We are delighted to announce two more guest speakers at our England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference on March 25 & 26.
Nathan Ott, coach of the 2022 women’s hammer world champion Brook Anderson, and Mark Chapman, England Athletics Talent Event Lead for Discus, join an already impressive line-up of elite coaches, strength and conditioning experts, and leaders in sports psychology for the two-day event at Loughborough University.
Ott is the head throws coach at Pennsylvania State University having graduated from Southern Utah in 2007 with a BSc in Physical Education with a coaching emphasis.
During his time as a student-athlete, Ott threw a hammer school record and went on to have a successful coaching career in the NCAA working at famous institutions including Grand Canyon, Kansas State, and North Arizona.
Chapman, in his role at England Athletics, has supported many athlete and coach partnerships on the talent pathway. He currently coaches Zara Obamakinwa (pictured) who is the Great Britain under-18 record holder, a world under-20 championships finalist in 2022, and has a personal best of 55.13m. Chapman also works at the University of Greenwich’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance as a senior lecturer and researcher in biomechanics and strength and conditioning.
Nathan Ott – session overview at the England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference
‘Planning for Throwing Success’
Ott will outline his coaching journey and use case studies from athletes he has worked with.
‘Developing hammer speed’
During this session, Ott will explore some of the skills and drills he uses to enhance hammer speed. In addition to this he will describe how he designs practices to incorporate these activities.
‘(Shot)Putting data into practice’
This practical session will explore how Ott uses athlete profiling data from biomechanics and physical preparation and incorporates this into his coaching practice.
Mark Chapman – session overview at the England Athletics International Jumps and Throws Conference
‘Data informed discus’
This practical session will explore how Chapman uses athlete profiling data from biomechanics and physical preparation and incorporates this into his coaching practice.
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Featured image: Bedford, 31 August 2019. Zara Obamakinwa, winner of the under 17 women's discus throw. Photo by Mark Shearman.