Nike Speed Development Camp at Charlotte Christian School
DEVELOP SPEED, AGILITY, AND QUICKNESS AT THE NIKE SPEED DEVELOPMENT CAMP
This is a 2-day Speed Development Camp, offering 10 hours of instruction for both Individual and Team Sport Athletes, demonstrating a series of drills aimed at teaching correct running mechanics for optimum performance. Participants will be introduced to general, intermediate, advanced, and specific training paradigms, as well as strategies to elevate their skill set.
2023 DATES ANNOUNCED!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve spots, so please be sure to register early.
Upon completing this Speed Development Individual & Team Sports Camp, each participant will know the difference between frontside and backside mechanics, learn drills that will reinforce the proper mechanics to improve their overall performance, force production, and agility designed to translate to all sports and benefit all athletes, regardless of age or skill level.
HEAD COACH RALPH JONES
Ralph Jones is the Program Head of Track and Field at Charlotte Christian School and is the owner and creator of Jones Elite Training Sports Performance (JET). Coach Jones is a USATF Level 3 Certified Speed Specialist earning his IAAF elite coaching certification; and is USATF Level 2 Certified in sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, and middle and long distances.View RALPH's Bio ⟩
Jones served as the USATF Pacific Association Chair from 2011 to 2014 and is also a USATF-Certified Coaching Educator, serving as a teacher in five (5) Level I Classes and hosting a Level 2 school. The two-time National NJCAA Coach of the Year has over 20 years of College coaching experience coaching at Cal State East Bay, Morgan State University, Central Arizona, and Wilmington College (OH).
As the head of one of the premier High-Performance training programs in the country, JET has produced some of the top runners and jumpers in North and South Carolina. Since 2018 JET athletes have won 16 individual high school state titles. In 2021, Jones youth athletes amassed a total of 21 All-American honors. Since 2019, JET has had at least two athletes ranked #1 in the state, including 2022, where JET athletes are ranked #1 in the Independent League 100, 110h, 300h, and 4x100 relay for high school, and #1 in the HJ, TJ, 300mh, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, 3200, 800, 1600, 400, 100, and 200 in the independent league middle schools.
In 2020, Coach Jones coached the Indoor National Athlete and Gatorade Athlete of the Year, Cameron Rose. While at Morgan State University, Jones helped to coach 15 East Coast Regional qualifiers and five school record holders in track and field in his four years with the Bears. He also coached the program’s first and only 1500m, 5000m, and Cross-Country Champion and Athlete of the Year. As a Junior College Coach, Jones coached two individual Cross-Country champions and three team Cross-Country champions and led his sprinters and relays to five National Titles. In addition, he Coached over 63 athletes to All-American status. Jones is Level 2 Certified in Endurance and Sprints/Hurdles and Relays.
