We would advise those going to any cross country camp to do some running before camp. Those people who do no running at all and then come to a running camp tend to get very sore or injured. Make the experience as enjoyable as possible by first preparing yourself for the demands that running will put on your body at the camp. I would suggest running a minimum of 20-30 minutes 5-6 days a week from now until the camp starts with many of you, hopefully, doing more.
Typical Daily Schedule
|6:45 - 7:45 a.m.
|8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
|9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
|11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
||Free Time & Lunch
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
||Instruction time in classroom
|2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
|4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
|8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
||All students in residence hall
*All times are subject to change.
Trails are located on campus which includes the UW-Whitewater's home cross country course. We will also be using the cross country ski trails located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest in LaGrange. Having access to these areas will allow campers the chance to do a lot of natural surface running.
There are many other activities that take place during camp: Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Sand Volleyball, Pool Workout and skit night, to name a few. We feel very strongly that the camp experience needs to involve work and play. Those who have attended the Warhawks Cross Country Camp come away with a truly enjoyable experience and make new friends in the sport of distance running.
Jeff Miller has been coaching at UW-Whitewater since the fall of 1982. Miller is the head coach for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams as well as an assistant coach for the men’s track team.
Miller took over the men’s cross country team in 1982 and is the longest tenured cross country coach that UW-Whitewater has ever had. Since 1982, Miller has led the men’s team to one runner-up finish and five third-place finishes in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. On the men’s side, he has coached 13 All-Americans. He has guided runners to first team All-WIAC honors 25 times and other all-conference accolades 19 times (including 15 second team and four honorable mention). Miller has also coached two Max Sparger Scholar Athletes. He has also had an abundance of individuals qualify for nationals and has taken the team to the NCAA Division III championship six times, including a fifth-place showing in 1999. Miller has also had one individual WIAC champion (2004). He has been named WIAC Men's Coach of the Year twice during his illustrious career.
RJ Soderman enters his eighth year as an assistant coach for the UW-Whitewater men's and women's track and field teams in 2018-19. He specializes in the javelin throw, and enters his fourth year working with horizontal jumps.
Soderman also begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Warhawk cross country programs in 2018.
Under Soderman's mentorship, Robert Starnes captured his first national championship in the long jump at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Soderman brings a diverse coaching experience to the athletes in the javelin throw.
- Member of the Wisconsin Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
- Assistant Track and Field Coach at Gillett High School.
- Member of the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
- Member of the Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
- Head Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Coach at Whitewater High School.
- Head Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Coach at Jefferson High School.
- Assistant Track and Field Coach at Jefferson High School.
Current members of the UW-Whitewater Cross Country Team will be counselors working with the campers during the week. We have a 1:8 ratio of staff to campers.
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