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The 39th Annual Steve Rasso Youth Football Camp

Monday July 13th – Thursday July 16th, 2020

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.


– $80.00 Pre-registration

  • Credit Card – register online only at
  • 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


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.


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 2019 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 online