Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp

Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp
Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp is presented in partnership with Keystone College. Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp is a 3-day day camp for athletes in grades 7-12 on the campus of Keystone College in La Plume, PA.  Campers will learn essential skills and practices from outstanding distance coaches and train with other highly motivated athletes.  It's the perfect way to prepare for the 2017 cross country season! Camp dates: August 2-4 Daily camp schedule: 9-11AM – morning workout 11AM-12PM – lunch 12-1PM – clinic #1 1-2:30PM – free time 2:30-3:30PM – clinic #2  3:30-4:45PM – afternoon workout 5PM – parent pick up Facilities 8-lane synthetic all-weather track with turf infield Access to trolley trail and other trails from the campus Student Wellness Center with cardiovascular machines and weightlifting equipment. Outdoor lecture theater Sand volleyball court KC Challenge Course Pavillion with fire pit Click here for information on the beautiful facilities at Keystone College.  Clinic topics include: Running form Strength training for runners Injury prevention Stress management for runners Race tactics Campers will receive: Camp t-shirt Stretch rope Other swag courtesy of National Running Center Student Restaurant lunch (optional*) Running shoes with a personalized fit (optional**) Cross country spikes (optional**) *Lunch in the Keystone Student Restaurant is available for .75/day.  This is optional.  Campers can also pack their own lunch.  Please make us aware of any food allergies. **National Running Center is offering special pricing for campers on training shoes and spikes.  Add to your registration fee and receive a pair of Saucony or Brooks training shoes.  Add to your registration fee and receive a pair of Nike, New Balance, or Saucony cross country spikes.  NRC staff will offer personalized fitting for all footwear. What to bring: Running clothes and shoes (we will be doing 2 workouts each day so bring a 2nd set of clothes if you'd like) Towel & toiletries if you wish to shower after the morning workout Pack a lunch if you aren't paying to eat in the Student Restaurant Coaches Rob Ahrens – Coach Rob currently coaches cross country & track at Elk Lake. He has won the Scranton Half Marathon and Binghamton Bridge Run in addition to placing in the top 5 in the Steamtown Marathon the past 3 years. He has 8 years of high school and college coaching experience at Abington Heights, Elk Lake, and Clarks Summit University. During his coaching career he has had many successes including district champion teams, multiple state medalists in both cross country and track, and 2013 Footlocker Cross Country Champion Tessa Barrett.  Running Ahrens is his independent coaching service offering youth development programs and individualized training consultation. Chris Kibler – Chris Kibler completed a successful first year as the head coach of Keystone College head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field in the 2016-17  academic year. Kibler was selected to lead the the Giants' programs effective July 15, 2016. In the spring of 2017, Kibler guided Keystone's men's and women's track & field teams to impressive third place finishes at the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Keystone, highlighted by the women's two-place improvement from the previous season's conference championship meet.  Keystone totaled 45 year-end awards from the CSAC following the championship meet.  In the fall of 2016, Kibler led Keystone to a seventh place finish in the CSAC Championship on the women's side and an eighth place result for the men's squad at the conference championship.  Kibler mentored sophomore men's runner Marcus Ward who won the individual conference championship and earned First Team All-CSAC honors. Kibler, who also serves as Keystone's strength and conditioning coordinator, took over at the helm of Keystone’s programs after spending four seasons as the associate head cross country/track & field coach at Fitchburg State University before serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Wake Forest University this past spring working with the Demon Deacons’ track & field and cross country teams.  Kibler also was an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State and has also worked as a strength and conditioning coach.   Guest Speakers John Salva, MPT, CSCS of Impact Physio: John earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 1999. A partner at Impact Physio, he also assists with Orthopedics and Therapeutic Exercise Labs for first and second year PT students at the University of Scranton. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, John has been certified in the Functional Movement Screen and as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. John has completed four courses in Trigger Point Dry Needling and regularly attends continuing education seminars and has been a speaker at regional educational meetings. His interests include fitness, basketball, golf and time with family. Collegiate athlete panel: Multiple Running Ahrens alumni who are now competing in all three divisions at the collegiate level will return to share their experience and wisdom with campers.  For upperclassmen, this is a great opportunity to learn about the recruitment process.  Younger runners will also benefit from learning what helped these athletes along their road to success. FAQs   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Coach Rob at or 440-708-8195  

at Keystone College, Theatre in Brooks
One College Green
La Plume, United States

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