Norse Soccer Mini Camp

July 16-19, 2018

Ages 4-7

Cost: $105

Campers will each receive a Norse Soccer Camp t-shirt and be provided snack throughout the week.

Application deadline is July 13, 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

NOTE: Campers MUST have proof of health insurance (copy of insurance card) provided to Luther college before check-in in order to participate in our camps. 

The camp offers tremendous instruction from qualified staff for the boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. Thus, a child’s first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development.


Julie Shockey (Camp Director), Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College
  • Begins 17th year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Also serves as the Coordinator of Campus News

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

  • Entering 9th year as head coach
  • Garcia-Prats has led Luther to a 73-22-10 overall record in the last five 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 Schouweiler,  Luther College Head Women’s Soccer Coach

  • Entering 9th 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
  • 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
  • Third 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

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

Daily Routine



9:-9:30 a.m. Check-in (Soccer Fields)
9:30-10 a.m. Session I
10-10:15 a.m. Water break
10:15-10:45 a.m. Session II
10:45-11 a.m. Snack break
11-11:30 a.m. Session III

Tuesday and Wednesday

9-9:30 a.m. Session I
9:30-9:45 a.m. Water break
9:45-10:15 a.m. Session II
10:15-10:30 a.m. Snack break
10:30-11 a.m. Session III
11-11:05 a.m. Water break
11:05-11:30 a.m. Session IV


9-9:30 a.m. Session I
9:30-9:45 a.m. Water break
9:45-10:15 a.m. Session II
10:15-10:30 a.m. Snack break
10:30-11 a.m. Session III
11:00-11:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony / Camp Video

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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