***Our New Track is Done! Sprints, Hurdles, HORIZONTAL Jumps as well as Pole Vault RETURNS FOR 2018!***
"It was a great experience to talk and run with an Olympic level athlete, and hear personal accounts of experiences from college athletes and coaches. My roommates were amazing (we continue to text message/email almost every day) and I appreciate the family spirit that UCSB promotes...I found it very easy to form close relationships with many other people at camp, such as sprinters and throwers as well as distance runners. Thank you for two of the most memorable running weeks in my HS career"- Kelly, 2x Camper
Sprints, Hurdles & Jumps
While at camp the sprinters and hurdlers will be equipped with knowledge of proper acceleration mechanics, running/hurdling form, strength and conditioning for enhanced speed and power, and the psychological aspects involved in sprinting and hurdling. Workouts will consist of a mix of speed drills, tempo training, hill training for power development, and conditioning runs on the beaches next to campus, while expert sessions will also take a closer look at strength training technique. A variety of methods of analysis will provide each athlete the ability to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses, while being equipped with skills to improve or enhance both. Time will also be made for those looking to refine their long and triple jump technique or for those wanting to try it for the first time.
While student-athletes interested in the jumps will still take part in many of the sprints & hurdles trainng sessions we will also be specifically allocating time (and coaches/counselors) to focus on everything from your runway speed, approach and power, so you can leap over your competition.
Gray Horn ~ Sprints & Hurdles / Jumps Head Camp Coach
An alumni of The University of Florida, Coach Horn graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology. As an athlete, Horn's extensive athletic resume is headlined by his 2014 USA National Championship title in the men's indoor heptathlon. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the Decathlon behind the likes of two-time World Outdoor Champion Trey Hardee and two-time Olympic Champion/World Record holder Ashton Eaton. At The University of Florida, Horn won 5 SEC Championships in the Multi-Events, the most wins ever by any decathlete, and was a four time NCAA Division 1 All-American. Horn was a member and a captain of the 4 time (2010 Indoor-2011 Indoor-2012 Indoor & Outdoor) NCAA Division 1 National Champion Florida Gators, who were coached by the 2012 Olympic Team Sprints Coach, Mike Holloway.
Prior to UCSB, Horn spent 3 seasons at Tiffin University as the sprints, hurdles, relays, and multi-events coach for the Dragons. Under Coach Horn’s tutelage, the TU sprinters, hurdlers, and multi-event athletes saw 16 All-Americans with 38 total First-Team All-American Honors. 6 indoor school records and 11 outdoor school records were erased, and 31 combined GLIAC Conference event victories were achieved as well. He led one of his finer protégés, Lamar Hargrove, to 3 individual NCAA Division II titles and an NCAA Division II record in the indoor 200m. Horn has earned recognition as 2016 USTFCCCA Midwest Regional Assistant Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year, as well as the USTFCCCA National Assistant Indoor Coach of the Year.
The week long Training Camp experience is scheduled to give you a greater love and understanding of the sport. We'll help you leave the training camp with tangible knowledge to help meet short and long-term goals through individual and/or team goal setting sessions as well as learning what it takes to run competitively at the collegiate level. The camp will also focus on building leadership skills on and off the track. An intensive, but incredibly fun training camp makes this the can't miss summer experience.