The Lake Forest Football Camp brings the best of Division II, III, and NAIA football coaches to Arizona for a recruiting exposure camp unique to State 48. Led by Lake Forest College Head Football Coach Jim Catanzaro, a 2x Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year finalist, and his ENTIRE coaching staff, the Foresters are no strangers to Arizona High School Football, currently boasting a roster of 36 players Arizona with an additional 14 in the 2021 recruiting class.
The camp includes a recruiting fair preceding on field drill work. At the recruiting fair, colleges will have booths set up in order to highlight their academic institutions for the players in attendance. The 90 minute recruiting fair will be exclusive to individuals who are attending the camp (NO EXCEPTIONS). This will be a great opportunity to shake hands with the coaches in attendance and introduce yourself to them.
On the field, this is NOT a combine! Athletes will be put through football position specific instruction and technique drills that will culminate in safely monitored competitive situations. An agility circuit to start camp will allow each coach in attendance to evaluate every player with their own eyes. After the agility circuit, players will be instructed in one offensive or defensive position for a hands on drill instruction period. Coaches will put the players through the same drills they coach their college players on. Each player will have the opportunity to learn from the same college coaches who will be in the Valley recruiting for the class of 2022 and beyond. This is an opportunity that is unique to the southwest and one that will expose your athlete to at a minimum of 50-60 college coaches.
Bio of Head Coach Jim Catanzaro: COACH CAT
Other CONFIRMED colleges that will be in attendance (List will be updated periodically- Last update March 25):
University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Head Coach Matt Walker will be bringing his staff
Concordia College (MN)
Western New Mexico University
Ripon College (WI): Head Coach Ron Ernst will be in attendance with members of his staff.
Mayville State University: Head Coach Rocky Larsen will be in attendance with members of his staff
Northern State University:
University of Jamestown: Head Coach Brian Mistro will be in attendance with members of his coaching staff.