Armory Indoor Track & Field Camp
 
 

Record Holders Sydney mclaughlin, Ajeé Wilson,

Drew Hunter & Lawrence Johnson

join

the Fall 2019 Armory Camp coaching staff!

 
 
 

“I truly enjoyed my experience at the track camp. I absolutely loved every second of it and everyone was nice and wanted to help.  It was an unforgettable day.”

-Athlete Rori L., Pelham Prep Academy, NY


“The camp was great, my athletes learned a lot and it really helped to increase their interest and commitment to the sport. Registration was very easy, and all of the staff were great to work with.”

-Coach Mike D., Catholic Central High School, NY


“Looking forward to coming back!! Great for beginners and seasoned athletes as well!”

- Parent Phil L., Tazwell High School, VA


 

about the armory indoor track & field camp

Overview

 The Fall 2019 Armory Indoor Track and Field Camp registration is now open! After very successful camps for three years running, we are back for our annual fall camp to help high school track & field athletes prepare for the indoor season. This camp will feature some of the best coaching minds in the sport and some of the finest athletes in track & field.

The event will take place at the historic Armory in New York City, located at 216 Fort Washington Ave in Washington Heights. The Armory is home to one of the finest indoor track & field facilities in the world.

The structure of the event will follow the November 2018 camp format by featuring a morning and afternoon session. This will allow all student-athletes the opportunity to register for more than one event or attend for just a half day.

PRICING:

Regular Registration Pricing (10/1 - 10/31)
$110 per session (morning and/or afternoon): includes one session of instruction, camp shirt, bag and access to digital instructional information provided by camp coaches. 

Late Registration Pricing (11/1 - 11/15)
$135 per session (morning and/or afternoon): includes one session of instruction, camp shirt, bag and access to digital instructional information provided by camp coaches. 

Coaches Pass
$50 for whole day: includes full day of instruction, camp shirt, and access to digital instructional information provided by camp coaches.

*In order to be a part of both sessions (morning and afternoon) or to be involved in more than one event group, each student-athlete must register for both sessions. Registration for one session, does not grant access to the full day

2019 NEW BALANCE ARMORY CAMP LIMITED EDITION BACKPACK

All athletes that sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions, will now receive a limited edition New Balance backpack. The backpack will also be available for general sale through the link below. The backpack is a track and field bag with the Armory Camp logo embroidered on the front. The backpack can be picked up on the day of the camp only. There will be a limited quantity so order right away! Click here to order: 

 
 
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Camp coaches & professional athletes

More event coaches and professional athletes will be added in the near future

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPRINTS

Lisa Morgan:  Morgan averaged three division one scholarship-athletes per year while coaching at Columbia High School from 2008-2015. She is currently the head track and field coach at Bloomfield College.

Lisa Morgan: Morgan averaged three division one scholarship-athletes per year while coaching at Columbia High School from 2008-2015. She is currently the head track and field coach at Bloomfield College.

Najee Glass:  Glass helped the University of Florida capture a national title in the 4x400m during 2013 and earned NCAA All-American honors 16 times! He now competes professionally and finished 7th at the 2016 US Olympic Trials.

Najee Glass: Glass helped the University of Florida capture a national title in the 4x400m during 2013 and earned NCAA All-American honors 16 times! He now competes professionally and finished 7th at the 2016 US Olympic Trials.

Robin Reynolds:  Reynolds was a part of the University of Florida's national champion 4x100 and 4x400 teams in 2015. She was also a 16x All-American for the Gators and currently competes on the professional track and field circuit.

Robin Reynolds: Reynolds was a part of the University of Florida's national champion 4x100 and 4x400 teams in 2015. She was also a 16x All-American for the Gators and currently competes on the professional track and field circuit.

Athing Mu:  Though just a senior in high school in 2019-20, Mu has burst onto the scene as one of the most exciting mid-distance runners in the world. At the 2019 USATF Indoor Championships she broke the American Record on her way to victory in the 600m.

