Nike Cross Country Camp University of San Diego
Run, Body, Spirit.
At Nike Running Camps we strive to help develop runners into faster and smarter athletes. We are proud to announce the addition of the University of San Diego camp to our growing network.
Join us for an informative, challenging and fun week at the University of San Diego with Head Coach Will Guarino. Campers will be placed into to pacing groups based on their age and current times. They will be shuttled off campus to various running trails in beautiful, sunny San Diego.
- Off-campus trail running
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- Focus on nutrition and yoga
- Low camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Will Guarino
Will Guarino was USD's first full-time cross country/track coach, replacing longtime coach Rich Cota, who retired after directing the program for 18 seasons.View Will 's Bio ⟩
Guarino, a 1988 graduate of the University of San Diego, ran for the Torero cross country program during the 1987 season. He placed second at the West Coast Conference Championships in the 10K race at Crystal Springs, with the Toreros placing third overall. That year he was selected the team's Outstanding Runner. He still ranks second all-time at USD for fastest time in a 10K race - he clocked a 32:25 at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. He is eighth all-time in the 8K with a 26:14 showing at the Biola Invitational.
During the 1988-89 season he was assistant cross country coach at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach where he worked with both the men's and women's programs. He graduated from USD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a minor in Business Administration. A resident of San Diego, he currently runs his own financial planning business.
In addition to cross country training, the Nike Cross Country Camp at USD will aid any runner wanting to learn the basic elements of how to lead a team and inspire others while aiming to reach their team's potential. The camp will teach principles of team management, conflict resolution, communicating with coaches, team building, developing new runners, and identifying ways to contribute to furthering a positive team culture.
Coach Guarino will guide athletes through break out sessions and interactive discussions that will take place on campus, and away from campus near the beach, the San Diego bay, San Diego's historical sites, and also San Diego's own Balboa Park.
Training sessions are geared towards a driven leader that loves the outdoors and wants to make a contribution to their team.
This running camp is for the active endurance athlete that aspires to lead his/her team to the next break through level!Show Less See More Camp Details
2018 Dates TBA
Check-in: On Sunday between 10:00am – 11:00 am at Mission B Building.
Check-out: On Wednesday at 12:00pm from the dorms.
Overnight Tuition: Features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, three hot meals, and lodging in University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, times and years of experience
Evaluation: verbally given by coaching staff
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
Key Deposit: $70 check - made out to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: a certified athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital 2 miles from campus
Nearest Airport: San Diego International
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
Perched above Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, The University of San Diego is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and a fantastic location for camp. Campers stay in the dorms on campus getting a taste for college life in this friendly and welcoming college campus. The USD campus is located right off of I-5, just 6 miles north of the San Diego Airport and Downtown San Diego.
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Outstanding camp! Looking forward to next year!!
— Jack M., Parent of Camper 2017
Perfect blend of training, teaching, and lots of fun!
The running camp at USD is amazing. This was our second year in a row and Coach Guarino not only remembered our camper, but enthusiastically greeted him by name as he was walking up to check in. This camp is friendly, intense, fun, and well organized. It's the perfect blend of training, teaching, and lots of fun in beautiful San Diego. We will definitely be back next year!
— Mark S., Parent of Camper 2017
I had a blast running with the some of the USD atheletes and learning so much about running, nutrition and help with school. I would recommend this camp to every runner I know!
— Logan A., Camper 2016
The camp at USD was a great experience and gave a snap shot of what college life can be like for a runner. It was very educational and most of all great at building relationships with other athletes. The leadership portion is going to help me this HS season become a better leader on my squad.
— Isolde E., Camper 2016
Made me more passionate about running
Going to the Nike Cross Country Camp in San Diego was a super fun and informational experience. I had so much fun being with other runners who shared the same love for running. I also learned so much about running philosophy, which made me even more passionate about running. I love running and if you do you should definitely come to this camp!
— Wyatt P., Past Camper
Loved the experience
We were SO impressed with the running camp's itinerary. Filled with fun runs around Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Torrey Pines. My son's favorites were the tough workouts, making new friendships, playing soccer and having a bonfire on the beach! He loved the experience & wants to come back next year!
— Alan W., Parent of Camper
Would recommend to anyone
I was really happy this Running Camp took place at University of San Diego. Not too far away from home and where the whether is great! My son had the experience of being away from home for the first time and at the same time a view of living in the dorms like a college student. The experience was great and would recommend to anyone that is interested in a running camp.
— Charlie H., Parent of Camper
I expected more individual attention. Video running style & critique, for example.
— Leroy E., Nike CC University of San Diego Camper '16
My son loved the cross-country camp! He learned a lot about running and had a super time! The coach was fantastic and planned such fun runs and activities! Very glad we did it!
— Paul D., Parent of Camper
This was my first experience going to a running camp since I just joined the sport in fall of 2013. In addition to all the great training, the overall camp experience was excellent. The coaches were all great and it was a lot of fun!
— Ella M., Past Camper
Great preparation for growth
I just wanted to share my daughters successes from her first season of high school Cross Country. She placed 5th and led her team to its first ever appearance at the California State Meet. Her time at your camp this past summer had a very positive influence on her, helping her prepare the rigors of her very competitive season. Many thanks! She has grown in so many areas of the sport because of it.
— Jason N., parent of camper '16
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