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

Dates & Prices

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Andy Huber
Camp Director

Andy Huber

Andrew Huber begins his ninth year as head coach of the West Chester University men’s and women’s cross country squads as well as serving the athletic department as its summer camps coordinator. Huber previously served as the director of both the cross country and track & field programs at West Chester University.

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A native of Chester County, Huber has produced 13 all-academic cross country and track & field athletes, ten all-academic cross country and track & field teams, 63 PSAC all-conference selections, 21 PSAC conference champions, 26 NCAA Division II qualifiers, and 10 NCAA Division II All-Americans. In addition, the 2006-07 men’s outdoor track & field team produced the highest PSAC championship finish (5th) since 1983.

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.

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Coach

Jason Kilgore

Jason Kilgore returned to his alma mater July of 2013 to take over the reins of the West Chester University men's and women's track & field program. It marks his second tour of...

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Jason Kilgore returned to his alma mater July of 2013 to take over the reins of the West Chester University men's and women's track & field program. It marks his second tour of duty at West Chester.

In 2014 both the men's and women's programs scored more points at the PSAC meet, with the men moving up to finish 6th at the PSAC Outdoor championship meet.  2014 saw 9 new school records established, 5 NCAA provisional qualifying marks and countless new additions to the WCU all time top 10 list.

Kilgore, a 2005 graduate of West Chester University, returns to his alma mater after three seasons at Alvernia University where he was the head track & field and cross country coach. Kilgore headed up West Chester’s women’s track & field and cross country team from 2006-08, before leaving to become an assistant at Lafayette College for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

At West Chester, Kilgore will run the men’s and women’s track & field program. His specialty lies with the development of sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and multi event athletes. He will oversee three assistant coaches as Kilgore attempts to continue the Golden Rams’ climb in the PSAC standings.

During his previous tenure at West Chester University, Kilgore coached seven All-Americans, 22 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions, 24 NCAA Division II provisional qualifiers, 65 All-PSAC student-athletes and three PSAC record holders. Kilgore was instrumental in the development of Eric Broadbent, who later went on to a pro career in track & field as a multi-event performer.

While at Alvernia, Kilgore oversaw the program’s first All-American, 5 NCAA Division III qualifiers, 13 Middle Atlantic Conference champions and helped both cross country squads earn their best conference finishes since joining the MAC. He also served as the Fitness Center Coordinator for Alvernia University.  

As an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Division I Lafayette College, Kilgore was responsible for the creation and implementation of the training programs for sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers.  He coached 9 Patriot League Champions, 5 All-East honorees, 8 school records and 18 All-Patriot League honorees. 

Kilgore received his bachelor’s of science degree from West Chester University in Kinesiology with a minor in Athletic Coaching and Special Education. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.  He holds a USATF Level 2 certification in Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps and Relays while also earning USTFCCCA Specialist certifications in jumps and sprints/hurdles.

Assistant Coach

Ed Brittingham

Assistant Coach - Distance.   Ed Brittingham returns to his alma mater after one year coaching at the high school level. While at West Chester, Brittingham was an eight-time...

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Assistant Coach - Distance.   Ed Brittingham returns to his alma mater after one year coaching at the high school level. While at West Chester, Brittingham was an eight-time letter winner in cross country/track & field, and a member of the 2012 cross country team that garnered the Golden Rams’ highest finish at the PSAC Championships in ten years.  

An accomplished 10k runner on the track, Brittingham qualified for two PSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and was a part of eight USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.  Brittingham specializes in planning the Golden Rams’ distance runners supplementary exercises as well as coaching the steeplechasers.

A native of Aston, Pa, Brittingham graduated from Sun Valley High School, and holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from West Chester University, as well as Track & Field Technical Certification from USTFCCCA.

Assistant Coach

Pat Mosley

Pat Mosley joined the West Chester staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throws coach. She owns USA Track & Field Level 1 and 2 Certifications as well as a USTFCCCA Throws Coach Event...

