Wittenberg Track and Field Camp


Join University of Pittsburgh coach Keith Roberts at a Track & Field Camp at Wittenberg University. The goal of this camp is to provide campers with quality instruction from an elite coaching staff at an affordable price in order to motivate, teach and inspire track and field student-athletes. Camp staff has coached numerous NCAA Champions and All-Americans in all events, as well as competed collegiately at the National level. Campers will utilize top-notch athletic facilities, lodging and dining facilities on the beautiful campus of Wittenberg University.

Camp staff will lead campers through event-specific instruction and training as well as leadership and team-building activities. Camp coaches and counselors have been carefully selected to bring campers the best track and field camp experience. Coaches have been invited from universities across the Midwest to provide an experienced, energetic camp staff that instructs and motivates student-athletes to be the best they can be. Campers will have the option of working with one event group throughout camp or choosing multiple events during camp. Events offered are short sprints, long sprints, middle distance, short hurdles, long hurdles, all throwing events, long jump, high jump, triple jump, pentathlon and heptathlon. In addition to learning technique and event-specific training, campers will learn more on topics such as championship mentality, believing in yourself, academics, the little things, goal-setting, importance of the process, persistence, fighting through adversity, physical and mental toughness, visualization, and the value of hard work. This camp is designed to help student-athletes learn and grow in track and field, leadership and teamwork while meeting new friends and having a great experience.

Campers will be supervised at all times to ensure a safe and secure environment for the athletes to learn and have fun. Any misconduct could result in dismissal without a refund.

Camp Ages:

Open to any and all male and female students 7th through 12th grade


June 27-29, 2016
Check in Monday: Noon-2pm
Check out Wednesday: 4:30pm-6pm


Resident-$325-Tuition includes instruction, lodging, meals and camp t-shirt
Commuter-$285-Tuition includes instruction, meals and camp t-shirt

*No refunds will be given.

 Camp Focuses:

  • Proper Warm-Ups 
  • Event Specific Drills 
  • Flexibility 
  • Plyometric Training 
  • Small-Group Instruction 
  • Competition Strategy 
  • Video Analysis 
  • Technical Instruction 
  • Proper Cool Down
  • Leadership, Team-building & Championship Mentality
  • Training in the following events:

Sprints, hurdles, middle distance, long jump, high jump, triple jump, all throwing events, pentathlon, heptathlon.  Learn one event or multiple events while at camp.

Sprints – Block starts, Drive phase, Reaction, Maximum velocity, Acceleration ladders, Sprint drills, Proper sprint technique, Push mechanics, Resistance, Explosion and Power, Relay work

Hurdles – Block starts, Lead leg, Trail leg, Proper arm mechanics, Shuffle mechanics, Clearance
Throws – Warmup drills, Proper technique in Shot, Discus, and Javelin
Jumps – Speed, Approach, Runway, Flight, Landing, Explosion
Multi-events – Learn multiple events while at camp and work with coaches who have coached and competed in the pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon.

Typical Day at Camp:

  • Breakfast
  • Group Lecture or Video Session
  • Training session
  • Lunch
  • Training session
  • Dinner
  • Fun activity with campers and coaches
  • In Bed and Lights Out 


Wittenberg University
Springfield, Ohio

Room & Board:

The modern dorms at the Wittenberg University are located on campus within a short walk to the state-of-the-art athletic facilities and dining hall.  Camp counselors will supervise the residence hall at all times.  Campers are asked to bring their own linens and toiletries.  High quality meals are provided by the university dining services.  Meals included are dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday for all resident campers and commuters.


Campers will use state-of-the-art athletic facilities at Wittenberg University including the Earl F. Morris Track.  The camp will use turf and grass fields for plyometrics and warmup drills.

This camp is not open for registration (either is pending or already took place)