LOCATION

 

 

UMASS AMHERST
AMHERST, MA
LOCATION:
UMass Amherst – Amherst, MA
300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
FIELD LOCATION:
UMass Amherst – Amherst, MA
290 Stadium Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
WEST CHESTER, PA
700 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
FIELD LOCATION:
Vonnie Gros Field
855 South New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
  • Double Occupancy rooms for all Showcase athletes
  • We PROVIDE transportation back & forth between the dorm and fields for all of the sessions!

 

 

 

DATES

 

UMASS AMHERST
AMHERST, MA
June 15 – 17
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
WEST CHESTER, PA
June 29 – July 1

 

 

 

FEE

 

TUITION:

$650.00 – Overnight Camper (all meals and housing included)
$530.00 – Day Camper (all meals included)

The tuition fee includes the following:

  • A program designed to showcase all athletes
  • Numbered scrimmage vest
  • Under Armour College Connection T-Shirt
  • College Connection water bottle
  • STX lanyard
  • Gatorade product
  • Daily nutrition and recruiting seminars
  • Transportation between the dorm, fields and seminars throughout the duration of camp.
  • VIDEO BUNDLE: All game films from the showcase that the player competes in and each athlete will also be run through a Skill Combine/type session that will be filmed and provided to the player. Both the game film and skill clips can then be utilized for the players own personal use with this video bundle. Provided to them via their Recruit Spot account/profile
    • Click HERE for a visual of the Video bundle benefits
ELIGIBLE ATHLTES

 

 

All athletes in the graduation classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 who are interested in playing collegiate field hockey, are eligible to register for College Connection. CC space is limited.

OUR RECRUITING PLATFORM

 

  • Current education on the recruiting process for both athletes and parents
  • Provide the ultimate exposure to every NCAA D1, D2 and D3 Collegiate Coach in the country.
  • Athlete Profiles, Showcase Footage and Schedules sent to every NCAA D1, D2, and D3 College Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
  • Additional video and highlight film packages can be provided by First Scout Video Productions for athletes’ and families interested.
  • Allow “Virtual Recruiting” for College Coaches who are unable to make the Showcases.
  • Every athlete receives ALL of their games free digitally downloadable game via Recruit Spot
  • A Skills Session directed by the CC staff and that film provided free to each athlete via Recruit Spot
  • Top Performers will be selected from each Showcase, allowing athletes the opportunity to be selected for The Under Armor Select Game on July 26th at Boston College.
  • Seminars with sports nutritionists and the current college athletes to enhance a well balanced view and education of the next level of play!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

  • Knowledgeable NCAA Coaches and Speakers
  • A progressive, fun and positive learning environment both on and off the field
  • Professional Recruiting Seminars for athletes and parents
  • Small-sided competitive games for more touches
  • Equal playing time for all athletes
  • Athletes will be placed on teams based on their graduation class and position
  • Game video will be available for recruiting and/or personal highlights free of charge
  • Skill Combine/type session conducted for each athlete during the Showcase free of charge
  • All College Coaches have free access to each athletes profile via Coach Packet
  • Attendance from 70-80 College Coaches at each Showcase
COLLEGE VISABILITY

College Connection provides every participant with superior visibility to the collegiate coaching community through a variety of competition formats and video. EVERY NCAA college coaches is invited to attend our locations both in-person and virtually. “Advance Lists” of athletes, rosters, teams, profiles and schedules are delivered electronically to college coaches through our partner Coach Packet. Additional recruiting materials are made available to college coaches on site at each location.

HOUSING & MEALS

All campers are housed in on-campus dormitories supervised by camp staff. A certified athletic trainer is on site 24 hours a day. All meals are served in the on campus Dining Hall located at the University. The first meal is dinner on the opening day of camp, we highly recommend that all campers eat at least one meal prior to the first session.

We also provide a discounted hotel link for families staying in the area below:

 

DISCOUNTED HOTELS

Parents looking to stay in the area? Athletes looking to utilize the day camper option? College Connection has partnered with JBS Event Services to provide families with the lowest available hotel rates and a smooth booking experience. We provide this tool as a resource to make your travel and booking as cost and time efficient as possible!

Please see below for discounted hotel links:

For assistance email Info@GlobalJBS.com or call Vicky Vassalotti 561-723-6819 or her assistant, Joanne Marcus at Joanne@GlobalJBS.com or 561-290-1508.

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

 

 

College Connection does not provide any means of transportation to and from the event for participants. We do however have a list of transport options for you to select from if necessary. Please contact us if you have questions.

Flying into Hartford, CT for UMASS? Transportation options from the Airport to UMASS CLICK HERE!

Participants are permitted to drive to College Connection. For resident participants who drive, all cars must be parked correctly and display our parking pass. Drivers will be required to give their keys to the DIRECTOR for the duration of the program. Resident participants who drive are not permitted to use their vehicles for duration of the program.

 

 

FILM SERVICES

 

 

FIRST SCOUT VIDEO PRODUCTIONS works directly with the College Connection staff to ensure proper filming of the games.  All games are utilized by Coach Packet for college coaches to refer to post event and remotely during the event. All game film and skill session film will also be sent digitally to each athlete participating through their Recruit Spot profile free of charge.

Athletes also have the opportunity to request specific clips for them to create personalized highlights with First Scout Video if they choose to at an extra cost to produce the highlight clips.

First Scout Video will be the official recruiting video provider at the 2018 College Connection Showcases! In addition to filming all the games and providing the game film to all participants for FREE, they will be offering professional editing of individualized highlights for college recruiting.

Click HERE for a visual of the Video bundle benefits

 

WHAT TO BRING?

 

If you are staying in the dorm, you are responsible for providing bed linens/towels/toiletries

  • Equipment: sticks, shin guards, cleats and turf shoes or sneakers, mouth guards, sunblock
  • GK Equipment: kickers, leg guards, helmet, throat, chest and pelvic protector, gloves
  • Overnight needs: sheets, blanket, pillow, toiletries, towel, personal items, alarm clock
  • Practice clothes: t-shirts, shorts, socks, rain gear, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc.
  • Proof of medical physical done in the last year and record of appropriate vaccines

 

ROOMMATES

Include the name of your preferred roommate (1 only) on the camp application. Although the College Connection Camp Directors do their best to put you with your preferred roommate, we cannot guarantee one particular roommate due to dorm space and multiple requests for one roommate.

 

FINAL CONFIRMATION & MEDICAL FORM

FINAL CONFIRMATION & MEDICAL FORMS:

Upon receipt of your registration form and deposit, you will receive an email confirmation of your acceptance to camp. This email will include the mandatory Health Form that is due on the first day of camp at Check-in.

HEALTH FORM 

Approximately 3 weeks prior to camp, you will receive another email with the details about camp including check in times and what to bring.

It is required that all campers have a physical within the year prior to the start of camp and all immunizations are listed on the medical form with dates of immunizations. College Connection operates in compliance with the State Regulations and Licensing Policies regarding the operation of summer camps.