Nike Track & Field and Cross Country Camps at The College at Brockport
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At Nike Running Camps, we help build stronger, smarter, and faster athletes! With both Track & Field and Cross Country programs, the coaching staff at The College of Brockport has something to offer for every event, distance, and skill level. The collegiate coaches train using a combination of drills, demonstrations and training to provide campers with the tools necessary for improvement.
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Camp Director Danielle Novara
Danielle Novara is in her 4th year as The College at Brockport’s director of cross country, track and field. Previously coaching at the Division I level at Colgate University and Oberlin College, Novara brings a wealth of experience to the Brockport teams. She excited to offer her expertise to young athletes at camp!View Danielle 's Bio & Running Tips ⟩
The past two years have seen tremendous success and growth under her leadership. In 2016 and then again in 2017, Danielle and her staff recruited and enrolled the largest, most talented, and most academically distinguished group of students in program history. Over sixty new and distinguished student athletes will join the team this year.
Across the board, the depth of the team has improved drastically. The women’s indoor and outdoor track team has finished runner-up in the SUNYAC conference for the past three seasons, and looks to some of the talented newcomers to boost them to the conference title this year.
At the individual conference level, Novara has produced 30 SUNYAC Conference champions in the past two years, and two SUNYAC Rookies of the Year in 2017.
In her two short years with the program Novara has qualified 24 student athletes to the Division III NCAA championships, and brought home 7 All-Americans. In 2017, Novara qualified 12 athletes in numerous events to the NCAA Outdoor DIII championships, which is the highest number in Brockport program history.
Danielle’s coaching history includes tenures at Colgate University where she served as the head women’s cross country, track and field coach, and Oberlin College, as the assistant cross country, track and field coach.
Under the tutelage of Novara, the Yeowomen of Oberlin College had two of its best performances in school history. The Yeowomen placed ninth in in NCAAs during the 2012 and eighth during the 2013 season.
Novara also helped produce the first two male qualifiers in school history for the 2013 Cross Country National Championship, and three NCAA All-Americans.
As an undergraduate student- athlete, Novara competed for SUNY Geneseo where she was a scoring member of 5th and 9th place squads at the DIII NCAA cross country championships. She qualified for the 10,000 meter run at the 2009 NCAA championships. She led her team to win five SUNYAC titles during her time as Blue Knight.
Danielle attended graduate school at Northern Arizona University where she received athletic scholarship to run for NAU’s squad in her final year of eligibility. During her time at NAU, she was named the captain of the women’s cross-country team.
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Coach Ed Jaskulski
Ed Jaskulski was named the director of cross country and track & field following the 2013-14 season and was the interim director for The College at Brockport last season. Jaskulski served as an assistant to the programs since 2002.View Ed Jaskulski's Bio ⟩
Jaskulski was honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the NCAA's Atlantic Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year during 2011 and 2010. A 2003 Brockport graduate, Jaskulski served as an assistant coach for eight years, and has overseen the Golden Eagles' throwers during a recent stretch of national success.
During his coaching tenure, Jaskulski has coached 35 NCAA participants, 21 All-Americans, one national champion with Zach Ferrara winning the pole vault title at the 2012-13 Indoor championships, 51 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) champions, 17 state champions and three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) champions.
In 2009, Jaskulski was promoted to interim head coach for the outdoor track & field squads and was selected as the SUNYAC Coach of the Year for women's track and field as the Golden Eagles captured their first SUNYAC title for the women.
Jaskulski serves as the college’s strength and conditioning coach. He will apply his extensive strength and conditioning knowledge and 15 plus years of training under the bar to the development of weight training regimens for the Brockport student-athletes.
In addition to the 2009 Women’s Outdoor Championship, he has coached the men’s (2007 and 2008) and women’s (2008) Outdoor New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) championship team and the 2007 Men’s Indoor ECAC championship team.
Jaskulski holds a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Physical Education/Pedagogy from The College at Brockport.
As an undergraduate, Jaskulski was a captain for the Golden Eagle football team, as well as a shot put and discus thrower for the track and field teams. As a senior, Jaskulski narrowly missed qualifying for the Division III nationals in the shot put.
