Hammer Throw Training at Hammerman Field in Aurora IL

We teach young throwers ages 13 – 19 how to throw the hammer. From beginners to advanced throwers, our coaches will help young athletes improve their throwing abilities.

Training Qualifications

We accept boys and girls ages 13 through 19. No prior hammer throwing experience is necessary.

We also accept college hammer throwers looking to improve their technique.

All training program participants are eligible to compete in our throws meets at Hammerman Field.

Hammerman USA Training Programs

We offer two hammer throw training programs for athletes ages 13 through 19.

Hammer Throw Training for Beginning Throwers

Are you interested in competing in track and field events? The hammer throw is a fun and exciting option. If you are 13 to 19 years old, have never thrown the hammer and would like to learn how, this program is for you!

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Continuing Training for Experienced throwers

Are you an experienced hammer thrower who would like to improve your skills? Our talented coaches can help! Both coaches have achieved collegiate All-American status in the hammer throw, so they know what it takes to be successful.

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MEET THE COACHes

Coach Andy

Head Throws Coach Andy Harris

Coach Harris is a former Hammer Thrower from Fresno State. While in college, Andy competed in the Shot Put, Discus and Hammer Throw. He was a three-time All American in Hammer Throw and an elite Olympic weight lifter. After graduating, Andy became a high school English teacher, specializing in English as a second language.

Coach Harris has been a successful Throws coach at several area high schools, coaching Shot, Discus and Hammer. His throwers have won conference and sectional titles and have qualified for the state meet. Coach Harris is a technically proficient teacher who knows how to get the most out of his students. Andy has been the Head Throws Coach at Hammerman USA since 2022.

Hammer Throwing Coach Jim Coxworth 2022

Coach Jim Coxworth

Coach Coxworth is a former hammer thrower for the University of Illinois in Champaign. While at Illinois, he set school and stadium records as an unrecruited walk on. He achieved All-American status in 1975.

Coach Coxworth has been an entrepreneur in the St. Charles area, having built two businesses from the ground up. He is also the founder of Hammerman USA. Coach Coxworth knows how to motivate young people. Coach helps kids learn what it takes to be successful in sports and in life. He loves the hammer throw and looks forward to teaching your son or daughter this exciting sport.

Hammer Throw training program details

Hammer Throw Training for Beginning Throwers

This program is designed specifically for athletes who are 13 to 19 years old and have never thrown the hammer. Our coaches will teach you the basic skills you will require to advance in the exciting sport of hammer throwing. We keep class sizes small to ensure you get focused attention from our coaches.

The program includes 10 one-hour sessions. Hammerman USA will provide hammers for your training sessions. You will need to bring your own throwing gloves and shoes. Email Coach Coxworth for more information on the type of equipment you will need. All participants in our training programs are entitled to compete in our Summer Throwers League meets.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

COST: $500 per session includes for all 10 sessions
ATTENDEES:
Maximum of 5 participants ages 13 to 19
WHERE:
Hammerman Field, 485 Crane Ave, Aurora IL
WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays 2:45 – 3:45

Hammer Throw Training for Beginning Throwers EARLY Summer Session DATES

Monday, June 3
Thursday, June 6
Monday, June 10
Thursday, June 13
Monday, June 17
Thursday, June 20
Monday, June 24
Thursday, June 27
Monday, July 1
**WEDNESDAY** July 3

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Hammer Throw Training for Beginning Throwers Late Summer Session DATES

Monday, July 8
Thursday, July 11
Monday, July 15
Thursday, July 18
Monday, July 22
Thursday, July 25
Monday, July 29
Thursday, August 1
Monday, August 5
Thursday. August 8

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Continuing Hammer Throw Training for Experienced Throwers

If you’re already competing in hammer throw events and would like to improve your skills, this is the program for you! Because our coaches have competed in hammer throw at advanced levels, they have the knowledge and experience to help you succeed. Our classes are limited to only 5 participants, so you’ll be sure to get the attention you need to improve your hammer throwing technique.

The program includes 10 one-hour sessions. Hammerman USA will provide hammers for your training sessions. You will need to bring your own throwing gloves and shoes. All participants in our training programs are entitled to compete in our Summer Throwers League meets.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

COST: $500 per session includes for all 10 sessions
ATTENDEES:
Maximum of 5 participants ages 13 to 19
WHERE:
Hammerman Field, 485 Crane Ave, Aurora IL
WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30

Hammer Throw Training for experienced Throwers EARLY Summer Session DATES

Monday, June 3
Thursday, June 6
Monday, June 10
Thursday, June 13
Monday, June 17
Thursday, June 20
Monday, June 24
Thursday, June 27
Monday, July 1
**WEDNESDAY** July 3

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Hammer Throw Training for Experienced Throwers Late Summer Session DATES

Monday, July 8
Thursday, July 11
Monday, July 15
Thursday, July 18
Monday, July 22
Thursday, July 25
Monday, July 29
Thursday, August 1
Monday, August 5
Thursday. August 8

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