College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Sports Clinics

Holton offers sports clinics using our campus facilities - in tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse. These programs are designed to support Holton-Arms School and its athletic program, and priority is given to Holton students. A special welcome is also offered to girls who might be considering Holton enrollment in the future. This is an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with Holton's coaches and facilities.


Tennis Coach Yann Auzoux is beginning his fourteenth season coaching at Holton-Arms. Yann is a former Davis Cup player who has played with the best in the world. As a tennis player, Yann has won over 60 national and international events in both singles and doubles. As a coach, he has helped players at every level, from beginners to a top 20 player in the world.

  • 2016 Holton-Arms ISL Tournament Champion coach
  • Holton-Arms Varsity Team has been ranked first 12 of the last 14 years
  • Washington Post Coach of the Year
  • Montgomery County Washington Post Coach of the Year
  • Elected to the US Tennis Congress 2013, 2014
  • Voted “Top 25 Best Online Coaches in the World” by US Tennis Congress


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Fall Tennis (Small Group)

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Sundays; October 1 - November 5

$315/six weeks

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. – Grades 3-5
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. – Grades 6-8
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.– Grades 5 & up

Is your daughter serious about tennis and excited to become a great player? Then sign her up for a Holton-Arms Fall Tennis Clinic! This six week program is designed for players interested in an accelerated pace, these clinics help your daughter refine technique, understand the strategy of the game, and enhance conditioning in preparation for a team.

Practice and Competition Private Lessons

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Practice and Competition make perfect!

Spend the afternoon fine tuning match play and ramping up your competitive edge. Yann and his team will help hone your technical and strategic skills during this 3 hour unique experience. There is nothing more powerful than your Tennis IQ.

Sunday 3pm to 6pm

Price: $ 75 per session or $400 for 6 sessions

These lessons are for players who know how to serve and rally.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

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Private or Semi Private Lessons are available with Yann Auzoux for both juniors and adults. Lessons can be purchased in 1 hour, 5 hour, and 10 hour packs. Once purchased, lessons can be scheduled directly with Yann. Please call 202 670 9770 or email to schedule.

Tennis Olympiad (Indoor)

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This high-intensity indoor tennis program is designed to accelerate your daughter’s command of tennis fundamentals, and bring her game up to the next level. Whether your child is looking to develop power, refine technique, or build a competitive edge, the Tennis Olympiad program is perfect for her.

During this six-week program, which meets in Holton-Arms' Marriott Gymnasium, we will work on the following aspects of the game:

  • Footwork precision and speed
  • Swing development and consistency
  • Serve acceleration and accuracy
  • Tennis-specific fitness and weight training
  • Competitive strategy


Janet McCormick Lacrosse CoachJanet McCormick is entering her seventh year as the head varsity lacrosse coach at Holton-Arms. During her time at Holton she has helped lead the team to an ISL A Division regular season and tournament championship and most recently finished third in the AA Division. Outside of Holton, Janet has been an active member in the club scene coaching with Capital Lacrosse Club, Stars, serving as the director of Next Level, and an advisor to Mad Lax. She has also coached the DC Metro teams at the US Lacrosse National Tournament and the Under Armour All-America Games. Janet was a three-year starter at the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, she helped lead the team to a national ranking of 14 and an ECAC Championship. Captaining the team senior year, Janet also earned the Connecticut Student-Athlete Award for Excellence for her work on and off the field. Prior to coming to Holton, Janet coached at the Hotchkiss School and helped them to a school best 11-1 record, winning the Western New England Championship.

Contact for more information:

Janet McCormick, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information and Admission. Email:


Weekday Beginning Lacrosse Clinics: Grade 3 - 6

Beginning Lacrosse Clinics

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New to lacrosse? The beginner clinics are exclusively for Holton-Arms girls interested in developing and improving their lacrosse skills. Our clinics will focus on the lacrosse essentials: throwing, catching, cradling, body positioning and footwork. These skills are the fundamentals for all levels of lacrosse players, from the beginner to the experienced collegiate athlete. These clinics are designed to go beyond the physical education experience and begin to prepare girls for team play.

Cost: $18 per session

Location: Holton-Arms Turf Field, Gym Field, and Marriott Gymnasium.

We are excited to introduce the Holton-Arms Fall Beginning Lacrosse Skills Clinics for girls in grades 3to 6. Participants may be registered for one session or all five, which run from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 17
  • Tuesday, October 24

Equipment: Stick, goggles, mouth-guard, cleats/turfs and water bottle. *If there is bad weather we will reschedule the lesson.

