Crush Camp

Our Coaches

Andres Leza Is now coaching at Shattuck St. Mary’s. He was the head men’s coach at Cornell College. He was a three-sport athlete at St. Paul’s Macalester College and has coached for Clarke College and Wings Soccer Club.

Josh Roy Assistant Coach of Gustavus Men.  Josh has years of experience in Edina and Eden Prairie Soccer Clubs and is nationally licensed. HS Coaching experience at Academy of Holy Angels and College experience with Gustavus Adolphus College.

Bryan Ufheil is a popular, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach and has been an assistant for the highly successful Winona State University program for the past eight years.

Katie BethkeKatie Bethke Katie is from Eau Claire Wisconsin and has Played D1 Soccer at the University of Minnesota, and for several pro teams in North America before playing in Norway and Sweden. She has recently passed here UEFA B License.

Philip Walczak Phil returns to the Crush Camp for his sixth time. He is a boys coach at St. Croix Academy but has been a very successful summer coach at numerous clubs where he has lead teams to the Premier League. Philip is now the Boys Director at Dakota Rev SC.

Steve Bellis is Head Women’s Coach at D2 Concordia University, St. Paul. He holds a UEFA B Coaching license and the NSCAA Advanced National License. He has multiple Year experience as a Coerver Coach in Minnesota.

Steve Kimble is the Women’s Head Coach at College of St. Benedict. He was the 2011 NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year. He was also the 2011 MIAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma.

Kirsten Russell is the Women’s Head Coach at Grinnell College. She was the Luther College Women’s Soccer Captain. She was Team MVP on IIAC Championship Team. NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

Tommy Kleczewski is the Director of Keeper Konnection and is also the Assistant Mens Coach at St. Thomas.  He is a Former Macalester Player. Tom is the Head Boys Coach at Holy Angels and has Multiple Years experience as Goalie Coach

Tommy Courchene is long time Coerver Coach who is now coaching at Tonka United. He has previously coached with Prior Lake and Eden Prairie.

Tim Bunnell is back at the Crush Camp for at least his 5th year! He is a girls coach for Minnesota Thunder Academy East and also coaches at Eastridge High School.

Nichole Tiggs is being welcomed back to the Crush Camp after her coaching stint in Australia. Nichole is the new head women’s coach at Finland University in Michigan following her coaching stay at the University of North Dakota.

Kate McArthur, Associate Head Coach Waldorf College, has been involved in coaching over the last 10 years. A native of West Virginia, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at Davis and Elkins College and a Master’s degree in Sport Studies from Bemidji State University. Entering her fourth season at Waldorf College as Associate Head Coach and holds her USSF “D” license and NSCAA National Diploma.

Kellie Herman Played D1 soccer for South Dakota State University. Has her Coerver Youth Diploma and will be returning for her second year. Currently Teaching and Coaching in Brookings ND.

Caylee CostelloCaylee also played for South Dakota State University and holds her Youth Diploma. Also returning for her second year.

Vents StoimirovHead Womens Coach at Grandview University in Iowa since 1998. He grew up in Bulgaria, playing for the CSKA F.C. Sofia and then went on to play for the Des Moines Menace.

Featured Coaches

Coach Whitehead has been the Minnesota Director of Coerver Coaching for the past 20 years and has coached youth soccer in Minnesota since 1986. In that time, he has conducted thousands of soccer camps and clinics for coaches and players alike. He has been heavily involved in the development of club soccer in the state and has coached high school. In 2005 he was named the Girls AA State Coach of the Year and in 2008 his high school team was undefeated in regular season play. He is well aware of the needs of the American Youth player and has initiated a development system utilizing Wiel Coerver’s revolutionary methods.

Camp Details


Coerver CRUSH returns to the lush, natural grass fields of St. Olaf College, located 35 miles south of the Twin Cities on Interstate 35 in Northfield, Minnesota


Superskills Camp - June 14-18 for ages 10-13 – Coerver CRUSH Superskills Camp places an emphasis on creative footskills, scoring, and small-sided games. Fee: $520

Prep Camp - June 21-25 for ages 14-18 – CRUSH Prep Camp emphasizes skill development, tactical awareness, and 11v11 play. Fee: $520 REGISTER NOW

Tom Kleczewski from KEEPER KONNECTION and Jon Lowrey (Head Mens Coach at College of St. Thomas) will be handling the Goalies at both Camps. The CRUSH CAMP will be the OFFICIAL residential camp of KEEPER KONNECTION for 2015!  REGISTER HERE:   Age 10-13  and  Age 14-18

Camp Emphasize:

Intensive Footskills: Ball Mastery, Speed Running, And Coerver 1v1 Moves Small-Sided Drills With A Focus On Maximum Touches, Creative Footskills, And Quick Passing Competitive Games In A World Cup Tournament Format And Contests In The Evening

GROUP PLAY: Exercises and games that improve small group play with an emphasis on fast-break attacks

FINISHING: Exercises and games that improve technique and instinctive play around goal

SPEED: Exercises and games that improve agility, acceleration, and power with and without the ball

1v1 ATTACK & DEFENSE: Exercises and games that teach game-winning individual moves and create space

PASSING & RECEIVING: Exercises and games that improve !rst touch and encourage accurate passing

BALL MASTERY: Repititious ball control exercises with both feet, one player and one ball