The NSAF is looking forward to hosting its 6th annual American JavFest on Friday-Saturday, July 31-August 1, 2020 at East Stroudsburg South High School in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. These dates depend totally on the guidance of national, state and local governments with regard to the impact of COVID-19.
As has been the case during previous JavFests, the weekend plan is to include competition at every age and ability level, plus great teaching and educational opportunities. Elites in past JavFests have successful chased national and international qualifying marks as they sought to qualify for Team USA in Olympic, World and Pan-American competition. NSAF Project Javelin co-founder Jeff Gorski started the American JavFest years ago and, thanks to Barry Krammes, Tom Pukstys and others, it continues today.
There will be competitions for youth and high school athletes on Friday and men's and women's competitions on Saturday evening. "Javelin School" will be held on Saturday before the elite competition, with an opportunity to learn from same of the world's best coaches in a clinic environment.
The JavFest is the NSAF's stateside version of the great Pihtipudas Javelin Carnival in Finland, sharing the joys of the javelin with throwers of all ages. The unique event allows athletes, coaches and fans of the sport to be fully engaged educationally, socially and competitively.
The clinic is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. The entry fee is $45, and includes the competition (Friday for high school and youth athletes and Saturday for collegiate and post collegiateathletes), Saturday clinic and a t-shirt.
Registrants may participate in both the clinic and the competition or any combination of the two. A new event is a softball throw for 12 and under (U13) boys and girls. There is an optional lunch on Saturday for an additional $20. Registration Open Now!