US Sports Camps and Select Nike Running Camps Offer Programs for Middle School Runners

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The Nike Green Mountain and Smoky Mountain Running Camps offer educational training programs for middle school runners. The programs run July 12-17, for SMRC in Asheville, NC and Aug 2-7 for GMRC in Meriden, NH.

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Unlike some camps, the Nike Middle School Running Camps are focused first and foremost on imparting knowledge.

Unlike some camps, the Nike Middle School Running Camps are focused first and foremost on imparting knowledge. The goal is to educate first and train second, with a significant amount of time spent in the classroom. This ensures that the young runners are building the knowledge base needed to have a long and successful running careers. A few of the topics covered include Effort Based Training, Running Heroes, Running Vocabulary, and Why am I not as fast as I used to be? This is not a camp where kids come to run and train hard every day. The overarching philosophy is Effort Based Training, meaning they train at paces and levels of effort consistent with their current fitness level. To that end, campers are assigned a running group that takes into account their current training level, miles per week, how many weeks in training this summer, average weekly mileage and to a lesser extent personal best times.

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The mission of the camp is to educate and entertain the campers to become smarter runners.

During camp sessions, campers live the life of a student-athlete while staying in the dorms and training at the school’s facilities. All of the Nike Running Camps offer the perfect opportunity for campers to focus on their specific event and learn from the knowledgeable and passionate staff.

About US Sports Camps, Inc.

US Sports Camps ( USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 75,000 kids attended a US Sports Camp program in 2014. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. Athletes, Coaches, Parents and others interested in learning more about our 2015 Nike Sport Camp programs can visit our website at or call 1-800-645-3226.

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