In an effort to help high school football players develop to their utmost potential, St. Olaf College offers this learning camp for teams. Unlike most summer camps, this is not a recruit showcase. This camp is an opportunity for teams to work on fundamental techniques that are proven to translate into improved game-day performance. Teams will leave camp better prepared to achieve success in the fall.
This is a padded residential camp open to any team.
Commuter Teams: $135.00
Fee includes instruction, t-shirt, Day 1 lunch and dinner, Day 2 lunch
Residential Teams: $195.00
Each residential team must have a coach stay in residence.
Fee includes instruction; T-shirt; Day 1 lunch and dinner; Day 2 breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Day 3 breakfast; Thursday- and Friday-night housing
Written cancellation received by June 1 will receive a refund less $50. No refunds after June 1. Substitutions are permitted.
Meet the staff
Craig Stern was named head coach at St. Olaf in 2013, and the 2014 season will be his 10th with the Oles. He joined the staff as the recruiting coordinator and defensive back coach and was promoted to assistant head coach in 2010. Stern came to St. Olaf after a five-year stint at Concordia-St. Paul, where he was the defensive coordinator. The Golden Bears’ defense was ranked fourth nationally when they captured a NSIC title in 2003. Stern was the assistant offensive coordinator at Dana College from 1997–99, and was an assistant coach at Kimball High School in 1996.
Justin Lerfald was the St. Olaf Defensive Line Coach for seven years, where he mentored numerous All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American players for the Oles. During Lerf’s tenure the Oles averaged more than 25 sacks per season. He teaches discipline and proven technique.
Eric Yuen ’08 returns for his second season on the Hill as the Oles offensive line coach. Yuen brings incredible experience after spending the last seven years working with both offensive and defensive lines, and he mentored several All-Region and All-American linemen at Springfield College. As a student, Yuen was an All-American, All-Region and All-Conference offensive lineman for the Oles.
What to bring
- Field equipment: Helmet, shoulder pads, mouth guard, cleats, practice jersey and gym shoes (in case of rain). If you cannot get your pads and helmet from your high school, you can rent equipment from St. Olaf College for $20 each for the duration of camp.
- Shower Supplies: soaps and towels.