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The 2019 Nike Track & Field Camp at Smith College offers training in all events in Northampton, MA. Learn from the elite coaching staff and develop into a better athlete. Smith Head Coach Adrien Ricci leads campers through an educational week, complete with lectures and training in your events of choice. Daily practice includes drills and technique. Breakout topics include personal and team motivation & goal setting, nutrition, and more!

To find out more about the Cross Country Camp, please click here: Nike Cross Country Camp Smith College

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Camp is open to ages 12-18
  • Individual and group instruction
  • Specific training programs for every skill level
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Camp Coaches

  • Running Nike Smith C Coach Adrien Ricci

    Head Coach Adrien Ricci

    Adrien Ricci enters her second season as the Smith College head track & field coach. Since 2009 Ricci has served as the Director of Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track & Field programs at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Camp Details

Campers can choose from all disciplines (except pole vault). Offered events: throws (shot put, hammer, discus, javelin), sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), distance (800m up to the 2 mile), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump).

Pole Vault: Those interested in pole vault can arrange for some breakout training during the week. We will not focus on vaults but will offer some sessions on it. You must bring your own pole to camp, for liability reasons. Let us know ahead if you are so interested.

Equipment

Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing for each camp session. Additionally, campers should bring their own event shoes or spikes. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so they easily identified.

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2019 SESSION INFORMATION

Events at Nike Track and Field Camp at Smith College

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
  • Jumps (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump)
  • Throws (Shot Put, Hammer, Discus, Javelin)

There will be a break-out sessions to learn about pole vault, but campers are not be able to primarily focus on vaults throughout the week. Campers who wish to participate in the pole vault session must bring their own pole.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT

2019 Dates: July 21-25

Check-in: Sunday TBA.

Check-out: Thursday TBA.

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: Smith College outdoor track

HOUSING

Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of the room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: TBA – check made out to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: TBA
Medical Facility: Athletic trainer is on-site

TRAVEL

Transportation: Not provided

GROUP DISCOUNTS

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

  • 7:30am Wake up
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Track instructional stations
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Track instructional stations
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:30pm Track/evening activity
  • 8:30: Lecture/video
  • 9:30pm Campers in dorms & Lights out

Located on 147 beautiful acres in Northampton, MA, the Smith College program offers college level instruction for both track & field and cross country runners. Campers stay in the dorms on campus and eat in the school's dining hall.

Camp Questions & Answers

What events are offered at the Smith College Track & Field Camp?

Sprints, Hurdles, Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase), Jumps (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump), Throws (Shot Put, Hammer, Discus, Javelin).

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with another single camper, similar in age. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

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What happens if it starts to rain during camp?

All campers receive their full running program each day weather permitting. In the threat of severe weather, we will adjust our schedule for the outdoor training.

How many campers are placed in a dorm room and do you accommodate roommate requests?

Campers are place two per room. When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We accommodate all roommate requests, made before 2 weeks before the start of camp. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the school cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.

How and when will I receive my Registration packet with important camp details?

Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Registration Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc.

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and brought with you to the first day of camp.

What is the cancellation policy?

Hopefully, you will not have to cancel, but if you must, please do so early so that those on the waiting list can be notified.

For those who have Cancellation Protection: Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason before June 1st. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable. If you cancel after June 1st, 2019, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Nike Running Camp. For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a Nike Running Camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to a family member and may be used for any Nike Running Camps. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection and who cancel on time.

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Nike Track & Field Camp Smith College

Adrien Ricci, Head Coach
102 Lower College Lane
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Cross Country, Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. $595.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $885.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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