Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp marks 42nd year

Frannie Slabonik in her 40th year
August 1, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp made its 42nd yearly visit to Cape Henlopen State Park, where players ranging from beginners to advanced participated in the four-day, hands-on experience. Three sessions were held with campers from fourth through 12th grades, exposing 260 future field hockey stars to passing, ball control, shooting, footwork, goal tending, offensive and defensive strategy, and many more fun activities.

Frannie Slabonik, a physical education teacher and field hockey coach in the Eastern Lebanon County School District, Myerstown, Pa., has attended the camp for the last 40 years, first as a camper and now as its director. She assembled a premier group of counselors, ranging from high school coaches to college players and coaches, to teach the finer points of field hockey and make sure the campers had an enjoyable, positive experience.

“It’s a fun experience,” said Paige O’Brian, 14, who attends Newark Charter School. “It’s great to learn new skills while playing with players from different places.”

“I love it here,” said goalie Teagan Farina of Souderton, Pa. “I really learned a lot about my position. It’s a great camp.”

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