Can’t make the sessions, contact Coach Janet McCormick to set up private or small group lessons.

Saturday Advanced Lacrosse Clinics: Grades 6 - 8

Saturday Advanced Clinics

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Join the Advanced Clinic designed for experienced players in grades 6-8 who are proficient at catching and throwing playing at the club level. Each clinic will begin with reinforcing the fundamentals of the game before diving deeper into the specific focus of the clinic (listed below). Girls do not need to specialize in an area to attend a clinic, instead I encourage girls to step out of their comfort zone and become the most complete player possible. Advanced players should have club team experience.

Cost: $25 per session

Location: Holton-Arms Turf Field

These hour-long clinics run the following Saturdays:

Advanced Stick Skills & Non-Dominant: September 16, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Shooting & Dodging: September 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Defense & Footwork: October 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. NEW DATE & TIME!

Offense vs Defense: October 21, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Draw Control & 8-Meters: October 28, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Equipment: Stick, goggles, mouth-guard, cleats/turfs and water bottle. *If there is bad weather we will be inside and athletes will need sneakers

Can’t make the sessions, contact Coach Janet McCormick to set up private or small group lessons.


Coach Jacquie Fernandes has playing and coaching experience at the NCAA Division 1, youth, and club level. An alum (’10) of The University of Connecticut (UCONN), Coach Fernandes was a member of the women’s basketball team which went an impressive 79-0 during her junior and senior years and captured the National Championship. Upon college graduation, Coach Fernandes went on to coach at Fairfield University for 3 years where she was responsible for guard development, nation-wide recruiting, and other various duties as an assistant coach.

Currently, Ms. Fernandes is the Holton-Arms varsity basketball coach and is excited about the future of the program. She looks forward to coaching these clinics sharing her passion for basketball with these students.


Fall Basketball Skills and Development Clinic

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Dates: October 28th, November 4th, November 11th, November 18th

Times: Grades 3-5 9:00am-10:00am

Grades 6-8 10:15am-11:15am

$95/four weeks

The program is for girls interested in developing the skills and overall basketball knowledge. The main objective of this clinic is to work on the core skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting through various drills and stations. While the girls look to improve their individual game, they will also have the opportunity to work together as a team during full court scrimmages. Each activity will be interactive, engaging, and lots of fun! Go Panthers!


Volleyball Coach Francis Cornejo

Coach Francis Cornejo has been coaching volleyball for more than 20 years, and is in his 13th season as a head varsity coach for Holton-Arms School. He has also been involved with MVSA Volleyball club for the past 23 years and has led three teams to Chesapeake Regional Championships. Coach Cornejo is a member of the NCABVO (National Capital Area Board of Volleyball Officials) and holds both IMPACT and CAP I & II certification. He is the founder the Moco Volleyball Club as well as the Francis Cornejo Volleyball Camp (

Contact for more information:

Francis Cornejo, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at the Holton-Arms School


Lower School Volleyball Skills & Development Clinic

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Dates: October 14, 21, and 28

Grades: 3-6

Time: 2-4 p.m.

$140/three weeks

The Holton-Arms Lower School Volleyball Clinic is designed for girls in grades 3 to 6 at all skill levels of volleyball. The clinic will focus on all aspects of the game with emphasis on fundamentals in a fun and active learning environment. Skills taught will include passing, hitting (spiking), blocking, setting, serving, and team play.

For this clinic, girls should come prepared with appropriate gym attire and volleyball or basketball sneakers (no black soles). Knee pads or sweat pants are also recommended.


Coach Ben Ferry is regarded as one of the top youth soccer trainers in the Washington, DC area due to his extensive playing and training experiences. Mr. Ferry has been coaching at the youth level on both the Boys and Girls side of the game for the last 10 years and has spent the last four years at the helm of the Holton-Arms Varsity program. Holton took home the ISL IA Championship during his inaugural season.

As a four-year starter at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, Ferry holds the NCAA Division 1 record for assists in a season (24 assists). Ferry played professionally for DC United, Washington, DC, where he was drafted 3rd round in MLS Draft (1999), and the Hershey Wildcats (1999-2001).

  • NSCAA All-American (1993),
  • Gatorade All-American (1993),
  • Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year (1993),
  • 1993 1st Team All-South, 1993 1st Team All-State
  • 1993 Washington Post Metropolitan Player of the Year
  • 1993 1st Team All Montgomery County while attending Walt Whitman High School


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