The Best Goalie School on Planet Earth
The Goalie Academy is in conjunction with the Elite Camp.
Three different options for three different age groups.
The Elite Goalie Academy offers the best GK training anywhere.
The Academy is an “immersive” European coed camp experience with top goalies from around the globe attending. Recommended for serious USA goalies with the right attitude. It is best suited for dedicated athletes who are motivated to grow their game.
Unique, Authentic and Powerful
3 Elite GK Academies
for 3 Age Levels
Class of '25-'27
- 25 & '26: Rising sophomores & freshman must be competitive year round hockey athletes
- Exceptions can be made for class of '27: Rising 8th graders must have been selected for 2021 Nexus Championship
Class of '23-'25
- '23 & '24 : Rising Juniors & Seniors must be committed to, or plan to play at a high level in college
- Exceptions can be made for class of '25: Rising sophomores must have been selected for 2021 Nexus Championship
Top College Commits
Class of '22-'24
JULY 29-AUG 6
Called the "Elite Step II Goalie Academy"; on a typical year this is for EuroTour alumni only, see below for our new qualifications:
- '22: Rising college freshman must be playing for a competitive DIII program (DI athletes will already be in preseason).
- '23: Rising seniors must be committed to a DI program OR top 20 DIII program.
- 'Exceptions can be made for class of '24: Rising juniors must have been selected for 2021 Nexus Championship
Elite Camp AnswersHere are answers to our most frequently asked questions
Elite Camp: Am I Qualified?
Elite Camp: Who will be at Camp
Elite Camp: A Typical Day
Elite Camp: Do I need a Guardian with Me?
Elite Camp: Covid Policies
Camp Immersion: live, train & play with dozens of top goalies & hockey athletes from all around the world
Goalie-specific training and goalie workshops with some of the best goalie coaches and goalies in the world
Daily tournaments where you will get to play with and against some of the best field players
“One of the most amazing feelings I have ever experienced came throughout the whole camp. I already miss it so so much. “Kendyl Underwood (said it was the "best experience of my life")
“Incredibly intense and fun!”Marissa Florio (2nd year attending)
“Definitely the best camp I’ve ever been too, My game has improved so much simply from playing against players at the international level.”Skye Joegriner (said it was the "best experience of my life")
“I learned more than I thought was even possible”Izzy Anton - (said her skill level increased by 10X)
EuroTour Staff With You 24/7
Typically two EuroTour staff (depending on the number of players traveling) will be with you the entire program in Holland.
No need to worry about where to find food, it will be waiting for you.
All Lunches - except 2
Choice is nice, and you have that on the two days you are out-and-about sightseeing.
Hotel or at camp – family style dining at its best.
Extensive Sightseeing - All Entrance Fees Included
We do a lot in 2-days of sightseeing and all admissions are included..
6-Days Top Dutch Camp - The Best!
This is it. The best of the best in Field hockey training. No one delivers like our Dutch partners do.
Daily International Tournaments
The action is hard and fast. Nothing like it!
Before Camp in 4-Star Hotel
Another EuroTour exclusive. You’ll stay at a 4-star Hotel right next to the club and camp. No better location.
Exclusive Private Bus - All Ground Transportation
When sightseeing, you’ll be chauffeured in our private motor coach.
Dutch Staff Liaison
Our Dutch staff member knows all and does all the heavy lifting.
Elite GK Academy
DAY 1 :: Holland Sightseeing
We will all meet to begin our day at noon at our hotel in Amsterdam.
After we meet all athletes, families and EuroTour staff, we are off on a drive through the countryside in our motor coach to an open air, “living” museum. Here you’ll visit windmills, see wooden shoes being handmade and try Dutch pancakes. Today & tomorrow you acclimate to your new surroundings, bond with your teammates, get over jet lag and see the amazing sights of Holland.
DAY 2 :: Amsterdam Sightseeing
There’s still much to see and do before the start of camp. This morning you’re off to Amsterdam where you visit a museum (we will announce this in the spring, after museum’s COVID summer protocols are more in place) and have time for a little shopping at the biggest and best hockey store in Amsterdam.
Tonight you’ll be escorted on a classic boat cruise along the narrow canals where you glide through the waterways in our private custom launch – see Amsterdam lit at night as a local would!
Now you are ready… it’s time to prepare for tomorrow.
Parents & families have the option of joining us today. We require all athletes to stay with the group to get to know their new teammates & EuroTour staff.
DAY 3 :: Arrive to Camp
What you’ve been waiting for… Today you start your Elite Dutch Camp adventure.
After breakfast, say goodbye to your families, and a private bus will pick up our athletes and chaperones to head into camp.
