Nike Cross Country Camp at UC Santa Cruz is open to any ability level, from beginners to state champion runners. The only requirement is the desire to have fun, and be the best you can be!
Morning practices will focus on the actual running. Harder workouts will be during the morning sessions. Our coaches will explain to the athletes the benefits of each workout, and how they combine to help you maximize your potential. The workouts do not take the place of your high school or club program, it instead should raise your awareness to what it means to be a “complete runner.” The afternoon practices are more like “active clinics” In the afternoon we’ll teach race strategies, proper form drills, warmup & warmdown routines, strength training, and plyometrics. The athlete that leaves our camp will have a full understanding of the importance of all aspects of training, and what it means to be the “total runner.” You get to train in a highly motivational, beautiful environment with great coaches, collegiate runners as counselors, and with all the great runners with you at camp.
Each day you will attend two running clinics covering a variety of topics that will both educate and motivate you to take your running to the next level. You will learn the fundamentals of proper distance running training including- the importance of proper nutrition, visualization techniques, goal setting, race techniques, flexibility, and recovery. NCAA Collegiate coaches will discuss what it takes to put together championship teams, and how you can use these same ideas to improve your team back home. Optional Advanced clinics are presented each afternoon to raise your running knowledge, and love for the sport.
What's included in the fee?
Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction on grass fields, all meals, on-campus housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers (9am-9pm - except on first and last day): Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
*PLEASE NOTE, THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
2015 SESSION INFORMATION
Check-in: Registration for all campers (overnight and extended day) is between 1:00-2:00pm on Thursday, August 6th.
Check-out: Camp ends for all campers on Sunday, August 9th at 12pm.
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Facility: UC Santa Cruz Track & Trails
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: if you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. After that, the request cannot be guaranteed.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: UC Santa Cruz requires a room key deposit of $75, and a separate $10 meal card deposit. Please bring 2 separate checks made out to "USSC" for the amount and we will hold it until the key is returned on the last day.
Spending Money: $40, please do NOT bring a pre-written check. There will be a small camp store with snacks, drinks and Santa Cruz apparel for sale.
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Transportation: not provided
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up & breakfast
- 8:30am Morning clinic
- 9:30am Morning practice
- 10:30am Open recreation
- 12:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Open recreation
- 3:00pm Afternoon practice
- 4:30pm Advanced clinic
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Camp games
- 8:00pm Evening program
- 10:30pm Lights out