Incoming Spartan Camps



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Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit offers exciting and challenging camp programs for middle school boys at our private Catholic school campus in Creve Coeur.

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Spartan Summer Camps for the Class of 2027

Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Tim Canavan, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Baseball Coach

Dates: June 26 - 30

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $125


The coaching staff at De Smet Jesuit invites you to our annual incoming freshman baseball camp. Participants will learn new skills and become acclimated to the De Smet baseball “way of life.” Meet our coaching staff, learn our baseball philosophies, and end the week with a better understanding of your future program.

Required for camp: glove, bat, cup, catcher's gear if appropriate, and water bottle. 



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Basketball Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Kent Williams, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Basketball Coach

Date: June 6 - 8

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $100


Freshman Basketball Camp will introduce our program to newly enrolled students who wish to try out for the team their freshman year. The camp provides a first-hand experience of De Smet Jesuit’s basketball program by engaging in drills and individual workouts, as well as a basic introduction to strength and conditioning training.

Please wear basketball shoes, basketball shorts, and t-shirt. 



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Conditioning Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Bryan Traughber ‘97, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Cross Country Coach


Beginning week of June 6, through July 31

We will meet each week (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday) from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. in front of the Lacrosse Wall on the North grass field. 

Athletes from all sports backgrounds are welcome – we have an “endurance group” for athletes involved in sports such as cross country and soccer as well as a “speed group” for sports like football, lacrosse, hockey etc.  We also complete a general “body weight” strength training exercise routine each day.  This camp will surely benefit all types of athletes.  We hope you can join us!

Freshman are welcome to attend as often as possible.  

Cost: $75.00 for any or all of the weeks. (This is a one-time fee regardless of the number of weeks you plan to attend)

Camp fee includes camp t-shirts, nutritional snacks, and drinks each day.


Cross Country Training

This camp is designed for incoming freshman who are interested in running cross country this fall. 

The cross country staff at De Smet Jesuit High School plans to help our athletes develop endurance, strength, flexibility, and a strong work ethic that will help them improve as a runner.  Camp participants will learn a proper warm-up and stretching routine, complete a running workout, be introduced to a strength and core training routine, and will end each day with a cool-down followed by a nutritious snack and refreshments

No prior running experience is necessary to join this camp.  Incoming freshman who are new runners will begin with 10-15 minutes of running.

Speed Training

This camp is for any student who will be a freshman at De Smet Jesuit and who would like to develop his speed in preparation for any sport.  Camp participants will learn a proper warm-up and stretching routine, complete a speed-based running workout, be introduced to a strength and core training routine, and will end each day with a cool-down followed by a nutritious snack and refreshments. 

Please wear running shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle for breaks. 



Football Camp

Football Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: John Merritt, De Smet Jesuit Head Football Coach

Date: June 12 - 14

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: TBA


Designed to meet the needs of players who want to learn about the sport of football, whether or not they have played before. Each day of camp will focus on different football and athletic skills. As the week progresses, campers will be introduced to different positions and techniques to become a successful athlete and football player at De Smet Jesuit. Campers will be coached by members of the De Smet Jesuit coaching staff, along with college and NFL level guest coaches. This camp is the first opportunity for incoming Spartans to build the brotherhood and familiarity with the system that makes our football program and athletes successful in the athletic arena!

Please wear t-shirt, athletic shorts and shoes (both cleats and regular athletic shoes), and bring a water bottle for breaks. All football equipment will be provided.




Hockey Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Casey Ott, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

Dates: July 17 - 21

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Location of camp: Creve Coeur Ice Arena, 11400 Olde Cabin Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141

This high-level hockey camp focuses on skill development, systems, and conditioning. Instruction will be provided by varsity head coach Chris Durso and the De Smet Jesuit coaching staff, current players, and alumni. Players will be provided a t-shirt and a jersey. Be part of De Smet Jesuit’s junior varsity development program starting this summer – and consider playing for De Smet’s JV-D team in the fall!

Full hockey gear required. Snacks and drinks provided. 



Lacrosse Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Joe Douglas ’03, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Dates: June 19 - 23

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $125


Players will be introduced to one of the country’s fastest growing sports – lacrosse! Varsity coach Joe Douglas, along with De Smet Jesuit alumni NCAA lacrosse players, will teach game positions and fundamentals, including stick work, shooting, big-picture game concepts, along with ground balls and unsettled/transition concepts.

Beginner: stick required

Intermediate: stick, helmet, gloves required



Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Josh Klein '97, Varsity Spartan Soccer Coach

Date: July 10 - 13

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $100


The soccer coaching staff at De Smet Jesuit invites you to be part of our Annual Incoming Freshman Soccer Camp. This camp affords freshmen the chance to meet the entire coaching staff as well as many of our varsity players. See how we run our program and learn the expectations of De Smet Jesuit varsity soccer.

This is not a tryout camp; no freshmen will be helped or hindered by attending. It is okay if you cannot make every session – just be there when you can. Please register no later than June 28.

The soccer staff looks forward to seeing you this summer!

Cleats and shin guards required. Camp meets rain or shine. 




Ultimate Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Peter Lenzini, De Smet Jesuit Ultimate Frisbee Coach

Dates: June 26 - 30

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

Grades: 5th - 9th

Fee: $100


Ultimate Frisbee is a 7-on-7 field sport that combines elements of football, soccer, and basketball. Join De Smet Jesuit’s 10-time consecutive state championship coaching staff, along with current and alumni players, to learn more about this burgeoning sport in high school athletics! This camp will introduce participants to the rules, basic strategies, and essential skills of the game. Campers will receive a De Smet Jesuit disc and a practice jersey.

Please bring cleats and a water bottle.




Weight Lifting Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Alex Hall, Cross Country Coach, Track & Field Strength & Conditioning Coach, State Champion Power Lifter


WEEK 1 - June 6 - 9

WEEK 2 - June 19 - 23

Time 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: 7th - 9th

Fee: $100


Meet us in the weight room to build up and lift up! Campers will learn proper techniques for ground-based lifts and spotting, as they develop a working knowledge of which exercises develop specific body parts. General weight room safety will be reviewed as well as proper stretching and warm-up exercises and plyometric training for the development of quick-twitch muscle fibers. Lifts will also be conducted through competitive weight room games and competitions designed to build physical strength and mental endurance.

Please wear t-shirt, athletic shorts, athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle for breaks. 




Volleyball Camp for incoming Spartans

Coach: Tim Haffner, Spartan Varsity Volleyball Coach

Dates: June 12 - 16

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $100


The freshman volleyball camp is designed to meet the needs of players from beginner to advanced. Each day of camp will focus on a different skill, starting with passing, and moving into serving, hitting, and blocking. The camp will also involve a tournament aimed at testing and working on skills discussed each day.

Please wear t-shirt, shorts, volleyball or other athletic shoes. Bring drink for water breaks. Volleyballs will be provided.