October 2017 Clinic in East Stroudsburg, PA
For the second Project Javelin Gold clinic of the 2017-18 season, we will return to East Stroudsburg U. in East Stroudsburg, PA, the site of several of our fall clinics and close to the ESHS site of our annual American JavFest. This will take place from October 12-15, 2017.
East Stroudsburg Clinic ENTRY INFORMATION
The clinic is 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 (Oct. 14) registration for a fee of $75. To register for Saturday-only, go HERE.
East Stroudsburg Clinic HOTEL INFORMATION
East Stroudsburg Clinic VENUE INFORMATION
For directions to ESU from a variety of locations, go HERE (http://www4.esu.edu/admissions/visit/directions.cfm). Specific campus locations can be found on THIS MAP. (http://www4.esu.edu/about/campus/documents/pdf/esu.pdf).
Plans are for training to take place on ESU's Rugby Field (#A7 on lower left part of map) and classroom sessions at the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center (#70 on lower center part of map).
East Stroudsburg Clinic SCHEDULE of EVENTS
(subject to change)
Thursday, Oct. 12
7:30pm-9:30pm -- Welcome meeting at Hampton Inn, Stroudsburg, PA
Friday, Oct. 13
9:30am-noon -- Outdoor training Session: (ESU field events field)
* 10-15 minute warm-up
* Concept of pull and strike in a throw
* Teach pronation and allow for throwing to begin: Point first throws followed by flat throws into comfortable level, 3 and 5 step efforts.
* Post throwing work includes the towel drill for arm-slot, and cord stretch with instruction to leave arm back.
noon-3pm -- Lunch and afternoon break
3pm-5:30pm -- Indoor training session: (ESU fieldhouse)
** Run-up progression:
* Forward: Low tension and level javelin
* Cross-steps: Not rigid or forced and equal drive between Right and left foot
* Impulse step: Mini-hurdles or equivalent drill
* Resisted cord work for all: Promote power, efficiency and sound position through resistance training
* Setting up the run-up: How to do it? Counting steps, rythym and how long etc.
* Drills: Assisted Impulse work and quick drive off low box to a plant to teach reaction
5:30pm-7:30pm -- Dinner break
7:30pm-9pm -- Group meeting for video review: (ESU auditorium)
** Overview of camper’s footage with some professional level footage.
* Video review of throwing that day
* Rohler, Vetter and Kolak video review
Saturday, Oct. 14
9:30am-noon -- Outdoor training session: Throwing for technique and fault assessment: application of specific drills for individuals, Drills (ESU field events field)
* Javelin Mobility
* General warm-up
* Throwing with javelins
* Post throwing flexibility/stretching with cords
noon-3pm -- Lunch
3pm-5:30pm -- Indoor training session, Throwing drills, specific power and strength (ESU fieldhouse)
** Gym work
* Twist and Throw
* 3 step punch throw (use resistance and assistance cords)
* Roggy/Seal throw
* Sit-up throws
* Abdominal strength: Rotational focus x 3 exercises
* Throwing strength: Pullover: Dumbell and Barbell
* Shoulder strength and stability: One arm row, bent over lateral raises, stability ball forearm hold, slide board work for shoulders and core
* Clean/snatch technique with light bar: Posture and position for best results
6pm-7pm -- Sports Psychology Session with Dr. Margaret Ottley (ESU auditorium)
7pm -- Dinner, social time
Sunday, Oct. 15
9:30am-noon -- Outdoor training session: Re-visit run-up work and technical throwing as athletes can perform comfortably (ESU field events field)
* 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
noon -- Coaches and staff conclude camp
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.
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.
Duncan Atwood: Two-time Olympian (1980, finalist in 1984), 2-time Pan American Games champion (1979, 1987), 1987 World Championships finalist and former American record-holder.
Kimmo Kinnunen: 1991 IAAF World Champ from Finland who was also a two-time Olympian (4th in '92) and won silver in '93 World Champs. Has more recently served as Finland's national Junior coach.
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.