Track & Field Camp
Registration Fee: $595-Boarder, $395-Commuter
Track & Field Campers and Parents:
Sprints, jumps, throws and hurdles will be offered to ages 13-18 (note: unfortunately, we are unable to offer Pole Vaulting). First class facilities await you at both our indoor and outdoor tracks. The environment should be perfect for you to enjoy our summer track and field camp. (If you are a distance runner, please sign up for our Cross Country camp that will be held during the same time frame.
Our staff includes outstanding college and high school coaches from around the country, as well as some terrific college athletes, several of whom have been NCAA All-Americans. All of our staff are excellent teachers for all ability levels, beginner to elite. However, due to our training intensity, campers must be at least 13 years of age in order to participate.
Our philosophy is to (1) teach each camper all we can about the skills, techniques and training required to be a successful track and field athlete; (2) develop in each camper an appreciation for the sports of track and field; and (3) offer each camper several opportunities for special sessions on motivation, goal-setting and self-esteem.
We expect every camper to attend each day well-rested and eager to learn. We encourage everyone to bring training shoes and event shoes (sprint spikes, jumping or throwing shoes) if applicable. You will also need to bring sunscreen, as we are outside most of the day at the AFA Outdoor Track. Since we are at 7000' elevation, not only is cardio respiratory efficiency affected, but exposure to elements (sun, wind, inclement weather) can be more severe than at sea level. Of course, our high altitude also gives an enhanced training effect!
Among our daily activities are well-designed training sessions (although we are not a training camp) to include drill instruction and extensive video analysis of techniques. There are informative classroom sessions on nutrition, motivation and a special session on "college recruiting" for high school juniors and seniors.
At the conclusion of each session, we hold an intracamp track meet--parents are invited to attend. The meet ends with "Closing Ceremonies" before our campers depart at noon on Friday.
Our coaching staff always looks forward to camp and we are confident each camper will find the AFA Sports Camps to be a valuable and enjoyable experience!