Nike Cross Country Camp West Chester University West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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.
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
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 cross country and track & field athletes, ten all-academic cross country and track & field teams, 66 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.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
2014 Camp Information
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!
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.
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: West Chester University Track Stadium & Cross country trails
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
Closest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (30-45 min)
Transportation: not provided