Nike Rose City Cross Country Camp
Join us this summer in Portland, Oregon for our 2019 Nike Rose City XC Camp. Experience top-notch coaching, breathtaking views, miles of gorgeous trails while having fun in this great city. Boys and girls, ages 12-18, develop the fundamental skills to becoming successful runners.
- Multiple runs around the beautiful trails of Portland
- Two training runs each day
- Max Ride to the Oregon Zoo for a graduation run and a Zoo day (incl in camp fee)
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Individualize training programs for all levels
- Informative and inspirational guest speakers
- Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
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Head Coach Eric Dettman
Coach Dettman has worked with the Lincoln running programs for the past six years and has taken over as the head coach of the track and field program for the past two years. During his time at Lincoln, he has coached two State trophy cross country teams, 11 All-State athletes, and one State champion.View Eric's Bio ⟩
As a former runner for the University of Oregon and York Community High School, he has been guided by some of the best coaches in America and is excited to share those experiences with our campers. Coach Dettman believes that character development is as important as athletic development and will share his expertise in both areas.
Assistant Coach Matt Dettman
Coach Dettman has worked with the Lincoln Cluster running program the last two years. During that time, he’s worked with 6th-8th grade boys and girls and helped them develop the necessary skills to improve their running form and times.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Under his guidance, the girls have won one district championship and both the boys and girls are poised for continued success. He formerly ran for the University of Oregon and York Community High School and had the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious coaches in America. He believes developing the right skills, both mentally and physically, at a young age, leads to continued success as a student athlete in their future endeavors.
Assistant Coach Ryan Keene
Ryan Keene is the current head cross country coach, as well as the head track and field coach at Madison High School. He has coached the Senators since 2017, and in 2018 the girls’ track and field team took 2nd at the PIL district meet while only having 16 female competitors at the meet.View Ryan's Bio ⟩
In his first two seasons at Madison High School for cross country, the participation has tripled on both the boys’ and girls’ teams. Ryan began his coaching career at Clackamas High School and coached there for nine seasons. As the distance head coach in track, he never failed to qualify an athlete for the State meet and in XC, never failed to get a girls’ team to State. While at Clackamas, his teams won two girls’ team titles in cross country, four girls’ team titles on the track and coached athletes to break seven of the school distance records. Ryan ran collegiately at Gonzaga University for legendary NW coach Pat Tyson. Ryan still views Tyson’s philosophy as one of his main reasons for success in coaching.
Skills learned include proper and efficient running form, strength and body weight workouts, nutrition, life-skills, clinics on mental toughness and the joy of running. Campers as well as lots of fun activities for all. This camp will help your son or daughter develop as a runner while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.
- Core and weight training exercises on the field or in the weight room everyday
- 2 runs a day at the Duniway Track, Lincoln Track, and surrounding Portland trails
- Hill workouts at Terwilliger
- Evening activities include fun, active games, such as Ultimate Frisbee or soccer
- Workouts on the track consist of pacing specific workouts.
- One long run that will follow up with a day at the zoo.
- Guest speakers each day, topics such as self-confidence, nutrition, what’s new at Nike, and goal setting.
2019 Dates: July 28 - August 1
Check-in: On Sunday between 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
Check-out: On Wednesday at 12:00 pm from the dorms.
Overnight Tuition: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in University residence halls. Fun evening recreation programs are planned!
Players Grouped by: skill, age, times, and years of experience
Facility: Track and trails
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Nearest Airport: Portland International Airport
Transportation: Not provided
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:15am Wake up
- 8:00am Morning run
- 8:45am Stretching
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:30am Guest speaker
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Free time
- 2:00pm Guest speaker, trivia, prizes
- 3:15pm Supplementary sessions
- 3:45pm Pool & secondary run
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening activities
- 10:15pm In rooms, lights out
Campers stay in the dorms at Portland State University and dine in the school's dining hall.