Nike Throws Clinic at UNLV
IMPROVE YOUR THROWING
The Nike Throws Clinic at UNLV offers Shot and Discus throwers the opportunity to learn and develop as a more competitive track and field athlete.
Join UNLV Throws Coach Jordan Roach for this 1 day throws clinic, focusing specifically on Shot Put and Discus.
This one-day clinic is held from 8:00am - 3:00pm and is open to middle and high school age athletes and experience levels, looking to develop their shot/discus knowledge and technique at this unique throws clinic.
- Top-notch coaching by UNLV Throws Coach Jordan Roach
- Emphasis on developing throwing Technique and Mechanics
- Individual and group instruction
- Open ages 13-18 (Middle & High School)
- Nike t-shirt!
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Director Carmelita Jeter
Carmelita Jeter was named the new head coach of the track & field and cross country programs at UNLV, Director of Athletics Erick Harper announced on May 24, 2023. Jeter, a former Olympic Champion, comes to Las Vegas after serving as assistant coach at USC for the last two years. She has also coached at Alabama, Missouri State and Cal State Dominguez Hills.View Carmelita's Bio ⟩
At USC, working with the sprinters, she coached the first men’s 60-meter NCAA Champion in the school’s history. Additionally, the men’s 4x100m relay NCAA Champion set school records under her watch, and one of her student-athletes set the school record in the women’s 60m. In all, 12 student-athletes that she coached at USC have earned All-America honors.
During her first season with the Trojans, the men’s 4x100m relay team ran three of the top four times in school history. She also coached two athletes who placed No. 2 in the all-time USC record books in both the women’s and men’s 100m dash.
As an athlete herself, Jeter earned one of each Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games, earning a silver in the 100m, a bronze in the 200m and a gold in the 4x100m for the USA in world-record fashion. She is also an eight-time medalist in the sprints and relays at the World Championships. Known as “The Jet,” she is the second-fastest American woman sprinter of all-time with a personal best of 10.64 set in 2009, also ranking fourth in the world.
Prior to her time at USC, she served as the sprints coach at Alabama during the 2021-22 season. Prior to that, she spent two seasons on the Missouri State track & field coaching staff. While at MSU she was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach.
From 2016 to 2017, Jeter was sprints and hurdles coach at her alma mater, Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has been a certified Level 1 professional track coach since 2017, helping emerging athletes reach their potential with her own company, TeamJet, LLC.
Jeter began her coaching career in 2004 as the track & field coach at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, where she also served as assistant athletic director. She graduated from the school in 1998.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2006 where she earned six All-America honors, set five school records and became the university’s first U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. She later earned her master’s degree in sports management from Missouri State in 2020.
Jeter was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2019 by CSUDH and the California State University Board of Trustees in recognition of her incredible athletic achievements, her continued contributions to the sport of track & field, her dedication to her community and her success as a speaker and businesswoman.
Coach Jordan Roach
Coach Roach is in his 1st season as UNLV's Throws coach, joining the Rebels after serving several years as an assistant coach for the University of Virginia and Eastern Mennonite University's (EMU) track & field team.View Jordan's Bio ⟩
"I am very excited to have Coach Roach join us here at UNLV. He helped assist with Ashley Anumba, Ethan Dabbs and Claudio Romero to become top-tier NCAA national qualifiers," Jeter said. "I'm more than confident that his expertise and knowledge will help this throws program lift to new heights. This will be his start of having his own group and I am excited to be the head coach that helps him lead this charge of Rebels. His passion and love for the event is infectious and our ladies are all in."
Roach was first hired at Virginia as a volunteer assistant coach for the track & field teams in 2018, earning the title as an interim assistant throws coach in 2022. During his time for the Cavaliers, he assisted in writing daily programs for student-athletes and worked closely alongside them to meet the healthy balance of intensity with technique correction. During the 2022 season, the program showcased several highlights that included an NCAA Division I Championships discus title in Claudio Romero and a javelin victory from Ethan Dabbs at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
While at EMU, Roach served as an assistant coach for the track & field team beginning in 2020. For the Royals, he was responsible for coaching all student-athletes in field events while also recruiting prospective student-athletes that excelled both on the field and academically in the classroom. He also assisted in creating quality collegiate track & field meets at Eastern Mennonite, helping manage the event to run smoothly for a great experience for student-athletes and visiting fans.
"It's not all about a number and it's about the athletes' whole experience" explained Roach, "they need to enjoy the time they have and appreciate the opportunity to throw at the next level, and I'm very excited to be a part of that journey in these crucial years as young adults.
Jordan Roach served as a student-athlete at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from '13-'16, transferring to Virginia tech after a year on the Coastal Carolinas track & field team. He helped the Hokies to both indoor and outdoor ACC Track & Field Championship team titles, qualifying in the NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Eastern Regionals in both 2015 and 2016.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Virginia Tech, Roach continued his athletic career at the professional level, finishing in the top eight at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships to earn an All-American status. He also finished eighth overall in the US Olympic Trials back in 2021, his highest finish at trials.
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY! REGISTRATION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE EARLY.
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Date: January 6, 2024
- Ages: 13-18 (Middle & High School)
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp type: Day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Check-in: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
- Location: Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith Field - UNLV
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- Lunch: Athletes 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 are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
- Facility: Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith Field - UNLV
- Shot Put
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 pair of running shoes + event shoes (optional)
- 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 TRACK & FIELD CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.Show Less See More Camp Details
Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith Field is the perfect facility for throwers to improve their performance and have fun!
The track, designed locally by Martin & Martin, features ISS 2000, a state-of-the-art polyurethane surface that stores and releases energy applied by the athlete. It is considered the most responsive and longest-lasting surface available and is used in most of the top track facilities in the country. Nine 48-inch lanes circle the track, a significant improvement over the eight 42-inch lanes on the old track. A steeplechase bar and pit complete the multi-use track.
The field, also newly constructed, has a natural grass surface. IIt includes two pole vault pits, two high jump areas, two long jump/triple jump lanes, two shot put slabs and ample room for hammer and javelin events.
Camp Questions & Answers
Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?
Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This online form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and completed before your first day of camp.
Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?
We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, it's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!
Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?
Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.
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.