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Win From Within Cross Country Training Camp
Delaware's very first overnight Cross Country Camp.  Spend 5 days with us and have a stronger season this fall!  

The goal of this unique camp is to educate young athletes from grades 7 through 12 in the fundamentals of cross country training and racing. This camp offers expert coaching and instruction from middle school, high school, and college coaches as well as accomplished collegiate runners.  We will provide the opportunity to experience a variety of training concepts.

There will be classroom lectures on current running issues including exercise physiology, demonstrations on water running, plyometrics, strength training for the runner, ways to stay healthy at higher mileage, establishing goals and building confidence, visualizing success, racing tactics, training shoe and racing spike selection, training techniques, the role of good nutrition in elite running performance, and training and racing from the heart.  
Young boys and girls who attend this camp will leave inspired to go after their dreams!  

This camp is sponsored by Nike and the Delaware Running Company.

What:   Win From Within Cross Country Training Camp
When:   July 20th to July 24th (5 days, 4 nights) - 2014
Where:  St. Andrew's School, Middletown DE. (2,200 acre campus)
Seats:   We are only hosting 100 campers on first come - first serve basis. Sign up early!
Cost:     $550 ($100 non-refundable deposit to hold spot in camp)
Staff:     Patrick Castagno - Head Coach, Tatnall School, Wilmington Delaware. 
              Tim Brock - Women's Distance Coach-University of Delaware.
              Many current Division I collegiate runners will help guide the campers each day.

The camp enrollment process will be up at the end of March.  
Inquiries before then can be directed to

Reviews & Comments

  • tatnall 2017-04-14 No rating
    WFWXC camp helped me understand what it will take to become a great runner. From the talks, the drills, the mindset of everything was to win from within. The talent show was great and glad to meet everyone. Can't wait till 2017! • 11th grade camper
  • tatnall 2015-03-02
    Here are a few testimonials from our camp that can be found on our website "We just picked up our son from Your "Win From Within Camp" - his excitement, non stop description of the camp and his whole body/eyes assures me this has been one of the most important experiences of his whole life!!! Besides just being about "Running" the multi-dimensional aspect of the camp, I can tell already, has improve, matured and deepen his Love of Running and Life - I truly feel those Echoes already resonating in my wife and I. Since I wasn't able to thank each of you personally I wanted thank you ALL now for not only for our son's experience but for my unexpected benefits your camp will have on our entire family!!! Enjoy the summer & your camp next summer will be on the top of the list!!!" • Parent of an 8th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Wow! Incredible job by the entire staff. Our son loved the camp. I asked him what was the best thing about it, and without hesitation he said 'the people that were there'. He could not stop talking the entire ride home. Thank you!" • Parent of a 12th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Thank you for giving my daugher the best 5 days of her life. I've never seen this side of her before. Her experience w/your group is certainly shaping her into the women she eventually wants to be." • Parent of 7th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had the great pleasure of being both a parent of a camper and a coach at the camp...Win From Within was a great experience...Our son had a great time, learned a lot, and had some great runs/workouts...He also attended the Nike Smokey Mountain XC camp earlier in the Summer, and felt this to be a cut above that experience...The collective excitement, camaraderie, and energy of both campers and coaches at the camp was fantastic...Can't wait for WFW 2015... • Mike Flanagan, Parent and Camp Staff Member ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "My daughter had a wonderful experience at WFW. She appreciated how well organized and well run the camp was (which is surprising to hear from a 14 year old!) She could not believe this was the camp's first year! She learned some new techniques, met some great kids, enjoyed the counselors/coaches and really liked being part of the "first" group to run Oberod and get in on the ground floor of WFW. Kudos to all involved........looking forward WFW 2015!" • Parent of 9th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WFWXC camp helped me understand what it will take to become a great runner. From the talks, the drills, the mindset of everything was to win from within. The talent show was great and glad to meet everyone. Can't wait till 2015! • 11th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I had a great week at camp!!! it was so much fun!!! My favorite things were the slip n slide .. Juliet's talk .. and Oberod. I cant wait to sign up for next year!!! I'll be the first camper of 2015!" • 11th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've done other XC camps before, but this was by far the best. I learned so much and had such a great time. Although we were only at camp for 5 days, I felt that I fortified friendships and built amazing new friendships that will last a lifetime. Overall this camp atmosphere was incredible and I'm already looking forward to next summer!! • 10th grade camper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had the best time at "Win From Within Cross Country Training Camp"!! All the activities planed were great and I loved the trip to Oberod. The extreme slip n' slide would have to be my favorite part. During that activity everyone came together like one and cheered each other on. The runs were very fun because the trails were amazing and I got to meet new people with the same running ability as me. Overall i had a great time at camp and I can't wait to come back next year!! • 11th grade camper -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • tatnall 2015-03-02 Expired Rating
    "Even in just 5 short days, co directors Patrick Castagno, and Tim Brock and of course their incredible coaching team inspired kids to dream things they never thought possible. To become the best that they can be. To challenge themselves and reach goals of endless possibilities. All of this while having so much stinkin fun!! Everything was absolutely perfect!! Not a stone unturned!! We appreciate your dedication and commitment in bringing the first overnight XC camp to Delaware. Congratulations on an amazing first year of Win From Within Training Camp!!" • Parent of 11th grade camper

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