Athing Mu: Though just a senior in high school in 2019-20, Mu has burst onto the scene as one of the most exciting mid-distance runners in the world. At the 2019 USATF Indoor Championships she broke the American Record on her way to victory in the 600m.

Strymar Livingston:  Livingston grew up running at The Armory and is one of the most decorated sprinters in US High School history, holding the indoor national records in the 500m and 600m. He was also a four-time All-American and two-time BIG XII Conference Champion while competing for the University of Kansas.

Strymar Livingston: Livingston grew up running at The Armory and is one of the most decorated sprinters in US High School history, holding the indoor national records in the 500m and 600m. He was also a four-time All-American and two-time BIG XII Conference Champion while competing for the University of Kansas.

Olivia Baker:  Baker is from South Orange, NJ where she was part of the elite program at Columbia High School. Baker went on to Stanford University where she was an 11x NCAA All-American and one of the most decorated mid-distance runners the Cardinal has ever had. Baker now runs professionally for Garden State Track Club and just missed making the 2019 USA World Championship team in the 800m.

Olivia Baker: Baker is from South Orange, NJ where she was part of the elite program at Columbia High School. Baker went on to Stanford University where she was an 11x NCAA All-American and one of the most decorated mid-distance runners the Cardinal has ever had. Baker now runs professionally for Garden State Track Club and just missed making the 2019 USA World Championship team in the 800m.

HURDLES

Andy Capellan:  Capellan is the head track and field coach at New Rochelle High School. Since 1975, he has led his teams to claim 44 County Championships, 50 League titles and 37 Sectional Championships for Section One Class A/AA across the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Andy Capellan: Capellan is the head track and field coach at New Rochelle High School. Since 1975, he has led his teams to claim 44 County Championships, 50 League titles and 37 Sectional Championships for Section One Class A/AA across the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Dwayne Evans:  Evans has coached multiple New York state and city champions and is currently an assistant indoor track and field coach for Team Jamaica. He was an All-American hurdler while at Ohio State.

Dwayne Evans: Evans has coached multiple New York state and city champions and is currently an assistant indoor track and field coach for Team Jamaica. He was an All-American hurdler while at Ohio State.

Sydney McLaughlin:  McLaughlin has quickly become the face of track & field after making the 2016 US Olympic Team at just 16 years old. Since the Olympics she has broken numerous high school, college and U20 records in the sprints and hurdles.

Sydney McLaughlin: McLaughlin has quickly become the face of track & field after making the 2016 US Olympic Team at just 16 years old. Since the Olympics she has broken numerous high school, college and U20 records in the sprints and hurdles.

DISTANCE

Bart Sessa:  Sessa coached the Syosset boys team to 10 consecutive Section 8 cross country championships from 1996-2006 and guided his 2005 team to an indoor national record in the 4x800.

Bart Sessa: Sessa coached the Syosset boys team to 10 consecutive Section 8 cross country championships from 1996-2006 and guided his 2005 team to an indoor national record in the 4x800.

Ajeé Wilson:  The New Jersey native has quickly become one of the most decorated US middle distance runners in history! Wilson is the current indoor and outdoor American Record Holder and was the anchor of the US 4x800m team that broke the World Record at the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games.

Ajeé Wilson: The New Jersey native has quickly become one of the most decorated US middle distance runners in history! Wilson is the current indoor and outdoor American Record Holder and was the anchor of the US 4x800m team that broke the World Record at the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games.

Drew Hunter:  Hunter is the national record holder in the high school indoor mile, running 3:57.81 at The Armory in 2016. He has since gone on to a successful professional career directly out of high school, winning the national championship over two miles earlier this year. Most recently, Hunter qualified for his first Team USA in the 5000m, for the 2019 World Championships.

Drew Hunter: Hunter is the national record holder in the high school indoor mile, running 3:57.81 at The Armory in 2016. He has since gone on to a successful professional career directly out of high school, winning the national championship over two miles earlier this year. Most recently, Hunter qualified for his first Team USA in the 5000m, for the 2019 World Championships.

