Training Sessions at Hammerman Field in Aurora IL

We teach young throwers how to throw the hammer. From beginners to advanced throwers, our coaches will help young athletes improve their throwing abilities. We offer two programs: Hammer Throw Training for Beginners and Continuing Training for Experienced Throwers.

Hammer Throw Training for Beginners

Are you interested in competing in track and field events? If you are age 13 through 19, have never thrown the hammer and would like to learn how, this program is for you!

Continuing Training for Experienced throwers

Are you an experienced hammer thrower age 13 through 22 who would like to improve your skills? Our experienced coaches can help! Both coaches have achieved collegiate All-American status in the hammer throw, so they know what it takes to be successful.


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.

Training Qualifications

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

We also accept hammer throwers age 13 to 22 who are looking to improve their technique.

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

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