Lions Cross Country Camp is open to any and all boys and girls entering 9th grade or above. The goal of the camp is to teach basic training and lifestyle fundamentals to help athletes perform better in cross country, regardless of ability level. These topics will include training theory, stretching techniques, strength training, recovery techniques, nutrition advice, what collegiate running is typically like, and more. Our camp is open to all, but we ask that each camper be able to comfortably run 5 miles in order to get the most out of Lions Cross Country Camp.
Campers will workout in Central Park one morning and will go for a distance run around the park the second day. Warm up, cool down, and recovery activities will be used to enhance the workouts. In the afternoons current and former Columbia Coaches and athletes will teach practices to enhance campers' performances in cross country. Each camper will be assigned homework on how to apply what they learn to their high school careers. Campers will be grouped by ability level and coaches will rotate among campers. A certified Athletic Trainer will be on staff and available during camp hours.
Session 1: July 16-17
Session 2: July 18-19
Time: 9am - 3pm