To provide quality field hockey programming for athletes who have a desire to learn, enjoy and excel in their sport! Whether participants are beginners, elite, recreational or college bound prospects; we have a program to help you take your game to the next level.
College Connection, previously White Mountain Sports, was one of the first major field hockey camps in the country. Over 36 years ago, the first White Mountain Sports camp was held at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH. The immediate success of that very first year propelled White Mountain Sports into one of the sports’ leaders for growing and promoting field hockey.
With the evolution of junior high, high school and club field hockey, College Connection has had the vision and primary focus to stay ahead of the trends and meet the changing needs of the sport. Today, College Connection continues to offer great programs for teams and individual players, but has gone a step further to provide specialty programs for field players, goalkeepers and college bound prospects and a variety of tournament opportunities to increase their exposure.
College Connection was the first to make Virtual Video Recruiting a reality for athletes and collegiate coaches. Today, our virtual recruiting technology allows athletes to use our event video, affordably and effectively to be seen and evaluated by every college coach. Providing more opportunity and visibility for many more athletes: we connect athletes to coaches.
Since our inception, College Connection has a history of success and excellence. Not only has College Connection programs helped many teams and individuals to become better players, but has provided a platform for all levels of athletes to learn, compete and have fun. The combination of superior coaching, comprehensive curriculums and excellent facilities, continues to keep all of the College Connection programs at the top of the list for athletes, parents, high school coaches, club coaches and the college coaching community.
College Connection Showcases
The Under Armour Select Game
Shooting Star – Thanksgiving
Shooting Star – KIDS Cup
MEET OUR TEAM:
Founder & President of College Connection
- Head Coach – US Olympic Team (1996)
- Head Coach – US National Teams (1994-1998)
- Head Coach – World Cup Teams (1994, 1998)
- Head Coach – University of Massachusetts (17 Years)
After serving as the Head Coach for the Olympic and National Teams, Pam stepped back from active coaching to see what the future of Field Hockey held. She was approached by many college coaches expressing the need for an independent entity to host invitational showcases for athletes to enable greater college coaches visibility to a wider pool of athletes. The coaches’ suggestion was to invite a top-level group of college bound athletes to a single venue to show their skills, while concurrently educating these players about the recruiting and college selection process. On their feedback and support, College Connection was born in 2000 and is still the leader in Field Hockey showcase events.
VP of Field Hockey, College Connection
- Head Coach – Yale (2000-2005)
- Head Coach – Boston College (2005-2015)
- Head Coach – Team USA High Performance (2006-2015)
- Head Coach – USA U17, U19, U21 Teams (2008-2015)
Ainslee joined the College Connection team in 2015.
Director of Marketing & Sponsorship
- UNH BS, Sports Studies (2011- 2015)
- 4 year member of UNH Field Hockey program (2011-2015)
- UNH Event Manager & Athletic Advancement (2013-2015)
- Boston Celtics, Account Executive and Sales Representative (July 2015- Dec 2017)
- NorthEast Elite Field Hockey Club, Head Goalie Coach (August 2012- Present)
- Harvard Field Hockey, Volunteer Coach (August 2017- Present)
Carlie joined the staff January 2017!