Throws Coach Development

A range of opportunities are available for throws coaches throughout the year, these include:

  • National Level Coach and Athlete Days – held regionally
  • Regional Coach & Athlete Development Days
  • Masterclasses
  • Other supported throws activities

National Level Coach and Athlete Days held regionally

These activities will be targeted at all throws coaches with the aim of bringing the throws community, coaches and athletes, together to network and drive performance.  All sessions will involve practical activity.  We will aim to use high quality deliverers with years of experience in athletics and other sports/services and will cascade down information from the British Athletics Futures and Performance programmes.  The national activities will be delivered by the Regional Coach Leads and other leading coaches and include;

  • Practical activity with athletes to contextualise learning and development.  Clearly mapped content will be detailed in the promotion of the events.
  • Three or four days per year with invited coach and athlete pairs and open to all coaches
  • Places may be limited

Contact the Coach and Athlete Development Manager for Throws, Nick Ridgeon, for more information at

Regional Coach and Athlete training days

If you are a coach that works with athletes that are club level or above and are aged between 11 and 18 years old and compete at Shot, Discus, Hammer and Javelin Events then the Regional Coach and Athlete workshops are for you AND your athletes.  The most recent Regional Coach and Athlete Training Day took place on Sunday 3 March 2019. Click here to find out more.

Throws Camp

England Athletics are supporting a Throws camp for U20, U17 and U15 athletes and their coaches covering the shot, hammer, discus and javelin. The camp runs from 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at Moulton College, Northants. The content on the camp will includeTechnical Development, Functional Movement, Physical Prep Best Practice, Periodisation For Success, Planning & Testing, Video Analysis, Psychology of Competing, and Coaching Interventions.  A number of highly regarded coaches are leading sessions, and there are also a number of quality guest speakers

Click here to find out more.


Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners. Details are published as events are announced.

Para Throws development day

A para throws development day will be held from 10.30am – 4pm at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR.

This will provide a day of learning, sharing, participating and networking for anyone interested in para throws.

Athletes can throw alongside other para throwers whilst working with para throws experienced coaches. Coaches can learn and share para coaching information with other coaches.

Please click here for more details on the para throws development day.

Lincs Throws Academy with Geoff Capes

The academy includes coaching for both shot and discus with both athletes and their coaches welcome to attend. The sessions are led by Geoff Capes – Level 4 Coach as well as England Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, Commonwealth Games and European Indoor Champion – with support from Lewis Capes (Level 2 Throws coach). They take place on Sundays throughout the winter at Holbeach Youth Centre, Boston Rd, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 7LR at a cost of £5 per session.
The academy also runs a series of Graded Indoor Shot Competitions which will take place on 20 January 2019, 17 February 2019 and 17 March 2019. These cost £7.50 to enter.

Click here to download more details about Academy dates, sessions, and competitions (PDF 338kB).

Regional Coach Leads

Click here to find out more about our Regional Coach Leads.