Women’s Soccer ID Clinic

October 13, 2019

The St. Olaf Women’s Fall Soccer ID Clinic is designed for rising 9th-12th grade girls who are looking to be recruited by the St. Olaf Women’s Soccer Coaching Staff.

Sessions, Fees, and Registration

St. Olaf Women’s Soccer ID Clinic: $110
October 13, 2019

For high school rising 9th – 12th graders. 

WHY IS THE ONE-DAY CLINIC THE BEST WAY TO BE RECRUITED:

  •  Our clinic 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 Women’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 40 prospects 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.

What to bring:  Soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, water bottle, sneakers, sunblock, cleats/turfs (The clinic will take place on turf so wear footwear you feel most comfortable in.)

Register Today:
Register now with our secure online form or complete a printable registration form and send it via mail. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached. When completing the online form please see options below.

Option 1: Pay in Full
At the conclusion of the registration form, you will be asked to submit credit card information.  Once submitted, the full amount will be paid.

Option 2: Submit Deposit Only
At the conclusion of the registration form disregard the payment section at the end and close out the window.  The registration form is still saved and submitted.  Once closed, go to the make-a-payment link and submit a minimum $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your athlete’s spot today. Registration is not officially accepted until completed registration form and deposit is received on the same day.  Payment must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camp start date.

Refund Policy:
Written cancellations (post or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $50 non-refundable deposit fee. No refunds are given within four weeks of camp start date; substitutions are accepted.

Meet the Coaches

Whitney Frary– Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Danielle Mendez– Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach

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 Women’s Soccer player and student than to speak to one living it.

Have questions?  Contact St. Olaf Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Whitney Frary at frary1@stolaf.edu / 518.301.1759.

Clinic Schedule

8:45 am – 9:00 am         Introductory meeting with prospects & parents at Rolf Melby Field (behind Tostrud Athletic Center)
9:00 am – 10:30 am       Small sided drills/games
10:30 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend a clinic if you can watch me at tournaments?
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 clinic 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.

What can I expect when I arrive at the clinic?
Most prospects come without their friends so everyone is in the same boat. It can be a bit of an intimidating environment at first, which is why the coaches and players go out of their way to learn everyone’s names and encourage prospects to the do the same. Coach Sushner believes that if the environment is less intimidating than the players can showcase their best selves.

Am I going to be 1 of 100 players at the clinic?
No! We keep our clinics small so as a coaching staff we can take the time to evaluate every single player and have private conversations. It’s important that the prospect is also a good fit personality-wise — an intimate environment allows for personalities to come out. Registration stops after 40 girls.

What can I expect when I leave the clinic?
At the end of the clinic, prospects are free to leave immediately or stay and chat with Coach Frary about where they stand in the recruiting process. Prospects can also email Coach Frary for feedback and she will respond in a timely manner.

How important is it to attend the clinic if Coach Frary has already seen me play?
One of the main reasons to attend a clinic 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?

How do you get on our mailing list to receive open registration updates and brochure?
E-mail us to get added to our list.

Will participants be allowed to travel around campus alone? 
Attendees are informed to travel with a buddy during movement between breaks.

What are your cell/smartphone and other electronic devices policy? 
Cell phones and other electronic devices are not prohibited but should be used only during free time.

If a participant drives themselves to the program, can they leave whenever they want? 
No, at check in the driver’s keys are turned in and given to the directors of the camp.  If they wish to leave, a note must be provided by their guardian in advance.

Do you have enforceable consequences for prohibited actions?
Participants who break rules are sent home.

My child is bringing medication to camp. What do I need to know?
Campers administer their own medication at camp. Camp staff will hold medication upon request in a secure location, and will assist in reminding campers to take their medication. Northfield Hospital is one mile from campus should any emergencies arise. With parent/guardian approval, a St. Olaf employee will help transport the camper to the hospital or clinic.

Does St. Olaf provide transportation to campus?
Please go here to learn more about transportation options to and from the airport.

What are the housing guidelines during clinic?
St. Olaf College has traditional style residence halls. Participants, unless they request a roommate, can expect placement with another camper of the same gender identity. Please contact the camps office to discuss alternative housing accommodations.

How do I request or change roommates for my child?
Any roommate selections or changes will be honored when received 14 days prior to the start of camp. Roommate selections or changes received within 14 days of the start of camp will be considered if room assignments have not yet been finalized.

May I use a credit card to pay for clinic other than online?
No. In order to meet regulations, we can only take credit cards using our online form.

What is the refund policy?
Written cancellations (post or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit fee. No refunds are given within four weeks of the camp start date, but substitutions are accepted.

When are t-shirt orders placed?
T-shirt orders are placed 14 business days prior to the start of camp. There are limited numbers of extra t-shirts ordered, and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis to those who register after orders are submitted.

What if I need to cancel due to a medical circumstance?
Doctors note and written request will need to be submitted.  Once received and confirmed,  refund/credit will be submitted on a case-by-case basis.

What if ID Clinic gets canceled?
Any camp not meeting the minimum enrollment week prior to camp start date will be canceled and notification will be sent.  Some camps may have earlier deadlines and either a refund/credit towards another camp will be offered if the camp is canceled.

Where is St. Olaf College located?
St. Olaf College is located 40 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area in historic Northfield, Minnesota. Call the conferences, camps, and events office at 507-786-3031 to inquire about transportation options to and from the airport.