Wildcat Field Hockey Camp


Wildcat Field Hockey Camp

The Ethel Walker School Wildcat Field Hockey Camp is designed to develop field hockey athletes by teaching innovative stick work skills, shooting techniques, defensive strategies, and team tactics. Our priority is to establish the best base for each athlete to enhance their field hockey game.

We teach team tactics such as attacking or counterattacking, slow or quick tempo, and short or long passing to allow athletes to sharpen their hockey IQ. We offer individual instruction; therefore, during specific sessions, we group athletes according to ability, experience, maturity, or competitive spirit. 

Evening sessions consist of game competitions. Each athlete plays an equal amount of time in games, and our coaches give individual attention. 

Camp Philosophy

The philosophy of The Ethel Walker School Wildcat Field Hockey Camp is to teach new skills and good sportsmanship, and allow athletes to learn and have fun in an organized and responsible way.

Registration for 2023 will be available in the spring. For more information in the meantime, contact Camp Director and Head Field Hockey Coach Mimi Duran at or 860-408-4294.

Head Coach

The Ethel Walker School Wildcat Field Hockey Camp is directed and coached by Walker’s Head Field Hockey Coach Mimi Duran. Duran has over 30 years of coaching experience, both in independent and public schools. She began her tenure at Walker’s in fall 2007 leading an aggressive field hockey effort, winning seven CISAC League titles, six CISAC Tournament titles, and Class C Western New England Prep School Association (WNEPSA) Championship titles in 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Her teams have appeared in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Field Hockey Tournament in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014 through 2019.

Mimi is a Coach of the Year recipient from both the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) and the Connecticut Field Hockey Coaches Association (CFHCA). She is a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) 300 Victory Club Award recipient and has been selected to membership in the New Agenda: Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Mimi was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame. Recently she was awarded the M.D. Nadal Award for Sportsmanship, given annually by heads of school and athletics directors from the Founders League.

In addition to her coaching duties, Mimi Duran is Associate Athletic Director. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Sports Management from Georgetown University.

Mimi Duran coaching