Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp

Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 8:00am - Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:00pm

(See training options below for start times. No training June 29-July 2.)

Duration: 4 weeks or 8 weeks
Audience: Students ages 12 to 19
Method: In-person Instructor-led
Cost: Varies based on format chosen. See below.
Registration deadline: 5/31/2020

Camp leader: Leland Barker, PhD, CSCS

Preparing to compete at the high school or college level takes dedication and training. Creighton’s summer Strength and Conditioning Camp guides athletes through a training regimen, while also teaching proper lifting techniques and exploring nutrition related to sport performance and healthy weight management. The camp is facilitated by Creighton University’s Applied Neuromechanics and Sport Performance Laboratory.

Participants will meet Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours a day. A variety of time slots are available, so students can fit workouts into their schedules. (Choose from open times at signup. A limited number of seats are available for each time slot, so we recommend reserving your time as soon as possible.) We’ll also provide a variety of training and educational materials to campers and parents. Each camper will receive a personalized performance report from the pre- and post-testing sessions.

The first half of the training sessions will focus on strength, conditioning and technique. The second half will focus on speed and power, conditioning, and technique. Parents are invited to attend three informational sessions on nutrition and training during the first week.

Meet the Strength and Conditioning Coach

Leland Barker, PhD, CSCS
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions

Dr. Barker began his career as a Creighton undergraduate, where he worked as a strength coach intern under current Husker Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, Zach Duval. After receiving his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at California State University, he moved to Las Vegas where he began working for Cirque Du Soleil as a performance scientist and strength and conditioning coach while pursuing his PhD in Kinesiology at UNLV. His research is focused on jumping, landing, and strength and conditioning biomechanics. Dr. Barker is eager to give back to the Omaha community by helping youth athletes reach their potential in the highest levels of competition.

Training options

Open Small-Group Training

(14-19 year olds)

Individuals can sign up and exercise with a small group.

8 weeks: $23.44/session, $750 total
Women’s start times: 8 a.m., 4 p.m.
Men’s start times: 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

One-on-One Training

(limited availability)

8 weeks: $50/session, $1,600 total
4 weeks: $60/session, $960 total
Start times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Closed Small-Group Training

(limited availability)

Coaches or athletes are invited to sign up a group of 5-10 athletes. Please register all group participants together.

8 weeks: $30/session, $960/person total
4 weeks: $40/session, $640/person total
Start times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

If you’re interested in closed-group training for a larger group, please contact us.

The camp will not run the week of July 4th. (No training June 29-July 2.)

Vinardi Center (Old Gym), L01–Basement
Corner of 24th and Burt Streets
Omaha, NE 68186
United States