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Pat Mosley joined the West Chester staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throws coach. She owns USA Track & Field Level 1 and 2 Certifications as well as a USTFCCCA Throws Coach Event Specialist Certification. Her coaching career spans twenty 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 medaled at the PIAA District I Track and Field Championships and competed at the PIAA State meet.

In her first year at West Chester, Mosley coached standout thrower Nicole James to All-American honors at both the NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in the shot put and discus. She also coached a 3rd place finish by athlete Shane Neal in the javelin at the 2007 Outdoor National Championships. Over the years, while coaching at West Chester, she has coached two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s shot put champions and a discus champion along with multiple Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference qualifiers in shot put, discus, hammer, weight throw and javelin.

A native of Lincoln University, PA and a graduate of Oxford Area High School, Mosley received her undergraduate degree in Education from West Chester University and a Masters in Counseling from Immaculata University.

Assistant Coach

Nate Kennedy

Sprints & Middle Distance Coach. A 2008 graduate of West Chester University, Nate Kennedy returned to his alma mater in 2013 as an assistant track & field coach. In his first...

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Sprints & Middle Distance Coach. A 2008 graduate of West Chester University, Nate Kennedy returned to his alma mater in 2013 as an assistant track & field coach. In his first year as a WCU coach, Kennedy mentored an NCAA All-American in the long jump before moving to his area of expertise in the sprints at the beginning of his second year.  

With coaching stops at Alvernia University, Owen J. Roberts High School, Fleetwood High School, and the Glen Mills School, Coach Kennedy has a wide variety of experience in many event groups.

A native of Mohnton, Pa, and a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, Kennedy received his undergraduate degree in Health & Physical Education from West Chester University.  He is also a certified USTFCCCA Sprints/Hurdles/Relays coach, as well as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Assistant Coach

Ryan McCauley

Ryan McCauley joined the WCU staff in the Fall of 2013 to coach the Golden Rams’ pole vaulters and to assist with the multi-event athletes.  In his first year with the program,...

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Ryan McCauley joined the WCU staff in the Fall of 2013 to coach the Golden Rams’ pole vaulters and to assist with the multi-event athletes.  In his first year with the program, his athletes were responsible for one new school record, one tied school record, four PSAC Championship qualifications, and one NCAA Provisional qualification.  Each pole vaulter and multi-event athlete achieved a personal best in 2013-2014.

McCauley spent his freshman year at West Chester under the guidance of head coach Jason Kilgore before transferring to Millersville University and competing for two additional years.  During his final year at Millersville he served as a volunteer pole vault coach and had one PSAC qualifier and assisted with one NCAA Provisional qualifier.  At the same time McCauley coached the long jump, triple jump, and high jump at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa, and was responsible for five Lancaster-Lebanon League qualifiers and two PIAA District III qualifiers.  McCauley also spent the 2012-2013 season coaching pole vault at Temple University.

A native of Wallingford, Pa, McCauley graduated from Strath Haven High School, and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Millersville University, as well as Level I Certification from USA Track & Field.

Staff

Visiting Coaches

Eric Broadbent, 2012 US Champion (Heptathlon) 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier (Decathlon) Nate Hoey, Head Track & Field Coach, Williams College Justin Germani, Asst. Coach,...

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  • Eric Broadbent, 2012 US Champion (Heptathlon)
    • 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier (Decathlon)
  • Nate Hoey, Head Track & Field Coach, Williams College
  • Justin Germani, Asst. Coach, Williams College (Pole Vault)
  • Brad Fichthorn, Head Coach, SUNY-Cobleskill (High Jump)

Camp Details

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.

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SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: Sunday, July 5th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Commonwealth Hall.  Day Campers arrive between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 8th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. from Commonwealth 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: Commonwealth 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: No room key deposit is required at check-in however if the camper loses their key there will be a room key charge of $35.
Spending Money: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site

TRAVEL

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

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.