Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland

Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland
Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland

After a brief hiatus the Cortland Track and Field Camp is officially back! We invite you to experience our scenic campus located in the hills of Central New York while engaging in progressive event-specific training, education, and talks.

Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of each event, utilizing dynamic warm-ups, as well as the importance of strength and flexibility. Demonstrations and instructions by our high-caliber, nationally recognized staff will provide campers with hands on learning opportunities. Positive feedback and encouragement will always be implemented. We aim to make the campers experience filled with opportunities to become stronger students of the sport, coupled with lots of opportunities to have fun and meet new friends. It is our hope campers will leave with the knowledge and skills enabling them to improve.

Skills Camp, Elite Camp, and Pole Vault programs available!

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from former All-Americans and current members of SUNY Cortland's coaching staff.
  • Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
  • Lectures given by leaders in the field of sprints, hurdles distance, and pole vault!
  • Opportunity to run on local trails and courses used by the Red Dragon team
  • Individual technique analysis, filming, and instruction
  • Opportunity to use our gymnastics room and pool for breakthrough training techniques for pole vaulters
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Phill Wiltshire
Camp Director

Phill Wiltshire

Phill Wiltshire begins his second season on the Cortland track and field coaching staff in 2016-17. He also served on the staff in 2012-13 after a successful four-year career with the Red Dragons.  Athletes under Coach Wiltshire’s tutelage broke 5 school records last year with two earning All-American honors that the NCAA national meet. 

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Wiltshire was an assistant track and field coach at Carthage College in Wisconsin during the 2014-15 school year and was a member of the coaching staff at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia in 2013-14. He coached the school record breaker in the 60-meter dash at Carthage and the school record setter in both the 60-meter and 100-meter dashes at Mary Washington.

Wiltshire earned All-America honors twice at Cortland as a member of the 4x400-meter relay teams at the 2010 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Championships and 2012 NCAA Div. III Indoor Championships. He also was a member of two winning 4x400-meter relays at the ECAC Div. III Championships and four victorious 4x400-meter relays at the SUNYAC Championships. Wiltshire captured the 400-meter hurdle title at the 2011 outdoor conference meet and is a member of the school-record setting indoor and outdoor 4x400-meter relay teams.

Wiltshire earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cortland in 2011 and a master's degree in exercise science from Cortland in 2013. A native of Apalachin, N.Y., he graduated from Vestal High, where he competed in track and field, cross country and football.
  

Camp Details

2017 Camp Information 

Summer 2017 camps will offer three different sessions:

  1. July 9-12 - General Skills Track & Field/Cross Country
  2. July 16-20 - Elite Track & Field/Cross Country
  3. July 28-30 - Pole Vault ONLY Camp 

Camp sessions will offer Extended Day and Overnight attendance. 

Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, 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.

More Important Camp Details

Skills Camp

Distance runners will have the opportunity to run on many of the local trails and enjoy our 1200m grass loop that is often utilized by the Red Dragons.

Educational lectures will be given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards fundamental knowledge about track and field.  Lectures may also include mental preparations, recovery methods, and nutrition.    

Check-in: Wednesday July 12th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the assigned dorm (specific dorm TDB)

Room and Board: Campers stay on-campus in dorms within walking distance to the track facilities and dining halls. Two campers per room. All meals are provided at camp, with the majority of meals held at Nuebig Dining Facility on campus or the newly built Bistro Dining Facility. Campers may bring extra snacks for their dorm room

What to Bring: Campers may want to bring additional spending money for pizza or extra snacks to have in their dorm room. We also make a trip to the campus bookstore for a chance to purchase SUNY Cortland apparel and extra camp t-shirts will be available for purchase. Any additional supplemental rehab tools such as foam roller, massage stick, massage balls, stretching ropes, or bands are also encouraged if that is your normal routine. Please also bring an extra towel (in addition to your shower towel) for our off-campus runs. You will need to bring bed/shower linens, bath accessories, and a pillow. You may want to consider bringing a fan as some of the dorms do not have A/C. 

Training Attire: Please check the weekly forecast leading up to camp and pack clothes to accommodate the weather. We recommend packing two sets of workout clothes for each day to prevent from spending the day in wet clothing. 

