Friday, June 7, 2019

World record holders Kevin Young, Mike Powell both at Maximum Velocity Track & Field Academy at Centre College - by Larry Vaught

Legendary Kentucky sportswriter and friend of the camp, Larry Vaught, wrote a nice article mentioning the fact that we had (2) current World Record Holders working as clinicians for the camp this year. Click on the link to read the story. Vaught's Views

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Move In Day

Today is move in day at the 9th Annual Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy. Check in for all campers will be in Hazelrigg Gymnasium located on the 1st floor of Sutcliffe Hall on the campus of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Overnight campers will check in from 1:00-2:00pm, and commuter campers will check in from 2:30-3:30pm.

Sutcliffe Hall

If Sutcliffe Hall does not appear on your GPS, you can use the following address: 329 College Street, Danville, KY 40422. Below is an aerial view of Sutcliffe Hall. There is limited parking on College Street, and a small parking lot across from the track.



Below is a street view of Sutcliffe Hall from College Street. Use the sidewalk the man is walking on to get to the front entrance of the building. 


 Below is the entrance to Sutcliffe Hall. Hazelrigg Gynasium is on the left once you are inside the building.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 Scholarship Information Now Available

The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association is once again providing a limited number of scholarship opportunities this year to Kentucky athletes and coaches. Deadline to apply is April 20. For more information please see our "Scholarships" tab. We are very thankful for the continued support of the KTCCCA.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2019 Clinician Lineup Announced

The clinician lineup for the 9th Annual Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy has been announced. Please see the "About the Clinicians" tab for more details. This year's lineup features (7) Olympians, (4) Olympic medalists, and (2) current World Record Holders. Make your plans to join us June 5-8 for 3 1/2 days of track and field fun.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Gatlin Unable to Attend Due to Injury - Will Be Replaced by Wallace Spearmon, Jr.

We have been informed that Justin Gatlin will be unable to attend camp next week due to continuing rehab for a hamstring injury that occurred in mid-May during the 4x100m relay in Japan. The injury forced him to pull out of the Prefontaine Classic last weekend where he was scheduled to compete in a much anticipated showdown with Christian Coleman. Justin is disappointed that he cannot attend camp this year, and will have a message for our campers next week.

Wallace Spearmon, Jr.
Gatlin will be replaced by Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Spearmon is a 3-time NCAA National Champion winning the 200m outdoor title in 2004 and 2005, and the indoor title in 2005. He has 4 World Championship Outdoor medals that include a silver in 2005 in the 200m, a bronze in 2007 in the 200m, a bronze in 2009 in the 200m, and a gold in 2007 in the 4x100m relay. He was also a member of the World Indoor Championship 4x400m relay that won gold in 2006. Spearmon's has personal bests of 9.96 in the 100m, and 19.65 in the 200m.




Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gatlin and Hoffa Joining Clinician Lineup for 2018!

Registration will open soon for the 8th Annual MAXIMUM VELOCITY TRACK AND FIELD ACADEMY. The camp will once again be held on the campus of Centre College in Danville, KY from June 6-9, 2018.

This year we have added two new Olympic medalists to our star-studded lineup of clinicians.

Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin will be working with our sprinters this year. Gatlin is one of the most decorated sprinters in US history with 5 Olympic medals, and 10 World Championship medals. He won the gold medal in the 100m in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where he was also part of the silver medal winning 4 x 100m relay team. That same year he won the bronze medal in the 200m. He picked up his second bronze medal in the 100m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Gatlin won his second silver medal in the 100m in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Reese Hoffa
Reese Hoffa will be working with our throwers this year. He has also been very successful on the world stage winning 1 Olympic medal, and 4 World Championship medals. Hoffa is the bronze medalist from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He won the gold medal at the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. Hoffa also won a gold medal(2006) and two silver medals (2004 & 2008) at the World Indoor Championships.

