St. Thomas Aquinas College Esports & Leadership Camp

Games Featured: Overwatch

St. Thomas Aquinas College Esports & Leadership Camp

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Welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas College Esports Camp: Overwatch. Camp will be directed by the STAC Esports Staff and will feature each game that the varsity team competes in, which include: Overwatch. We will also play some Apex Legends and NBA 2K.

July 12-16 will focus on Overwatch training. Campers focus on improving their skills, through the perfect balance of instruction and fun! The goal is for campers to leave feeling more confident about their Overwatch skills.

Situated in Sparkill, New York, STAC is the perfect place for all aspiring gamers from in and around New York City to level up this summer and get exposure to college esports.


  • Team based groups of 5
  • Top level coaches ranking in the top % of the game
  • Focused on screen skill-development + human performance training
  • 8 hours of both on and off computer instructions, drills and challenges
  • Official ESC T-Shirt + access to other camp specific game assets


9am: Warm Up (CS practice, hand exercises)

10am: Lesson: mental APM

11am: Team bonding: ARAMs

11:30am: Rec time (physical activity to improve athletic performance)

12:30pm: Lunch & free play (non-screen time with some Apex mixed in)

1:30pm: Class: How positivity wins you games

2:00pm: Lesson: Trusting your teammates

2:30pm: Drill: Input Buffering and Animation Cancelling

3pm: Competitive play, incorporating daily lessons

3:45pm: Headspace, cool down + dismissal (for day campers)

Overnight Campers:

4:00pm: Rec time (team events and games)

5:15pm: Dinner

6:30pm: Open play including Apex Legends, Fortnite, NBA 2k + others

10:00pm: Lights out

Parents Informational Session:

The camp staff would like to welcome all parents to stay for the first hour of camp to learn about the camp curriculum and esports training in general. The camp staff will share the training schedule for the week and provide additional background on why and how camp will be focused on more than just on-screen skill development.

Registration Package:

A detailed registration packet containing check-in details, catering options, health/release forms, and emergency contact information will be emailed 4 weeks before the start of camp.


Esports Head Coach

Tristian Holmgren

Tristan Holmgren ’13 was named the St. Thomas Aquinas College E-Sports head coach on May 1, 2019, after serving the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the indoor and outdoor track and field programs, helping to lead both men’s and women’s programs to national prominence.  Prior to his time at STAC, Holmgren was an assistant track and field coach at the high school level.

A 2013 graduate of STAC with a BS in Sports Management, Holmgren will direct all e-sports programming for the college, including League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, Madden, and NBA 2K teams.  An avid gamer, Holmgren has achieved a Diamond I + Split III ranking in League of Legends, having only started with the game a short time ago.  He has previously spent most of his gaming mastering Overwatch and Fortnite play.

Holmgren has taken pieces from Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching philosophy, adopting a “Next Play” coaching style which focuses on the upcoming events, rather than dwelling on any past successes or failures.  “It is not about the success you’ve had, or the mistakes you’ve made,” says Holmgren.  “It’s about the next thing that you do.  We can apply this to the E-Sports world by learning from the previous games we’ve played and using those results to help shape out next strategy and action.”


New York





STAC Esports

125 NY-340, Sparkill, NY 10976

Age Group


Skill Level

All Skill Levels


Boys & Girls






Costs listed above include all days of this event.

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"Our son William absolutely loved it and gained more confidence with his gaming during this week of camp. He really enjoyed spending time with people who had the same level of interest that he has for esports. It also opened his and our eyes to what is involved in playing and/or training for esports."
—Parent from Toronto Esports Camp


"I had a super time at the Esports Camp! Lovely to meet so many people IRL, and geek out with our next generation of leaders and changers in the space."
— Mindy


"The gaming was great because I had people to play with and I got to try new things. Our coach(Sidney) was nice and a good coach and got along with everyone and the overnight stay part was ok"
— Nino


"My biggest takeaway was understanding the work that truly goes into being an esports athlete. I am happy I got to hear those challenges that might arise in the future so we can make better decisions now."
— Ashley
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