The American Distance Project announces the 2017 Summer Cross Country Coaches Camps. The camps are one-on-one intensive three-day coach mentoring experiences held in Colorado Springs, CO, designed to produce realistic team-specific actionable training plans. Each camp is limited to eight participants as individual coaches are personally mentored in the designing of a training program specific for their athletes with a focus on progression and championship cross country season success.
Four separate camps will be held on June 02 - 04, June 09 - 11, June 30 - July 02, and August 18 – 20.
The Summer Cross Country Coaches Camp was first held in 2016 and produced exceptional results for a small cadre of high school, NAIA, NCAA Division I and II coaches and their teams, with several returning for 2017.
The camp is mentored by American Distance Project coach Scott Simmons whose most recent cross country successes include domination at the 2017 US Cross Country Championships with ADP/WCAP athletes sweeping the top four spots in addition to 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th-places . The performance put five athletes on Team USA for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, with Sam Chelanga finishing 11th to lead Team USA to 5th in the team standings.
Simmons’ cross country coaching philosophy has resulted in success at all levels, including 2015 Nike NXN National Champion Katie Rainsberger, as well as five back-to-back NAIA college cross country team national champions. Simmons coached athletes are known for being ready when it counts, as four have won individual US cross country titles and over 30 have qualified for US national cross country teams.
The 2017 Summer Cross Country Coaches Camp tuition is $550, and includes two dhamaSPORT wrist coolers (a $400 value) as well as a 15% team discount code.
What coaches from the 2016 Cross Country Coaches Camp have said:
" I feel that this was the most prepared I've ever been going into a season. The kids repeatedly said that they loved the structure of this season’s practices and it was easy for me to adjust as needed.”
“The best news is that (my top athlete's) workout's were perfect. All in all he PR'd with a 15:39 and ended up easily winning the state meet by 25 seconds!"
"I'm very pleased and thankful for how my men's team has developed this season... everyone has set personal lifetime bests and injuries have been minimal with a switch to two a day runs. I THANK YOU for your mentoring and wisdom!"
"Our meets overall have been good. As we progressed both teams came on strong with our men's team racing fantastic and our women's team racing fantastic. Really, for the women, it has been a steady build all season."