Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Michigan
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Nike Track & Field Camps aims to help developing runners become better, stronger and smarter athletes. At Hillsdale College we provide an educational and inspirational experience for athletes ages 12-18.
Each camper is exposed to state-of-the-art training, as our knowledgeable staff uses a combination of drills, demonstrations and training theory to enhance their performance. Flexibility and weight training sessions provide a comprehensive package of the latest methods necessary to improve. Campers will leave with a renewed enthusiasm for their event and a plan for their future!
- Video analysis
- Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
- Nike Running Certificate
- Top-notch instruction from college coaches
- 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
Campers work out at one of two Olympic-Caliber facilities. Indoors, they train at the Biermann Center- which boasts the World’s Widest Indoor 200m Track and the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Outdoors, they train at the Herrick Track- which features the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2000 Sydney/2004 Athens Olympic Games.Meet your coaching staff
Andy Towne is in his 3rd season at the helm of the Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country program at Hillsdale College. His initial season was a productive one, as the Chargers recorded program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships (Indoor-5th, Outdoor-16th). Towne primarily works with the Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, Horizantal Jumps, and holds USATF Level II Certifications in each event.
Prior to Hillsdale, Towne enjoyed a successful two-year stint as an Assistant Coach at Miami University in Ohio (Div. I), where he coached three MAC Champions in his final campaign (100m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump).
Jeff Forino is in his 3rd season at the helm of the Men’s Track & Field & Cross Country program. Prior to becoming the Head Coach, Forino was a successful assistant for the Chargers for eight years.
Forino primarily works with the Throws & Vertical Jumps, and holds USATF Level II Certifications in each event. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Prior to Hillsdale, Forino coached multiple All-Americans and Conference Champions in almost every discipline while at Dartmouth College (Div. I) and Springfield College (Div. III).
2013 Camp Information (2014 Coming Soon)
Campers can choose from all disciplines: throw (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault).
Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing for each camp session. Additionally, campers should bring their own event shoes or spikes. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
Note: For liabiltiy reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am Wake-up
- 8:30am Breakfast
- 9:30am Morning training session
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 2:00pm Lecture
- 3:00pm Afternoon training session
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Group Activity
Check-in: Tuesday, July 16th between 10:00-12:00 p.m. Address is 91 E. College St; Hillsdale, MI 49242.
Check-out: Friday, July 19th at 12:00 p.m. from the dorms.
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: Hillsdale College Track complex
Dorm: assigned at check in
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: $25 – check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site
Closest Airport: Capital Region International Airport- Lansing, MI
Transportation: not provided