Kareem squeezes in Xmas camp

Former Cayman Islands super athlete Kareem Streete-Thompson finds time in his busy schedule for a two day clinic for aspiring champs between Christmas Day and the New Year.

The KST Sprints, Jumps and Throws Camp is for kids and runs from 27-28 December at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, cost $60.

The development camp will include the latest in technique, training and drills. The environment will be fun, yet intensive, with comprehensive coverage of the shot put, discus, javelin, long jump, triple jump and high jump for all levels from beginner to advanced for ages 8-19.

Check in will be starting at 8.30am at the track. Athletes should take with them any competition shoes or equipment that they may need. Shoes, spikes, shorts and T-shirts, sun block, rain gear.

Medical Staff will be available at all times during the camp. Participants will receive water, Gatorade and snacks.

It is also an opportunity to attend a seminar discussing NCAA requirements for entry into Division 1 university.

The KST Jumps and Throws Camp provides the finest methods, specialists and facilities to improve the performance of athletes. Streete-Thompson said: “Our camp is committed to foster a positive, fun environment that promotes confidence and physical development for every type of person and athlete.

“All of our coaches are trained professionals, skilled at sports performance training. This programme is designed to teach proper jumping and throwing techniques.

Streete-Thompson, 39, is in his second year as the sprints, jumps and hurdles coach at the University of Missouri.

He brings not only experience, but also a long list of accomplishments as a collegiate athlete and Olympian. A three-time Olympian (1992, 2000 and 2004), he has the eleventh longest jump in history.

Formerly an assistant coach at Florida State and the University of Florida, Streete-Thompson attained a masters degree in sports management and completed the USATF Level I Coaching Certification.

Competing for Cayman, Streete-Thompson’s success began early in his track and field career by winning bronze in the long jump at the World Junior Championships in 1990.

In 1999, he won long jump silver at the Pan-Am Games. He then showed his versatility by making the final in the 100 metres in the World Championships later that year. Streete-Thompson also won the silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in long jump in 2001 and in 2002 he took the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. The other coaches at the camp will be Brett Halter, head coach of the Missouri Track and Field programme and Rana Reider, one of the foremost sprints, hurdles and jumps coaches in the world. Recently he was appointed as a high performance coach with UK Athletics. Prior to joining the British Athletics team, Reider helped Christian Taylor to win his first Olympic gold medal in the triple jump.

For more information email: [email protected], phone (573) 823-3250

The KST Sprints, Jumps and Throws Camp is for kids and runs from 27-28 December at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, cost $60.