The Academy camps' mission is to motivate and educate young male and female athletes. We believe with proper instruction and lessons of hard work, dedication and positive mental attitude, athletes can improve and reach their own personal goals. At the same time, we build a sense of community that lasts into the season and beyond.
Whether you are a All American or an athlete new to the sport, The New Balance Running Academy, Pole Vault Academy and private training can help anyone with an interest in improving their performances.
Track and field and cross country are sports where athletes of all abilities can improve and build self esteem and independence. Our expert instructors hope to introduce you into the one of the greatest sports in the world. Won't you join us for either a day or a week of fun and a chance to meet new friends from all over the northeast?
After stints at Danbury and Weston High Schools along with two years at Sacred Heart University, Coach Ogden has built winners where ever he has coached. Weston has finished top two in their class meet, seven out of the nine years he was head XC coach.
While at Weston HS he was as assistant track coach who was instrumental in developing many championship athletes and teams including multiple conference champions and class meet scorers, four class pole vault champions and multiple state open champions in distance events. Coach Ogden is also USATF Level I certified and Level II certified in the throws.
He was named CT High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year and a finalist for National Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2011. Previously he was head coach at Danbury for track and cross country and coached five state open championship teams and was named Cross Country and Track Coach of the Year by the CT Track Coaches Association.
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Ellington cross country and track coach and head of the math department. He has led his alma mater to three class titles in cross country and coached many all state athletes. He has been an integral part of The Running Academy since its inception as a jack of all trades at TRA.
A multiple Northeast-10 Conference and USTFCCCA Coach of the Year honoree, Melissa Stoll is in her seventh season as the head women’s cross country/track and field coach at Southern Connecticut State University in 2018-19.
Over the course of the past six years, the Owls have thrived athletically and academically under Stoll’s watch. Southern claimed its first-ever New England outdoor championship in 2015, along with the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championship.
On the individual front, Stoll has coached two NCAA national champions, three NCAA national runners-up, 53 All-America selections, multiple New England champions and 236 All-Region performers.
Southern Connecticut finished as the NE10 runner-up during both the indoor and outdoor championships in 2017-18. The Owls also finished as the top Division II squad at both the New England indoor (ninth place overall) and outdoor (sixth place overall) championships. The Owls totaled four All-America selections. During the cross country season, Laura Morrison qualified for the NCAA Championships.
In addition, both the cross country and track and field teams were recognized by the USTFCCCA for academic success. Christine Volz was a finalist for the NE10 Woman of the Year Award, while Katie Heacox and Adriana Carrasco captured CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
The 2016-17 academic year saw SCSU place second at both the Northeast-10 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Owls were third at the New England Indoor Championships and fourth outdoors. In addition, the squad captured a total of nine All-America selections between the indoor and outdoor campaigns, with five separate student-athletes earning All-America laurels.
Stoll's squads - both cross country and track and field - also received year-end recognition from the USTFCCCA for their academic success, while Christine Volz and Adriana Carrasco were named Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA. The Owls also had a combined six individual selections to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.
During the 2015-16 academic year, SCSU finished second at both the Northeast-10 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The squad captured a total of 16 All-America selections between the indoor and outdoor campaigns, with six student-athletes earning All-America laurels.
In addition, both the cross country and track and field teams were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams for their work in the classroom. Two Owls earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, with Crystle Hill taking home Academic All-America honors for the second straight year. The Owls also had three individuals recognized by the USTFCCCA for academic success.
In total, Stoll mentored a total of 10 All-America selections in 2014-15, including the NCAA indoor champion 4x400 relay, the first national title for SCSU since 2002. The Owls' 26 All-Region selections during the outdoor campaign was tops in Division II.
As a team, SCSU finished second at the 2014 New England Outdoor Track and Field championships, where it was edged by Division I Rhode Island by one point. The Owls have also recorded three team runner-up finishes at the NE-10 Track and Field Championships.
For her efforts, Stoll was selected as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s East Regional Coach of the Year during the 2014 indoor campaign. She was also named the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year,
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Head cross country coach and assistant track coach at Weston High. He is a clinical exercise scientist at
Sacred Heart University Life and Sports Analysis Clinic and a professor in their College of Health Professions.
He was a six time captain at Sacred Heart and earned All NEC in the 5000m.
Plus many, many more great athletes and coaches will be at each camp. We feel personal attention is the best way for athletes to learn. Our camper to staff ration is 6 to 1 in order to insure each camper gets the attention they deserve.