Daan Polders, head coach of the University of Mount Olive’s new field hockey program, has announced that he will hold a second free instructional field hockey clinic on Saturday, April 13.

Coach Polders will address various field hockey skills including circle attack, circle defense, shot selections, goal scoring, and individual defense, to name a few, though topics may change. Following the skills part of the clinic, Coach Polders will give a short presentation about future ambitions as a new program followed by a question and answer session.

The clinic is scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-1 p.. at the Ray McDonald Sr. Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Mount Olive.

Interested participants can see more information on the Camp Registration Form. Registration forms can be turned in the day of the clinic or emailed directly to coach Polders at dpolders@umo.edu.


Joey Higginbotham, the head coach of the University of Mount Olive men’s basketball team, announced the dates and times of his 2019 Summer Camp sessions. Coach Higginbotham and the Trojans will hold three camps, all which cater to various ages of athletes and levels of basketball.

The first camp held this summer will be the 2019 High School Jamboree on June 21 and 22. This two-day event is split into two sessions and will be held at the Kornegay Arena. Teams that sign up for the jamboree are guaranteed to play at least three games with officials and two 18 minute halves. For more information click here or contact Justin Griffith, assistant coach of the men’s basketball program at jgriffith@umo.edu

Coach Higginbotham will then hold the Elite Basketball Camp on June 23 from 1-5 p.m. for all young men of the rising 9th-12th-grade classes. Campers will experience low camper-staff ratios, competitive play, and skill improvement by attending this camp.

The last camp hosted by Coach Higginbotham is the Fundamentals Camp running from June 24-27. This camp is aimed at both boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 17 years old and runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Former and current UMO Men’s Basketball players help coach this four-day camp that will help improve any child interested in improving their basketball skills.