DETAILS
Camp Location
Reno and Lake Tahoe
Camp Date
July 16 - July 20
01:00 PM - 11:00 AM PST
Camp Price(s)
$675.00 - $735.00
DESCRIPTION

 July 16-20 are the dates for our 2016 Nevada Altitude Cross Country Camp for Middle and High School runners. Be challenged to learn and focus on the skills needed to become the athlete you envision while running at altitude like the pros do in the amazing Sierra Nevada Mountains around Lake Tahoe.

Campers train under national class coaches at this fabulous, fun-packed adventure. The Nevada Altitude Camp has limited enrollment to ensure that each camper receives individual attention, unlike other camps that have literally hundreds of campers. Our camp is limited to a total of 60 boys and girls.

 

STAFF
The camp staff is tremendous and includes:

Dave Emmans, 2013 National HS Coach of the Year (XCNATION.COM), coach of the Girls 2013 NXN National Champion Wayzata HS (MN) squad, and

Bill Gregg, coach of the boys and girls at California powerhouse Davis HS, who has had his squads qualify and place at NXN, most recently his girls who finished second in 2015, and  

Nevada coach Kirk Elias, a four-time Division I Conference Coach of the Year, having coached for over 30 years at the Division I level, including a five-time World Championship performer for the USA.

 

CAMP COUNSELORS

All are current or former collegiate cross country athletes.

 

FOCUS

The emphasis at the Nevada Altitude Camp is on learning, including topics of Nutrition, Sports Psych, Training Theory, Race Strategy, and NCAA eligibility and recruiting rules.

 

TRAINING

Each athlete’s program is individualized so that no one over-trains. The training experience is AWESOME, with trail runs that include time on the Tahoe Rim Trail at 8700 feet (2500 feet above Lake Tahoe). Two of the days, after morning runs, campers will get to spend time on a beach enjoying Lake Tahoe. The vast majority of your running while at camp will be on trails.

We will spend time on technique so that each camper has specific elements upon which to work when home.

 

HOUSING

Campers will be housed in one of the dorms on the University of Nevada campus.

 

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING IN COLLEGE?
Summer cross country camp is a great opportunity for you to learn to become a better athlete. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a collegiate athlete AND for college programs to learn more about you!

As mentioned previously, there will also be a session on NCAA Eligibility and Recruiting rules to help you have a better understanding of what to expect if you wish to run in college.

 

NEVADA AND THE MOUNTAIN WEST
Nevada is a Tier I academic institution (top 10% of US universities according to US News and World Report) and is a member of the Mountain West Conference, which has become the BEST Division I conference for female distance runners. Typically, coaches and athletes think of the PAC-12 and Big 10 as the two dominant conferences for women’s distance running. At the 2015 NCAA Division I National Championships the PAC-10 and Big 10 each had three finishers in the top 25. The Mountain West had EIGHT in the top 25!!! With three of those being freshmen or sophomores in the top 10, the Mountain West is positioned to be the best conference for years to come!

 

PRICE

$675 is the early registration price through May 31st. After May 31st the price is $735. A $50 discount off of either price is available for two or more campers from one school. Included in the price are instruction, room, all meals starting with dinner on Saturday, July 16th and ending with brunch on Wednesday, July 20th, snacks and one T-Shirt.

 

DISCOUNT

A $50 discount/camper will be given when two or more campers register who are from the same high school. Email me (kdelias@unr.edu) for the Promo Code to get the $50 discount if there will be at least two registering from your high school.

 

IF TRAVELING BY AIR

Camp staff will pick up arriving campers from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Campers will be dropped off by camp staff after the camp concludes. Email me (kdelias@unr.edu) with flight details so timely arrangements can be made. I would recommend arrival prior to 1:00pm on Saturday, July 16th and a flight departure after 1:30pm on Wednesday, July 20th.

2016 NEVADA ALTITUDE CROSS COUNTRY CAMP TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Tentative Schedule-this schedule is likely to change!!!

