Nike Cross Country Camp West Chester University

Nike Cross Country Camp West Chester University
Nike Cross Country Camp West Chester University

The goal of the Nike Cross Country Camp at West Chester University is to educate young athletes in the fundamentals of cross country while giving them a sense of what it is like to compete at the collegiate level. This camp offers expert coaching and instruction from college coaches and student-athletes, as well as the opportunity to experience a variety of training concepts.

Classroom lectures on current running issues will include exercise physiology, aqua running, plyometrics, strength training, injury prevention, establishing goals, visualizing success, racing tactics, training shoe and racing spike selection, training technique and nutrition.

Highlights Include

  • Outstanding venue with excellent facilities
  • Top notch training under college level coaches
  • Individual and group instruction
  • Post-camp goal setting and training tools
  • Camp open to ages 12-18

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Andy Huber
Camp Director

Andy Huber

Andrew Huber begins his ninth year as director of both the cross country and track & field programs at West Chester University.  Currently in charge of coaching all distance runners, Huber has coached all events at the collegiate level, producing NCAA All-Americans in the throws, the jumps, and the hurdles. A native of Chester County, Huber has produced 20 all-academic...

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Prior to his arrival at West Chester University, Huber was an English teacher and the head cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field coach at Octorara Area High School where he coached many state qualifiers in all seasons, as well as several national qualifiers, one state champion, and one high school All-American.

Huber’s athletes won 22 PIAA District I medals in cross country in four years, as well as the PIAA District I cross country championship in 2000. Huber was named the Southern Chester County League coach of the year that same season.

Huber holds Level I and Level II certifications in endurance events, jumps and throws from USA Track & Field, Levels I, II, and III certification from Paavo Distance Coaching clinics, and is a member of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

A 1995 graduate of Messiah College with a B.A. in English, Huber was a six-time MAC All-American for the Falcons during his career, as well as a high school state medalist and a Junior Olympics national qualifier. Huber also holds a M.S. in Sport Administration from California University of Pennsylvania and recently completed his seventh marathon. He is a native of Lincoln University, Pa., in Southern Chester County and a 1991 graduate of Oxford Area High School.

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Pat Mosley
Assistant Coach

Pat Mosley

Pat Mosley joined the West Chester University staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throwing coach. She owns a USA Track & Field Level 2 Certification in the throws and has been...

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Pat Mosley joined the West Chester University staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throwing coach. She owns a USA Track & Field Level 2 Certification in the throws and has been coaching the sport for a dozen years.

Before coming to West Chester University, Mosley was the head girls track & field/cross country coach at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, Pa. During her high school coaching career, multiple athletes have medaled at the PIAA District I Track & Field Championships and competed at the PIAA State meet.

In her first year at West Chester University, Mosley coached standout thrower Nicole James to All-America honors at both the NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in the shot put and discus. Last year, she coached five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship qualifiers in the women’s indoor shot put, women’s outdoor shot put and women’s discus.

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information 

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SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: Sunday, July 6th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at University Hall.  Day Campers arrive between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 9th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. from University Hall.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: West Chester University Track Stadium & Cross country trails

HOUSING

Dorm: University Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of the room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $35 – check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (30-45 min)
Transportation: not provided

Facilities

Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a scenic and convenient location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Campers will train on the track at the John A. Farrell Stadium.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake up & breakfast
  • 8:00am Interactive lecture
  • 9:00am Technical session
  • 10:00am Morning run
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Free time
  • 2:00pm Interactive lecture
  • 3:00pm Technical session
  • 4:00pm Afternoon run
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Group organize activities, free time & guest speakers
  • 10:00pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

West Chester University Camper

  • 5/5.
Passionate staff

Overall a good camp with a good balance between level of intensity and level of fitness. The coaches were very passionate about what they do and you could tell they really took an interest in every camper. I would definitely reccomend this camp to anyone looking to boost their confidence and ability. 

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West Chester University Camper

  • 4/5.
Quality instruction

Definitely would recommend this camp. Teens on any running level would enjoy the instruction along with the new friendships.

West Chester University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great workouts

The workouts were great and it was really cool to see what running at the college level would be like.

West Chester University Camper

  • 5/5.
Best coaches to offer

If you enjoy running cross country or track and field, this camp is the right fit for you. The camp offers countless ways to improve your abilities, and has the best coaches to offer. The camp will help understand where you are as a runner/fielder, and where you hope to be, guaranteed. 

West Chester University Camper

  • 4/5.
I would definitely come back!

This camp was a great experience. The coaches and counselors were very attentive and helped teach new techniques. It was a fun time and I would definitely come back! 

West Chester University Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and challenging

I liked this camp because it was a lot of hard work. I had a lot of fun with the coaches and staff there. The food was also very good and there were plenty of options for vegetarians or even vegans. Overall this camp was fun but hard. 

Parent

  • 5/5.
Memorable and growth oriented

I applaud the Nike Running Camp for their ability to differentiate between the various ability levels of runners while ensuring a magnificent learning and growth experience for each child. I have two boys, one who is an advanced runner and the other who just began running this year, they both loved it! Thank you Nike for making camp memorable and growth oriented regardless of skill level. 

West Chester University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great guest speakers

I was definitely in better shape by the end, which was great. Also the counselors got us out of the really bad thunderstorm quickly. I felt really safe at camp. Also it was really cool to meet a bunch of kids who share the same interests as me, so I'm glad the nike camp made that possible. Also, I learned a lot from the speakers. They were great.

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