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Join us for the Nike Track & Field Clinic with Cornell University Head Track & Field Coach Adrian Durant and 400m Olympic Champion LaShawn Merritt, providing world-class coaching on topics including training, drills and technique, plyometrics, motivation and goal setting, nutrition, and much more.

Hosted in Ithaca, NY, you will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most decorated coaches in the Ivy League, along with one of the fastest athletes in track & field over 400m.

This camp is not supported, controlled, or supervised by Cornell University but is under the sole supervision, control, and sponsorship of Coach Adrian Durant and AKD Athletics Consulting LLC.

Highlights Include
  • Top-notch coaching
  • Event-specific training
  • Pole Vault & Shot Put offered
  • Individual & group instruction
  • Distance Event Training (Track Sessions + Trail Runs)
  • Open ages 8-18
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Camp Coaches

  • Adrian durant

    Director Adrian Durant

    Adrian Durant, widely considered to be one of the top young track coaches in the country, was named The George E. Heekin '29 Coach of Men's Track & Field in July 2015. He earned the promotion after spending three seasons as an assistant on the Big Red staff, coaching one of the nation's top sprinting units.Durant is now in his 5th season as The George E. Heekin '29 Coach of Men's Track & Field at Cornell. In his time as head coach Durant has won 1 Ivy League Outdoor Championship, has been named the Ivy League Outdoor Male Coach of the Year, and has twice been named the Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year for the Northeast Region.

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  • Lashawn merritt

    Director LaShawn Merritt

    LaShawn Merritt is an Olympic Champion and 2-time World Champion in the 400m, as well as winning 2 Olympic and 6 World Championship gold medals in the 4x400m relay representing Team USA. Merritt is one of only six men in history to have broken 20 seconds for the 200m and 44 seconds for the 400m, and his personal best of 43.65 seconds makes him the ninth fastest of all-time.

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Camp Details


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


Camp Details:

  • Dates: July 10-11, 2024
  • Ages: 8-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp type: Clinic
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Check-in: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
  • Meals: Campers should bring their own lunch/snacks/water (LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED)

Events available:

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Middle & Long Distance
  • Jumps (including Pole Vault)
  • Shot Put


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!


  • 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: Robert J Kane Sports Complex


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
  • Event/Competition Shoes/Spikes - recommended but not required
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Packed Lunch/Snack
  • 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.


Full payment of camp fees must be completed by the first day of the month before camp. For example:

  • June Camps: final payment is due on May 1
  • July Camps: final payment is due on June 1
  • August Camps: final payment is due on July 1

Any camper with an unpaid balance 10 days before the start of their camp will forfeit all camp fees paid to date and be removed from the camp.

Your confirmation email shows your balance due and balance due date. Final payments can be made through the US Sports Camps Customer Portal or by phone at 1-800-645-3226.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45AM Check-in
  • 9:00AM Warm-up + Plyometrics
  • 10:00AM Event-specific training
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Educational Breakout Session
  • 1:30PM Event-Specific Training
  • 3:30PM Daily Recap
  • 4:00PM Check-out

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The Robert J. Kane Sports Complex

Completed in the fall of 1996 and dedicated in the spring of ’97, the Kane Sports Complex contains the William E. Simon Track and the Carl A. Kroch Throwing Fields.

The Simon Track boasts a state of the art eight-lane, 400-meter synthetic track oval, consisting of eight 42-inch lanes. As required for record-setting performances, the track has a raised portable curb on the inside lane. In addition there are two chute extensions so that the dashes can be run in either direction. The track, which encircles a first-class soccer pitch (Berman Field), is already being touted as one of the premier facilities of its kind.

The Kroch Throwing Fields are located immediately east of the track and feature dual discus and hammer circles with a shared protective cage, a shot put circle and a javelin runway. The facility also includes a fully-integrated underground timing system and scoreboard, along with four long jump and four pole vault pits.

The Kane Sports Complex is named for Robert J. Kane ’34, a leader of national and international influence who capped three decades in the Olympic movement as president of the United States Olympic Committee from 1977-80. A world-class sprinter at Cornell, Kane went on to become Dean of Physical Education and Athletics before his retirement in June 1976.

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 form is required to be filled out accurately, and completed online prior to camp arrival.

Are meals provided?

Campers should bring their own water/drinks and snacks.

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.

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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!

Nike Track & Field Clinic with Coach Adrian Durant and LaShawn Merritt

Adrian Durant, Director
117 Statler Dr
Ithaca, New York 14853
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Track & Field
New York
Nike Track & Field Clinic with Coach Adrian Durant and LaShawn Merritt
Nike Track & Field Camp with LaShawn Merritt and Coach Adrian Durant
Jul 10-Jul 11, 2024
Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Secure your spot today! Registration is subject to close early.
Day $295.00 USD
Availability: Yes

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