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OBJECTIVE The SU Speed & Hurdles Camp was developed in 2005 and has quickly attained a reputation for one of the finest camps of its kind in the Northeast. Nearly 800 student-athletes have attended this camp over the years. Attention to detail along with a well established training schedule has been well received by our students. Over a 4-day period, the students attend no less than 10 skill session training periods. This camp is specifically designed for hurdlers and sprinters. The primary goal of the SU Speed and Hurdles Camp is to assist each athlete in learning how to develop his/her athletic potential to their fullest extent. We will do this with a staff of outstanding coaches who will use the most recent teaching techniques in track and field. The camp will strive to improve each athlete’s skill level, mental toughness, flexibility and strength, and quickness/ explosiveness. All participants will receive specific instruction on the events of his/her choice. With the aid of video equipment and coaches, the athlete will be evaluated and then taught drills to improve his/ her skill level. In addition to the “learn by doing” part of the clinic, there will be lectures, films, and demonstrations for each event. Much attention will be given to the mental aspect of track and field. Athletes will be taught relaxation and mental visualization techniques and how to develop mental toughness. As the numbers increase for the camp, so does the staff so we can continue our tradition of one-on-one attention with the student-athletes.

FACILITIES The SU Speed & Hurdles Camp is conducted on the beautiful campus of Shippensburg University. The campus, which is the site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state high school track and field championships, consists of a red all-weather eight-lane track, three horizontal jump runways, an all-weather javelin runway, two shot put circles, a discus cage, and a hammer/ discus cage. There is an indoor track in the field house that can be used in inclement weather and a weight training facility which was remodeled in 2009. The track and field facility is newly renovated with a new synthetic surface in 2011.

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