Nike Speed Clinic at the University of Houston
SPEED | ACCELERATION | EXPLOSIVENESS
The Nike Speed Clinic at the University of Houston offers athletes the opportunity to train, learn, and experience firsthand the culture and tradition of UH Track & Field, which has produced some of the most decorated collegiate and Olympic athletes in track and field.
Speed is the difference maker, and with the right coaching you can get faster, and for the first time ever, we're partnering with the University of Houston to provide you with access to some of the world’s greatest speed coaches to maximize your speed, whether you're an individual or team sport athlete.
Hosted at the University of Houston, you will have the opportunity to learn and train under the UH system with some of the most decorated coaches in track & field, including Cougar Head Coach and Olympic legend Carl Lewis, Director of Track and Field Will Blackburn, and Assistant Head Coach, Kyle Tellez.
- World Class Coaching
- Separate Session for Elementary and Middle/High School Ages
- Event-specific training
- Fantastic facilities: University of Houston's Yeoman Fieldhouse
- Individual and Group instruction
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HEAD COACH CARL LEWIS
Carl Lewis is in his ninth season at the University of Houston and first as Head Coach of the Track and Field program.View CARL's Bio ⟩
DIRECTOR WILL BLACKBURN
Coach Will Blackburn enters his 23rd season at the University of Houston and is in his first season as Director of Track and Field, Cross Country for the Houston Cougar Track and Field and Cross Country program.View WILL's Bio ⟩
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH KYLE TELLEZ
Kyle Tellez begins his 30th season with the University of Houston coaching student-athletes in the high jump, pole vault, javelin and multi events. Tellez was elevated to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2022 by Director of Track and Field Will Blackburn.View KYLE's Bio ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these limited first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Join us this January at the Nike Speed Clinic at the University of Houston and train with one of the top NCAA Division 1 Track & Field programs in history.
Campers should expect to work hard at camp, but there will also be informative breakout sessions.
2024 WINTER INFORMATION
- Meals: Campers should bring their own water/snacks
- Speed Development for Individual and Team Sport Athletes
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
***Please print, complete, and bring with you the UH Release Waiver to camp check-in***
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to athlete ratio
- Grouped by: age, ability and event
- Evaluation: by coaching staff
- Equipment Needed: Athletes should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes/spikes are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified. Please review the Information Packet for a detailed checklist of items to bring.
- Facility: Yeoman Fieldhouse - University of Houston Athletics (uhcougars.com)
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- 1 pair of broken in running shoes
- Water bottle
- Packed snacks
- 1 pair of event spikes (not required)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
Accommodation/Housing is not provided.
For Parents + Campers attending camp from out of town and need a place to stay near campus, we can recommend:
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Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE SPORT PERFORMANCE CAMP FAQ
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Elementary School (Morning Session)
- 8:45AM Check-in
- 9:00AM Warm-up drills/activation
- 9:45AM Training
- 10:45AM Water Break
- 10:50AM Plyometric/conditioning drills
- 11:50AM Recap discussion
- 12:00PM Check-out
Middle/High School (Afternoon Session)
- 12:45PM Check-in
- 1:00PM Warm-up drills/activation
- 1:45PM Training
- 2:45PM Water Break
- 2:50PM Plyometric/conditioning drills
- 3:50PM Recap
- 4:00PM Check-out
Built in 1995, Yeoman Fieldhouse is home to a six-lane, 200-meter banked oval with an eight-lane straightaway for 60-meter hurdles and sprints. The facility also includes two horizontal jump runways with sand pits and two pole vault runways, boxes and pits. The banked track addition was installed in 2018 with the first meet on the track held in 2019.
The indoor banked track, which is valued at $2 million, was donated by Doug Blough and Net Lease Capital, while Net Least Capital Chief Financial Officer Thor Jacobs and Steve McBride provided tremendous help during the process. With the donation comes a 10-year partnership with Net Lease Capital to hold meets for all ages.
Houston's track was built in Tallinn, Estonia at the home office of Valeri Bukreyev, the owner, engineer and designer of Kanstet LTD. Bukreyev is a two-time Estonian Olympic pole vaulter who qualified in the 1992 and 1996 Games. Bukreyev has created many tracks for IAAF meets including the 2006 Moscow World Indoor and 2017 Serbia European Indoor.
Adjacent sport courts provide ample space for sports medicine personnel and stretching areas and Houston's adjacent outdoor track provides ample warm-up space. The facility also has bleachers to provide seating for approximately 1,050 fans.
June 29, 2023: Carl Lewis really gave these kids personalized attention and was great with the parents too. This was a priceless, once in a lifetime experience for us. Carl's words were just as important as the physical skills in my opinion. He embraced teaching/coaching this impressionable group of kids. This says a lot about the kind of person Carl is, not just an athlete.
July 2, 2023: In-depth feedback and instructions. All the coaches were amazing. I was highly impressed at Carl Lewis hands on participation throughout the camp.
June 28, 2023: The hands on, quick feedback for the athletes. I loved when they recorded and then spoke to kids about what needed to be corrected
June 28, 2023: My daughter being recognized for integrity. I like that they didnâ€™t just recognize kids for ability but for behavior as well.
June 30, 2023: My son's interactions with Carl Lewis were tremendous! What a spectacular person and coach!
June 29, 2023: My son asking Carl Lewis questions about technique and top end speed endurance
July 5, 2023: It was amazing college coaches working with the athletes hands on real time.
June 29, 2023: Carl Lewis being so transparent and through with the kids and parents
June 29, 2023: Working on our block starts and receiving constructive criticism.
He is looking forward to attending next year.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.