Nike Cross Country SUNY Cortland Cortland, New York
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SUNY Cortland, one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system, is a quality public university that combines world-renowned facilities with a dedicated staff and a truly diverse body of talented students.
The goal of our camp is to teach developing athletes about distance running and the sport of cross country. Proper techniques, drills, training, injury prevention, nutrition, and team building are all integral parts of the program. Our knowledgeable staff aims to motivate and educate athletes on how to succeed within the sport and are committed to provide individualized instruction and skill assessment for campers of all levels.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Train under college level coaches
- Post-camp goal setting and training tools
- Lunch is included for Day Campers
- Camp open to ages 12-18
The SUNY Cortland campus has grass fields and a small trail system that is great for short runs and workouts. The campus is also very closely located to Lime Hollow Nature Center which has approximately 15 miles of trails to run on. In addition to the trails near campus, Cortland has a variety of trail systems within a short driving distance, which makes Cortland a great area to train over the summer. The SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex, opened in the summer of 2002, features two artificial turf (Sprinturf) fields, both with lights for night contests. One field seats 6,500 spectators, the other 1,500. Among the teams using the facility are football, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's track and field.Meet your coaching staff
Josh Henry returns to the Cortland coaching staff for a fifth season in 2013-14 after a successful four-year career in cross country and track and field with the Red Dragons. He works primarily with Cortland's distance runners.
Henry received a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Corland in 2009 and earned a master's degree in sport management from the College in 2010. He earned all-region honors four times in cross country and was an All-American as a senior as he helped lead the Red Dragons to their first-ever NCAA Division III title.Read Full Bio
Henry was also a three-time track conference champion in distance events, a three-time national qualifier in the 10,000 meters and a two-time national qualifier in the 5,000 meters.
A USA Track and Field (USATF) Level I certified coach, Henry serves as the assistant director of Cortland's Summer Track and Field and Distance Running camps. He will be the director of the Distance camp in 2012. He is also a certified New York State Public High School Cross Country and Track and Field official.
Henry graduated from Homer High in 2005, where he was a member of the cross country and track and field teams.
Entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland in 2013-14, Marques Dexter has helped develop one of the top horizontal jumps groups at the conference, regional and national levels. A two-time nominee for the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year, Dexter serves as an instructor for the physical education department, and an adjunct instructor in the sport management department.
Dexter holds a USA Track and Field Level II certification in jumps, sprints, hurdles and relays, as well as being a certified Level I instructor for USA Track and Field. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the men’s and women’s track and field teams and was a Central Region coach at the 2010 Empire State Games held in Buffalo.
In the 2010-11 season, Dexter coached a total of six NCAA qualifiers, 10 ECAC qualifiers, four ECAC scorers, three SUNYAC champions, and 11 SUNYAC scorers in the horizontal jumps. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Dexter had three athletes qualify and compete in the long jump. Of the trio, Tim Scheftic finished his freshman campaign as the top freshman long jumper at the championship meet and in the nation.
2014 Camp Information
Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, three hot meals , and lodging in University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
Extended Day Campers (8:00am-8:00pm): Local campers have the option to commute to camp. This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging. The commuter dropoff pick-up times as well as locations will be indicated in the camp itinerary.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00-8:00 Breakfast
- 8:30-10:30 Morning Run
- 11:00-12:00 Lunch
- 12:30-1:30 Lecture/activity
- 2:00-3:30 Afternoon Run/Workout
- 4:30-5:30 Dinner
- 6:00-7:30 Team Building/Activity
- 8:00-9:00 Lecture
- 9:00-10:00 Free Time/Light Out
Check-in: Sunday, July 6th between 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 15 Neubig Rd. Cortland, NY 13045. Campers will be staying in Randall Hall.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 9th between 3:00-4:00 p.m. from the dorms. The graduation ceremony will occur after check‐out in the Park Center.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The campus is also very closely located to Lime Hollow Nature Center which has approximately 15 miles of trails to run on.
Dorm: Randall Hall.
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: no deposit, but there is a $75 charge if camper loses their key
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Closest Airport: Syracuse International (36 miles away)
Transportation: not provided