SPIRE Announces 2012 Throws Clinic Series
Geneva, Ohio – August 30, 2012
Olympic Gold Medalist Mac Wilkins and SPIRE Institute today announced the creation of the 2012 Clinic Series.
The Clinics offer Throwers and Coaches an opportunity to improve and learn the concepts of throws required for optimal distance through hands on training by Mac Wilkins and his SPIRE Throws team. Training will focus on the ‘Complete Throws Athlete’, with performance training with Michael Johnson Performance and mental skills training.
- September 15&16, October 13 & 14, November 24&25, December 28&29
- Fridays/Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- One day: Throwers $75, Coaches $50 (Groups of five or more $60/person)
- Two days: Throwers $130, Coaches $90 (Groups of five or more $115/person)
- Coaches join for free with three or more throwers.
Multiple sessions are recommended for best improvement.
What You Get:
- Hands on Training with Mac Wilkins and his SPIRE Throws team
- Improved Power, Stamina and Agility with Michael Johnson Performance Training
- Mental Skills Training
- Coach Education on Developing Throwers at any level includes Technical and Tactical Training
Mac Wilkins, four time Olympic gold and silver medalist, former world record holder and USA Track & Field Hall of Fame member - has coached and developed Olympic Champions, World Champions, NAIA National Champions, All Americans, USATF Elite Men & Women and high school athletes. As a motivational speaker, Mac shares his message about applying the positive values of sport and the Olympic spirit to everyday life.
Wilkins was one of the first to provide distance coaching to athletes around the globe through online video analysis and The Wilkins Review, which provides coaching tools, analysis, commentary and training tips for throwers and coaches. His contribution to the sport is massive, and he continues to advocate an open nationwide system that creates, captures and maintains instructional knowledge for throws athletes and coaches. Mac Wilkins shares the positive life values of sport not just with elite competitive athletes but also in community fitness programs for grade school children and those with special needs. A native Oregonian, Wilkins’ career spanned 21 years, and included four Olympic teams and four world records in the discus. Mac was nationally ranked in three events, but it was in the discus where he achieved his greatest glory. In 1976, he not only shattered the World Record in the event, but also won the gold medal at the Olympics after setting an Olympic record in the preliminaries.