Field Hockey/Lacrosse Combo Camp
July 22-July 26 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Girls 8-15 years old
- Early bird registration | $300 (deadline - February 20)
Get the best of both sports all in one week at the Girls Field Hockey/Lacrosse Combo Camp. Groups will be divided and play one sport in the morning, and the second sport in the afternoon.
Field Hockey Session
Girls Field Hockey Camp provides an opportunity for both beginners and advanced players. Instruction for beginners will focus on the basic fundamentals of the game, while more advanced players will hone their skills and expand their knowledge of offensive and defensive strategies. Campers will work on the following skill development: stick work; drives; pushes; lifts; shooting; penalty strokes; passing/receiving; defensive tackles; and corners.
The Girls Lacrosse Session will focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse, including stick work, shooting, dodging, fast breaks, defense (team and individual), offense (team and individual), ground balls, clears, 8M penalty shots, midfield transition and goalie play.
Our goal is to promote a love for the game and provide campers with focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of the camp, beyond expanding their skill set, campers will acquire enthusiasm and self-confidence—qualities that are crucial for solid performances on the field.
What to bring
- Outdoor cleats, lacrosse stick, goalie equipment (for goalies only), and field hockey stick
- Bring shin guards, goggles, and mouthguard in a draw-string bag with the camper's name on it
- A lunch plan is available for purchase, or lunch can be brought to camp in a cooler
- Full water bottle with camper's name on it
Kelly Massino, Varsity Field Hockey Coach
Kelly Massino has built the Our Lady of Good Counsel field hockey program into one of the area’s finest. Since becoming head coach in 2016, she has led the Falcons to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game six times and won two championships (2018, ’19).
She was named field hockey Coach of the Year by the WCAC in 2018, 2022, and 2023 and by the Pigskin Club of Washington in 2018 and ’19.
Massino has compiled an eight-year record of 90-43-3 at Good Counsel. Including two seasons (2011-12) at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Md., her career record is 106-57-3.
2023 Season record: 16-3-1.
Massino’s 2018 Falcons finished 14-7 and won the WCAC crown, 2-1, in double overtime against St. John’s. She was recognized with Good Counsel’s Mark Jankovitz Athletic Department Award for Excellence. Sophia Kurnot was named first-team All-Met.
The 2019 Falcons captured the WCAC over St. John’s by rallying from two down to win in overtime, 3-2. Lauren Gerold earned first-team All-Met honors. Her team finished second in The Washington Post’s 2018 final ranking and fourth in 2019.
In 2020, Massino was a regional winner of the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award.
Massino’s coaching philosophy is to build each student-athlete from the inside out using the five Xaverian values Good Counsel follows: simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal and trust. She helps each player learn and grow on and off the field by encouraging hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship. She strives to foster a love for the game in each of her student-athletes.
Massino guided Springbrook’s 2011 team to a 12-3 record highlighted by the regional 4A South championship and state semifinal appearance. The Blue Devils had 332 shots on goal and outscored their opponents, 65-16. Piper Stiller was named first-team All-Met, the first time in 20 years a Springbrook player was so honored.
Massino was the Falcons’ head JV field hockey coach in 2014-15 and assisted with the varsity. She has also served Good Counsel as an indoor track coach, as well as girls lacrosse and softball coach. She is a physical education and health teacher at the school. In recognition of her hard work and dedication to the school and community, the Archdiocese of Washington High Schools Principals Association honored her as Good Counsel’s 2015 Novice Teacher of the Year.
After college, Massino coached a variety of sports in Montgomery County Public Schools.
She also coaches for the Warhawks Field Hockey Club and the Bethesda Lacrosse Club. She has achieved Level 1 coaching certification from the National Federation of State High School Associations for field hockey, girls lacrosse and softball and a United States Lacrosse Level 2 certification for girls lacrosse. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor.
Massino has directed a field hockey summer camp at Good Counsel each year since 2015.
An honor roll student at Springbrook before graduating in 2003, Massino was a three-year starter in field hockey and lacrosse. She played one season at Frostburg (Md.) State University before a knee injury ended her career.
Massino graduated from Frostburg in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies with a minor in health promotion. In April of 2022, she earned a Master of Education in athletic coaching and administration from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
Massino, born in Silver Spring, Md., and living in Olney, is the daughter of Donna and Michael Massino, Sr. She has an older brother, Michael, Jr.