Due to the many uncertainties surrounding the current coronavirus crisis,
The 2020 Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp is a unique opportunity for high school athletes (grades 9-12) to experience training with the 3-time (2016, 2017, and 2018) NCAA Division I Cross Country National Champions. Our program is designed for athletes to thrive in a camp environment based on specialized training, continued running education, and individualized attention. Campers will run with and learn from Northern Arizona University coaches and athletes in one of the most famous distance running locales in the world and with support from HYPO2 SPORT, Flagstaff’s renowned altitude training management organization.
DATES: July 22 – 26, 2020
For five incredible days, you will be immersed in a training environment unlike any other: endless world-class trails and forest service roads, a dedicated coaching staff with experience at every level of performance, and guest speakers with World and Olympic titles to their name, all the while surrounded by Northern Arizona’s renowned athletes, team culture, and altitude!
For more information on what the day-to-day will be like, please follow the link below:
After taking control of the program completely in the Fall of 2017, Smith helped the men’s cross country team to its second and third consecutive NCAA National Championship. Both his men’s and women’s teams swept the Big Sky Championships as well. Smith was honored with the Bill Dellinger Award for being the year’s National Men’s Coach of the Year and also picked up both the Big Sky’s Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year awards.
A groundbreaking, award-winning and thinking-outside-the-box kind of coach, Smith has indisputably become one of the greatest and most sought-after running coaches in the country.
Becca DeLoache is in her third year as an assistant coach with the Northern Arizona University Track and Field and Cross Country programs, with a focus on men’s and women’s mid-distance and distance athletes as well as team operations. Since joining NAU in January 2016, she has helped assist the men’s and women’s NAU track & field teams to a total of four Big Sky Indoor Titles, 3 Big Sky Outdoor Titles, and Three Big Sky Cross Country Titles. Additionally, Coach DeLoache assisted in coaching the men’s cross country national championship winning teams in both the fall of 2017 and 2018.
In addition to amazing runs, campers will also have the chance to participate in structured sessions in order to learn more about a myriad of topics that make all the difference to world-class runners – and hear from the runners themselves!
- Strength Training specific for runners
- Training Plan Design
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Psychology / Mental Performance
- Biomechanical factors in running
- Injury Prevention & Management
- Olympian and World Champion Guest Speakers
Combine all this with individualized attention through segmenting the camp into small groups (each with its own dedicated counselor) and experience has shown the Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp to be the single best distance running camp experience in the country.
Mike and his staff were incredible and made a lasting impression with my son. Thank you for not another run-of-the-mill camp, but for making it about community. This is something that will help motivate him through the season and carry him in his life. I truly can’t say thank you enough!
— Laura T, camper parent
I learned the importance of patience and recovery during camp. Also how to be consistent in my training!
— Abdi N, 2016 Arizona Cross Country State Champion
The Flagstaff Running Camp helped me prepare for my cross country season by giving me skills and techniques that I can use to run better races.
— Rosario P, North High School Varsity Cross Country
My daughter has gone to a few running camps in her high school career, but nothing compares to this camp. When you say “best-in-class,” you are not exaggerating! Thanks for all you did for her. She’s never been more excited about running!
— Carrie B, camper parent
I learned SO much from this camp, I can’t even tell you. And not just about how to be a better runner, but about how to be a better teammate and better person. THANK YOU!
— Emma P, Memorial High School Junior Varsity Track & Field
The Residential Package is the full Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp experience! This includes four nights of room and board on the Northern Arizona Campus.
The Commuter Package includes everything (including all meals at the cafeteria), with the only difference being athletes will not be staying in the Northern Arizona University dormitories (so will need drop-off and pick-up)