Soccer Elite Camp

July 11-13, 2014
For students entering grades 9-12

Full Resident: $350
Day Camper: $275
Commuter: $225

Deadline to register: July 5, 2014
Online Registration Form—pay by credit card

Printable Registration Form—pay by check

Additional camp information: Registration, check-in and check-out information, camp regulations, refund policy, and what to bring to camp

The Luther College Soccer Elite Camp is designed for the elite high school soccer players who aspire to play at the next level. The elite camp exposes the players to collegiate level training sessions designed to prepare them for soccer at the highest level. Daily demonstrations will be performed by current members of the Luther Men's and Women's soccer program and led by top level college, high school, and Olympic Development coaches.

Each evening the players will be divided into teams and play in a World Cup style tournament. Along with the field sessions, the camp will also provide a classroom session that will include information about the Admissions and Financial Aid processes for college and what it takes to play for a competitive collegiate soccer program.  Also included will be an Adidas training top.


Chris Garcia-PratsChris Garcia-Prats, Luther College Head Men’s Soccer Coach

  • Entering 7th year as head coach.
  • Garcia-Prats has led Luther to a 42-13-7 overall record in the last three seasons including 2 Iowa Conference Championships, 2 NCAA National Tournament appearances, and 2 NSCAA top 25 National Rankings.
  • 2011 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year & NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year.
  • 2002 graduate of Trinity University.
  • Prior to Luther, he served as the assistant men's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at Trinity University. During this stretch Trinity University made six NCAA Tournament appearances and three semifinal appearances, winning the national championship in 2003, and finishing second in 2007.

Russ SchouweilerRuss Schouweiler,  Luther College Head Women’s Soccer Coach

  • Entering 5th Year as Head Coach.
  • 2013 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.
  • 2005 Graduate of Luther College.
  • Four-year letter winner while at Luther who played on two conference championship and two national tournament teams, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2001.
  • Took over Norse program after two years as an assistant women's coach at Macalester College.
  • Prior to his duties at Macalester, he was the girls head coach at Simley High School from 2005-08, where his teams were consistently ranked in the top-10 in Class 3A and 4A.
  • He is has also been a senior coach for the St. Croix Soccer Club since 2002, the last four as the head girls coach, reaching the State Cup Finals in 2007 and 2009 and the semifinals in 2008 as well as three straight indoor league championships from 2007-09.
  • From 2004-05 he was the Decorah High School head boys coach and led the Vikings to a 15-5 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament.

Julie ShockeyJulie Shockey, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College.
  • Begins 12th year as an assistant coach.
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse.
  • Also serves as the Public Information Office assistant.
  • For the past seven seasons has been the Head Coach of the Decorah Vikings girls soccer team.

Christina SowardChristina Soward, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

  • Begins 5th year as assistant coach.
  • 2009 graduate of Luther College - Athletic Training Major.
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse.
  • Played in 42 matches during her career.
  • Ranks sixth on Luther's all-time career list with a goals-against-average of 1.44.

Additional camp staff will be composed of college and Olympic Development coaches along with collegiate/professional players. Goalkeeping coaches will also be on site for individual training

Daily Routine

Friday, July 11

12:00-1:30 pm Check-in (Dahl Centennial Union), followed by move-in (Residence Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Introductions of Camp and Staff
2:00-4:30 pm Session I (Fields)
4:30-6:00 pm Dinner
6:15-8:15 pm Session II (Fields)
8:15-10:15 pm Evening Activity
10:30-11:00 pm Lights out

Saturday, July 12

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Cafeteria)
9:00-9:30 a.m. Strength & Conditioning (Fields)
9:30-11:30 a.m. Session III (Fields)
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Cafeteria)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Rest & Recovery
2:00-3:00 p.m. College Information Admission’s Session
3:00-4:30 p.m. Session IV (Fields)
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner (Cafeteria
6:15-8:15 p.m. Session V (Fields)
8:30-10:30 p.m. Evening Activity
10:30-11:00 p.m. Lights Out

Sunday, July 13

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Cafeteria)
9:00-9:30 a.m. Strength & Conditioning (Fields)
9:30-11:30 a.m. Session VI (Fields)
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Cafeteria)
1:15-3:15 p.m. Session VII (Fields)
3:15-4:30 p.m. Closing/Check-out

Housing and Meals

Campers live in a comfortable, air-conditioned residence hall on the Luther campus and eat in the Dahl Centennial Union dining hall. College athletes serve as camps counselors and provide full supervision and help direct all camp activities. Medical services for campers are available through local clinics, as well as the emergency room at the Winneshiek Medical Center. Individual campers are responsible for any medication, and hospital and physician fees.

Luther College Sports Facilities

Regents Center indoor facilities include six tennis courts; a six-lane, 200-meter track; six full-sized basketball courts; 25-yard, eight-lane swimming pool; locker, training, and equipment rooms. The Legends Fitness for Life Center offers a strength and fitness facility with its own climbing wall. The outdoor facilities include 12 tennis courts, a cross country race course, fitness trails, and an all-weather track, which was installed in the fall of 2009.

For more information, please contact:

Summer Camps Office—phone (563) 387-1309 or email
Coach Garcia-Prats
—phone (563) 387-1443 or email 

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