LONG JUMP & TRIPLE JUMP

Dominic Zanot:  As head of the boys track and field program at Harrison High School, Zanot led his team to their 8th consecutive League Championship, and the 10th in the last 12 years.

Dominic Zanot: As head of the boys track and field program at Harrison High School, Zanot led his team to their 8th consecutive League Championship, and the 10th in the last 12 years.

Thomas Johnson:  Johnson was a star long and triple jumper in high school and was a 2x New York State Champion. Johnson went on to compete for UMBC where he was a NCAA Regional Qualifier in the triple jump.

Thomas Johnson: Johnson was a star long and triple jumper in high school and was a 2x New York State Champion. Johnson went on to compete for UMBC where he was a NCAA Regional Qualifier in the triple jump.

HIGH JUMP

Priscilla Frederick:  Frederick competed in the 2016 Olympics and earned silver at the 2015 Pan American Games for Antigua and Barbuda. She also was a 2x All-American while at St John's University.

Priscilla Frederick: Frederick competed in the 2016 Olympics and earned silver at the 2015 Pan American Games for Antigua and Barbuda. She also was a 2x All-American while at St John's University.

Amina Smith:  Smith was an NCAA All-American high jumper at the University of Maryland in 2014. She has continued with an impressive pro career where she has placed 7th or higher at every US Championship indoor and outdoor from 2016 to present including a 4th place finish at the US Olympic Trials in 2016. Smith is from Lusby, MD.

Amina Smith: Smith was an NCAA All-American high jumper at the University of Maryland in 2014. She has continued with an impressive pro career where she has placed 7th or higher at every US Championship indoor and outdoor from 2016 to present including a 4th place finish at the US Olympic Trials in 2016. Smith is from Lusby, MD.

Throws

Matt Ellis:  Ellis is the owner of Primal Athlete Training Center and Elite Throws Coaching based out of Rhode Island. He threw the shot and discus at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Ellis has held overnight and weekend camps all over the United States, coached 16 RI state champions in the shot put and discus, and has produced over 750 how-to throwing videos on his YouTube channel Elite Throws Coaching.

Matt Ellis: Ellis is the owner of Primal Athlete Training Center and Elite Throws Coaching based out of Rhode Island. He threw the shot and discus at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Ellis has held overnight and weekend camps all over the United States, coached 16 RI state champions in the shot put and discus, and has produced over 750 how-to throwing videos on his YouTube channel Elite Throws Coaching.

Scott Menin:  Menin is the head throws coach for AOC, an AAU club team in Pennsylvania that has produced national medalists in 21 of his 22 years, along with three national champions. He also coaches the throws at Cheltenham HS, which has won six AAA girls state championships.

Scott Menin: Menin is the head throws coach for AOC, an AAU club team in Pennsylvania that has produced national medalists in 21 of his 22 years, along with three national champions. He also coaches the throws at Cheltenham HS, which has won six AAA girls state championships.

POLE VAULT

Tim St. Lawrence:  St. Lawrence is director of the acclaimed Hudson Valley Flying Circus and has coached 10 athletes to jump over 16 feet, included a former New York state record holder.

Tim St. Lawrence: St. Lawrence is director of the acclaimed Hudson Valley Flying Circus and has coached 10 athletes to jump over 16 feet, included a former New York state record holder.

Lawrence Johnson:  Johnson is one of the most decorated US pole vaulters in history. In his career he was a 4x NCAA Champion, 7x US Champion, World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist. He is also the Indoor American Record Holder.

Lawrence Johnson: Johnson is one of the most decorated US pole vaulters in history. In his career he was a 4x NCAA Champion, 7x US Champion, World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist. He is also the Indoor American Record Holder.

Stephanie Duffy:  Duffy is one of the greatest high school pole vaulters in New York State history, winning three state championships and achieving All-American status while at Washingtonville HS. She went on to compete for the University of South Florida, where she was the Big East Champion and an NCAA Provisional qualifier.