Staff Coach Eddie Novara
Coach Eddie Novara begins his second season on the River Campus in 2016-2017, leading the Rochester cross country teams and distance athletes in track and field.View Eddie's Bio ⟩
During his first season with the Yellowjacket cross country teams, UR enjoyed great success, especially on the women's side where the team qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships as a team for the first time since 1988, and went on to finish 14th at the 2015 NCAA Championships. That followed a runner-up finish at the UAA Championships for the women as well, again the best result for a UR's women's squad since 1988.
On the track, Novara was the SUNYAC Champion in the Mile, the 1,500, and the 10,000 meter runs as a senior. He was named Geneseo's Athlete of the Year in 2012 and accumulated 15 All-SUNYAC honors between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. He is also currently the SUNYAC and Geneseo record holder in the 10,000 meters (29:32.75).
The Brockport XC and Track and Field Nike Camp is designed for athletes with the desire and dedication to become more competitive in their event. It is meant to challenge and grow the athlete’s mental and physical capabilities in order to make them tougher for competition and training.
Instruction and training will be offered throughout the week by experienced collegiate coaches. Breakout sessions will include topics on nutrition, racing, motivation, and team culture. A representative from The College at Brockport will be available for one session to answer questions regarding the collegiate recruiting and application process. Current collegiate athletes will be working as camp counselors and will be happy to answer any questions.
Check in/Check Out:
Check-in: July 29, 10:00AM at Track
Check-out: August 1, 12:00pm
Evening Activities include:
Lip Sync Competition, Motivational Speaker, Talent Night, Free time/ movies/ lawn games.
• Our camps are open to any and all entrants. Ages: 10-18
• Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
• Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.
Track and Field Camp:
Campers can choose from all disciplines: throws (shot put, weight, hammer, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault). Note: For liability reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention.
Events at Brockport
• Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
• Jumps (High, Long and Triple Jumps)
• Throws (Shot put, hammer, discus, javelin)
• Pole Vault (CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN POLES)
Cross Country Session Sample Daily Schedule:
7:00 AM- Meet in groups
7:15 AM- Breakfast
8:30 AM- Meet in groups-walk to track
8:45 AM- Practice from track to Sweden Town Park for XC Workout
11:30 AM- Lunch
12 :45 PM- Meet in groups, walk to B300
1:00 PM- Guest speaker
2:30 PM- Free time (dodgeball, kickball, etc…) from track
3:30 PM- Practice from Campus (on baseball fields) for XC tactic practice.
6:00 PM- Dinner
7:30 PM- Talent night - free time
10:00 PM- Room check #1
10:30 PM- Lights out, Room check #2
• Ratio: 1:10
• Runners grouped by: speed, ability and event.
• Facility: Brockport Track & Campus
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
- 7:00 am Meet in groups- walk to breakfast
- 7:15 am Breakfast
- 8:30 am Meet in groups- walk to practice
- 8:45 am Practice at Track
- 11:00 am Lunch
- 12:30 pm Guest speaker
- 2:00 pm Free time (dodgeball, kickball, basketball…) with counselors at Athletic Center
- 3:15 pm Meet in groups- walk to track
- 3:30 pm Practice at Track (Split into event specific groups/coaches + counselors)
- 6:00 pm Dinner
- 7:30 pm Lip Sync Competition - Free Time (Movies, Hangout) at dorms
- 10:00 pm Room check #1
- 10:30 pm Lights out, Room check #2
With the athletic facilities ranked #1 in the New York State collegiate system in 2016, The College at Brockport offers cross country and track and field athletes a dream environment on which to train and to get better.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium hosts to the Special Olympics, bringing thousands of special needs participants to Western New York. The stadium is the largest Division III on-campus stadium in the nation, providing an atmosphere that is electric for competition and training.
The SERC (Special Events Recreation Center) built in 2012 is known by many as the “fastest indoor track in New York State.” Olympian Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr set the indoor world record in the women’s pole vault in the facility in February 2016.
Overnight campers stay in the dorms on campus. Two campers per room.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Great Coaching and University
My daughter really enjoyed the coaching, planning and infrastructure of the university!
— Edmond R., Parent 2017
Knowledgeable and Effective Staff
My child learned to use the springboard for the high jump. The camp staff were very knowledgeable about the sport and effective teachers.
— Margeret S., Parent 2017
She met a lot of people and had a lot of fun with the activities. The camp director and counselors were knowledgeable and very helpful.
— Xiao F., Parent 2017
My son enjoyed the networking and really enjoyed the mentorship from the college kids
— Alan B., Parent 2017