The 35th Annual Steve Rasso Youth Football Camp

Monday, June 5th – Friday, June 9th, 2017

9:00 a.m.*-11:30 a.m.

*8:00 a.m. on Monday for pre-registered check-in and walk-up registration – enter the Stadium through the Media Gate

The Camp: This is not a conditioning or recreational camp. The aim of the St. Xavier football camp is to give campers the finest football instruction possible and at the same time give campers a week full of fun and a stepping stone to becoming a more confident football player. Campers will be associating with some of the best young athletes in the Cincinnati area.

Age Level: This camp is open to athletes entering 2nd through 8th grades.

Equipment Needed: Cleated shoes if possible, shorts and socks. Quarterbacks are asked to bring a football.

T-shirt: A camp T-shirt will be presented to each camp participant.

Camp Fee: Early registration is encouraged. The non-refundable fee includes a t-shirt and instruction from the staff.

Pre-registration fee is $80.00 per camper; walk-up registration fee is $90.00 per camper.

Registration/Payment:

- $80.00 Pre-registration

  • Credit Card – register online only at stxsportscamps.com
  • Mail completed registration form along with a check payable to St. Xavier High School, Attention: Coach Steve Specht, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224

- $90.00 Walk-up registration

  • Cash or Check payable to St. Xavier High School
  • Credit Card – not available; accepted online only with pre-registered fee

Camp Program

Offense

Running Backs: Ball handling, stance, release, faking, ball carrying, running, cutting, blocking, pass receiving.

Quarterbacks: Stance, center exchange, drop back, setting-up, throwing, release, follow through, ball handling, faking, reading defenses, play action passing.

Receivers: Stance, release, pass patterns, running, pass catching, stalk block technique.

Linemen: Stance, pass protection, run blocking, pulling, center exchange.

Defense

Backs: Stance, alignment, pass coverage, zone and man cover techniques, form tackling pursuit and run support.

Inside and Outside LB’s: Stance, alignment, pass drops, how to read offenses, form tackling, pursuit.

Linemen: Stance, pass rush, reading offensive linemen, stunt techniques, form tackling, pursuit, reaction drills.

Highlights of the Camp

Staff Members: Head Football Coach Steve Specht and members of the St. X Football staff known for their ability to instruct young players in the fundamentals of football. Past Bomber football players continuing their careers at the collegiate and professional levels. Current members of the 2012 Bomber Football Program.

Form Running Flexibility Sprint Technique: This area can be of great benefit to all campers. Techniques to improve running speed will be taught.

Inspirational Talks: A daily inspirational talk by a member of the staff includes topics from visualization to the responsibility of a football player. These talks serve to motivate the players to prepare mentally for the upcoming season and life.

Register by mail :: Register online

2017 Football Camp for Incoming St. Xavier Freshmen

Directed by St. Xavier Head Coach Steve Specht
Monday – Thursday
June 5, 6, 7 and 8th
12:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The Camp: Open to all incoming St. Xavier freshmen interested in playing football. This is not a conditioning or recreational camp. The goal of this camp is to give Class of 2021 campers an opportunity to work with the St. Xavier Varsity coaching staff on football fundamentals while learning the St. X offensive and defensive systems. It also gives players an opportunity to meet other incoming freshmen while competing against great competition.

Equipment Needed: Shorts, socks, and cleated shoes, if possible.

Camp Fee: Early registration is encouraged. The non-refundable fee includes a t-shirt and instruction from the staff.

Pre-registration fee is $80.00 per camper; walk-up registration fee is $90.00 per camper.

Registration/Payment:

- $80.00 Pre-registration

  • Credit Card – register online only at stxsportscamps.com
  • Mail completed registration form along with a check payable to St. Xavier High School
    Attention: Coach Steve Specht
    600 W. North Bend Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45224

- $90.00 Walk-up registration

  • Cash or Check payable to St. Xavier High School
  • Credit Card – not available; accepted online only with pre-registered fee

Camp Program

Offense

Running Backs: Ball handling, stance, release, faking, ball carrying, running, cutting, blocking, pass receiving.

Quarterbacks: Stance, center exchange, drop back, setting-up, throwing, release, follow through, ball handling, faking, reading defenses, play action passing.

Receivers: Stance, release, pass patterns, running, pass catching, stalk block technique.

Linemen: Stance, pass protection, run blocking, pulling, center exchange.

Defense

Backs: Stance, alignment, pass coverage, zone and man cover techniques, form tackling pursuit and run support.

Inside and Outside LB’s: Stance, alignment, pass drops, how to read offenses, form tackling, pursuit.

Linemen: Stance, pass rush, reading offensive linemen, stunt techniques, form tackling, pursuit, reaction drills.

Highlights of the Camp

St. X Football Philosophy: All incoming freshman will learn what it means to be a part of the St. Xavier football program physically, emotionally and spiritually. The Varsity staff will work on fundatmentals and the St. X offensive and defensive systems.

Staff: Head Football Coach Steve Specht and members of the St. Xavier Varsity football staff known for their ability to instruct players in the fundamentals of football.

Form Running Flexibility Sprint Technique: This area can be of great benefit to all campers. Techniques to improve running speed will be taught (directed by Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Yauss).

Register by mail :: Register online