Nike Track & Field Camp West Chester University
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The Nike Track & Field Camp at West Chester University offers an in-depth technical education into specific track & field events. Campers utilize one-on-one training, video analysis and competition to best educate athletes in their given events.
At camp, athletes are offered ample opportunities for repetitions in their given events while receiving the technical help of collegiate coaches. Campers of all levels are encouraged to come and learn about the events while improving their personal bests! Campers can choose from all disciplines: throws (shot put, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, and jumps (high jump, long jump and triple jump). Throwers work on all three throws throughout the day. There is a morning and evening work out that are both 2-2.5 hours. Our afternoon session is reserved for guest speakers & weight room (if available).
*This is not a West Chester University-affiliated event.
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- Event-specific training
- 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
- Top-Notch College Coaching
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Camp Director Jason Kilgore
Jason Kilgore is the director of track & field and cross country programs at West Chester University.View Jason's Bio ⟩
In 2014, both the men's and women's programs scored more points at the PSAC meet, with the men moving up to finish sixth at the PSAC Outdoor championship meet. 2014 saw nine new school records established, five NCAA provisional qualifying marks and countless new additions to the WCU all time Top 10 list.
Kilgore, a 2005 graduate of West Chester University, returns to his Alma mater after three seasons at Alvernia University where he was the head track & field and cross country coach. Kilgore headed up West Chester’s women’s track & field and cross country team from 2006-08, before leaving to become an assistant at Lafayette College for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
During his previous tenure at West Chester University, Kilgore coached seven All-Americans, 22 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions, 24 NCAA Division II provisional qualifiers, 65 All-PSAC student-athletes and three PSAC record holders. Kilgore was instrumental in the development of Eric Broadbent, who later went on to a pro career in track & field as a multi-event performer.
While at Alvernia, Kilgore oversaw the program’s first All-American, five NCAA Division III qualifiers, 13 Middle Atlantic Conference champions and helped both cross country squads earn their best conference finishes since joining the MAC.
As an assistant track and field coach at Division I Lafayette College, Kilgore was responsible for the creation and implementation of the training programs for sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. He coached nine Patriot League champions, five All-East honorees, eight school records and 18 All-Patriot League honorees.
Kilgore received his bachelor’s of science degree from West Chester University in Kinesiology, with a minor in Athletic Coaching and Special Education. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. He holds a USATF Level 2 certification in sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays while also earning USTFCCCA Specialist certifications in jumps and sprints/hurdles.
Assistant Coach Pat Mosley
Pat Mosley joined the West Chester staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throws coach. She owns USA Track & Field Level 1 and 2 Certifications as well as a USTFCCCA Throws Coach Event Specialist. Her coaching career spans twenty years.View Pat Mosley's Bio ⟩
Before coming to West Chester University, Mosley was the head girls track & field/cross country coach at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, PA. During her high school coaching career, multiple athletes medaled at the PIAA District I Track and Field championships and competed at the PIAA state meet.
In her first year at West Chester, Mosley coached standout thrower Nicole James to All-American honors at both the NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in the shot put and discus. She also coached a third place finish by athlete Shane Neal in the javelin at the 2007 Outdoor National Championships. Over the years, while coaching at West Chester, she has coached two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s shot put champions and a discus champion along with multiple Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference qualifiers in shot put, discus, hammer, weight throw and javelin.
A native of Lincoln University, PA and a graduate of Oxford Area High School, Mosley received her undergraduate degree in Education from West Chester University and a Masters in Counseling from Immaculata University.
Assistant Coach Nate Kennedy
Coach Kennedy serves as the sprints & middle distance coach at WCU. A 2008 graduate of West Chester University, Kennedy returned to his Alma mater in 2013 as an assistant track & field coach.View Nate Kennedy's Bio ⟩
In his first year as a WCU coach, Kennedy mentored an NCAA All-American in the long jump before moving to his area of expertise in the sprints at the beginning of his second year.
With coaching stops at Alvernia University, Owen J. Roberts High School, Fleetwood High School, and the Glen Mills School, Coach Kennedy has a wide variety of experience in many event groups.
A native of Mohnton, Pa, and a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, Kennedy received his undergraduate degree in Health & Physical Education from West Chester University. He is also a certified USTFCCCA sprints/hurdles/relays coach, as well as a certified strength & conditioning specialist.
Assistant Coach Ryan McCauley
Ryan McCauley joined the WCU staff in the fall of 2013 to coach the Golden Rams’ pole vaulters and to assist with the multi-event athletes. In his first year with the program, his athletes were responsible for one new school record, one tied school record, four PSAC Championship qualifications, and one NCAA Provisional qualification.View Ryan McCauley's Bio ⟩
Each pole vaulter and multi-event athlete achieved a personal best in 2013-2014.
McCauley spent his freshman year at West Chester under the guidance of Head Coach Jason Kilgore before transferring to Millersville University and competing for two additional years. During his final year at Millersville he served as a volunteer pole vault coach and had one PSAC qualifier and assisted with one NCAA Provisional qualifier. At the same time, McCauley coached the long jump, triple jump, and high jump at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa, and was responsible for five Lancaster-Lebanon League qualifiers and two PIAA District III qualifiers. McCauley also spent the 2012-2013 season coaching pole vault at Temple University.
