2018 European Discus and Hammer Conference to be held in Växjo, Sweden

Daniel Stahl at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships
European Athletics

Daniel Stahl at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

Registration is now open for the European Discus and Hammer Conference in Växjo, Sweden, between 16-18 November 2018. The Conference is part of the European Athletics 2018 Coaching Summit Series.

The Conference includes presentations, practical demonstrations, small group workshops, round table discussions and plenty of opportunities for the participants to discuss all aspects of the two events with colleagues and stars from around the world.

Main speakers are Vesteinn Hafsteinsson (discus) and Tore Gustafsson (hammer) and they will present how they work: technical training in their respective events using athletes as models and strength training for their events in the gym in a practical session.

There will also be presentations on technical theory and planning the training for the discus and hammer.

Other presenters are:
 - Poland’s Olympic and world hammer champion Szymon Ziółkowski, who will open the book on the training secrets of his successful career.
 - France’s Jérôme Simian, will talk about the training of French discus star Mélina Robert-Michon throughout her career
 - Great Britain’s Shaun Pickering will cover the results of biomechanical testing and findings at the IAAF World Championships London 2017  in the discus and hammer.
 - Jesper Augustsson from Linneus University, Sweden, will cover the recent findings in the area of strength training related to throwing events.

A detailed programme is available here and also under RELATED DOCUMENTS on this page.

Details of registration and costs can be found here. (Registration deadline: Monday 15 October.)