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?
Running Academy Coach
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.
Camp Foss Senior Staff
Kevin Maloney: Co-Director
Kevin Coached Blackstone-Millville Regional High School to a national record 265 consecutive dual meet victories. He is a two-time National Federation of High Schools XC Northeast coach of the year, and two-time finalist for National coach of the year. He coached 15 Central Mass championship teams, and is a member of the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Hall of Fame.
Brian Maloney: Co-Director
A former high school and collegiate runner, Brian serves as the C.O.O. of Foss Running Camp LLC, as well as the camp photographer.
Rick Kates: Associate Director
Rick is the MIAA State Meet director. He coached at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA and served as a Team USA T&F coach in 1999 and 2003. He is a member of the Massachusetts State Coaches Association Hall of Fame, is a four time Boston Globe coach of the year, and a National Federation of High Schools Northeast coach of the year.
Camp Foss Coaches
James Fletcher: Coach, Woburn High School, Woburn, MA.
Chaz Hodgdon: Tri-athlete
Ian Hunt: Coach, Woburn high School, Woburn, MA.
Hatim Jean-Louis: Coach, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA.
Dr. Lauren LaPierre: Sport physical therapist.
Aaron Lucci: Runner, University of Vermont, Battle Road Track Club.
Derik Noland: Runner, Rollaway Racing Team.
John Noland: Runner, Rollaway Racing Team.
Perry Pappas: Coach, Wakefield High School, Wakefield, MA.
George Rose: George has coached at Notre Dame Academy, Sacred Heart, and now Hingham High School where his teams have won four Massachusetts state cross-country championships. George is a member of the Massachusetts State Coaches Hall of Fame, and member of the Foss Running Camp staff since 1984.
Erin Terry: Coach, East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, RI.
Karma Tousignant: Coach, Lunenberg High School, Lunenberg, MA.
Rebecca Traschel: Coach, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA.
Melissa Stoll: Coach, Southern Connecticut State University.
Elizabeth Sweeney: Runner, Bridgewater State University.
Nick Valenti: Runner, University of Massachusetts.
Southern CT State University
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.
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.
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.