Deadline extended for 2019-20 Project TRIPLE JUMP and Project JAVELIN GOLD applications!

by Steve Underwood

The deadline has been extended to July 5 to apply for the NSAF's Project Triple Jump and Project Javelin Gold Elite Athlete Teams for the 2019-20 school year!



The NSAF will be selecting athletes to be part of the 2019-20 Project Triple Jump and Project Javelin Gold elite athlete teams. They are open to those who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors in the Fall of 2019. Both projects are entering their ninth year and the results have been both measurable and significant. Both consist of at least two domestic clinics and one clinic outside of the United States.

Project Triple Jumpers have traveled to the Bahamas to work with world-renowned IAAF Level V Diploma Elite Coach, Peter Pratt; and to Havana, Cuba to train with the great coaches and athletes there. The Project Coordinator is Macka Jones and athletes have the chance to work with Olympic record-holder Kenny Harrison and former world-record holder Willie Banks.

Project Javelin participants have had the opportunity to travel to two of the "mecca's" of javelin throwers: Finland, to participate in the summer javelin carnival and work with coach Kimmo Kinnunen; and Germany, to train at JenJavelin with Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Rohler. The Project was co-founded by elite coach Jeff Gorski and head coach is 3-time USA Olympian Tom Pukstys.

All clinics are open to any high school athlete. However, the NSAF selects eight athletes in each discipline each year and provides grants to cover expenses of all of the clinics.

The deadline for applications is now July 5, 2019. The applications are quite extensive as they require certain testing measurements. Athletes are urged to accurately and honestly complete the application forms in order to be considered. Selected recipients will be notified by the end of July 15, 2019.


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