We guarantee there has been nothing like this in your hockey career. This morning, you will be placed into 3 groups: your try-out group, your tournament team & your tent roommates. After we are settled, we start with an intensive training that is a try-out. The top international coaches evaluate the athletes to place them in an appropriate training group.
While all athletes at this camp are “Elite” – there are varying levels. You will see athletes at this camp who could beat most top DI collegiate seniors. The average European at this camp has skill levels 2-4 years above the average American’s.
DAY 4 ::Camp – Your International Coaches
The Dutch believe that sport should be fun, because the more you love something, the better you will do. Our American athletes rave about the coaching level and say it is the best coaching they have ever received.
At training, you rotate every 15 minutes to work with a different coach. You will have 2 tournament coaches who you will work with on a daily level.
At a 1-week Dutch camp, you get to know your coaches very well; not only are they coaching you on the field, but they are ensuring you have an amazing week on and off the field.
DAY 5 :: Camp – Your EuroTour Chaperones
Each Elite camp will have 2 EuroTour chaperones. They are with you 24/7 for anything you need. Need another blanket? Not feeling well? Have a sore ankle? Just need someone to talk to about life? Want someone to take your picture? Our EuroTour chaperones are you moms away from home. They will be communicating with your parents if you need anything at all. In the rare case you need to go to the hospital, they will be the ones taking you and communicating with your family.
Our EuroTour chaperones will support your journey every day, because a 6-day intensive hockey camp, with new food, new people and lots of different cultures can sometimes be a lot!
We only hire chaperones who live in the USA, who we have worked with before. They are all former field hockey athletes who currently coach at the high school, club or college level.
DAY 6 :: Camp – Tournaments
The action is strong and fast.
You’ll join in daily tournaments, playing with, and against, over 100 other European athletes who hail from all over Europe. You’ll learn as much from them as you will from the top coaches.
Imagine what it will be like to play with, and against, your European peers. Co-ed games with players who have held a stick before the age of six.
On day 1 you will be placed in a tournament team. And you bet that on the last day, the two best teams will play against each other in front of the whole camp!
DAY 7 :: Camp – Hockey Training
No program in the USA can deliver this level of action, ability and achievement.
When combined with top demonstrations by Olympic players along with one-on-one training by the best coaches in Europe, you not only experience phenomenal hockey, but find yourself in a life-changing environment.
Each day, experience 1-3 training sessions. Each session has a “theme”. You will rotate in 15 minute intervals to do a new drill and work with a new coach surrounding that theme. Amazing demos will be performed in the morning so you can see all those drills performed at the highest level.
Plus, there are special workshops to focus-in on specific technical or tactical skillsets.
Anytime there is a break throughout the day, you can choose to hop on any of the water-based astro turfs and work on your skills or play a pickup game with your new international teammates. It truly is hockey 24/7.
DAY 8 :: Camp – Fun & Friendships
Today is your last full-day of top training with your Dutch coaches, tonight your last international game.
It’s the most amazing hockey you have experienced and now you are seeing your game in a new light. There’s more; tonight you say good-bye to your Dutch friends at your farewell dinner and dance.
Expect the best week of your life. Create lasting friendships with hockey players from around the globe and transform your game within a safe and fun environment.
A perfect ending to a great trip!
DAY 9 :: Farewells & Departure
This morning you bid farewell to Europe when you depart Holland for home. It’s been a phenomenal week of training, competitive games, exceptional sightseeing and new friends.
Now it’s time to show your friends, competitors and prospective college coaches all you have learned.
Look at any DI College roster and you’re likely to find a few EuroTour alum. They gain a competitive advantage. They know the value gained from training in Europe.
You can too.
Travel & Adventure Excite You
Open to New Cultures & Ideas
For the Academy, “Glamping” in Europe Sounds Fun
Motivated to Grow Your Game
Driven to Test & Push Your Limits
You Seek Fast & Aggressive Hockey
Ultimate Hockey Experience
Ultimate Cultural Experience
Ultimate Life Experience
WHAT DO COLLEGE COACHES THINK?
“I believe there is a critical need for young American field hockey players to travel abroad – to be exposed to the various cultures and the international game of hockey. Global hockey is just so athletic, passionate and community oriented. Unfortunately most high school players are limited by their narrow experience. Only when exposed to the game at its most developed levels – can players realize their full potential. I encourage all US hockey players to take the next step in their hockey careers – an international hockey experience.”Missy Meharg, Head Field Hockey Coach, University of MarylandSeven NCAA titles, 23 conference titles and 17 Final Fours. Named NFHCA National Coach of the Year an unprecedented nine times.