Duke Nike Track & Field Camp
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Duke Track & Field Camp provides campers with detailed instruction and an inside look into what has made the Blue Devils one of the premier, up and coming track & field programs in the country.
The camps are conducted on the beautiful campus of Duke University in the heart of Durham, North Carolina and specialize in Sprints (up to 400m), Jumps, Hurdles, Throws and Pole Vault. Boys and girls, ages 12-18 check-in between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 1:30-2:00 pm.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Event-specific training
- For all ages 12-18
- 10:1 Camper to staff ratio
- Nike Running Camp certificate
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Camp Director Shawn Wilbourn
Shawn Wilbourn is currently in his tenth season as a member of the Duke Track & Field coaching staff after joining the Blue Devils following the Olympic Trials in July of 2008. Wilbourn works with Duke’s combined-event, pole vault and sprints and hurdles student-athletes.View Shawn 's Bio ⟩
During his Duke tenure, Wilbourn has coached two NCAA Champions, 17 All-Americans, 11 ACC Champions and 52 All-ACC honorees. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, his student-athletes combined to own 32 school records.
Prior to working at Duke, Wilbourn held a similar position at Georgia after spending four years at Cortland State University, the last two as Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country. He was honored with numerous Atlantic Region and New York State Coach of the Year honors for his mentoring at Cortland State, while coaching 18 All-Americans and two national champions.
In addition to college coaching experience, Wilbourn has also imparted his knowledge to athletes following their collegiate careers. In 2008, WIlbourn coached former Georgia long jumper Patty Sylvester to the Beijing Olympics. The Grenadian posted a mark of 22-0.25 (6.71) the same year, a national record for the event.
As an athlete, Wilbourn was a 1996 Olympic Trials finalist in the decathlon and competed at the World Championships for the United States in 1997. His career best in the decathlon is 8,268 points.
In addition, Wilbourn is a USATF Level II certified coach as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
general_staff Matt LoPiccolo
Matt LoPiccolo joined the Duke coaching staff in the fall of 2013 as an assistant track & field coach under the direction of associate head coach Shawn Wilbourn. LoPiccolo helped the Blue Devil...View Matt LoPiccolo's Bio ⟩
Matt LoPiccolo joined the Duke coaching staff in the fall of 2013 as an assistant track & field coach under the direction of associate head coach Shawn Wilbourn.
LoPiccolo helped the Blue Devil sprinters see one of the most successful seasons in Duke history in 2015. The women’s 4x400 squad, comprised of Lauren Hansson, Elizabeth Kerpon, Madeline Kopp and Maddy Price, earned first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships after racing to a sixth-place finish with a school-record time of 3:32.56. On the men’s side, Brett Bofinger also claimed first team All-America status as a member of the men’s distance medley relay that finished seventh at the national indoor meet. During the outdoor season, Bofinger joined Robert Rohner, Michael Wilson and Chaz Hawkins to set the program record in the 4x400, clocking a 3:09.21.
Prior to Duke, LoPiccolo held the head coach track & field position at SUNY Oneonta University from 2000-13. LoPiccolo also placed a heavy emphasis on academics while coaching at Oneonta, as evidenced by the 22 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Individual Award Winners he has coached over his thirteen-year career.
LoPiccolo earned a B.A. in mathematics and an M.A. in Administration and Leadership, both from Plattsburgh State University of New York. In 1998, LoPiccolo earned All-American honors while competing for Plattsburgh in the 800-meters.
general_staff Mark Mueller
Mark Mueller joined the Duke track and field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2014. As an undergraduate at Stanford University from 2006-2011, Mueller was a...View Mark Mueller's Bio ⟩
Mark Mueller joined the Duke track and field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2014. As an undergraduate at Stanford University from 2006-2011, Mueller was a dual-sport athlete, lettering four years in track and field as a sprinter and three years in football. On the track, Mueller earned a 2011 All-America honorable mention accolade, 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic and 2011 MPSF Scholar-Athlete honors, and was named to the 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team.
Since graduating from Stanford, Mueller founded Sports & Scholars, serving as a private coach for over a dozen athletes running in international competitions. He has also spent time as a high school varsity coach for multiple sports, including track and field, football, women's basketball and men's lacrosse
general_staff Nate Arnold
Nate Arnold joined the Duke track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for multi-events in August, 2014. Arnold joined the Blue Devils after serving as a graduate...View Nate Arnold's Bio ⟩
Nate Arnold joined the Duke track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for multi-events in August, 2014.
Arnold joined the Blue Devils after serving as a graduate assistant track & field coach at the University of the Cumberlands while getting his Master of Arts in teaching/special eduation. He coached the jumps and multi-events, specializing in pole vault and javelin. Under Arnold's watch, the University of the Cumberlands produced four Mid-South Conference medalists and two conference champions.
