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Learn to Throw

While the hammer throw is only an official high school sport in a few states, kids across the country have been flocking to the event in record numbers over the past decade. Recently, the hammer throw was added as an event for the intermediate boys and girls (ages 15-16) and young men and women (ages 17-18) age groups for the USATF Junior Olympic youth program. The Junior Olympic program provides competitive opportunities for athletes across the country.

In this section you will find resources that can help you learn how to throw the hammer.

Learn to Throw

Harold Connolly’s Youth Hammer Throw Guidebooks provide beginning coaches and athletes with the resources to start throwing the hammer. No prior experience is required.

Find a Coach

There are hundreds of youth coaches across the country willing to help young athletes discover the hammer throw. can help connect you with a coach near you.

Find a Clinic

Learn by trying the hammer under the guidance of some of America’s top throwers. We list upcoming clinics featuring that will feature the hammer throw.