Soccer Instructional Camp

July 25-28, 2016

Ages 8-14

Cost

Day Camper: $265 (lunch, materials)
Commuter: $230 (materials only)
Special: $115 (morning sessions only, materials)

(Note: This is no longer a residential camp.)

Application deadline is July 22, 2016

Online Registration Form--pay by credit card
Printable Registration Form—pay by check

Online Registration Form for Decorah United Soccer Club Members only—pay by credit card
Printable Registration Form for Decorah United Soccer Club Members only—pay by check

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

The Luther College Soccer Camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.

Staff

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

  • Entering 9th year as head coach.
  • Garcia-Prats has led Luther to a 58-16-8 overall record in the last four 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.
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Russ Schouweiler,  Luther College Head Women’s Soccer Coach

  • Entering 7th 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.
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James Garcia-Prats, Assistant Soccer Coach

  • 2014 graduate of Luther College - B.A. - Sociology
  • Third year as assistant coach
  • NSCAA 30 for 30
  • 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
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Molly Ford, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

  • First year as assistant coach.
  • 2013 graduate of Luther College.
  • Three-year letter winner for the Norse.
  • Member of Luther's 2009 Iowa Conference Championship team.
  • Named all-conference and served as team captain for two years.
Julie Shockey

Julie Shockey, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College.
  • Begins 14th 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.
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Laree Schouweiler, Assistant Coach

  • Fourth year as an assistant coach
  • 2007 graduate of Augsburg College
  • Graduated from University of St.Thomas with a Master's in Leadership (emphasis in Activities and Athletic Administration)
  • Prior to joining the Norse staff she was the Head JV/Assistant Varsity women's soccer coach at Academy of Holy Angels from 2007-12
  • She was named the Missota Conference assistant coach of the Year - 2005
  • Also was the head coach for the Minneapolis United Soccer Club (2008-10) and Farmington Soccer Club (2005-08)
  • NSCAA National Diploma - 2010
  • USSF D License - 2008
  • She is also a certified Group Fitness and Health Coach and registered Yoga teacher

Additional camp staff will be composed of collegiate soccer players. Goalkeeping coaches will also be on site for individual training.

Daily Routine

Monday

9:00-9:30: Strength and Agility
9:30-11:30: Session I (Technical)
11:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Fun Activity
2:30-4:00: Session II (Tactical)
4:00-5:00: Match Play

Tuesday

9:00-9:30: Strength and Agility
9:30-11:30: Session I (Technical)
11:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Fun Activity
2:30-4:00: Session II (Tactical)
4:00-5:00: Match Play

Wednesday

9:00-9:30: Strength and Agility
9:30-11:30: Session I (Technical)
11:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Fun Activity
2:30-4:00: Session II (Tactical)
4:00-5:00: Match Play

Thursday

9:00-9:30: Strength and Agility
9:30-11:30: Session I (Technical)
11:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Fun Activity
2:30-4:00: Session II (Tactical)
4:00-5:00: Match Play
5:00-5:30: Closing Ceremony

Description of Daily Sessions

Session 1 Technical (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

Speed and agility exercises, circuit training designed to improve all aspects of their technical game: shooting, passing and receiving, heading, dribbling, Coerver moves, defending. There will be a progression as the week goes on to build on the previous day. Each session will conclude with a competitive themed game.

Session 2 Tactics & Skill (2:30-4:00 p.m.)

Sessions on small group defending, combination play in the attacking third, zonal defending, positional awareness, and other functional training sessions. There will be specific functional sessions depending on the level of play of YOUR team. Each session will conclude with a small-sided game incorporating the tactical objective. Skill games will included soccertennis, horseshoes, goalie wars, power shot, and many more.

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.