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Our Mission

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?

Marty Ogden


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. 

Aaron Flamino

The Running Academy


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.

Neil Perry

The Running Academy- PV

Westhill pole vault coach. He has coached several State Open Champions, including All American and State Open record holder, Chris Rough along with

Melissa Stoll
The Running Academy
A multiple Northeast-10 Conference and USTFCCCA Coach of the Year honoree, Melissa Stoll is the head women’s cross country/track and field coach at Southern Connecticut State University.

Over the course of the past several 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. 

Stoll's squads - both cross country and track and field - also received year-end recognition from the USTFCCCA for their academic success. The Owls also had a combined six individual selections to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.

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,

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. 

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