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Rise of the Elite: Olympians Mentor Young Players

Private training session with four Olympic athletes? Count us in!

We love supporting the next generation of field hockey players and watching the sport grow as they take their game to the next level. This year, we decided to tap a few of the top pros to mentor some of field hockey’s rising stars through the STX Rise of the Elite Challenge.

In its first year, more than 300 schools and clubs participated in the challenge and the Columbia Field Hockey Club was the winner. Grand prize? Private clinic session and lunch on the pitch with Team STX’s Ali CampbellKelsey KolojejchickJill Witmer and Katie Bam (super casual).

The Team USA Olympians dropped by the club’s practice to show the girls a few moves. Here’s an inside look at the practice they'll never forget:

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