PRACTICES

All practices are held at Hammerman Field, located on the east side of Aurora: 485 Crane Av., Aurora, IL  60505.  Practices are held twice a week and competitions are held on selected Saturdays during the season.

Pratice Schedule

Practices are conducted by our two experienced coaches: Jim Coxworth who coaches the Hammer Throw and Jeff Kajtsa who coaches the Shot Put, Discus and javelin.

Jim Coxworth

Hammer Throw

Coach Coxworth is the Hammer Throwing Coach and the founder of Hammerman USA. He is a former Hammer Thrower from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. While at Illinois, he set school and stadium records as an unrecruited walk on. He was awarded All American status in 1975. Coach Coxworth has been an entrepreneur in the St. Charles area and has successfully built two businesses from startup. He knows how to motivate and manage young people and he knows what it takes to be successful in sports and in life. He looks forward to teaching your son or daughter the exciting sport of Hammer Throwing.

CERTIFICATIONS

Safe Sport Certification (6/2018)

JEFF KAJTSA

Shot Put, Discus and Javelin

Coach Kajtsa has bee a Throws coach for 21 years.  He competed in the shot put, discus and javelin in high school and in college.  Coach Kajtsa has coached at Willowbrook HS, Riverside Brookfield HS, Montini Catholic HS, and Carl Sandburg HS.  In 2015 he founded Impact Throwing Academy to bring high quality coaching to young athletes.   He has coached numerous Conference champs, State Qualifiers, five All-State throwers and one State Champ.  Many of his athletes hold their respective school records in the shot put or discus. Coach Kajtsa spent 9 years as a certified official for the IHSA State Championship Track and Field meet held in Charleston, IL.  He looks forward to helping your son or daughter be a medal taker and record breaker.

CERTIFICATIONS

ACEP- Now called American Sports Education program (May 1992)
USATF Level 1 Certificate (Jan. 1999)
USATF Level 2 Certification in Throwing Events (July  2015)

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