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Train with Olympians at St. John's University

This 2019 Diane Dixon Nike Track & Field Camp at St. John's University provides campers with detailed instruction and an inside look into what it takes to become a premier track & field athlete.

The camp is conducted on the beautiful campus of St. John's in Queens, New York and specialize in sprints (up to 400m), jumps, hurdles, and throws, and middle and distance (800- 3000).

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Event-specific training
  • Coed, for all ages 10-18
  • 10:1 Camper to staff ratio
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Camp Coaches

  • Diane Dixon Headshot

    Camp Director Diane Dixon

    Diane Dixon is an Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist in the 1984 & 1988 4x400 Meter Relay. The 1988 Seoul Olympics American Record STILL stands today at 3:15.51.

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  • Derrick Adkins

    Coach Derrick Adkins

    Derrick Ralph Adkins is a former American track and field athlete who specialized in the 400-meter hurdles. He was an Olympic gold medalist in that event at the 1996 Summer Olympics and World Champion at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics

  • St Johns Eddie Headshot

    Coach Eddie McElroy

    He holds an A.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Organizational Management and USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification. He has been coaching for a combined total of twenty seven years, high school, college track & field and XC, and also USATF Youth Open/Elite and Master in NJ, NY and CT.

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  • Jerome Robinson

    Coach Jerome Robinson

    Robinson is no stranger to the track & field scene, having spent nearly 20 years affiliated with the sport at the collegiate coaching level. Most recently, he served as Director of Operations and assistant track & field coach at nearby Queens College, an NCAA Division II school. There he coached sprints, jumps and hurdles.

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Camp Details

The Diane Dixon Nike Track & Field Camp is designed to meet the needs of each individual camper. The camp is divided into events areas and spread over a four day session. 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. Coaches work one-on-one with each camper to ensure a quality learning experience while at camp.

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Events at Diane Dixon Track & Field Camp

  • Sprints (Up to 400m)
  • Hurdles
  • Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
  • Throws (Shot put, discus, hammer, javelin)
  • Middle and Distance (800, 1,500 & 3,000)
  • Relays

Check-in and Check-out Information

Check-In:

When: 8:30 am
Where: DaSilva Memorial Field

Check-Out:

When: 5:30 pm
Where: DaSilva Memorial Field

Lunch is included each day. Campers should bring snacks and a large, insulated water bottle.

Travel Arrangements:

It is the responsibility of each camper to arrange his or her own transportation to and from camp.

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

  • 8:30 am Check in
  • 9:00 am Dynamic warm-up
  • 9:30 am Track session
  • 10:30 am Developmental work stations
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Skill Development
  • 3:00 pm Inside St. John's gym for training
  • 4:30 pm Extended Hours
  • 5:30 pm Check Out

The training facilities at St. John's University are among the best in the nation. Campers train at DaSilva Memorial Field.

Originally opened as St. John's Stadium in 1978, DaSilva Memorial Field was rededicated in 1998 in memory of John DaSilva, a St. John's University hockey star who was killed tragically in an automobile accident. DaSilva Memorial Field is home to the men's lacrosse and women's track and field teams, and has a seating capacity of 1,200. The field was resurfaced in the summer of 2004 to incorporate the new Field Turf surface. In 2010, the University completed the D'Angelo Center, a 127,000-square foot, five-story student center that is adjacent to the field.

Diane Dixon Nike Track & Field Camp at St. John's University

Diane Dixon, Camp Director
800 Utopia Parkway
Queens, New York 11439
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day (8:30-5:30) $400.00
Availability: Yes

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