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,