Nike Running Camp at Emory & Henry College
US Sports Camps is thrilled to announce the new 2019 Nike Running Camp location at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia! Come train with the founder of Train with Kenyans!
Run at some of the best trails in America! The Emory and Henry Nike Cross Country Camp provides campers the opportunity to train with the Emory and Henry cross country coaches and athletes. In conjunction with Train with Kenyans, LLC(TWK), we bring a very unique running experience full of fun experiences and excellent training. Campers have access to runs right from campus and on the nearby amazing trails.
- Top notch, middle school, high school and college coaching
- Uniquely professionalized training and education program
- Superior facilities: beautiful campus of Emory and Henry College with various outdoor activities
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Coaches are encouraged to accompany their cross country teams!
- Middle school running program with specific athlete level curriculum
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Head Coach Coach Zion
David Cheromei continues to be director of the camp. David Cheromei is the founder and director of Train with Kenyans. David is current head cross country/track & field coach at Emory & Henry College. He oversee all aspects of the cross country and track & field programs.View David's Bio ⟩
A native of Eldoret, Kenya, Cheromei - also known as Coach Zion - most recently served as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cheromei was responsible for creating the training program for both teams. He also assisted with day-to-day operations including academic advising for both squads. Cheromei was a highly-decorated collegiate distance runner winning 10 NAIA national titles, including three-straight championships in his specialty, the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He became the third runner in NAIA history to capture three-consecutive steeplechase crowns and set a meet record (8:40.03) as a senior in 2007. While at Virginia Intermont, Cheromei was a part of a men's cross country squad that won three-consecutive NAIA team titles (2004-06). He was the individual national champion in 2006. In indoor track & field, Cheromei took home the 2005 national championship in the 5,000 meters and won the 3,000-meter crown in both 2006 and 2007. He was also a part of VI’s champion distance medley relay squad in 2006. David coordinates in inviting Kenyan elite athletes and guest speakers.
Assistant Coach Shawnee Kegley
Shawnee Kegley is entering her first year as an Assistant Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach at Emory & Henry College. She will assist in all aspects of the Wasps' cross country and track & field programs, and will focus on the mid-distance events for track & field.View Shawnee's Bio ⟩
Kegley was most recently the head track & field coach at Chilhowie High School in Chilhowie, Virginia. She has also served as a track & field coach at Patrick Henry High School and as a counselor at the Blue Ridge Running Camp. A six-time NCAA Division II All-American in indoor and outdoor track & field, Kegley was the Division II Champion in the 800-meters in 2011 (outdoor) and 2014 (indoor). Kegley was also named an Academic All-American® by CoSIDA in 2014. As the only national champion in Mountain Lion history, Kegley was inducted into the Concord Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
Cross Country: July 14-18
We teach and demonstrate the principles which make Kenyans the most successful runners in history: Simplicity, Focus, Belief, and Togetherness. Through classroom instruction on subjects such as nutrition and racing strategy, field instruction on running form and core strength, as well as running and talking with elite Kenyan athletes, the student gains knowledge and the confidence to reach new heights in the cross country and track seasons.Show Less See More Camp Details
Since this is an instructional camp, the emphasis will be on the skills learned and not the miles covered. We hold three workouts per day: a morning run, and afternoon drills session and an evening run. These are opportunities to model the skills taught and serve as another forum for instruction. This year we are dividing the camp into three levels based on experience and ability. This ensures that a runner is continually challenged in their training and can grow in their knowledge and mastery of this great sport.
This is a fairly rigorous program with early runs beginning at 7am, but we believe that runners runs best when they are having fun. We hold talent competitions, goofy Olympics and other games to help strengthen the bond between training groups and counselors. We also participate in other fun outdoor activities available at Emory and Henry College. If you are a distance runner who aspires to improve, or a distance running coach who wishes to gain more insights into the craft of distance running, you do not want to miss this great opportunity to learn from the best in the world.
Check-in: 10 am - 1 pm: Student Center(Martin Brock Hall)
Checkout: 10 am - 1 pm: Student Center(Martin Brock Hall)
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: No
Key Deposit: TBA
Spending Money: $40 e
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
We do offer optional transportation to and from airport(Tri-Cities Airport-TRI) for additional $50 paid in cash at check in. Please request airport pick up or drop off by e-mail(email@example.com).
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. A coach with seven or more athletes comes for free. 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.
WHO ARE TRAIN WITH KENYANS, LLC?
Train With Kenyans (TWK) is small LLC with global hopes and visions. We seek to develop global athletes by providing a uniquely Kenyan training experience. We combine Kenyan training principles and American resources in order to impact both American and Kenyan runners.
WHY AND HOW?
There are several people that help make Train With Kenyans the successful and effective camp that it is. The Camp Directors, the Elite Athletes and the staff all come together for a week to provide high quality training, instruction and fun. However, there are a host of other athletes and support staff runners may never see or hear from that have been invaluable in providing the highest quality of training and instruction offered among running camps.
WHY KENYAN TRAINING?
Since the 1960s, the nation of Kenya has dominated the distance events in track and the marathon. These statistics are even more pronounced when one also considers their annual domination of the highest level of international competition in the IAAF World Cross Country Meet.
Some people believe that Kenyan runners are naturally FAST due to their genetics or environment. Yes, that can play a role, but in reality it is because Kenyans approach their training with PURE intention. The Kenyan method of training is often better, harder and more crystallized than the rest of the world. Did you know that Kenyans are not the ONLY fast runners; any runner from ANYWHERE can be as good as Kenyans! YOU CAN BE AS FAST AS A KENYAN. Come learn the Kenyan way of training and take your running to another level!
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 am Light breakfast
- 8:00 am Morning run (valley locations)
- 9:30 am Morning clinic / presentation
- 11:00 am Stability / weights / strength / cross training work
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Rest, reading, journaling
- 2:00-4:00 pm High altitude trail training run
- 4:30-5:30 pm Afternoon swim / Pool running for recovery
- 6:00 pm Dinner
- 7:00 pm Guest speaker or evening activity
On 335 acres, located in the Highlands of Virginia, runners stay on campus and enjoy their meals in the school's main dining hall.
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Running Camp at this location. For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!