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Discover Everything You Need to Know to Set New Personal Bests in the Shot Put, Discus & Javelin!

If You Want To Register For The Throws Group, You're In The Right Place

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Use coupon code CTFCLINIC17 and get $50.00 off clinic tuition for each athlete.

Group 1: Shot Put/Discus

Group 2: Javelin

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If You Want To Register For a Throws Group, You're In The Right Place...

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We divide our Throwers into two groups:

Group 1: Shot Put & Discus

Group 2: Javelin

To attend the clinic, you will have to choose a focus by picking *one* of the two groups. Because of the way the clinic is run, you can not move between groups between sessions during the day or between Saturday and Sunday.  You will stay with the group you choose for the entire clinic.

Think About How Much You'll Learn From Our Diverse and Experienced Group of Throws Experts, Including...

John Hepp (Oberlin College - OH)

(Featured Clinician) John Hepp enters his fifth season as the throws coach and recruiting coordinator for the Oberlin Track and Field program. Under Coach Hepp's guidance, Oberlin's throwers have seen unprecedented success over the past four seasons. The group has combined to garner 18 all-conference awards, win five individual conference titles, and break 19 school records. 2013-14 marked the first time in school history that Oberlin had a female conference champion in the weight throw, and also it’s first individual women’s champion in the discus.

Nash Oven (Robert Morris University)

(Featured Clinician) Earned USATF Level II Coaching Certifications in Sprints, Hurdles & Relays and Throws. Oven's group of throwers and sprinters saw greater success in his second season as four athletes qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships, two in the hammer, one in the javelin and one in the intermediate hurdles. During the indoor season Oven coached Kevin Argauer to an All-East Coast performance in the 35lb weight throw and during the outdoor season he guided Gabriella Rinehart to All-East Coast honors as a freshman in the women's hammer throw. Rinehart's throw at the ECAC Championships qualified her for the USATF Junior National Qualifying standard. Before Robert Morris University, he served a one-year stint at Slippery Rock University working closely with the throwers and developing three student-athletes into national qualifiers.

Darcy Wilson (Harvard University)

(Featured Clinician) Darcy Wilson joined the Harvard staff as Assistant Coach in 2016 after coaching at Brown University since 2012. Before her stay at Brown she spent three years at UMass Amherst where she was responsible for coaching all the throwing events for men and women. At UMass, Wilson's athletes rewrote the record books, setting all-time bests in the discus, shot put, weight throw, and javelin. She also coached a hammer thrower to the NCAA Regional Championships and worked with several top post-collegiate athletes. Prior to UMass, Wilson coached at Keene State, where she coached an NCAA DIII national champion in the men's hammer throw. She also coached NCAA qualifiers in the men's javelin, women's javelin, men's weight throw, and men's hammer, as well as school records in the men's discus, hammer, shot put and javelin along with women's discus and javelin records. Wilson also coached at Keene High School, where she produced the New England record holder in the discus.

Matt Ellis (Primal Athlete Training Center)

(Associate Clinician) Matt Ellis is the owner of Primal Athlete Training Center and Elite Throws Coaching located in Cranston, RI. Since opening Primal back in 2010, Matt has trained athletes from every event in track and field and his athletes have won 14 RI State Championships in shot put, discus, and long jump and 4 MA Division Championships in shot put, discus, and javelin. Before opening Primal, Matt worked for M-F Athletic Co. While at M-F Matt traveled across the country working at various track and field camps and speaking at state track and field coaching clinics. He is the former director of the Bill Falk Overnight Throws Camp and an original member of the National Throws Coaches Association.

We will update and increase our staff list as registration numbers increase.

2017 Complete Track & Field Clinic Throws Groups Details

  • Dates

    Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, 2017

  • Times

    9am – 4pm each day. Registration begins at 7:30am on Saturday and 8:00am on Sunday.

  • Location

    Harvard University
    65 North Harvard Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02163

  • Eligibility

    All Throwers aged 14-19. Our attendees range from kids first heading into high school to young adults using this clinic as a final tune up before freshman year of college. There are no performance standards required to participate in or benefit from the skills being taught at this event.

  • Events Covered

    The Following Throwing Events:

    Group 1: Shot Put & Discus
    Group 2: Javelin

  • Tuition

    Only $349- Covers 12 hours of instruction, T-shirt, lunch and handouts with all warmups, drills, exercises and workouts from the clinic. Our staff to athlete ratio is the lowest you’ll find at any major track and field camp or clinic!
    Registration closes for all event groups on Friday, June 16, 2017!

2017 Complete Track & Field Clinic Throws Groups Schedule

Saturday July 15, 2017

 

7:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Introductions
9:15-10:00am – Active Warm Up # 1
10:00-10:45am – Posture & Mechanics
10:45-11:30am – Technical work with your event group
11:30am-12:30pm – Upper Body Progressions
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30-2:00pm – Active Warm Up # 2
2:00-2:45pm – Lower Body Progressions
2:45-3:45pm – Foot Work & Speed Technique
3:45-4:00pm – Cool Down and Stretching Routine
Sunday July 16, 2017

 

8:00-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:45am – Active Warm Up # 3
9:45-11:45am – Throws from the Front/Short Approach
11:45am-12:15pm – Multi Jumps Session
12:15-1:15pm – Lunch
1:15-1:45pm – Active Warm Up # 4
1:45-3:15pm – Full Throws w/Analysis
3:15-3:40pm – Multi Throws Session
3:40-4:00pm – General Strength and Recovery
4:00-4:15pm – Cool Down and Stretching Routine

Group 1: Shot Put/Discus

Group 2: Javelin

Group 1: Shot Put/Discus

Group 2: Javelin

Disclaimers & Other Information

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(This list will be updated as the event group fills up and we add more staff to the roster.)

  • Waiting List

    Slots in this group will sell out quickly. This is not marketing hype as last year over 500 athletes from 8 countries attended. If you wait to register and get put on the waiting list, the only way to get in is if someone in your group cancels. For the last 6 years, NO ONE on the waiting list has gotten into the clinic. You’ve been warned!

  • Refunds

    A non-refundable deposit of $100 is attached to all registrations in order to prevent slot hoarding and the last second bail outs preventing Wait List athletes from attending. This means, if you ask for a refund before the ‘No Refunds No Matter What’ Deadline of July 6, 2017, you will be refunded $199.00 – Your $299 registration fee less the $100 deposit.

  • Inclement Weather

    While we do have access to and will use the indoor track, the number of attendees means the 2017 Complete Track & Field Clinic will be run outdoors, rain or shine. In the event of thunder and lightning, we’ll delay the clinic until the weather passes. We cannot fit everyone indoors and to ensure the quality of the event, will not plan to do so!

  • Clinic Disclaimer

    Camps run at Harvard University are done for the benefit of the Harvard coaching staff and not affiliated directly with Harvard University.

  • Daily Schedule

    The posted schedule is a general one and is subject to change at any time, including during the clinic itself.

  • Support

    If you have questions or need help, with registration, waivers, or securing a discounted hotel rom, please visit our Support page for answers before contacting our support team. For answers to the most common questions asked by coaches, athletes and parents, visit our FAQ page.

Group 1: Shot Put/Discus

Group 2: Javelin