The NSAF's Project Javelin Gold will continue its 6th year by hosting the second clinic of the 2016-17 season at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, on January 26-29, 2017. This will be our 2nd clinic in this location, following our winter clinic there last year. The Project is coming off an outstanding clinic at East Stroudsburg, PA in late September, as we welcomed our 5 newcomers and 3 returnees. Plans for the future include hosting an expanded 3rd Annual American JavFest in early July in 2017.
You can REGISTER HERE for the full Jan. 26-29 clinic!
The clinics are open to all athletes, coaches and interested parties. The entry fee for the full weekend is $175 (with a 20% discount to groups of 5 or more). To get the group discount, you must register as a group. To register, go HERE. We are also offering Saturday-only (Jan. 28) registration for a fee of $75. To register for Saturday-only, go HERE.
Directions to Bennie Moore track (outdoor training sessions will take place here):
Coming from West on Interstate 10:
Take I-10 to the Nicholson Drive/Highland Road exit (Exit 155A). Keep right and turn right onto Terrace Street. Turn left onto Nicholson Drive and proceed 1.8 miles until reaching Skip Bertman Drive. Turn left and park next to Tiger Stadium. Alex Box Stadium is located just to the west and across Nicholson Drive from Tiger Stadium.
Coming from East on Interstate 10:
1) Take I-10 to Highland Road (La. 42, exit 166). Turn left onto Highland Road and proceed 10.5 miles until reaching Nicholson Drive Extension. Drive 0.9 miles until reaching Nicholson Drive (La. 30). Turn right onto Nicholson Drive and proceed 0.3 miles until reaching North Stadium Drive. Just past North Stadium Drive (and Tiger Stadium), you will see Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Turn right and park in front of Bernie Moore Stadium, or if necessary, return to Tiger Stadium for parking.
2) Take 1-10 to Acadian Thruway (La. 427, exit 157B). Turn left onto Acadian Thwy. and proceed 2.0 miles until reaching Highland Rd. (note that Acadian becomes Stanford Ave. and then LSU Ave.). Turn right onto Highland Road and proceed 0.4 miles until reaching Nicholson Drive (La. 30). Turn right onto Nicholson Drive and proceed 0.3 miles until reaching North Stadium Drive. Just past North Stadium Drive (and Tiger Stadium), you will see Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Turn right and park in front of Bernie Moore Stadium, or if necessary, return to Tiger Stadium for parking.
Staybridge Suites - Baton Rouge/University Area
4001 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Studio suite $129 | "Double Double" $149
Refer to "NAF" when reserving.
Schedule is tentative; sites TBA
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.
The 2015-16 campaign was again an outstanding one for the Project Javelin Gold. We trained in the fall at East Stroudsburg, during the winter for the first time at LSU in Baton Rouge, then in late June and early July in Finland -- returning to the Pihtipudas Javelin Carnival for the first time since 2013 and also training in Kuortane.
Here is a list of some of the top achievements for our throwers this past season: