Soccer Elite Camp

July 13-15, 2018

For students entering grades 9-12


Full Resident: $410
Day Camper: $300
Commuter: $250

Deadline to register: July 10, 2018

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 our current coaching staff.

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 Nike training top.


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

  • Entering 11th year as head coach.
  • Garcia-Prats has led Luther to an overall record of 107-58-17, 44-22 in the Iowa Conference— including 2 Iowa Conference Championships, 3 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 Schouweiler,  Luther College Head Women’s Soccer Coach

  • Entering 9th Year as Head Coach.
  • Led Norse to the 2016 Iowa Conference regular season and six-team tournament championships and their first appearance in the NCAA III National Tournament
  • 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.
  • From 2002-10 he was a senior coach for the St. Croix Soccer Club reaching the Minnesota 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.

James Garcia-Prats, Assistant Soccer Coach 

  • 2014 graduate of Luther College - B.A. - Sociology
  • Entering fourth year as assistant coach
  • Made 79 appearances while helping lead Norse to two Iowa Conference titles and two appearances in the NCAA III National Tournament
  • Tallied 13 goals and 22 assists during his career
  • Two-time NCAA III All-American at midfield
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference selection
  • Three-time all-Region selection
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar
  • Also serves as Decorah High School Boys Head Soccer Coach in the spring

Julie Shockey, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College.
  • Begins 18th year as an assistant coach.
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse.
  • Also serves as the Coordinator of Campus News.

Hollie Gray III, Assistant Coach

  • 2015 graduate of Luther College
  • Second year as assistant coach
  • Two-year letter-winner for the Norse
  • Made 56 appearances that included 53 at defender
  • Helped lead Norse to an Iowa Conference title and NCAA III National Tournament appearance in 2013
  • Second-team All-Conference honoree as a senior

Ryan Martin, Assistant Coach - Goalkeepers

  • 2008 graduate of Waldorf College
  • Returns for second time as Luther's goalkeeper coach - his first year was 2009
  • Decorah High School boys assistant coach - 2009-11
  • Waldorf College men's head coach - 2011-15
  • During his playing days he was a four-year starter and served as team captain for two years
  • Named Waldorf Defender of the Year - 2007
  • Holds several Waldorf College goalkeeping record

Jeff Jones, Assistant Coach

  • The 2017-18 campaign will be Jeff's second year as Director of Athletic Performance
  • 2006 graduate of Central College - B. A. Exercise Science - Health Promotion
  • 2011 graduate of Boise State University - M.E. Curriculum and Instruction in Foundational Studies
  • Prior to joining Luther athletics department he was the head assistant strength and conditioning coach for football at Auburn University (2012-16)
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach for football and head strength coach for baseball at Arkansas State University (2012)
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach for football and head strength coach for gymnastics, men's and women's tennis and softball Boise State University (2007-12)


Daily Routine


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


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


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.

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