Nike Malibu Speed and Hurdles Camp
Need for Speed!
Located on the Southern California coast, Pepperdine University commands a majestic view of the world famous Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The summer camp combines a beautiful, safe location with a staff consisting of college coaches, college runners, and other qualified instructors. Camp specializes in sprints and hurdles and features Assistant Coach Rainford Hunter. This program is open to all female high school students, entering grades 9-12. This will run in conjunction with the coed cross country veteran camp Nike Raditude Cross Country Camp in Malibu.
- Instructors include highly skilled college coaching staff and current student athletes
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Informative discussions and readings
- Speed and stamina drills and training
- Camp is open to girls only, ages 14-18
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Camp Director Robert Radnoti
Robert Radnoti enters his 12th season as head coach of the Pepperdine men's and women's cross country and track and field teams. He continues his mission of leading these programs to national prominence.View Robert Radnoti's Bio ⟩
A well-respected coach in Southern California, Radnoti was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the California Coaches Alliance. He speaks at various clinics and high schools throughout the country.
Prior to joining the Pepperdine staff, Radnoti enjoyed great success at Thousand Oaks High School. His track and field teams compiled a 209-12 overall record, while the cross country teams finished with a 416-17 mark in the tough Marmonte League in Ventura County.
Co-Director Rainford Hunter
Rainford Hunter, a long-time successful track athlete, coach and administrator, has joined the Pepperdine track program as an assistant coach.View Rainford's Bio ⟩
While a high school student in Jamaica, Hunter competed at the Penn Relays twice, and he was invited to try out for Jamaica’s Olympic team in 1980.
Hunter is a 1983 graduate of Grambling with a degree in industrial technology. He was a four-year member of the track team and ran the 100 and 200 meters.
As a coach, he has USATF Level 1 course participation, USATF Level 2 certification (pending) and USATF Level 3 Speed Summit participation. Most recently, he was the head coach at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville, Indiana, and he also held positions at Zionsville High and Pike High in Indiana. He also served an advisor, mentor and manager for more than 30 professional track athletes as the president and CEO of the World-Class Athlete Management Group.
Hunter also earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of New Haven in 1992.
What Can you Expect?
A typical day consists of breakfast, a morning workout, rest, lunch, and speeches from the coaches followed by an afternoon workout and a group activity. You learn visualization techniques, team-building skills, and ways to maximize your performance through appropriate nutrition. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Need for Speed!
"All Else is Secondary"
How can I get faster? Speed is a basic need of areas of track and field. Whether it is in the primary areas of the 100m or 400m or the last 200m of the mile, races have been won and lost due to the lack of speed. There is a need for speed, speed has to be developed, rehearsed and practiced in a fashion so that the body remembers it, and knows how and when to control it. Speed camp can be challenging, but it is also fun and motivational.
Sprinters have to have a mentality that mirrors none other. This speed camp not only helps you develop speed, but helps you develop a sprinter's tactical mindset and mental toughness. Race to win!
Campers are taught the basics of speed to include: technical, mental and physical aspects of what it takes to be successful sprinting events. They leave camp with an improved technical skill set, a confident mindset, and a positive Ratitude Attitude.
2018 Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:
Check-in: Session 1: Monday, June 25th and Session 2: July 23rd between 9:00 am - 11:00 am in front of the Lovernich Apartment Commons
Check-out: between 10:00-11:00am on Friday.
Runners entering grades 9-12, girls only, all skills levels.
Campers are housed in the dorms on campus. Rooms are assigned by age and roommate requests.
Meals are served in the newly renovated Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria which has a stunning ocean view. This all-you-can-eat cafeteria includes a salad bar, soup and corn bread bar, beverage station, dessert station, and daily hot entree.
There are team building activities each evening after dinner.
Los Angeles International (LAX)
Shuttle: We recommend Prime Time Shuttle. Call 1-800-Red-Vans (733-8267) or online at www.primetimeshuttle.com.
Local Accommodations for Parents:
For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we recommend the Sheraton Hotel in Agoura Hills during the camp sessions. Please call 818-707-1220.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring is emailed to all registered campers. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they are collected on the first day of camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 3:00pm Check-in
- 5:15pm Group Discussions, set up/ ice breakers
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 6:50pm Meet ice breaker II
- 7:00pm Coach V's Welcome Intro
- 7:30pm - 9:00pm Group warm-up/Intro to fall training (running drills/sprint mechanics/general strength & agility/core/flexability
- 9:00pm Group relay competition - MB relay
- 10:00pm Curfew - must be in dorms
- 7:45am Wake-up
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 9:30am Meet at the track
- 9:45am Group warm-up
- 10:00am - 11:30am Testing Begins a) Station 1 = Standing 30m, Average of 2 trialsb) Station 2 = Standing Long Jump, Average of 2 jumpsc) Station 3 = Overhead Back Med Ball Throw [B-16lb,G-4K], Avg 2 throwsd) Station 4 = 10X Alt. Bounds, Average 2 trialse) Station 5 = Timed 150m, Average of 2 trialsf) Sit and Reach = Best of three & Vert testCool Down / Explaination of Results
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Meet at track (bring swimsuit & towel)
- 1:45pm - 2:30pm Lecture on Injury Prevention: Dr. Johnson Lecture: Guest speaker: Coach Dixon Coach Bowman Speed
- 3:00pm - 5:00pm Event specific training and weight training
- 5:00pm Swimming & dodge ball
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:15pm Guest speaker
- 7:30pm Student sthlete discussion panel - "What's it Like?"
- 8:15pm Supervised free time
- 10:00pm Curfew - must be in dorms
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My child's passion for the sport increased after camp, and helped improve their skills!
— Molly S., Parent 2017
Overall Camp Experience Was Unforgettable
Being able to stay at Pepperdine and experience how beautiful the campus and view was, working with amazing and encouraging coaches, meeting people from all over the country and making close friends, the beach, dance party, just overall camp experience was unforgettable.
— Marilyn Y., Camper 2017
One of best experiences I've had
I thought Nike hurdle sprint camp was one of the best experiences I've had. A lot of the girls there arrived not knowing anyone just like me and we all ended up becoming great friends that still keep in touch. Coach Venus and Olympia were so much fun and understanding. They sparked a new passion in my love for track by making me feel like I could get really good if I actually put in the work. Exercise in the pool and on the beach with the classic Malibu views was icing on top of the cake. I would love to go back! P.S the food was pretty darn good too.
— Melissa B., Camper 2017
For me, the camp helped with my hurdle form. There were good coaches who were able to see what I could improve on and also can excel at
— Samantha M., Camper 2017
Helped me improve
They make the stay very enjoyable. After the camp I still continued to do the workouts and exercises I was taught at camp, because they helped me improve in a matter of weeks.