2018-19 Season Underway!
Next Clinic: ALTIS Joint Clinic with Thomas Röhler and Raymond Hecht in Phoenix!
For our second Project Javelin Gold clinic of the 2018-19 season, we will travel to the ALTIS Training Facility in Phoenix as we bring 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Röhler and fellow German Olympian Raymond Hecht to coach our athletes in the USA for the first time. This joint clinic with Project Triple Jump will take place from November 8-11, 2018.
ALTIS Joint 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 (Nov. 10) registration for a fee of $95. Fee for high school or college coach without athlete attending is $100.
NOTE: Javelin registrants must be at least 13 years of age. REGISTER HERE.
ALTIS Joint Clinic HOTEL INFORMATION
(Project athletes, NSAF Staff, others)
North Scottsdale Desert Ridge
4425 E. Irma Lane, Phoenix AZ 85050
Booking link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/MZ57P6
(NSAF Parents, Coaches)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4575 E. Irma Lane, Phoenix AZ 85050
Booking Link: NSAF Parent/Coaches rate
ALTIS Joint Clinic Project Javelin Gold SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Assess and correct technical faults from the 2018 season
Introduce technical parameters to new athletes with continuation of technical development for project athletes
Advancing high performance training for javelin throwing
Thursday, Nov. 8
7:30pm: Group Meeting: Javelin Project Introduction and Plans (Thomas Röhler presentation)
Friday, Nov. 9
9am to 12 Noon: (Outdoors) Session goal: Technical teaching to all attendees
Introduction and handouts
10 to 15 minute warm-up
Throwing with coaching points to groups according to skill/need
Advanced techniques if fitness and conditions allow
Drills for advancing technique: stretching style, throwing drills: double accelerations, pulling a throw, striking a throw and block stability(early block and pull or late block and strike?)
3pm to 6pm: Session Goal: Advancing throwing performance and specific strength in javelin throwers
Medicine ball training: two arm work as needed and appropriate
Weight-room orientated strength: Core work, pullovers, and leg strength for javelin throwers and circuit work.
7:30pm to 9pm: Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 10
9am to Noon: (Outdoors) Session Goal: Throwing for technique and fault assessment: application of specific drills for individuals
Javelin Mobility/Warm-up “from the ground up”.
Throwing with javelins
Post throwing flexibility/stretching with cords
2pm: Video review session: Over view of international athletes and technique
3pm to 6:00pm: (Outdoors) Session Goal: Run-up training and technique
Drills and training to improve the running in javelin throwers
Front, crossteps, penultimate and full run-up work
Resisted/assisted work for elite development
7:30pm: Dr. Raymond Hecht and Thomas Röhler presentation
Rest of evening: Rest and socialize
Sunday, Nov. 11
8am to 11am: (Outdoors) Session Goals: Re-visit run-up work and technical throwing as athletes can perform comfortably
Throwing Drills/throwing at modest pace
Teaching several power jumps for their own testing: standing triple jump and single leg box jumps for cross-step/impulse power
Prepare a notecard to handout with specific goals/drills for each athlete right after the session!.
ALTIS Joint Clinic COACHING STAFF
Thomas Röhler: Thomas was the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in Rio, throwing 90.30m, then after placing 4th in the 2017 IAAF Worlds he returned to the top with a victory in the 2018 European Champs in Berlin. He is 3rd on the current all-time javelin list with his 93.90m from Doha in 2017. Project Javelin Gold met and trained with Thomas for the first time in June, 2018 at the JenJavelin training center in Jena, Germany.
Raymond Hecht: A great rival and friend of NSAF Project Javelin Gold coach Tom Pukstys, Hecht was a 5-time German national record-setter in the 1990s and placed 4th for Germany in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. He also competed in 6 straight IAAF World Championships, with bests of 4th ('95), 5th ('99) and 5th ('01). He was the 1998 European bronze medalist.
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.
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. Has now returned to UNC as an assistant.
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.