Football Camp – July 2024

Saint Stanislaus Summer Football Camp

At our football camp, we are passionate about providing young players with a strong foundation. We will teach our young athletes the fundamental skills and techniques for success on the field. Join us today to take your game to the next level!

Join us for Rock-A-Chaw
Summer Football Camp
Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18

Rock-A-Chaw Football Camp is designed to help improve the performance of football
players of all ages and skill levels. Campers will receive instruction from some of the top coaches
on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Who: Camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14

Camp instruction covers both offense and defense while emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork.

Time: Camp begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 12:00 pm

Drills include agility drills, speed drills, passing and receiving drills, running back drills, and blocking drills. Each day is organized so that we maximize our instruction time.

Fees: Camp tuition is $199.00

Tuition for camp includes individualized instruction and a special Rock-A-Chaw t-shirt. Family discount for more than 1 camper.




Meet our camp director.

Coach Thigpen is passionate about football, providing instruction,
and working with athletes to maximize their potential.

Tate Thigpen, Varsity Head Coach

Coach Thigpen is beginning his inaugural season as Rock-A-Chaws’s head football coach. He served as offensive coordinator for the 2023 Rock football squad, which finished with a 9-2 record and was Region 8-3A champion.

Coach Thigpen came to Saint Stanislaus from Sebastopol (MS) H.S., where he was the offensive coordinator.  He previously was the head coach at Glencliff High School in Tennessee.  Coach Thigpen earned his M.A.T. from Belmont University and has 19 years of teaching and coaching experience. He currently teaches Government and World History at SSC.

Rock Notes

We want this camp to be a special experience for your athlete and family. Here are some answers to the most common questions.


Check-in for the Football Camp will be on Monday (7/15) from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Saint Stanislaus Football Field (corner of Bookter St and S Necaise Ave).


To be eligible for this camp, all campers must be 8 years old by the first day of camp. Any camper turning 15 or older on or before the first day of camp may not participate.


Prior to the start of camp, payment in full must be received. If the camper gives written notice at least one week prior to the opening of camp (no later than Sunday, June 30), they may receive a 50% refund of the camp tuition. After Sunday, June 30, tuition will not be refunded.


In the event of an injury or other emergencies, a trainer will provide an initial evaluation and recommend that the camper resume playing, rest, or be sent to a local medical facility for a more detailed evaluation.


If you have additional questions, please contact Tate Thigpen, Camp Director.

Register your son or daughter today!

We welcome the opportunity to teach your son and daughter the game of football. A strong foundation built today will help your young athlete succeed in the future.