Although showcases are a great way to display your talent, the coaching staff is limited in how much time they can watch a player. In a 30-40 min. half a player may only touch a ball a handful of times depending on the flow of the game or what position she is playing. The camp allows players to showcase their talent in smaller spaces and the coaches can manipulate the game if they want to see a player in multiple positions.
St. Olaf Men’s Soccer ID Camp
Dear Summer partners, campers and friends,
We all know 2020 did not go as any of us thought it would and hope that you, your friends, and your families are safe and well.
St. Olaf continues to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19 on our campus, locally and nationally as we look toward the spring and at what may be possible for this summer.
At this time, there is no way to know how summer 2021 will look, but we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make summer plans according to the data and guidance from public health officials.
A decision for summer 2021 programs will be made by April 2, 2021.
Please know we are eager to return to some sense of normalcy and again welcome guests on St. Olaf’s campus as soon as it is safe to do so.
We miss our campers and summer friends and will remain hopeful.
St. Olaf Events Team
The St. Olaf Men’s Soccer ID Camp is designed for rising 10th-12th grade boys who are looking to be recruited by the St. Olaf Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff.
The camp will include warm-up drills, skill games, and 11v11 scrimmages so that coaching staff can observe players in multiple scenarios. Instead of relying on a single tournament game to make an impression, participants in the ID Camp can be closely evaluated by Ole coaches and current players. Learn about the recruiting process, life at St. Olaf, and the culture of St. Olaf student athletics in a team-oriented setting.
Are you an Ole?
One of the main reasons to attend a camp is for prospects to evaluate the program for themselves:
• Is this a college you can see yourself attending for four years even if soccer weren’t in the mix?
• Is the soccer program a good fit for you after learning about it through current players and coaches?
• Do you like the coaching style?
• Do you like the culture of the team?
What to Bring
• Soccer ball
• Cleats/turfs (The clinic will take place on turf so wear footwear you feel most comfortable in.)
• Shin guards
• Water bottle
Soccer ID Camp Features
• Warm-Up Drills
• Small-Sided Games
• 11v11 games
• 8v8 games
• Cool Down
• Campus Tour
Why the One-Day Camp is the Best Way to Be Recruited
• Our camp includes warm-up drills, small-sided games, and 11v11 games so that the coaching staff can observe players in multiple scenarios, instead of relying on single showcase/tournament game, when players may not be consistently involved in the action.
• Members of the current team will be at all sessions. There’s no better way to find out what it’s like to be a St. Olaf Men’s Soccer player and student than to speak to one living it.
• Tour campus
• Q&A session about the recruiting process
• Q&A session with coaches, current team, and admissions counselor.
• Be evaluated in a more intimate environment. Registration cuts off at 50 field players and six goal keepers (56 total), so that coaches can fairly evaluate players who attend. Players are able to receive feedback following the clinic and know where they stand in the recruiting process.
Camp Fee Includes
Camp Fee: $$$
Lunch and instructor training by St. Olaf College Men's head soccer coach, staff, and players.
St. Olaf College Campus Location
The camp takes place on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northﬁeld, Minnesota.
Rolf Melby Field
Turf Field Restored in 2018.
Stav Dining Hall
Meals are prepared by Bon Appetit. Healthy options include the salad bar, grilled meats and veggies, and hot entrees, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, a deli station, soup, and dessert station. There are plenty of food options for vegetarians, gluten-free, and other specific needs. However, if you have a specific food allergy, please email us so we can get your camper connected with the kitchen.
8:45 am – 9:00 am Introductory meeting with prospects & parents at Rolf Melby Field (behind Tostrud Athletic Center)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Warm Up & Small sided activities
10:00 am – 11:00 am 8v8
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Campus tour
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Q&A with admissions staff member, coaches, & current team
1:45 pm- 3:15pm Warm Up & 11v11
3:15 pm – 3:30pm Cool Down and Closing Remarks
St. Olaf Camps
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