The Indian River School District Field Hockey Camp saw more than 80 youth players come out to Millsboro Middle School last Tuesday, June 20, through Thursday, June 22, to learn the sport from IRSD coaches Pattiva Cathell, Molly Chamberlin and Karen Irvin.
With hockey back on the rise throughout lower Sussex County, the fourth year for the camp turned out to be its most successful yet, steadily growing since launching in 2014 and already showing dividends at both the middle school and high school levels throughout the district.
“Our goal is to grow the game,” said Chamberlin, who this past fall helped coach Indian River High School to their first playoff appearance in 10 years.
“We want to see more girls playing hockey, and we want to see our local high school teams able to compete competitively against some of the better teams in the state. And I think we can already see that it’s working. We’re really hoping this is just the beginning of hockey growing in our area.”
While the camp will return yet again for year No. 5 next summer, IRSD will also offer youth field hockey clinics this fall and bring back indoor play this winter to help continue furthering the field hockey movement in the area.
For more information on future camps and clinics, visit www.irsd.net.