As an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, Arnold pole vaulted for the Tigers for four years, graduating in December of 2013 with his bachelor's degree in liberal studies.
general_staff Jan Ogilvie
Jan Ogilvie oversees the horizontal and lateral jumping events for the Duke track and field program. She returned full-time to the track & field staff in the fall of 2011 after spending two years...View Jan Ogilvie's Bio ⟩
Jan Ogilvie oversees the horizontal and lateral jumping events for the Duke track and field program. She returned full-time to the track & field staff in the fall of 2011 after spending two years as the Director of Duke Aquatics for the East and West Campus from 2009-11.
During that time, Ogilvie served as the volunteer jumps coach for the Blue Devils. She was also previously the head women’s cross country and track & field coach from 1997-2003 before transitioning to Director of the Brodie Gym from 2003-09. In her 17 seasons at Duke, she has coached at least one school record holder in each of those events.
Prior to her career at Duke, Ogilvie was the head women’s coach at Boston University, where she won several New England Coach of the Year awards. She also previously served as an assistant coach at Indiana University, Syracuse University and Kansas State University during a career that began in the early 1980s.
general_staff Jeff Howser
Assistant Sports Performance Coach. Former ACC champion and All-America Jeff Howser is in his 11th season as Duke’s speed and conditioning coach. A graduate of Duke, Howser was a...View Jeff Howser's Bio ⟩
Assistant Sports Performance Coach. Former ACC champion and All-America Jeff Howser is in his 11th season as Duke’s speed and conditioning coach.
A graduate of Duke, Howser was a six-time ACC champion, and was named as one of the ACC’s top 50 track athletes of all-time in 2003. He went on to earn a bronze medal at the World Championships in the 110-meter high hurdles and was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic Team. Howser ran on the international level for 14 years, was a four-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and two-time U.S. Olympic Trials finalist.
He served previously as the sprints and hurdles coach at the University of Florida, UCLA, N.C. State, Duke and the University of North Carolina.
He holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the USA Weightlifting Association, is the North Carolina director for the National Association of Speed and Explosion, and is a USA Track and Field Elite Athlete Coach.
general_staff Angelo Posillico
Angelo Posillico is the head coach for cross country and track & field at SUNY Oneonta. He has been a part of the Red Dragon coaching staff since 2010. He will be coaching throws. During...View Angelo Posillico's Bio ⟩
Angelo Posillico is the head coach for cross country and track & field at SUNY Oneonta. He has been a part of the Red Dragon coaching staff since 2010. He will be coaching throws.
During his time at Oneonta, Posillico's throwers have set 3 SUNYAC records, 11 school records, made 14 appearances at the NCAA Championships, and won 17 conference titles. Prior to Oneonta, Posillico coached at the University of Redlands, where he helped to develop Mackenzie Smith, a 4-time All-American in the women's javelin throw.
A student of the sport, Posillico has attended numerous coaching clinics. He holds IAAF Level 5 as well as USA Track & Field Level 3 certification in the throws. Posillico is also a USTFCCCA throws specialist, as well as a NSCA Certified Strength & Condition Specialist. Most recently, he presented on the technical development of the hammer throw at the 2014 National Throws Coaches Association national convention.
Posillico competed as a thrower at SUNY Oneonta, graduating in 2008 with a degree in Biology.
The Duke Track & Field Camp is designed to meet the needs of each individual camper. The camp is divided into events areas and spread over a four day session.During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention. Coaches will work one-on-one with each camper to ensure a quality learning experience while at camp.Show Less See More Camp Details
Events at Duke Track & Field Camp
- Sprints (Up to 400m)
- Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
- Throws (Shotput, discus, hammer, javelin)
- Pole Vaulting (bring your pole!)
2018 Check-in and Check-out Information
**Deposit for lost Keys** Campers must bring a security check, made to US Sports Camps, in the amount of $100. The security check will be used ONLY if campers lose their key. At the end of camp the deposit check will be returned in full to all campers who return their room key.
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Morris Williams Stadium in the bottom of Kennedy Tower
When: 11:00 am
Where: Morris Williams Stadium in the bottom of Kennedy Tower
It is the responsibility of each camper to arrange his or her own transportation to and from camp. Campers flying should book their flights to Raleigh-Durham Airport, attempting to arrive between 11:00am and 2:00pm on July 12th and departing July 15th after 2:00pm.
Airport Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service to and from Raleigh-Durham Airport is available on camp check-in and check-out days. The $60.00 round trip fee for this service is due in the mail by July 1st.
