(mid-August 2014 update)
The NSAF's Project Javelin Gold is at the start of its fourth year, with the 2013-14 schedule completed and with much more to come in 2014-15! The Project's elite athletes, having 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 primed to have outstanding 2015 campaigns.
The first 2014-15 clinic will be held at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, October 16-19. Directions will be forthcoming.
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 register for the first 2014-15 clinic (East Stroudsburg, PA), go HERE.
(Oct. 16-19 clinic at East Stroudsburg, PA) The Hampton Inn, 114 South 8th Street, Stroudsburg, PA is the headquarters hotel. The event rate is $119.00 per night and can be reserved via 570 424-0400. The rate is valid through October 2, 2014. Please refer to "Javelin Clinic" when making reservations.
The closest airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, PA, 38 miles from the hotel. Options include Newark International Airport (EWR) (73 miles) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) (108 miles).
Oct. 16-19 clinic at East Stroudsburg, PA
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 6:00pm Registration Sci-tech Lecture Hall, East Stroudsburg U 7:00pm-9:00pm Welcome meeting Sci-tech Lecture Hall, East Stroudsburg U
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (note: venues could change depending on weather - we will keep you informed) 9:00am Registration at Hampton Inn, Stroudsburg, PA (if needed) 10am-noon Throwing Session ESU track facility Noon-2:00pm Lunch Break 2:00pm-4:00pm Training Session ESU track facility 4:00pm-7:00pm Dinner break 7:00pm-9:00pm Video Review Sci-tech Lecture Hall, East Stroudsburg, PA
Saturday, Oct. 18 , 2014 (note: venues could change depending on weather - we will keep you informed) 10:00am-noon Training Session ESU track facility Noon-2:00pm Lunch Break 2:00pm-4:00pm Training Session ESU track facility
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 (note: venue could change depending on weather - we will keep you informed) 10:00am-noon Throwing session ESU track facility