Archive for December, 2008

Learn by Doing Camp


At Loras College, Sunday, January 11. Dubuque, Iowa. Another great chance to hone your skills before the season starts. The cost is fantastic.

Here’s the flyer.

Purdue Track and Field Camp; Niles West All-Comers Meets

Purdue University is hosting a track and field camp on January 3rd and 4th at Lambert Field House at Purdue.

On Saturday, January 3rd, the camp will focus on vault, hurdles, throws, and distance. On Sunday, January 4th, the camp focuses on sprints, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. The cost is $100 per session. You get instruction in your event, measurement of performance, a t-shirt, and lunch. All skill levels welcome. Grab a friend and go. Or, just go.

Here is the brochure.

On Friday, January 16th and 23rd, Niles West will be hosting two “all-comers” meets.

Registration begins at 4 pm and field events begin with the pole vault at 5 pm.

Cost is $5 per event, $10 per relay.

Here is the flyer.

Vault over the reindeer


And here’s a couple of camp possibilities for our future championship vaulters.

The SkyJumpers program has been praised by several CCL coaches (who have great vaulters on their programs). So grab your Christmas cookies and wrap the pole in garland and tinsel and GO. If you need a pole, see coach McKinley this week.

Skyjumpers website

Skyjumpers camp (at Bloom H.S.) brochure

There’s a camp at Maine South in February.


Fly with the reindeer


Here’s another camp. One problem: no vault. The website is

Brochure and Registration Form

Track Clinic at NC College, Sunday, December 14


You can register up to 45 minutes before the session. Looks like a good clinic for hurdles, jumps and throws.

Here’s the necessary registration form:




Track practice starts on TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, at 3:30pm sharp. We will have an important meeting and a short practice until 5:00pm.

I have information on an all-comers indoor track and field meet on January 16th and 23rd at Niles West. There is a fee of $5.00 per event and $10.00 per relay. I’ll post more on this meet later.

I will also post information on a track and field camp to be held at Purdue University on January 3 and 4.

Much more info to come. Check back often.