Crush Camp

Our Coaches

Andres Leza is 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.

Ted Kroeten is a former director of coaching for Blackhawks Soccer Club. Today he runs an indoor soccer facility called Joy of the People, providing kids the chance to just play.

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

Sami Ramirez has been involved in soccer in the Madison, Wisc., area for many years. He holds the Coerver Youth Diploma and is the current director of Coerver Coaching in Wisconsin Central.

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 seven years.

Holly Sutton is from Elk River and was a standout at Winona State. She is head girls coach of Rogers High School, where she won the state championship in her first year as head coach.

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 Cornell 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. 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.

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

Location:

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

Dates:

Superskills Camp - June 15-19 for ages 10-13 – Coerver CRUSH Superskills Camp places an emphasis on creative footskills, scoring, and small-sided games. Fee: $510
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Prep Camp - June 22-26 for ages 14-18 – CRUSH Prep Camp emphasizes skill development, tactical awareness, and 11v11 play. Fee: $510 REGISTER NOW

Tom Kleczewski from KEEPER KONNECTION and Jon Lowry (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 2014!

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