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2024 Dates Announced!

The 2024 Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions at Stanford University offers athletes the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete.

The Nike Camp at Stanford University is called the “Camp of Champions” for good reason - Stanford enjoys international recognition for its ability to turn talented young athletes into world-class performers. Instruction is given by Stanford coaches & staff. The program is designed for athletes with the desire and special aptitude to become more competitive in their event. It is challenging and intense, helping the young athlete grow mentally and physically tougher for competition and training.

Campers are also welcome to do the Stanford Cross Country Camp. Click Here for more information.

  • Our camps are open to any and all entrants, ages: 12-18
  • 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.

Updated April 6, 2023: COVID Guidelines: You are required to attest to the following when registering your child for a camp or clinic at Stanford University:

  • I attest the camp participant will be tested for COVID-19 (rapid tests accepted) within 24 hours of the start of the program and show proof of a negative test result to the camp director on the first day of the program prior to the start of the program.
  • If the camp participant cannot provide proof of a negative test result upon arrival, then I allow the camp staff to conduct a rapid test on site and confirm a negative test result.
  • I understand that camp staff can perform testing of symptomatic campers and reserve the right to screen all participants for COVID-19.
  • I understand that if the camp participant tests positive for COVID-19 while at camp, they will need to leave immediately.
  • I understand that failure to comply with the stated policy results in my child not being able to participate in the camp or clinic. In addition, I understand that failure to comply with the stated policy does not result in a refund of any camp fees paid.
Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Knowledgeable and inspiring guest speakers
  • Event-specific training
  • Education in the latest training techniques and sports sciences
  • Post-camp goal setting and training
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Camp Coaches

  • JJ Clark

    Director J.J. Clark

    .J. Clark was named Stanford’s Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field on July 25, 2019. Clark oversees Stanford’s track and field and cross country programs.He arrived after serving as the head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field programs at Connecticut for the previous five seasons.Clark also served as the head coach and Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at Tennessee from 2001-14, leading the Lady Vols to NCAA indoor championships in 2005 and 2009. Clark was also an assistant coach for the 2008 Olympic team and has coached two USA World Championship teams.

    View J.J.'s Bio
  • Jarius Cooper

    Staff Coach Jarius Cooper

    Jarius Cooper arrived at Stanford in the fall of 2019 to coach the sprinters, hurdlers, and relays, after successful tenures at Arkansas State and Connecticut.Cooper, an All-Southeastern Conference hurdler at Florida, coached under current Stanford Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field J.J. Clark at Connecticut in 2019 after six seasons as an assistant at Arkansas State.

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  • Arthur Iggy Ignaczak MG 022132021 233

    Assistant Coach • Jumps/Pole Vault/Multis Arthur Ignaczak

    Arthur “Iggy” Ignaczak coaches jumps, pole vault, and the combined events for Stanford, arriving before the 2020 season.Ignaczak spent the previous two seasons at Eastern Michigan and spent 3 1/2 years at Central Arkansas. He began his collegiate coaching career at Saint Francis University, where he earned his master’s of education with a focus on leadership in 2013.

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  • Thomas Gesser

    Assistant Coach - Throws Thomas Gesser

Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

At the Nike Stanford Track & Field Camp, young athletes can choose from all disciplines: sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws. 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.

A representative from the Stanford admissions office attends a session dedicated to the college recruiting process, offering valuable advice to campers.

Early pick-up requests must include contact information for the parent/guardian of the camper, a signature approving the early departure, as well as the method of pick up (e.g., parent/relative will pick up, Uber, car service, etc.).

Training and instruction are provided in breakout sessions led by the Stanford Camp Counselor Staff, including current Stanford coaches and student-athletes. The camp also employs counselors from other collegiate institutions, providing campers with a broad range of insight and experience from coaches and athletes from around the country. The week will also include speakers and panel discussions with counselor staff including topics such as training, competition, balance, motivation, sleep and nutrition.

Campers engage with Stanford’s impressive coaching staff that consistently produces NCAA All-Americans, National Champions, and Olympians. The camp counselors include current and former Stanford distance athletes who work with campers in small groups and offer their advice on training and racing as elite student-athletes.

You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

2024 OVERVIEW

  • Dates:
    • July 8 -11, 2024
    • July 15 - 18, 2024
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp type: Day, Half-Day
  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Day); 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Half-Day)
  • Check-in: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
  • Location: Cobb Track & Angell Field- Stanford University
    • View the campus map here
  • Lunch: Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks
    • On-campus Dining Suggestions (Campers MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian):
      • Jimmy V's Sports Cafe
      641 Campus Dr, Stanford, CA, United States, California
      • Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) | Dinning
      655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305
      https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/visit/dining

PARKING:

Please find Stanford University's Visitor Parking Information here.

You can view Stanford University's Parking Map here. The parking zone closest to Cobb Track & Angell Field is at the Track House Parking Lot adjacent to the track and next to the Stanford Athletics Shop.

PREPARE FOR CAMP:

Please make sure you have your proof of a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours prior to the start of camp (PCR, Rapid, and home tests accepted).

Remember to complete your USSC Health & Release forms, which will be sent via email 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. All health forms must be completed and submitted online prior to camp check-in.

*Note: If you are registered for a Nike Stanford Track & Field or Cross Country Camp, you cannot view your enrollment in the USSC Customer Portal. Please wait for your Camp Information Landing Page email to be sent to you approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the camp start for more information and the USSC online Health & Release forms.

