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Welcome to the 2018 American JavFest

The NSAF is looking forward to hosting its 4th annual American JavFest on Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1, 2018 at East Stroudsburg High School in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

As has been the case during most of the previous JavFests, the weekend will include competition at every age and ability level, plus great teaching and educational opportunities. This year, the Youth (Under-15) and High School athletes will be competing Friday and then the Open/Elite athletes on Sunday. While 2018 isn't an Olympic or World Championship year, elites in past JavFests have successful chased qualifying marks that enabled them to join Team USA for those meets.

The middle day, Saturday, will be "Javelin School Day," with an opportunity to learn from same of the world's best coaches in a clinic environment. Friday night, meanwhile, will feature the immensely popular Roundtable Panel/Open Discussion -- a chance to learn, hear amazing stories and ask questions of these same mentors.

The JavFest is intended to be a stateside version of the great Pihtipudas Javelin Carnival in Finland.  It is meant to share 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.

2018 Coaching Staff

2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 28

7:30pm                          Introductory meeting/registration at Hampton Inn, Stroudsburg, PA

Friday, June 29

10:00am-noon                Registration/check-in at East Stroudsburg South HS

JavFest Competitions

Noon-1:00pm                High School girls competition (non-elite; includes Novice girls)
1:30pm-2:30pm              High School boys competition (non-elite; includes Novice boys)

3:00pm-4:00pm             High School Elite Girls
4:30pm-5:30pm             High School Elite Boys

7:30pm-9:30pm             Roundtable Panel/Open discussion at at Hampton Inn 
                                             with Elite Coaches and Athletes!

Saturday, June 30

8:30am-2:00pm             Registration/check-in at East Stroudsburg South HS
9:00am-10:00am           General warm up and training
10:00am-noon                Javelin school by group age/experience
2:00pm-4:00pm             Javelin school by group age/experience

Sunday, July 1

10:00am-completion       Registration/check-in at East Stroudsburg South HS

JavFest Competitions

11am-12:00pm             Non Elite Open Women (includes masters)
12:30pm-1:30pm          Non Elite Open Men (includes masters)

2:00pm-3:00pm            Elite women
3:30pm-4:30pm            Elite men

2017 JavFest: Hostetler, Ince, Mitchell and Baker!

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