Beginning this summer, Hammerman Field will host a series of throws only meets. Hammerman is an expansive throws only facility that started operation last year. This could easily become a throws destination in the near future. There are very few private facilities like this in the US.
Come see Hammerman Field this summer and keep your throwing skills sharp.
Throws Meet Series: https://hammermanusa.com/throwers-league/sign-up/
I hope all who attended this years ITCCCA Clinic enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. For those of you who missed it you missed a good one. Ryan Whiting did an amazing job presenting his progression on how he teaches the rotational shot and discus. His learn by doing sessions were excellent. You can check out Ryan’s website at https://www.deserthighperformance.com/ Feel free to contact Ryan if you have further questions about his presentation.
Nick Garcia from Notre Dame High School in California gave some great insights to training throwers. Nick’s presentations were really helpful in gaining some great insights into training. Be sure to check out Coach Garcia’s website for more information regarding his training at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/. Be sure to contact Nick if you have further questions regarding his presentations.
Scott Bennett gave a great presentation on a simplified way to teach rotational throwing. He is currently with Madison Throws club in Middleton, Wisc. Check him out on Instagram at @coachbennett88. Be sure to contact Coach Bennett if you have further questions regarding his presentation at email@example.com.
All the speakers were talking about the benefits of throwing heavy implements. If you attended the clinic or even if you didn’t, Justin Rodhe https://www.rodhesport.com/pages/about-us, who represented Canada in the 2012 Olympics and was a 21+ meter shot putter, sells some tremendous products for throwing such as throwing straps and throwing gloves that help support the wrist when throwing heavy. Attached is a flyer that gives you a 20% discount with the code on the flyer. Be sure to check it out. Rodhe Sport Brochure
Finally don’t forget the A-Z Throwers Clinic is coming up fast! It will be held this year on Sunday, January 27th at Wheaton North High School. Again this year there are about 20 area coaches who have volunteered their time to work with your throwers. It is a hands on learn by doing experience with a 1 coach to 5 kids ratio. Coaches are welcome also and encouraged to ask questions and take video. Get signed up at http://itccca.com/clinics/a-z-throwers-clinic/
Looking forward to the start of another great season! Good Luck and if any of you have anything I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.
Throws Coach Burlington Central H.S.
Scott Bennett:Coach Bennett has been coaching the field events for over 40 years. He has coached five Olympians (1 gold medalist), National Champions, Olympic Trial Winners, NCAA Champions and many many more. He has coached on the Division 1 and Division 3 levels as well as the high school level. Coach Bennett has a masters degree in Bio Mechanics which along with his trained eye to identify technical movements has enabled him to be a very successful Field Events Coach. Coach Bennett coached Olympian Andy Bloom who threw over 71 feet in the shot put and over 224 feet in the discus. He also coached one of the United States greatest female discus throwers Olympian Aretha Thurmond-Hill. Most recently Coach Bennett has worked with Curt Jensen who threw over 70 in the shot put in 2018 and coached Tim Glover over 84 meters in the javelin. Coach Bennett’s college athletes have included 7 men over 60 feet and 2 women over 57 feet as well as many other successful throwers. Coach Bennett has spoken at multiple state track clinics including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and several others. He has also spoken at multiple National Throws Coaches Associations Clinics along with presenting at the USATF development camps.. Coach Bennett has the unique ability to easily identify technical faults and can correct those faults with a simplified drill based approach.
This week starts the season for all of us. I don’t know about you guys but I’m ready to start coaching. below are a few items that you might find useful.
Either way, I can’t think of a better place to be on Sunday, January 28th than Wheaton North High School, new home to the A-Z Throws Clinic.
Athletes will receive expert instruction in the shot put (glide or rotational) and discus.
And unlike many throws clinics where each instructor is responsible for a couple dozen athletes, the A-Z features small group instruction. We have 15 excellent coaches with many years of experience (Jim Aikens, for example, began his stellar career teaching the rotational technique to Union soldiers using cannonballs) so every athlete will get plenty of individual attention from a knowledgeable professional.
Follow this link for info about the clinic schedule and registration.
3. All the notes from the ITCCCA Clinic are up and available on the ITCCCA Website. This is a good resource I go back to quite often.
4. FYI state qualifying marks for 2018
Girls Shot: 1A= 35′ 8″ / 2A= 37′ 2″ / 3A=38′ 2″
Girls Disc: 1A= 108′ 8″ / 2A= 112′ 10″ / 3A= 117′ 6″
Boys Shot: 1A= 47′ 9″ / 2A= 49′ 6″ / 3A= 52′ 7″
Boys Disc: 1A= 141′ 6″ / 2A= 145′ 10″ / 3A= 154′ 7″
Fellow Throws Enthusiast,
12-25 year olds, join us at West Aurora High School (1201 West New York Street, Aurora, IL 60506) February 3rd, 2018 when USA Weightlifting and Rogue Fitness put on a weightlifting specific combine. Above are the times and minors must be accompanied by an adult. The purpose – to identify young lifters in the United States and to create awareness of Olympic weightlifting as a sport in high schools and colleges. If you have questions, please call Suzy Sanchez (contact information is within the above flyer) or call/text Tom Kraus @ 630-772-0194.