Nike Cross Country Camp Winona State University Winona, Minnesota
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Nike Cross Country Camp at Winona State University gives high school distance runners the chance to learn and run in one of the finest training environments in the Midwest.
Nike Cross Country Camp at Winona State University 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! Our camp is designed to teach you the fundamentals of cross country. The emphasis will be on providing you a great fun-filled learning week.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Camp completion certificate
- Trail running
- Top notch instruction from College coaches
- For ages 12-18
Our running camps take place on the beautiful campus of Winona State University in Winona, MN. Winona is located along the most gorgeous stretch of the Mississippi River between the limestone river bluffs that rise 500 feet above town. Campers stay and eat on campus at Winona State facilities. Runs will take place at the WSU Track Complex and on 9 miles of grass trails at the nearby campus of St. Mary’s University (pictured to the left).Meet your coaching staff
Adam Boothe is in his second year with the Warriors' cross country and track programs. He will be serving as assistant coach for cross country and working with the distance runners on the track.
Adam’s passion for running has stayed with him throughout a successful high school and collegiate running career, an NCAA coaching career, post-collegiate coaching, and as a running store owner. A Northern California native, Adam graduated from Pioneer HS in 1997. While at Pioneer, Boothe was a CCS Champion and two-time cross country state championships qualifier. From there he went on to Cal Poly SLO, and was back-to-back Big West Conference Champion and an NCAA DI National Qualifier. At Cal Poly, Adam ran for Mark Conover, 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials Champion. From 2003-2010, Adam was head coach of the Women’s Cross Country team at UC Santa Cruz. During his time at UCSC, Boothe coached 6 All Region runners, and 3 NCAA National Qualifiers. In 2009, Boothe co-founded Santa Cruz Endurance, a running and triathlon club in Northern California.
Camp code: RNXRWU
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. 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 campers 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, hydration, visualization techniques, goal setting, 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00-8:30am Wake up & breakfast
- 8:30am Morning clinic
- 9:30am Morning practice
- 10:30am-1:30pm Open recreation & lunch
- 3:30pm Afternoon practice
- 4:30pm Advanced clinic
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Camp games
- 8:00pm Evening Program
- 10:30pm Lights out
Whats included in the fees:
Overnight Campers: features several instructional sessions per day, 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.
*We will make a day trip to the Winona Aquatic Center, as well as take buses to the trails at St. Mary’s. Campers will always be accompanied by a camp counselor. There is an additional transportation charge of $5 per camper, which can be paid at camp (Checks can be made out to Adam Boothe)
Check-in: Registration will be at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 21st at the dorm. Dorm will be announced soon.
Check-out: Camp ends on Thursday July 25th. Campers may be picked up after lunch between 2:00-3:00pm.
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
Facility: Winona State University and Track
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: $50, please bring check made payable to USSC
Spending Money: $30, please do NOT bring a pre-written check. There will be a small camp store with snacks, drinks and Winona State apparel for sale.
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Transportation: Not provided.