2020 BC Throws Summit Announced! Adopts Virtual Format.

Overview: BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 4th Annual BC Throws Summit set to take place Nov 7, 8, 10, & 12, 2020. Adopting a virtual format this year, the summit will feature both theory and practical sessions and is targeted to those coaches working with High School, University, and Post Collegiate athletes in the Shot Put, Javelin, & Discus Throw events. BC Athletics is proud to announce a truly world class line-up of presenters headlined by German National Coach, Boris Obergföll (Henry) coach of 2017 World Champion in the Javelin, Johannes Vetter (PB - 97.76m).

Note: All sessions will be recorded and links provided to registrants in the event they are not able to attend the session live.  

Keynote Speaker:

  • Boris Obergföll (Henry) - German Athletic Federation Coach
    • 2x IAAF World Championship Bronze Medalist (Javelin)
    • 2x Olympian (1996 & 2000)
    • Lifetime Best - 90.22m (Javelin)
    • Coaches Johannes Vetter
      • 2017 World Champion (Javelin)
      • 97.76m PB (#2 All-Time)


Featured Presenters: 

  • Don Babbitt - University of Georgia 
    • Associate Head Coach and Throws Coach at the University of Georgia
    • Has guided 53 athletes in major international competitions in all four throwing disciplines. The most notable of these athletes are:
      • Adam Nelson – 2004 Olympic and 2005 World Outdoor Shot Put Champion
      • Reese Hoffa – 2006 World Indoor and 2007 World Outdoor Shot Put Champion


  • Ashley Kovacs - The Ohio State University 
    • Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at the Ohio State University
    • Career coaching highlights include:
      • Joe Kovacs - 2019 World Champion (Shot Put)
      • 2x World Championship Team Members
      • 1x NCAA Champion
      • 12x NCAA All-Americans


  • Ryan Whiting - Desert High Performance 
    • 2x World Champion in the Shot Put (2012 & 2014)
    • 10x Member of Team USA & Oympian
    • Founder & Owner of Desert High Performance
    • Coaching Highlights Include:
      • Darrell Hill - 22.44m (Shot Put)
      • Chase Ealey - 19.68m & 3x National Champion in the Shot Put
      • Jess Woodward - 18.61m (Shot Put)
      • Nick Ponzio - 21.72m (Shot Put)
      • Nicholas Scarvelis - 21.05m (Shot Put)

Location: Virtual (Note: All sessions will be recorded and links provided to registrants in the event they are not able to attend the session live.) 

Date: November 7, 8, 10, 12, 2020

Cost: $100.00 BC Athletics & Athletics Canada Members

  • Additional $25 fee for non-members of BC Athletics / Athletics Canada. 
  • Athletics Canada Members will receive NCCP Professional Development Points
  • Women in Coaching Grant 
    • 5 grants of up to $100 each to assist with registration fees to attend the virutal summit.
    • Grants awarded to eligible BC Athletics Coach Members
    • Grants will awarded on a first come first serve basis. 
    • Coaches must submit a reciept of conference registration as proof of payment upon submission. Emailed to jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org. 
    • Apply Here

BC Throws Summit Poster

BC Throws Summit Schedule

Registration (Registration Deadline is Nov 5th @ Midnight)