Stephanie Duffy: Duffy is one of the greatest high school pole vaulters in New York State history, winning three state championships and achieving All-American status while at Washingtonville HS. She went on to compete for the University of South Florida, where she was the Big East Champion and an NCAA Provisional qualifier.

Hugh Cauthers:  Caugthers is the co-founder of the Hudson Valley Flying Circus along with Tim St. Lawrence. Hugh is a member of the NYSPHAA Section 9 Hall of Fame after a 40 year career at Monroe-Woodbury High School where he coached 20 State Champions and 2 National Champions.

Hugh Cauthers: Caugthers is the co-founder of the Hudson Valley Flying Circus along with Tim St. Lawrence. Hugh is a member of the NYSPHAA Section 9 Hall of Fame after a 40 year career at Monroe-Woodbury High School where he coached 20 State Champions and 2 National Champions.

More event coaches and professional athletes will be added in the near future

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

morning session CAMP SCHEDULE


 

7:00-8:00am
Session check in and day of registration

 

 

8:00-8:20am
Welcome and staff, athlete and coach introductions on arena floor

 

8:20-8:30am
Split into groups and warm up


8:30-10:50am
Individual group work


10:50-11:10am
Breakout session #1

HJ, LJ/TJ, PV, Throws - Weight Training Technique

Sprints, Distance, Hurdles - Flexibility


11:10-11:30am

Breakout session #2

HJ, LJ/TJ, PV, Throws - Flexibility

Sprints, Distance, Hurdles - Weight Training Technique


11:30am-12:00pm
Q&A with staff athletes and coaches


12:00-12:15pm
Recap of session, release athletes


Afternoon session camp schedule


12:30-1:30pm
Session check in and day of registration


1:30-1:50pm
Welcome and staff, athlete and coach introductions on arena floor


1:50-2:00pm
Split into groups and warm up


2:00-4:20pm
Individual group work


4:20-4:40pm

Breakout session #1

HJ, LJ/TJ, PV, Throws - Weight Training Technique

Sprints, Distance, Hurdles - Flexibility


4:40-5:00pm

Breakout session #2

HJ, LJ/TJ, PV, Throws - Flexibility

Sprints, Distance, Hurdles - Weight Training Technique


5:00-5:30pm
Q&A with staff athletes and coaches


5:30-5:45pm
Recap of session, release athletes


 
 

frequently asked questions

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, this camp is reserved for athletes in grades 9-12.

Will the camp be active practice sessions or just lecture?

The camp will be a mix of both. All attendees will learn about the events from the staff members, but will also go through a series of drills and practice sessions during the camp.

Can I participate in more than one event group?

Yes! An athlete can register for one event group in the morning and another event group in the afternoon.

What should I bring?

Athletic wear, running shoes, spikes (no spikes will be allowed in the shoes), water bottle

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Armory is located on Fort Washington Ave between 168th & 169th Streets, one block west of Broadway. It is accessible off the West Side Highway or the FDR. The Armory is also in close proximity to public transportation. Below is a listing of the different ways available to access the Armory.

Subway: We are located one block west of the 168th Street stop off the A & C trains (168th street stop on the 1 train is out of service).

Bus: The M4 stops directly in front of our building on Fort Washington Avenue. M100, Bx7, M5 and M3 have stops one block west of the Armory on Broadway & 168th Street

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact: Aaron Robison, arobison@armorytrack.com or 212-923-1803 x7028

What's the refund policy?

30 days prior to the event.

 

 
 

Contact Us

ABOUT THE ARMORY

The Armory Foundation oversees the premier indoor track and field center in America and hosts over 100 track meets annually with the goal of serving youth by promoting fitness, a love of sport and the pursuit of individual excellence. Additionally, it maintains the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, offers a variety of community support programs, and operates the largest after school activities center in New York City. The Armory College Prep High School Program provides college prep and academic counseling services to athletes who train on The Armory Track from underserved New York City neighborhoods. The Armory College Prep Middle School Program offers academic support, an exciting robotics program as well as high school application guidance to local middle school students.