As a Private Coach, Jones Elite Training and Daniels High-Performance Athletes have been highly successful, Nationally Ranked, and won or part of 62 Individual, Relay, Conference, Regional, State, AAU, Adidas 100m Hurdle National Champion, and USATF Regional Age Group/High School Titles; 2 AAU National Age Group Champions, 36 Age Group All-Americans and one Gatorade athlete of the year (Cameron Rose). Additionally, their clients have acquired over three million dollars in athletic scholarships. As a result, many Daniels High-Performance and Jones Elite clients attend Power 5, Division I & II, and many HBCU
DIRECTOR JAMES DANIELS
Coach Daniels has coached at all levels of track and field and has served as a consultant to numerous Elite Athletes. In addition, Daniels is a highly regarded lecturer and has spoken at the Nike Elite Summit, North Carolina Track & Cross-Country Coaches Association, and numerous high schools on the East Coast. Daniels graduated Cum Laude from Hampton University, earned Golden Key National Society Scholar Honors, became an Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society Inductee, and is a USA Track & Field Level II Certified Coach in Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays. Daniels holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.View JAMES's Bio ⟩
Coach Daniels has 30 years of experience as a USATF Certified Track & Field Coach, Instructor, Clinician, Speed Development Coach, USATF High-Performance Coach & Biomechanical Analyst; and Strength & Conditioning Coach which has led to 160 MEAC All-Academic Honors, 74 SEC All-Academic and USTFCCCA National Team Honors, 52 Conference Champions in multiple event disciplines, the Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Middle Distance, Throws, Cross-Country, and Relays, 4 Conference Record-Holders, 112 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, 2 NCAA Division III National Record Holders, 56 NCAA Championship participants, 155 NCAA All-Americans via Division I, II, III, 22 USATF National Qualifiers, 18 USATF Junior and Senior National Team participants, 5 USATF Olympic Trial Finalist, provided coaching/consulting services to six Olympic Medalists, Coached National Record Holder in the Women’s 100m Hurdles two-time Olympian Kierre Beckles of Barbados, provide NFL Combine Preparation/Consulting, and Independent Contractor for US/Nike Sports Camps, NSAF/Nike Indoor & Outdoor Sprints, Hurdles, & Relays National Meet Athlete Ambassador
As a Private Coach, Daniels High Performance and Jones Elite Training Athletes have been highly successful, Nationally Ranked, and won or part of 62 Individual, Relay, Conference, Regional, State, AAU, Adidas 100m Hurdle National Champion, and USATF Regional Age Group/High School Titles; 2 AAU National Age Group Champions, 36 Age Group All-Americans and one Gatorade athlete of the year (Cameron Rose). Additionally, their clients have acquired over three million dollars in athletic scholarships. As a result, many Daniels High-Performance and Jones Elite clients attend Power 5, Division I & II, and many HBCU Universities and Colleges on Full-Athletic or Partial Scholarships with minimum debt upon graduation.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
The Nike Speed Development Camp at Charlotte Christian School is a two-day camp focusing on Speed Development for both Individual and Team Sport athletes looking to develop over the summer and get ready for next season.
Participants will be introduced to general, intermediate, advanced, and specific training paradigms as well as strategies to elevate their individual skill set.
- Dates: July 6-7
- Ages: 10-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp type: Day
- Schedule: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Check-in: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
- Lunch: Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks
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!
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Grouped by: age, ability and experience
- Evaluation: by coaching staff
- Equipment Needed: Campers 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.
- Facility: Charlotte Christian School Athletic Facility
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.
- Extra Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpack
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.
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
For general questions about our Sport Performance camps please see our FAQ page.
The Camp will be conducted in three sessions.
Session One - Skill Development Drills
We will teach a series of drills in a systematic sequence designed to reinforce proper frontside mechanic drill progression and provide error correction, which will turn an athlete's weaknesses into strengths, improve skill, and increase performance by teaching strengthening exercises to enhance muscle groups considered the prime movers responsible for the actual execution of frontside mechanics and speed development.
Session Two - Lunch and Educational Component
Our Educational component and framework will address College Readiness, SAT, and ACT test strategies via Kaplan On-Demand Services. Kaplan is one of the leading educational corporations globally with 80 years of experience providing educational services to colleges, universities, corporations, businesses, and students.
The Kaplan's SAT or ACT on Demand is designed to help students score maximum points; as a participant of the Camp, for an additional $100, you will receive six-month access to a flexible, expert-led course you can take in as little as 30 minutes a day, Over 50 instructional videos on test content, strategy, 1,000+ practice questions, Quizzes throughout each lesson.
Session Three - Individual or Team Sport Training
Track & Field athletes will receive an advance instructional model on Acceleration, Speed, and Power.
Team Sport athletes will receive further instruction on Acceleration, Deceleration, Top-End Speed, Change of Direction, Developing and Improving the Rate of Force Production, and components of Multi-Directional Movement to increase performance.Show Less See More Camp Details
Charlotte Christian's campus provides student athletes with a full array of athletic facilities and the space to maximize their potential, including an outdoor track and artificial turf stadium.
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.