UPDATED 10/20: The second clinic for the 2014-15 season will be held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, January 29-February 1, 2015. REGISTER HERE. Details, directions and the schedule are below.
The NSAF's Project Javelin Gold is in its fourth year, 2014-15. We completed our 2013-14 schedule in August and started our new campaign with an outstanding clinic in East Stroudsburg, PA, Oct. 16-19! The Project's returning elite athletes, having also trained twice in Chapel Hill last October and December, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA in June and the IAAF Training Center in Kuortane, Finland in August, are looking good as they prepare for the upcoming 2015 campaign.
Our current athletes are some of the nation's most accomplished young high schoolers returning for the 2015 season. Tairyn Montgomery and Katelyn Gochenour finished their sophomore season ranked first and second in 2014 for U.S. preps. Many of the best U.S. javelinists of the past few years have participated in the Project, including 2013 Pan-American Junior and 2013 and 2014 USATF Junior champion Megan Glasmann and 2014 NCAA runner-up Avione Allgood.
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. Further details about this first camp can be found on “Events” page of the Klub Keihas website as well as this web site.
The clinics are open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties. The fee is $100 (with a 20% discount to groups of 5 or more). To get the group discount, you must register as a group. To register for the second 2014-15 clinic (Baton Rouge, LA), go HERE.