Campers will have an inspirational week of instruction in all aspects of track & field throwing events.
Campers can specialize in one throwing event, or split their time with multiple throwing events. The camp
will provide coaching in the shot put, discus, javelin, and hammer.
Bayview Glen School Athletic Director Paul Slovenski and NYA
throws coach Matthew Brown
will lead campers through dozens of drills that teach,
emphasize and improve fundamentals. Campers will learn to achieve the proper summation of forces by
using their legs, staying low, staying back, and accelerating into the finish. They will develop the
fundamental techniques that lead to big throws in high school competition.
Build explosive power
Coaches will put the campers through high level strength & conditioning sessions. Campers will learn
about the best weight lifting exercises for each throwing event. Campers will also learn about and
perform plyometrics, hill sprints, jump rope, and medicine ball circuits. There will be water workouts,
beach running, and lumberjack exercise options such as log dragging, sawing, and chopping.
Lectures and demonstrations will help campers get ready for championship competition.
Presentations will be made about visualization, warm-up, peaking, competitive poise, and
coming through in the clutch.
Analyze your throw in slow-motion
Instructional periods in the morning and afternoon make extensive use of video analysis.
Campers will review many of their throws in slow motion and frame-by-frame with the coaching staff.
With a maximum coach to athlete ratio of 1 to 6 per event, campers are guaranteed short lines and
will improve their strength and power through our Spartan outdoor exercise
curriculum that starts every morning with a morning dip in
options will include jump rope, medicine ball drills, swimming, and splitting
wood with an axe.
All waterfront activities are monitored by our professionally trained Red Cross Certified Lifeguards.
Throw in some fun
Recreational activities that
enhance strength & conditioning will include tug-of-war and beach volleyball. Every throwing session
will be followed by optional periods when campers can elect to swim, kayak, canoe,
play beach volleyball, or enjoy other summer activities by a lake in Maine.
Experience a real Maine summer camp
Outside of the activity and coaching sessions the campers will participate in an old-fashioned
summer camp experience with a mandatory one hour reading period after lunch for
summer reading. Other recovery periods during
the day will feature card games and board games, and exclude cell phones,
texting, and computers. Each evening will conclude with a campfire that features
contests and readings that contribute to the intellectual and character growth
of the athletes.
Campers will be closely supervised at night by counselors in the cabin who read the campers
to sleep. Counselors also patrol between the girls' cabin area and the boys' cabin area
and throughout the peninsula.