A native of Wallingford, Pa, McCauley graduated from Strath Haven High School, and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Millersville University, as well as Level I Certification from USA Track & Field.
Assistant Coach Ed Brittingham
Ed Brittingham returns to his Alma mater as assistant distance coach, after one year coaching at the high school level.View Ed Brittingham's Bio ⟩
While at West Chester, Brittingham was an eight-time letter winner in cross country/track & field, and a member of the 2012 cross country team that garnered the Golden Rams’ highest finish at the PSAC championships in ten years.
An accomplished 10k runner on the track, Brittingham qualified for two PSAC outdoor track & field championships, and was a part of eight USTFCCCA All-Academic teams. Brittingham specializes in planning the Golden Rams’ distance runners supplementary exercises as well as coaching steeplechase.
A native of Aston, Pa, Brittingham graduated from Sun Valley High School, and holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from West Chester University, as well as track & field technical certification from USTFCCCA.
Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Campers will train on the track at the John A. Farrell Stadium.
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 that it can be easily identified.Show Less See More Camp Details
2018 SESSION INFORMATION
Events at West Chester Track & Field Camp
- Sprints (Up to 400m)
- Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
- Throws (Shotput, discus, hammer, javelin)
Check In/Check Out
Check-in: Sunday, July 8th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the residence hall. Day Campers arrive between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 11th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. the from residence hall.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
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
Key Deposit: No room key deposit is required at check-in however if the camper loses their key, there will be a room key charge of $35.
Spending Money: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site
Closest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (30-45 min).
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
- 7:00am Wake up & breakfast
- 9:00am Morning workouts
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Interactive lecture or workout
- 3:30pm Free time
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:00pm Evening workout
- 9:00pm Group organized activities, free time & guest speakers
- 10:30pm Lights out!
Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisers supervise campers overnight. Campers have several options for training, including the track at John A. Farrell Stadium, the wooded trails of the Gordon Natural Preserve, and the rural roads of WCU’s South Campus.
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Everyone was supportive and positive
July 16, 2018: My 13-year-old attended the track and field camp and loved it! He is a beginner and it was a very positive learning experience. Everyone was supportive and positive. He will be attending next year!
— Leslie D. Parent
Really liked the coaches
She learned a couple new techniques for jumping and really liked coaches and student coaches.
— Sue M. Parent
It was very well conducted
July 12, 2018: Overall, I enjoyed everything about camp and thought it was very well conducted. While attending this camp, I appreciated talking about overall mechanics for sprinting. Also I enjoyed the muscle specific exercises that would help my sprinting. My camp highlights were the independence involved with camp outside of practice. Plus, the ability to train productively while having fun.
— Art K. Camper
One on One Attention
The camp staff were friendly and encouraging. My daughter appreciated that the coaches knew her by name and worked one on one with her.
— Mike P., Parent 2017
Great coaches and I learned a lot
I really like the coaches and the atmosphere that was provided. I also learned many exercises and information.
— Sydney S., Camper
Useful new routines
He loved the warm ups used at this camp. He will definitely use some of them before his events for his high school track.
— Gina P., Parent 2017
Great learning experience
This camp was a learning experience for me and will be for you. The coaches are there to teach you the proper technique in your event and look out for you in the future.
— Glen B., Camper 2016
Tons of fun
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other people who will share your same love for running. The practices are challenging but doable and you will be sore at the end of it but not in pain. The coaches had wonderful different ideas to what you may be used to. It's good to experience a small part of what college would be like on a team. Overall it was a ton of fun.
— Chester R., Camper 2016
Lots of one-on-one time
The camp taught me a lot more different techniques that I found very helpful during my time at West Chester. I will definitely remember the new skills I have formed and use them during my future as a hurdler. There was also a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches that I appreciated if I ever needed help or had a question.
— Sylvia H., Camper 2016
Nike Running Camps do very well at teaching athletes about all the different perspectives of their event(s). Whether it's nutrition or stretching, weight lifting or technique in the athlete's event, the instruction is very detail-oriented and is taught by genuine coaches who want the athlete to learn.
— Cathy P., Parent 2016
One of the great qualities of a Nike Running camp is its ability to help runners of all levels improve, because of the coaching. When I showed up to a Nike running camp, I enjoyed running but only had a percentage of the knowledge/abilities I have now. In fact, because of this amazing instruction I am now an eighth grader competing on a high school team.
— Samuel P., Camper 2016
Overall great experience
The Nike Running Camp gave great instruction to everyone from beginner to advanced. I learned to do a field event that I had never even done or seen before. This camp overall was great and I am already looking forward to next year.
— Kristy P., Camper 2016
My son has been running for three years and I'm not sure if its due to the size of his team or lack of developmental training with his coaches, but he has never received specific feedback regarding his technique. Nike on the other hand has done that extremely well. He said he received awesome feedback on his form...things he had never heard before.
— Joe B., Parent 2016
This Nike running camp in West Chester, PA is a fun and educational running camp that helps you get in shape and meet other fellow runners that have the same passion as you. i would recommend this camp to anyone who loves to run and is looking to get better as a athlete.
— Chris Z., Camper 2016