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Garrison Forest School

GFS Grizzly Field Hockey

Girls of all abilities develop individual field hockey skills and gain a better understanding of team concepts in a competitive and fun learning environment. Younger players and beginners learn basic skills such as ready position, dribbling, push passing, receiving, shooting, block tackles, basic elimination skills and team concepts. Older and more experienced players focus on higher level skills (forehand spin, jab and flick) and team concepts such as 2 v 1’s, defensive help and spacing.

Presented by Traci Davis, Varsity Field Hockey coach and GFS Athletic Director, Leigh McDonald Hall ’81, Varsity Field Hockey coach and GFS Physical Education teacher, and trained high school and collegiate players

AGES: Girls, Grades 2-8
DATES: June 19-23
TIME: 9 AM ± 12 PM
FEE: $250 (includes reversible jersey)
AFTERNOON COMBO OPTION: Mast Tennis Academy, Little Scholars (various)


About the Camp Directors

Traci Davis, who is serving a two-year term as President of the IAAM, came to Garrison Forest in 1998 and became Director of Athletics in 2005. She has coached Varsity Field Hockey since 2000 and coached the Varsity Lacrosse Team from 1999 through 2005. In 2006-2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014, the GFS Hockey teams were the IAAM Division Champions. The 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 teams were also the IAAM Tournament Champions. Ms. Davis was named The Baltimore Sun Field Hockey Coach of the Year for 2007, and her team ended the Hockey season ranked Number One in the A Division by The Baltimore Sun. In 2010 she was named Co-Coach of the Year along with Leigh McDonald Hall ’81. She was a member of the US Women's Lacrosse team for ten years, an All-American in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Ursinus College, a member of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999, and a member of the Field Hockey team at the U.S. Field Hockey Olympic Festival in both 1981 and 1982.

Leigh McDonald Hall graduated from Garrison Forest School in 1981. At the University of Pennsylvania, she played field hockey and lacrosse for four years during which her teams won three All Ivy League championships. She was elected to the All Ivy League lacrosse team for four years and the All Ivy League field hockey team her senior year. Inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the U. S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005, Ms. Hall also received the U. S. Lacrosse Regions Council Commitment Award in 2005 and the Nancy Grasmick Excellence for Minority Achievement Chair Award in 2003. Ms. Hall began coaching at GFS in 1996 and has coached girls from Lower Division to Upper School in both field hockey and lacrosse. She served as Assistant Varsity Coach 2003-2009, Varsity Co-Coach 2010-2013, Assistant Varsity Coach 2014. She was Varsity Field Hockey Co-Coach of the teams which won the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 IAAM A Conference Championship.

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