Winter Distance Project 2016


Team Prep USA will host their annual Winter Distance Project in Tampa, Florida again this year at the Cedarkirk Conference Center! The dates for camp are December 27th 2016 – January 4th, 2017.

The Winter Distance Project is set up to get the Student Athlete ready for track season in distance running and also keeps in mind the development of a base season with some track workouts involved. The Cedarkirk Center is a nicely wooded campus with abundant supple trails, outdoor pool, and climate controlled lodges in which girls and boys will be in separate buildings. Team Prep USA’s reputation has been built on quality over quantity and a highly enforced no-tolerance policy of breaking rules. The program is an overall life building program with an academic reputation as well.

We are now accepting deposits of $400 to reserve your spot at the camp. The cost of the 9 day, 8 night experience is $1275. Please mail check to Team Prep USA PO Box 1351 Crested Butte, CO 81224 or feel free to pay with a credit card by clicking on the link below. Deposit deadline is December 1, 2016 and Final payment is requested by December 15, 2016.

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Time until Winter Distance Project 2016








What People Say About Team Prep USA –

“Trent is one of the top distance coaches in the country. I’ve watched him build champions on the high school, college and open levels. The guy can flat out coach distance”

Bob Braman

3 Time National Coach of the Year ('06, '07, '08), Florida State University

Coach Trent Sanderson is doing a excellent job of helping young runners reach their potential in distance running. He has helped many athletes earn athletic scholarships to top Division I cross country / track & field programs.”

Kevin Jermyn

Duke University

“What an amazing opportunity Trent Sanderson gives to young athletes who are eager to take their running and competing to the next level. He certainly has a strong connection with our sport and a keen knowledge for building success on the cross country course and the track”

Kelly Strong

2008 XC NCAA Champion, University of Washington

It is rare to find such a high quality, informed, and well connected coach at the high school level. Coach Sanderson is the type of coach every good high school runner wishes they had in their school.”

John Mortimer

University of Kentucky

Regular Sessions

  • June 18th – June 24th (6 nights)  – $780  + ($100 if you are staying over) Pre-camp
  • June 25 – July 15 (20 night) – $2600
  • June 25 – July 5th (10 night) – $1425
  • June 25 – June 29th (4 night) – $675
  • July 7 – July 15th (8 nights) – $1175
  • July 7 – July 11 (4 night) – $675
  • July 11 – July 15 (4 night) – $675
    *please keep in mind these are the check/cash prices listed.

Invite Camps Only:

Some student athletes will get the opportunity to stay up in the Mountains for 41 Nights & 42 Days

  • July 15th – July 29th (please ask) Clients only

The following tabs provide more information about the camp (click on right of tab to open

Camp information

The camp is focused on morning shake outs with flexibility drills, extensive core training, lectures from elite runners and coaches, and afternoon runs on the trails of the Gunnison valley. The RMXC camps are designed for distance runners that will enable them to gain a base and be able to hit the cross country season “running”. The camp will also have an academic component, nutritional component, and how to build a desire within you. If you’re new to Team Prep USA, you can send your deposit of $450 to hold your spot, then we request that you send in 3 letters of recommendation. We have developed a large following so we try to protect the campers and clients that are already involved. We have a zero tolerance policy of breaking the rules. The camper goes home the next day on their parent’s expense if rules are broken. Team Prep USA supports the student-athletes that want to get it right and do not waste time on the kids that do not have a forward course in their development. Team Prep USA does have patience and cares but we feel in America that the kids that want more do not get the attention they deserve. We work very hard and play hard as well. Team Prep USA’s track record is remarkable, just ask anyone that has been involved

Travel Information

If you’re flying in please arrange for flights into Gunnison Regional Airport (Free) or Montrose Regional Airport ($50 travel fee for each direction) for the start date of session attending. A staff member from Team Prep USA will pick up the camper from the airport. We should have some of the top high school runners in the country again residing with Team Prep USA over the summer! Last year we had 46 states in attendance.

Team Prep USA is now connected to the Holiday Inn located in Gunnison, CO. If you need a hotel room (if you are arriving to town early or leaving town after camp) check out the Holiday Inn whom are offering discounted rates for Team Prep USA athletes and families, just let them know you are with us to receive the adjusted rate. The Holiday Inn offers airport arrangements as well.

Those that are deciding to arrive earlier than the start date of camp that need airport shuttles please use Alpine Express

Daily Schedule and Structure

This is a tentative schedule for the 2016 camp
7:30am – Breakfast
8:30am – Shakeout Run
9:00am – Strides and Stretches / Flexibility Drills
10:30am – Lecture
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Lecture
2:00pm – Afternoon Long Run
5:00pm – Recovery Protocols/ Icing
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Lecture
8:30pm – Activity
10:30pm – Lights out!

Lectures and items covered at the RMXC Camps

What it takes to be a champion
Biomechanics of Speed
Speed V. Speed Endurance
Testimonials by our top staff
Skits done by campers
Goal Setting
Individual evaluations with each athlete on gate analysis, and Bio mechanics
Pacing Techniques
Sports Psychology
Toughness in Competition and Practice
How Training Works – Periodization
Injury Prevention and Common Running Injuries
Intensive Nutrition topic – Students will have info to take home
Biomechanics of Running
Team Leadership
Endurance Training Methods
Optimal Nutrition for Peak Performance
Softball Activity
Uphill and Downhill Racing Techniques
Tactical Advantages in Pack Placement
Un-limiting your Performance
Fear and Performance
Recovery Protocols
Coach Catch Activity
Challenging Your Weaknesses
The Pre-Competitive Protocols
Sports Relaxation Drills
Sports Performance Supplementation
Indoor Pool Activity
Fox and the Hound Activity
Running Safety
Attitudes of Famous Competitors
Foundations of Mental Excellence
Icing Protocols
Stretching Efficiently
Workout Progression and Structuring
Separating the elite athlete from the good
Simple changes make big differences
Pairing training and science
How altitude changes your physiology
The concept of ‘lift’ and keeping the intensity in place

Items to pack for camp

-Water bottle
-Running shorts
-Plenty of socks
-Running shirts
-Running pants
-Sweatshirt, warm clothing (it can get cold, especially at night)
-Light running jacket
-2 pair of running shoes
-Sunscreen, chap stick, hat
-Bedding (if you are not getting the linen package $10)
-Jeans/”regular” clothing (not required) but if runner feels like getting out of running gear
-Notebook and pen
-Towel for icing after runs
-Dance (last night of camp July 18) – “White Party” themed
-July 4 costume (just a thought)
*There are coin-operated laundry units available.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • When is the registration/final payment deadline? June 10, 2016.
  • Where should forms/payments/references be mailed/made out to? Team Prep USA, LLC PO Box 1351 Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • What is the cost for shuttle pick up/drop off? Gunnison regional airport=(free). Montrose regional airport=($50 each way per camper).
  • What is the cost for linens and what does it include? $10, includes sheet, pillow case, light blanket, hand towel, bath towel.
  • What needs to be to Team Prep USA by June 10? Final payment, Health form, Release waiver, and Travel itinerary.
  • Are there laundry units available? Yes, there are coin operated washers and dryers available.
  • When is check in for camp? 11am-1pm.
  • When is check out for camp? 11am.
  • Can graduated seniors attend camp? YES!
  • What about dinner on July 4th? Please send your runner with a little money as we will celebrate July 4th in Crested Butte with fireworks and activities.
  • Is information repeated during camp sessions? No, camp is set up as a 20 night camp with shorter segments available. Information is different everyday.


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