February 2018 Clinic in Zachary, LA
For the third and final Project Javelin Gold clinic of the 2017-18 season, we will Zachary HS in Zachary, Louisiana (16 miles from Baton Rouge). This will take place from February 22-25, 2018.
Zachary Clinic ENTRY INFORMATION
The clinic is open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties. The entry fee for the full weekend is $195 (with a 20% discount to groups of 5 or more). To get the group discount, you must register as a group. We are also offering Saturday-only (Feb. 24) registration for a fee of $95. To register, go HERE.
Zachary Clinic HOTEL INFORMATION
Comfort Inn and Suites
1686 Mount Pleasant-Zachary Rd.
Zachary, LA 70791 (225) 286-4011
Mention the NSAF Javelin clinic to get the event rate when calling for reservations. Reservations must be made by February 15, 2018 for the $99.99 rate.
Zachary Clinic VENUE INFORMATION
Zachary High School
4100 School St.
Zachary, LA 70791
Zachary Clinic SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Thursday, Feb. 22
Welcome meeting at the Comfort Inn, Zachary
Friday, Feb. 23
Focus on throwing and related aspects
10am to 12:30pm
Warm-up: General preparation plus javelin mobility
Throwing: Small group work to teach fine points: Pulling/pronation/stability
Post-Throwing: Towel drill, stretching for javelin, final thoughts/drills
3pm to 5:30pm
Warm-up: General preparation for running and full body work
Run-up training: Forward run, cross-step technique, Impulse step work, over mini-hurdles for advanced effort. Introduce resisted and assisted work to advance skill
Impulse step and block work: Technique and drill work to advance skills: example drills: Impulse over a barrier, or into sand pit. For block: Punch throws with med-balls from 3 steps including assisted and resisted work with cords.
Session with Dr. Margaret Ottley at the Comfort Inn, Zachary.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Focus on development of technique for day campers and assess and support faults for weekend campers
10am to 12pm
Warm-up and javelin mobility
Throwing: Javelin throwing
Support for throwing: Medicine ball throwing stations for all campers
Post Throwing: Stretching with cords and related aspects
2:30pm to 5:30pm: Groups will split up according to skill sets
Day Campers: Run-up work as done on Friday in response to skill sets
Advanced groups: Weight room and training patterns for elite levels of performance
Advanced performance work: Hurricane method: Resisted cross-steps/side to side box jumps/med-ball throw in a series: focus on technical skill under fatigue/duress state
Strength circuit with med-ball throws and core: TBD according to facility capability: Technique and power work under duress, exercises for injury prevention…shoulder work etc.
Testing: 10 x crossovers for distance, Two-arm med-ball throw(Girls 4lbs, boys 6lbs), One arm ball throws from knee(400 gram for girls, 600gram for boys)
Sunday, Feb. 25
Focus on refinement of weekend skills
8am to 10am
Throwing: Controlled build-up using targets for control and injury prevention, flat landing throws for point control
Provide specific drills/throws for technical corrections: Offer some athlete focused efforts
Final cool down/stretch: questions and answers until we meet again!
Zachary Clinic COACHING STAFF
Jeff Gorski: Founder, with the NSAF, of Project Javelin Gold, as well as former USATF Javelin High Performance chair, founder of Klub Keihas and his own "Field of Dreams." Also coach of many elite throwers and U.S. record holders (including Pukstys and Krammes), both in high school and elite levels, and a 2-time USATF finalist, 1981 U.S. National Team member and 3-time All-ACC performer at UNC.
Tom Pukstys: Two-time Olympic finalist (1992, 1996), 6-time U.S. champion, former American record-holder and represented Team USA in six consecutive IAAF World Championships.
Barry Krammes: Recently retired elite thrower, 2x U.S. Olympic Trials finalist (6th in 2008), and high school coach at East Stroudsburg South.
Kim Hamilton: NCAA All American and 2-time US Olympic Trials finalist.
Dr. Margaret Ottley: Full professor of sport & exercise psychology and exercises science at West Chester University (WCU), PA. Dr. Ottley is a Certiﬁed Sport Psychology Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is the founder of SANKO-FA HP (HyPower Performance) LLC, Sport & Performance Psychology. Her major accomplishments as a sport psychology consultant were serving two countries at three Olympic Games - London 2012 and Athens 2004 with Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee and the Beijing Olympics 2008 with USA Track & Field (USATF). She was the keynote speaker at USATF's Elite Athletes Retreat 2015 which focused on athletes' preparation for Rio Olympics 2016.
The ongoing goal of this project is to identify emerging elite youth and junior javelin talent and provide them with the best technical and training methods available, and to maximize their development to international level throwers in order represent the United States in Olympic/World Championship events.
State-of-the-art coaching and training instruction is available to any coaches and athletes who attend the camps, in addition to the selected and sponsored throwers in this program. In a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S., Project Javelin Gold brings the top U.S. and Finnish javelin coaches together to provide a level of understanding and education about javelin technique and training never before available in the U.S.
The clinic is open to any interested coaches and athletes for observation and interaction with our coaching staff. Coaches and athletes are encouraged to film, ask questions and generally be involved so they can gain maximum benefit from the Project. More details can be found on “Events” page of the Klub Keihas website as well as this web site.
NOTE TO COLLEGIATE COACHES
We welcome all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College coaches to attend our clinics.