Training Sessions at Hammerman Field in Aurora IL

During the summer, we hold one hour hammer throwing training sessions three days a week at Hammerman Field in Aurora IL. Hammerman provides the throwing implements. Athletes must provide their own throwing shoes and gloves.

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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 Throw 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 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.