Nike Track & Field Camp SUNY Cortland Cortland, New York
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SUNY Cortland, one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system, is a quality public university that combines world-renowned facilities with a dedicated staff and a truly diverse body of talented students.
The goal of this camp is to introduce developing athletes to the latest training techniques, drills, and information pertaining to each athlete’s specific event(s). 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.
- Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
- Camp Completion Certificate
- Lunch is included for Day Campers
- Open to ages 12-18
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.Meet your coaching staff
Josh Henry returns to the Cortland coaching staff for a fifth season in 2013-14 after a successful four-year career in cross country and track and field with the Red Dragons. He works primarily with Cortland's distance runners
Henry received a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Corland in 2009 and earned a master's degree in sport management from the College in 2010. He earned all-region honors four times in cross country and was an All-American as a senior as he helped lead the Red Dragons to their first-ever NCAA Division III title.Read Full Bio
Henry was also a three-time track conference champion in distance events, a three-time national qualifier in the 10,000 meters and a two-time national qualifier in the 5,000 meters.
A USA Track and Field (USATF) Level I certified coach, Henry serves as the assistant director of Cortland's Summer Track and Field and Distance Running camps. He will be the director of the Distance camp in 2012. He is also a certified New York State Public High School Cross Country and Track and Field official.
Entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland in 2013-14, Marques Dexter has helped develop one of the top horizontal jumps groups at the conference, regional and national levels. A two-time nominee for the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year, Dexter serves as an instructor for the physical education department, and an adjunct instructor in the sport management department.
Dexter holds a USA Track and Field Level II certification in jumps, sprints, hurdles and relays, as well as being a certified Level I instructor for USA Track and Field. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the men’s and women’s track and field teams and was a Central Region coach at the 2010 Empire State Games held in Buffalo.
In the 2010-11 season, Dexter coached a total of six NCAA qualifiers, 10 ECAC qualifiers, four ECAC scorers, three SUNYAC champions, and 11 SUNYAC scorers in the horizontal jumps. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Dexter had three athletes qualify and compete in the long jump. Of the trio, Tim Scheftic finished his freshman campaign as the top freshman long jumper at the championship meet and in the nation.
2014 Camp Information
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.
Events Offered: Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Sprints, Hurdles and Throws.
***Campers need to bring their own poles for Pole Vault
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
Check-in: Sunday, July 6th between 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 15 Neubig Rd. Cortland, NY 13045.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 9th between 3:00-4:00 p.m. from the dorms. The graduation ceremony will occur after check‐out in the Park Center.
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: the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex
Dorm: either Randall or Hayes Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: bring a $75 check made out to USSC
Spending Money: $40- please do NOT bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Closest Airport: Syracuse International (36 miles away)
Transportation: not provided