Elite Camp

The SUNY Cortland elite camp is meant for athletes that have been training in the sport and their events for a few years and are looking for that next step needed to improve.  Typically athletes that have been doing the sport for a long time or have had more advanced coaching in the realm of track and field should register for this camp.  The camp is open to all sprinters, hurdlers, and distance athletes ages 15-18 who are interested in exceptional knowledge and guidance within the sport. 

Distance runners will have the opportunity to run on many of the local trails and enjoy our 1200m grass loop that is often utilized by the Red Dragons.

All campers will be able to use the state-of-the-art indoor facility as well as the outdoor stadium depending on what their individual sessions entail.

Educational lectures will be given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards cutting-edge knowledge about track and field.  Lectures may include but are not limited to mental preparations for elite performances, thinking like a champion, recovery methods, weight room techniques, and nutrition.    

Check-in: Wednesday July 19th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the assigned dorm (specific dorm TDB)

Room and Board: Campers stay on-campus in dorms within walking distance to the track facilities and dining halls. Two campers per room. All meals are provided at camp, with the majority of meals held at Nuebig Dining Facility on campus or the newly built Bistro Dining Facility. Campers may bring extra snacks for their dorm room.

What to Bring: Campers may want to bring additional spending money for pizza or extra snacks to have in their dorm room. We also make a trip to the campus bookstore for a chance to purchase SUNY Cortland apparel and extra camp t-shirts will be available for purchase. Any additional supplemental rehab tools such as foam roller, massage stick, massage balls, stretching ropes, or bands are also encouraged if that is your normal routine. Please also bring an extra towel (in addition to your shower towel) for our off-campus runs. You will need to bring bed/shower linens, bath accessories, and a pillow. You may want to consider bringing a fan as some of the dorms do not have A/C. 

Training Attire: Please check the weekly forecast leading up to camp and pack clothes to accommodate the weather. We recommend packing two sets of workout clothes for each day to prevent from spending the day in wet clothing. 

Vault Camp

SUNY Cortand Track and Field is proud to announce the introduction of our pole vault exclusive camp!  We invite you to experience our scenic campus located in the hills of Central New York while engaging in progressive event specific training, education, and presentations. 

Learn basic to high level skills that are needed to take the next step in your track and field career!  This camp is open to beginners as well as more advanced vaulters.  Training groups will be determined based on past experience within the event and current skill level.  If you are unsure if you are ready for this camp please consider the skills camp instead or contact the camp director with questions.  A large emphasis will be placed on running mechanics for the approach, work on the pole, and very specific skills needed to participate in pole vault. 

We are looking forward to meeting you and passing along the knowledge from top coaches in the area!

The SUNY Cortland pole vault camp is meant for athletes that have been training in the vault of have an interest in the event.  You will be required to bring your own poles to this camp but all other equipment will be provided.  The camp is open to all vaulters from the age of 14-18 looking to further improve their skills. 

Vaulters will have the opportunity to use many of the state-of-the-art facilities that the Red Dragons use for their training.  These include but are not limited to our gymnastics room, indoor pool, indoor track, and outdoor track.

Educational lectures will be given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards cutting-edge knowledge about the pole vault.  Lectures topics are at the discretion of the presenters.    

Check-in: Wednesday July 28th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the assigned dorm (specific dorm TDB)

Room and Board: Campers stay on-campus in dorms within walking distance to the track facilities and dining halls. Two campers per room. All meals are provided at camp, with the majority of meals held at Nuebig Dining Facility on campus or the newly built Bistro Dining Facility. Campers may bring extra snacks for their dorm room.

What to Bring: Campers may want to bring additional spending money for pizza or extra snacks to have in their dorm room. We also make a trip to the campus bookstore for a chance to purchase SUNY Cortland apparel and extra camp t-shirts will be available for purchase. Any additional supplemental rehab tools such as foam roller, massage stick, massage balls, stretching ropes, or bands are also encouraged if that is your normal routine. Please also bring an extra towel (in addition to your shower towel) for our off-campus runs. You will need to bring bed/shower linens, bath accessories, and a pillow. You may want to consider bringing a fan as some of the dorms do not have A/C. 

IMPORTANT: POLES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED!  You must bring and poles that you plan on using.  Keep in mind that short approaches as well as normal approaches will be utilized during camp. 