 

Saturday, July 16

1:00-2:00PM                          Check In at Argenta Hall

2:15PM                                  Meet in Argenta Lobby

2:20PM                                  Walk to Quad for Introductions

2:30PM                                  Introductions

3:00PM                                  Campus Tour

4:00PM                                  Camp Orientation-Legacy Hall-AT&T Auditorium

4:50PM                                  Walk to Argenta Hall

5:00-6:00PM                          Dinner

6:05PM                                  Walk to Legacy Hall

6:20PM                                  Intro to Training Theory in Extension Bldg

6:50PM                                  Load Vans

7:00PM                                  Leave for Progressive Run at Woodchuck/Hunter’s Creek Parking Lot

7:15PM                                  PreRun Exercises

7:35PM                                  Warm-Up

7:55PM                                  Progressive run (8, 12, or 16’ + 1-3 X 30”)

8:20PM                                  Cool Down and Stretch

8:45PM                                  Leave for Argenta Hall

10:00PM                               All Campers in Rooms

 

Sunday, July 17

7:00-8:00AM                         Breakfast

8:10AM                                 Load Vans

8:15AM                                 Leave for Tahoe Rim Trail

9:10AM                                 PreRun Exercises

9:25AM                                 Run-Medium Distance

10:45AM                               Leave for Sand Harbor

11.15AM                               Arrive at Sand Harbor-Lake Tahoe

Noon                                      Picnic at beach

2:30PM                                  Leave for campus

3:30PM                                  Arrive Argenta

3:45-4:45PM                         Nap Time

5:00-6:00PM                         Dinner

6:10PM                                  Walk to Legacy Hall

6:30PM                                  Part Two Training Theory

7:30PM                                  Speed/Power Drills

9:00PM                                  Return to Argenta

10:00PM                               All Campers in Rooms

 

Monday, July 18

7:00AM                                 Run to Rancho San Rafael Park

7:10AM                                 Pre Run Exercises-Run Rancho state meet course and do N Run

8:15AM                                 Return to Argenta

9:00AM-9:40AM                  Breakfast

9:45AM                                 Walk to Legacy Hall

10:00AM                               NCAA Informational Session (Eligibility/Recruiting rules)

10:30AM                               Sports Psychology

11:30AM                               Walk to Argenta Hall

11:45AM-1:00PM                 Lunch

1:00PM                                  Walk to Legacy Hall

1:15PM                                  Nutrition Computer Research

2:15PM                                  Nutrition Lecture

3:15PM                                  Walk to Argenta Hall

3:30-4:45PM                         Nap Time

5:00-5:45PM                         Dinner

6:00PM                                  Walk to Legacy

6:15PM                                  Round Table Discussion-What is running in college really like?

7:30PM                                  Ab set, games

9:00PM                                  Return to Argenta

10:00PM                               All Campers in Rooms

 

 

Tuesday, July 19

7:00-8:00AM                        Breakfast

8:10AM                                 Load Vans

8:15AM                                 Leave for Squaw/Lake Tahoe area

9:30AM                                 Run-Medium Distance, strides

10:45AM                               Leave for beach

11:15AM                               Arrive at beach-Lake Tahoe

Noon                                      Picnic at beach

2:30PM                                  Leave for campus

3:30PM                                  Arrive Argenta

3:45-4:45PM                         Nap Time

5:00-5:45PM                         Dinner

6:00PM                                  Walk to Legacy Hall

6:15PM                                  Race Strategy

7:00PM                                  Speed/Power session

9:15PM                                  Return to Argenta

10:00PM                               All Campers in Rooms

 

Wednesday, July 20

 

7:00AM                                 Run to Rancho San Rafael

7:10AM                                 Pre Run Exercises and Timed Run Workout in Rancho San Rafael Park

8:30AM                                 Return to Argenta

9:15-10:30AM                      Breakfast/Awards

11:00-Noon                          Campers Check Out

 

QUESTIONS

If you, your parents, or your coach have questions, please email or call me.

Thanks. I look forward to seeing you this summer!!!

 

Kirk Elias        kdelias@unr.edu   775-682-6912

Head Cross Country/Assistant Track and Field Coach

University of Nevada

 


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