Make the check out to Duke Track and Field Camp and mail them to:
224 Paper Birch Ln
Durham, NC 27705
Please email your itinerary to the Duke TF Staff by July 1: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:35 am Meet Up/Roll Call
- 7:45 am Breakfast
- 9:00 am Dynamic Warm-Up
- 9:30 am Track Session
- 11:15 am Camp Announcements
- 12:30 pm Lunch
- 1:30 pm Free Swim
- 3:00 pm Meet/Walk to Track
- 3:15 pm Track Session - Group Specific
- 5:00 pm Camp Announcement/Back to Dorms for break
- 5:45 pm Dinner
- 7:00 pm Roll Call in Front of Dorms
- 7:15 pm Track Session
- 9:00 pm Camp announcements/Back to dorms
- 10:30 pm Bed Check/Lights Out
The training facilities at Duke University are among the best in the nation. Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium is located on the west side of Kennedy Tower, sharing the press box with Koskinen Stadium, and is the new home to Duke Track and Field.
The track features a BSS 1000 track surface, constructed by Beynon Sports. Encompassing the track is a walkway, allowing spectators to view any event in the stadium, and bleachers are located next to the finish line. For field events, two long/triple jump runways are located inside the home straight with sand pits on both sides to accommodate changes in wind. Inside the back straight are two pole vault runways, with two additional runways located in the D-area. The D-area will also hold dual high jump pits. The infield also accommodates all throwing events, boasting two shot put areas, a javelin runway and a combined hammer and discus cage. Protective nets have been placed along the long/triple jump and pole runways for added safety.
Campers will be able to experience campus life on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. They will get to stay in double dorm rooms on Duke's gothic style west campus. These dorm rooms have air conditioning and bringing a fan is not needed. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main cafeteria (Great Hall). All meals will be buffet style.
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Loved being on the Duke campus, meeting new people, interacting with different coaches. At the end of the 3 days she was exhausted and sore but really happy with her experience.
— Ann L. Parent of Camper 2017
See you again next year
Thank you and your team for conducting an excellent Track and Field Camp. When I picked up my daughter today she could not stop talking about how much she enjoyed your Track and Field Camp. She learned a lot (particularly in the high jump), met new friends, had the opportunity to be coached by your great team and had fun staying in the dorms…she told me to sign her up for your Camp again next year. So...we will see you again next year.
— Susie H., Parent of Duke University Camper 15'
Informative and fun
The coaches did a good job at teaching new techniques and skills while still maintaining an element of fun and freedom to the camp experience.
— Elva B., Duke University Camper 15'
The camp was very diverse with kids from throughout the United States. The camp was organized and my daughters enjoyed the training they received,
— Rory F., Duke University Camper 15'
Great experience for a High School student preparing for a college career as an athlete in the Track and Field Sport.
— Devin L., Duke University Camper 15'
Taste of running in college
I enjoyed my time at the track camp. It gave me the opportunity to experience what college track and staying in the dorms will be like. I also liked meeting and training with other runners from all over the country and world.
— Melodie M., Duke University Camper 15'
Disappointed with conditions
Due to bad weather one day we lost 2 of our 3 instructional periods. 50 percent of the hurdle training that I expected was eliminated. Adding one more day to camp would decrease the impact of one weather day.
— Martina F., Duke University Camper '16
Great learning experience
I highly recommend this camp to future campers. It's great for beginners to experienced track athletes. As a pole vaulter, I experienced a positive environment with my event group as well as other friendships via dormmates and the people I ate with at meals - great opportunity to meet people from all over the U.S. and possibly elsewhere. The counselors (college athletes) were encouraging and easy to make conversation with for any questions about athletics, college, or anything really
— Olivia G., Duke University Camper '16
Disappointed with the conditions
Was disappointed to hear when it rained that the campers only hung inside the dorms doing team building activities. Not sure why they cold not have an alternative inside space for inclement weather. Since they are not all on the same 'team', no instruction for track & field was given. For the price of this camp, I was hoping for more 'instruction' on specifics. My daughter loved the hurdles but that is all she did. She also felt as if the older campers got more attention.
— Lindsy C., Parent of Duke University Camper '16
Will recommend and return
The camp was a great experience for my daughter. The coaches was very educated on there field of event they taught. Safe campus and great team effort. Will recommend and will return. Great coaches, campus, and skills taught Thanks Duke University.
— Loyd V., Parent of Duke University Camper '16
Will be back next summer
It was my daughter's first experience with a track camp!! She had such an incredible experience. It was very well organized and the staff was able to coach all different abilities! We will definitely be back next summer???? A parent of a high jumper!
— Terresa G., Parent of Duke University Camper '16
Great experience for kids to work with top notch coaching at a great university. Very impressed with there attention to fundamentals and willingness to make sure the kids understand it.
— Brooke L., Parent of Duke University Camper '16