Ken is a graduate of UCSB where he was an All Conference soccer player. High school and college coaching experience include stints as head and assistant coach in soccer, cross-country and track and field. The majority of his high school career was spent as head track and field and cross-country coach at Nordhoff High School in Ojai. There, his teams captured 11 California State titles in cross-country. He joined the Amateur Athletic Foundation coaching education program under the direction of Skip Stolley in 1992. Ken is a co-author for both the AAF (now LA84) Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaching manuals. He has presented at track and field and cross-country clinics for LA84 and other organizations since 1991. Today, he is a lead instructor in the LA84 cross-country clinics and an assistant program director in charge of running events for the LA84 track and field clinics. He also continues to announce numerous meets in both cross-country and track and field including the Mt. Sac Invitational, the Mt. Sac Relays, the Clovis Invitationals and the CIF SS Prelims and Finals. Ken has been inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame, the Mt. Sac Cross-Country Hall of Fame and the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Cross-Country Journal editorial staff and he has twice been selected as the National High School Cross-Country Coach of the Year. Today, he assists numerous programs with periodization of training, the development of young athletes and the rehabilitation of injured athletes.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
BARC is excited to welcome three outstanding coaches to our clinician roster for this year's camp!
Maurica Powell, Assistant Coach for women's distances at the University of Oregon, sucessfully guided the Ducks to thoe NCAA Division I Cross Country title last November, and has worked with several All-American and NCAA Individual Championship performers during her tenure in Eugene. Currently, the Oregon team is preparing for strong potential team finishes at the Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships. Originally hailing from the Boston area, Powell was a three-time All-American at Stanford ('02).
Joy Upshaw, Head Coach and Founder/ Director of the Jack Rabbits Track Club, is one of Northern California's most respected track and field athletes and coaches. After an All-American career in the hurdles at Cal State Hayward (East Bay), she has set several age group American Records, is the current Indoor World Champion in the Long Jump (50-54), and was recently inducted into the Masters Track Hall of Fame. As a coach, she has worked with kids as young as one up through Olympic level athletes (assisting her sister Grace to a #2 long jump world ranking in 2006). Joy has been a member of Team USA coaching staffs for several international competitions, including the 2011 Pan-Am Games and the 2013 Five Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland.
Drew Wartenburg is the Director of Track and Field & Cross Country at UC Davis. During his time at UC Davis, he has successfully managed the Aggies' transition into one of the west coast's leading programs. A two-time Big West Cross Country Coach of the Year, Wartenburg led the Aggies to the 2012 Big West Track & Field Championship on the track as well, bolstered by seven individual titles. Memorably, former Aggie Kim Conley earned a dramatic photo finish third place in the women's 5K to earn a spot on her first Olympic team, after which she backed up the superlative performance with a personal best in the heats of the London Olympic Games under Wartenburg's tutelage.
For a growing list of our planned presenters, please check our Speakers page for updates!
Posted by Bay Area Running Camp at 12:50 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Hey Bay Area Running Campers and future campers! We're planning for 2013 and hope to see you July 22-26. We'll post more details and let you know when registration opens later this fall. In the meantime, keep up the running!
Posted by Bay Area Running Camp at 3:32 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
We are thrilled to have some excellent enthusiasm out there for camp, and will likely reach a cap for what we can accommodate this year in Youth Camp over the next couple weeks. If you are planning to sign up, or if your team is sending a group and you don't want to miss out, please register ASAP! We look forward to a great week of running, learning, and camaraderie!
Posted by Bay Area Running Camp at 10:04 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thanks to our friends at New Balance, your Bay Area Running Camp registration includes a pair of training shoes, just in time for your upcoming season.
Check out the video at the link below for a
sneak peek at the style scheduled for us this summer!
Posted by Bay Area Running Camp at 4:49 PM