During the last four years, Gia Cillizza has led the CUA field hockey program on its most successful run in its 44-year history. This past 2013 season CU appeared in the NCAA Elite Eight, captured the 2012 and 2011 Landmark Conference championship, played in two NCAA Tournaments (2012 and 2011) and won the 2010 ECAC championship. Gia has been at the helm of the Cardinals program for the past 12 years. Coach Cillizza and her staff have been named Landmark Coaching Staff of the Year on four occasions (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012) and Cillizza was honored as the Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2006. During her tenure, she has coached seven of the program’s eight All-Americans, 21 All-Region selections, 53 All-Conference selections, four Conference Rookies of the Year, two Conference Defensive Players of the Year, two Conference Players of the Year and nine NFHCA All-Star Game participants. Gia, a St. Louis, Mo. native, was the captain at Visitation Academy (high school) the year they went 22-0 and captured the Midwest Championship. She attended Miami University of Ohio where she was a three-year starter and two-time captain. Coach Cillizza remains highly involved with the USFHA and is a USA Field Hockey Futures Site Director and Head Field Hockey Coach. She coached an Under 19-team at the NFT (National Futures Tournament).
Heidi Lewis’ just finished her first season with the Cardinals. Heidi graduated magna cum laude from American University’s honors program with a degree in international studies in 2006. Athletically, she was a four-year starter with the Eagles, earning numerous accolades including: Patriot League nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year in 2006, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America First Team in 2006, Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2006, and three NFHCA Academic All-American honors from 2003-06. In 2012, she was a volunteer coach at American, where she assisted in running practices, game analysis, scouting, and working closely with the team's goalkeeping coach, forwards and midfielders. Prior to that, Lewis served as the Head Field Hockey Coach of American's club team for five years, taking the program to the National Field Hockey League Championship Tournament in 2009 and 2010. She has worked as a head and Assistant Field Hockey Coach with Freedom Hockey Club in Maryland and has been heavily involved with U.S. Field Hockey's Futures Development Program.
Campers will enjoy training on the turf stadium, comfortable air conditioned accommodations and outstanding staff. Revolution Field Hockey is America's favorite Washington D.C. Field Hockey Camp.
I had such a good time at camp. The coaches were great, and so was the food. We had so much fun staying in the dorms like we were in college.
We traveled from another state to attend this camp so our daughter could get exposure to a different group of players and coaches. We have had good experiences Revolution camps in the past and this camp was no exception. Very well run camp.
I was afraid the whole camp was going to feel like just some easy vacation where we sat around and got lectured or watched training videos. Nope! It felt like a real adventure, even though we were learning the whole time.
These camps teach the perfect mix of skill and teamwork. I’ve always said you can’t win without both, and it’s great to find a training program that agrees!