Training Attire: Please check the weekly forecast leading up to camp and pack clothes to accommodate the weather. We recommend packing two sets of workout clothes for each day to prevent from spending the day in wet clothing. 

Group Discounts: If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. 

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our registration form.  Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application.  All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415.526.5945. Mail registrations to Nike Running Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Facilities

The SUNY Cortland campus has grass fields and a small trail system that is great for short runs and workouts. The campus is also very closely located to Lime Hollow Nature Center, which has approximately 15 miles of trails to run on. In addition to the trails near campus, Cortland has a variety of trail systems within a short driving distance, which makes Cortland a great area to train over the summer.  

  

 

 

 

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Syracuse International (36 miles away)
Transportation: not provided 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am-8:00am Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:30am Morning track session or run
  • 11:00-12:00pm Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lecture
  • 2:00-3:30pm Team building activity
  • 3:30-4:30pm Free time
  • 4:30-5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:00-7:00pm Lecture
  • 7:00-8:30pm Evening track session or run
  • 9:00-10:30pm Free time then lights out

Camper Reviews

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Provided more training options

This camp is great if you are looking for a fun way to get into your summer training. It allows you to explore different means of improving athletics and really opened up my mind to other training options, such as biking and swimming. It has definitely helped me improve my own training!

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SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Nutritional tips

They were able to give me new tips on my nutrition, and how to better myself for my season, and the coaches listened to my questions and gave me solid feedback

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Individualized attention

The counselors really got to know the runners as individuals and were very helpful when asked questions, they really encouraged the runners in the right direction.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Safe environment

Provides a save environment to meet other runners your age, collegiate level, and professional. Motivates the campers to want to obtain a healthy lifestyle in order to compete in top shape throughout high school and with the possibility in college and beyond. 

Parent of SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Enjoyable

As a parent, my child was attending her first camp, and enjoyed herself beyond all expectations.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and hard work

SUNY Cortland Running Camp allowed me to have fun pretty much all day long as well as receive excellent instruction in my event. I couldn't have asked for a better camp experience!

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing instruction

I arrived at camp nervous of what was to come, but was pleasantly surprised. The counselors were fun, and the camp provided amazing instruction that helped me improve in my event. I would recommend this camp to anyone who wants to become a better runner or just have fun.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve skills and have fun

This camp was so much fun, I met so many great people, and from the instructors to the campers themselves everyone was really cool. I would recommend this camp for anyone in track and field at any experience level, I guarantee you will learn knew things and improve. 

Parent of a Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and Educational

"It's fun and educational too. The kids learned a lot of skills. And the campers also made friends with the kids who love track. My daughter said she finally met people who love running and jumping."

Camper

  • 5/5.
Become a Better Runner

"The Nike Running Camp was a great experience. I learned a lot a I left with great tools to become a better runner."

Camper

  • 4/5.
Reach your Goal

"Nike Running Camp is a fun camp that teaches you more about your sport and also helps you try to reach your goal."

Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Atmosphere!

"The coaches instruct on the mechanics of running and they create an atmosphere of camaraderie."

Parent of SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Wants to go back

My son has not stopped talking about this camp. He has attended different camps since 12yrs old & now he is 16 ,he always talked about the camps but this the first time he wants to go back to same camp again he continues to tell all the family how much he enjoyed the experience.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience

This camp is well worth it! Not only do you improve your skills in the events you do, you also learn great weightlifting techniques and exercise ideas to better your track experience. This camp is a great time and experience and I would recommend this camp to every track athlete alike.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned so many new techniques and skills

Nike Running Camp was an amazing experience! I learned so many new techniques and skills that will help me be successful in the future.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Great communication

Communication before and during camp is great. Camper skill evaluation and suggested improvements were good. Delivery of improvement suggestions are good. Living conditions are good and daily schedule was good.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 4/5.
Friendly and encouraging

This is my first experience and i felt at ease. Everyone was friendly and everyone was encouraged to try and do their best.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Loads of fun

The coaches really knew their stuff and were loads of fun!!!

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Helped me get more prepared

It allows track athletes to meet other athletes that share the same love for the sport, it also helped get me more prepared and educated about university level track and it gave me new skills to take home with me to work on daily.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8am-8pm) $395.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $545.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8am-8pm) $415.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $465.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (8am-8pm) $335.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.