to advance their playing careers.
Northern Vermont Field Hockey Club offers various options for getting involved in field hockey. If you are interested in signing up for any of these events or clinics, please scroll down to see current available dates and registration. We're excited to meet you and play together!
Spring Clinic: 6 week session
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Come to these spring clinics to brush up on some techniques and learn new skills or just scrimmage with friends.
We aim to have fun and learn from each other in an enjoyable environment. Open to all levels or experience.
Go to our Upcoming Events Page to learn more!
MVP Field Hockey Camp
First weekend in August
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Yogi Berra said 'sports are 90% mental, and the other half is in your head'. Mostly ignored in High School athletics, this camp will teach you how to train mentally for the sport.
This tactic has been implemented by the US Olympic Teams for over 30 years. Visualization skills are one of the most important skills in becoming an elite athlete. If you can see it, you can be it!
Once you have made a crystal clear plan, and the visualization to execute, its the physical body that delivers the product.
Prepare to completely overhaul your beliefs in athletic performance in this 3-day camp.
HOLD THE LINE Goalie Clinics and Private Sessions
Want to get into gear but unsure how to start? Are you a coach who doesn't know how to train goalies? These clinics will give you the confidence, knowledge, and take-home skills to help you HOLD THE LINE. Open to all ages and levels of experience.
Go to our Upcoming Events Page to register for any private coaching!
- Saturdays from March 25th to April 30Saint Albans City
- By AppointmentLocation by Agreement
Get in touch with us today to ask any questions you may have.
Head Coach: Mel Hurlbut
Goalie Coach: Brooke Hoyt