Gatlin and Hoffa will be joining 7 clinicians who have previously worked with our campers. Sharrieffa Barksdale is back to motivate our campers, and be the liaison to the Olympians. Kenny Harrison will return to work with our long and triple jumpers. Mark Hollis will work with our pole vaulters again this year. Gwen Mikinski will once again work with our high jumpers. Rose Monday will work with our middle distance, distance, and cross country runners. Terrence Trammell will work with our 100m and 110m hurdlers, and Kevin Young will work with our 300m and 400m hurdlers.

To learn more about the careers and accomplishments of our 2018 staff of clinicians, see the "About the Clinicians" tab.

Should you have any questions about the camp, please contact Lisa Owens, Camp Director, by e-mail at: lisa.owens@centre.edu. You may also reach her by phone at (859) 238-5494.  

We look forward to seeing you in June for 3 1/2 days of track and field fun.

Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Clinician Lineup Announced - Registration Open

Camp Director, Lisa Owens, is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 7rh annual MAXIMUM VELOCITY TRACK AND FIELD ACADEMY. The 2017 lineup of clinicians is one of our best to date.

Sharrieffa Barksdale
Duncan Atwood
 We are happy to have Sharrieffa Barksdale back as the Liaison to the Olympians. Sharrieffa competed in the 1984 Olympics, and has been a team manager for team USA for the last 3 Olympic Games.

Other returning clinicians include Duncan Atwood who will be working with our javelin throwers. Duncan is a 2-time Olympian, 3-time US champion, and 2-time gold medalist at the Pan Am Games. Click Here to see a 296' 3" throw from Duncan.


Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis will be working with our pole vaulters. Mark was a finalist at the 2016 US Olympic Trials. He is a 3-time US champion, and the bronze medal winner at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Click Here to see Mark jump 19' 1".
Rose Monday

Rose Monday will be working with our middle distance, distance, and cross country runners. Rose has been the women's distance coach on the last two US Olympic Teams. She has competed in 4 Olympic Trials, and is the 2001Masters World Champion in the 800m.
David Pless

David Pless will be working with our shot and discus throwers. David was a finalist at last year's Olympic Trials. David has PR's of 66' 10" in the shot, and 180' 8" in the discus. Click Here to see a big throw from David.
Terrence Trammell


Terrence Trammell will be working with our 100m and 110m hurdlers. He is a 3-time Olympian, and 2-time silver medalist at the Olympic Games.  Click Here to see his silver medal performance at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young will be working with our 300m and 400m hurdlers. Kevin won gold in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympic Games, breaking the World Record with a time of 46.78 seconds. He still is the only person to break the 47 second barrier in the 400m hurdles. Click Here to watch the race.


We have three new clinicians this year.

Kenny Harrison
Kenny Harrison will be working with our long and triple jumpers. He was a very accomplished long jumper with a 27' 0" PR, but is most remembered for his triumph in the 1996 Olympics in the triple jump with a jump of 59' 4".  Click Here to see the jump which is still the Olympic Record.

Carmelita Jeter
 Carmelita Jeter will be working with our sprinters. She won a gold, silver, and bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and was the anchor leg for the US team that broke the 4x100m World Record with a time of 40.82 seconds. Click Here to see the race. She also has 3 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals from world championships.

Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams will be working with our high jumpers this year. He is a 2-time Olympian, and 2011 World Champion. Click Here to see his winning performance.  His PR is 7' 9 1/4".

See our "About the Clinicians" tab for a list of major accomplishments of our clinicians.


Once again the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCA) is offering 15 full scholarships, and 10 half scholarships to Kentucky athletes. Please see our "Scholarships" tab for information if you would like to apply for a scholarship. Deadline to submit your application is April 15 for athletes.

Lisa Owens
The KTCCCA is also offering 10 full scholarships to Kentucky coaches. Application information for coaches is also on our "Scholarships" tab. Deadline to submit your application is May 1 for coaches.

If you have any questions regarding camp, please e-mail Lisa Owens at lisa.owens@centre.edu. You can also reach her by phone at (859) 238-5494.