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: Stanford University Cobb Track & Angel Field

EVENTS OFFERED

  • Track and Field
    • Sprints
    • Hurdles
    • Jumps (including Pole Vault) (Camper must bring their own poles)
    • Throws (including javelin and hammer throw)

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.

ALL CAMPERS:

  • Extra Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack

TRANSPORTATION

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.

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

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.

COMPANY POLICIES

Please note Stanford University's cancellation policy: For any cancellation prior to 14 days from the camp start date, a refund will be issued to the payment method on file, less the $100 cancellation fee. For any cancellation within the 14-day period prior to the camp start date, no refund or credit voucher will be issued. Credit vouchers are not redeemable at any Stanford University camp.

For information regarding 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.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 am Day Camper Drop Off/Check In
  • 9:00 am Training at Cobb Track and Angell Field
  • 10:00 am Core, Strength Circuit, and Stretching
  • 10:45 pm Guest Speaker
  • 11:45 am Morning Recap
  • 12:00 pm Lunch (Bring your Own Lunch)
  • 1:00 pm Event Specific Training
  • 2:45 pm Meet in Counselor Groups for Recap and Check Out
  • 3:00 pm Camper Pick Up & Departure

Nike Cross Country Camp Stanford Campus

Cobb Track and Angel Field is host to thousands of athletes each year. World, American, collegiate and high school records have all been set on this amazing facility. The Track has hosted the USA National Championships, USA Junior Nationals, and is home to the prestigious Stanford Invitational. 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.

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Camp Questions & Answers

I have a credit/voucher from another US Sports Camp. Can I use it for the Stanford Track & Field Camp of Champions?

No. Unfortunately, credits/vouchers from all other US Sports Camps cannot be applied to any camp at Stanford University.

What is the difference between track and field and cross country camp?

Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp operates as two camps in one and offers the best of both worlds for any budding athlete! While we meet together for check in, meals, and guest speakers, we will separate cross country and track and field campers for all of our “training” sessions. Cross Country includes longer mileage runs and some track workouts. Cross Country also does two off-campus, longer distance runs that will take place on local trails and jogging paths. Track and Field offers workouts/training in the following disciplines: sprints/hurdles, jumps (pole vault, high jump and horizontal jumps), and throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin).

I’m a track and field camper, what if I want to participate in multiple event areas?

Our staff encourages campers to make their camp experience their “own.” For example, if campers would like to participate in sprints and throws, they should speak directly to their check-in counselor on site and we will do our best to make sure campers are able to participate in as many event areas as possible. If you participate with one training group for one session, you are by no means committed to remain with that group for the duration of camp.

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I run the 800-meters, which camp should I register for?

Great question! Cross Country Camp features more distance-based training, with athletes running approximately 3-8 miles per session. The sprints group will focus more on drills, form, block starts, and shorter-distance, speed-based workouts. If you are unsure of which group you belong, please speak to your counselor and we will ensure that you have the BEST POSSIBLE training experience.

When and where will the check-in and check-out take place for the Camp of Champions?

All campers check in daily at 8:45 Daily. Follow the signs on campus to registration.

Check out daily at 12:00 pm for Half Day Campers and 3:00 pm for Full Day Campers.

Final check-in location and instructions, as well as directions and a parking map will be provided prior to camp.

Are pole vaulters permitted to register? Should I bring my own poles?

Yes! We require all pole vaulters to bring their own poles to camp. We do not have any available for your use during training. Please register as pole vault during the registration process so we can identify your specialty prior to check-in. Poles will be safely locked up and stored at our facility until the conclusion of camp.

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be completed online, accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and submitted before the 1st day of camp.

Will a campus tour or admissions information be included for interested campers?

No. Campus tours or admissions discussions will not be conducted as part of Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp. Campers interested in a campus tour should visit the Stanford Visitors’ Center website for more information - http://visit.stanford.edu/basics/visitor_center.html. Please note: Tours should be scheduled AFTER camp has concluded. Campers will not be released to participate in any outside activities during the duration of camp.

I am interested in running in college; will there be information about this process be provided to campers?

Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp will feature both coach and student-athlete panel discussions. Campers will have the opportunity to submit questions to be answered during the discussions. Our coaching staff features both coaches and current student athletes from all levels of collegiate track and field (Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, etc.), and we are confident we can offer a broad insight to all athletes interested in competing at the next level.

Does this camp have medical personnel on staff?

We have a certified athletic training on-site and a doctor on-call at all times in case of a training injury or medical ailment/emergency. If you have a medical issue that may affect your performance or participation in certain activities while at camp, please be prepared to speak to the athletic training staff at check in.

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.

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    August 4, 2023: My son learned something specific each day. Coach JJ also took time out to give him individual advice which really meant a lot.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 4, 2023: Getting to run with my mid distance athlete/coach and learning how to improve my form from Coach Addy.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 4, 2023: Meeting and training from top coaches, meeting and talking with D1 athletes

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    helped him understand the game of basketball

    Friends, running, the dance, the food, fun free time activities, etc!

    — Parent of Attendee from a Similar Camp in 2022

Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions Stanford University

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Camp Dates & Prices

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https://www.ussportscamps.com/track-field/nike/nike-track-field-camp-of-champions-stanford-university
Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions Stanford University
USD
64109
Stanford Track & Field Camp of Champions
Co-Ed
12-17
Jul 8-Jul 11, 2024
845.00
Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day $845.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Half Day $535.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
64110
Stanford Track & Field Camp of Champions
Co-Ed
12-17
Jul 15-Jul 18, 2024
845.00
Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Day $845.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Half Day $535.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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