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
114 South 8th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Mention Jav clinic for rate of $109 per night, plus tax
Rate guaranteed through Sep 20, 2017
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 ESU 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 ESU Hoeffner Science Center auditorium
Friday, Oct. 13
10am-12:30pm -- Outdoor Training Session; Goal: Technical Teaching (ESU field events field)
* Introduction and handouts
* 10-15 minute warm-up
* Throwing with coaching points to groups according to skill level: groups will rotate to new "station" after 1.25hrs
* Advanced techniques, if fitness and conditions allow
* Drills for advancing technique: stretching, throwing drills, leg work/run-up
1pm-3pm -- Lunch break
3pm-6pm -- Indoor training session; Goal: Advancing throwing performance and specific strength in javelin throwers (ESU fieldhouse)
**Groups will be split in half, and switch from weight room to ball throws halfway thru session
* Medicine ball training: two-arm work as needed and appropriate
* One-arm ball throws for technical support
* Weight room-orientated strength: Core work, pullovers, and leg strength for javelin throwers
6pm-8pm -- Dinner break
8pm-9pm -- Informal discussion with camp coaches - Hampton Inn
Saturday, Oct. 14
10am-noon -- Outdoor training session; Goal: Throwing for technique and fault assessment: application of specific drills for individuals (ESU field events field)
* Javelin Mobility
* General warm-up
* Throw javelins
* Post-throwing flexibility/stretching with cords
noon-2pm -- Lunch break
2pm-3pm -- Testing for all attendees
* 20-meter flying cross-overs/Duncan
* 10 x crossteps for distance/Kim
* Two-arm overhead throw (Girls 2kg, boys 3kg)/Kimmo
* 3-step punch throw (girls 2kg, boys 3kg)Barry/Jeff
3pm-5pm -- Indoor training session; Goal: Run-up training and technique -- this also is a great way to follow up tests in crossovers in prior session (ESU fieldhouse)
* Drills and training to improve the running in javelin throwers
* Front, crossteps, penultimate and full run-up work
* Resisted/assisted work for elite development
5:30pm -- Sports Psychology Session with Dr. Margaret Ottley (ESU Hoeffner Science Center auditorium)
Sunday, Oct. 15
8:30am-10:30am -- Outdoor training session; Goal: 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
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.