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 Campers, Families and Partners,
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties it presents for group gatherings, St. Olaf has elected not to host programming, summer camps, events, or conferences during June, July, and August 2021.
This was a very difficult decision as we carefully assessed the risks and weighed them with the benefits of different summer scenarios. Certainly the availability of vaccines was considered as a reason to host a smaller version of summer offerings, but the COVID-19 virus’ continuing presence in Rice County and across the state continues to reflect a risk to our staff, students, faculty and guests. We have made this decision with the welfare and safety of all at the forefront of our considerations.
We appreciate your partnership, interest and support of St. Olaf and we truly look forward to having the pandemic behind us and to welcoming camps, conferences and events to the St. Olaf campus in 2022.
College Events Team
St. Olaf College
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
The Hill that transforms your summer