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University at Buffalo - Track & Field

Cross Country / Track & Field Camp

Location Buffalo, NY
Event Date(s) Jul 6, 2020 to Jul 9, 2020
Ages 12 to 18
This event has been canceled.

Event Description



July 6th - 9th
Open To Boys & Girls: Ages 12 - 18
Times: See Schedule Below
Registrations Deadline: July 1st
For registration after July 1st, call or email Coach Vicki Mitchell, 716-645-6815, vam3@buffalo.edu
Overnight Camper By March 15th: $495 per Camper
Commuter Camper By March 15th: $295 per Camper
Overnight Camper By June 14th: $540 per Camper
Commuter Camper By June 14th: $315 per Camper
LATE -Overnight Camper After June 15th: $570
LATE -Commuter Camper After June 15th: $330
Typical Daily Schedule
7:30 AM Breakfast - Overnight Campers
9:00 AM Dynamic Warm-Up &
10:00 AM Event Specific Session #1
11:45 AM Lunch - Provided To All Campers
12:30 PM Event Specific Session #2
2:00 PM Event Specific Session #3
3:45 PM Commuter Camper Dismissal
4:00 PM Free-Time - Overnight Campers
5:00 PM Dinner - Overnight Campers
7:00 PM Guest Speaker/Special Session
8:00 PM Evening Activity
10:00 PM Lights Out

Camp Features:

  • Instruction From the UB Track & Field Coach Staff
  • Drills & Demonstrations by the UB Coaches and Track & Field Athletes
  • Hands-On Practice With Drills & Technique
  • Resident campers receive overnight well-supervised housing on campus and all meals
  • All campers receive lunch
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • College Talk To High School Juniors & Seniors
  • Free Camp Give-Away!

Location: UB Stadium - North Campus

Overnight Campers: Includes 4 Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners. Overnight campers are required to send a separate check in the amount of $50 for the room key security deposit. This check will be returned following room check-out when the key is returned.

  • Check-in: 7/5/20 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm, Ellicott Dorm Complex
  • Check-out: 7/9/20 @ 4:15pm, Ellicott Dorm Complex

Commuter Campers: Includes 4 Lunches. Commuter camper drop-off and pick-up located in the UB Arena parking lot.

  • Check-in: 7/6/20 @ 8:15am - 8:45am, UB Stadium
  • Check-in: 7/7/20 - 7/9/20 @ 8:45am, UB Stadium
  • Check-out: 7/6/20—7/9/20 @ 3:45pm, UB Stadium

Housing & Meals: All overnight campers will be housed (2-3 per room) on the UB North campus—Ellicott Complex. Roommate re-quests can be made during the registration process. Superb meals are provided in the campus dining halls for overnight campers, and lunch is provided daily at the track stadium during the camp. Please contact camp director with food allergies.

Camp Philosophy & Goals: Our philosophy is to impart each individual with the best and most up-to-date knowledge and techniques available. The campers select the event that they want to focus on during the UB T&F Camp. Each camper will receive individual attention and practice time throughout the camp to maximize their learning potential.

Pole Vault Camp Goals: Each camper will learn the keys to a successful approach, learning steps, adjustments, and practicing short & long approaches. Techniques will include approach, form in the air, and basic biomechanical principles.

Horizontal Jumps Camp Goals: We will begin with sprint mechanics, teaching form for top level sprinting.  Approach and take-off will be taught, along with various drills to learn and/or improve the camper’s LJ and TJ.

Sprint & Hurdle Camp Goals: The goal of the Sprint & Hurdle camp is to teach sprint mechanics, starting blocks, acceleration phase, and racing.  Campers may choose to do hurdles (not required) where technique of both the high hurdles and intermediate hurdles will be taught.  Forms Drills, Lead-up drills, and extensive practice will be used to teach and evaluate each camper.  Weight room training to enhance performance will be discussed.

High Jump Camp Goals: Campers will learn the basic mastery of the high jump approach, take-off, and landing. Various drills will be taught to improve performance.  Plenty of hands-on practice time will allow thorough input by coaches leading to improvements.

Throws Camp Goals: Shot put and discus throws will be covered, which includes drills and technique evaluation through film review.  Weight Room practice will include the explosive lifts, and learning proper form for effective performance.

Cross Country & Middle Distance Camp Goals:  Basic form mechanics will be taught and evaluated. Basic physiology of the energy systems will be covered.  Training and preparation for racing three seasons (XC, indoor, outdoor) will be discussed, along with strategies for effective racing at the different distances.  Steeple Chase training and technique will also be covered

Required Health Form: Registrants will receive a Required Health Form via email that must be completed and returned prior to participating on the first day of camp.

Refund / Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given with a one week notice of cancellation, minus a $50 administrative fee.

Questions Contact: Vicki Mitchell, Camp Director  |  Tel: 716/645-6815  |  Fax: 716/645-3756  |  Email: vam3@buffalo.edu


NCAA rules prohibit representative of UB’s athletics interests (a booster) who is not naturally or legally responsible for a prospective student-athlete (grades 9-12) from providing any expenses to attend a camp or clinic. Violations of this could result in loss of NCAA eligibility for the prospective student-athlete. If you have questions regarding this or any other NCAA rule, please contact the UB Office of Compliance at (716) 645-3146 or ath-compliance@buffalo.edu.