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Our Next TWO Overnight Camps will be happening

at Allegheny College in SUMMER 2020!!

Please continue reading below

and sign up for our waiting list 

if you are interested!


Glide Shot, Rotational Shot, Discus, and Javelin Only.

2019 was the Best Camp Yet!

"Just wanted to let you know my daughter loved the camp. Working with Coach Gary on the discus has her excited. She is going to do a few open meets before Fall and she is excited to get going with high school track and to keep improving this summer!


This year we will be staying in the brand new, air conditioned Village North 2 dorm!

Not only is this the newest dorm on campus,

it is also the dorm directly next to the dining hall,

across the street from the Sports Complex, and

the closest air conditioned dorm to the throws area.







Our Next Overnight Track and Field Camps will be held at

Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.

There will be one camp in June and one camp in July.

This will be our 6th year at Allegheny and Elite Throws Coaching is extremely

excited to get back to the place where it all started!

Keep reading below for more details!

I can't wait to see you throw some PRs in PA next summer!

Meet Your Coaches

Coach Gary Aldrich - Carnegie Mellon University

Gary Aldrich is the head coach of the Carnegie Mellon track and field team. Gary was also part of the U.S.A. coaching staff as the Assistant Throws Coach for the IAAF World Outdoor Championships summer 2017. This marked Gary's fifth coaching stint on the international stage.    

In July 2010, Gary served as the assistant throws coach for the NACAC Under 23 Team and in July 2012, he served as the throws coach for the United States at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Two years ago, Gary coached the throwers at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, before being named the Men's Throws Coach for the 2016 World Indoor Championships last March in Portland, Oregon.

Coach Kim Gallavan - Allegheny College - 6-Time All American

Kim is the throws coach at Allegheny College and brings her knowledge of the throws to our camp for the first time. Kim was a 6-time Division III All American for Bladwin Wallace. As a senior, Kim was a three-time NCAA champion capturing gold in the indoor and outdoor shot put as well as the indoor weight. Kim holds the Baldwin Wallace school record in the weight throw, shot put, and the hammer throw. Her personal best in the weight of 18.33 meters is the top mark ever in the Ohio Athletic Conference history! Kim holds 13 all conference honors in addition to her All American status. After coaching at her alma mater Bladwin Wallace, Kim went on to serve as the throws and jumps coach at Capital University before coming to Allegheny College in 2017

Coach Michael Hambrick - North Allegheny - LSW Elite Throwers

Coach Mike is arguably one of the best high school throws coaches in all of Pennsylvania. We can take this whole space to list the athletes that Mike has worked with over the years but one recent PA thrower really stands out...Jordan Geist.

Jordan is the PA state record holder and graduated high school as Indoor and Outdoor national champion in the shot put with a PR of 76 feet! Coach Mike was part of the team (along with Judy and Jim Geist) that helped guide  Jordan throughout high school to where he is now. Coach Mike brings his expertise coaching young throwers to our camp this year and we are extremely excited to have him with us!

Coach Dan Freeman - 2017 Maccabi Games Gold Medalist

Coach Dan has been a staple at many ETC overnight camps over the years and for great reason. Dan is a fantastic javelin coach and thrower proven by his gold medal performance at the 2017 Maccabia Games in Israel. Dan competed for UNC Charlotte where he was a 2x NCAA championship competitor and school record holder in the javelin. Dan was also an all state javelin thrower in Rhode Island his senior year of high school. 

Dan also worked with the UNC Charlotte strength and conditioning staff helping train many different sports. In addition to throwing javelin post-collegiately, Dan also competes in weightlifting and is a USAW Level 1 weightlifting coach. 

Coach Matt Ellis - Owner - Elite Throws Coaching

Coach Matt is the owner of Elite Throws Coaching, the Elite Throws Camps, and Primal Athlete Training Center. Like a lot of athletes who might read this, Coach Matt started throwing in high school with great coaches but no one to show him what to do in the weight room. When Matt got to college, he had great coaches in the weight room, but no throws coach. That frustration led Matt to fall in love with coaching throwers upon graduating college. 

Since starting Elite Throws Coaching and Primal Athlete Training Center in 2010, Coach Matt has held overnight camps and weekend clinics all around the country including PA, NJ, MA, RI, CT, OH, WI, MI, WV, and MN. Matt has coached 17 Rhode Island shot put and discus state champions and has had multiple athletes place at the New England and National high school championships. 

Why Choose Allegheny Over Other Track Camps?


Unlike a lot of camps out there, the Elite Throws Camp is just for throwers only! No other track and field events are taught except for shot put, discus, and javelin. This means throwers are not lost in a huge sea of runners, sprinters, and jumpers. Throwers get all of the attention from our elite coaches.


ETC overnight camps average about 50 throwers...total. Divide those 50 throwers between 5 coaches and you are left with a very small ratio of 10 throwers to 1 coach! Throwers are not in a huge group of 20-25 like other camps and receive tons of one on one attention and individual coaching. 


Overnight camps can be tough on throwers if dorm life is difficult. Tiny beds, no air conditioning, no place to keep your drinks cold, and the possibility of a roommate you might not get along with.

Not at Allegheny! Our dorms this year at Allegheny is the new North Village 2. These are all apartment style suites. Instead of double rooms, you have a single room with an extra long single bed (no roommates). Four rooms are connected to a master suite with tables, chairs, couches, kitchenette, and bathroom. No sharing a bathroom with an entire floor! The kitchen has a full size fridge so you can bring snacks and drinks from home so you're not stuck waiting for the cafeteria to open. 


It doesn't matter if you are a beginner throwing for the first time or if you are a state champion looking to get noticed by college coaches, you will see major improvement by attending this camp. In the past, we've had brand-new beginner throwers who never even held a shot, discus, or javelin leave camp throwing big distances with confidence. We help all levels so don't feel like you have to be a pro to sign up! Our coaches are skilled coaching all levels of throwers from beginner to advanced!


Allegheny has absolutely wonderful throwing facilities. Plenty of space for javelin and discus, two competition shot put circles, a javelin runway, and a humongous discus cage. The best part is the field house right next to the throwing circles. We can store our throwing equipment in the locked garage after every session so you don't have to lug it back and forth to the throwing area every session. 


The cafeteria is a short walk from the dorms and we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with snacks and desserts. Food is included for all overnight campers. Allegheny is great with campers that might have a food allergy or any dietary restrictions as well. Of all the camps and clinics we've hosted over the years, Allegheny gets the best food reviews!


Another great thing about this camp is that it is designed for high school throwers. This camp is perfect if you are going into high school next September or if you just graduated high school this past June! This camp was created for the high school thrower. There won't be high level, 20-something year old college throwers living in the dorms with you and there won't be younger elementary school ages either. Ages 14-18 are welcome to attend. 


I'll admit it...I thought Allegheny College was located somewhere in the boonies! Boy was I wrong. Allegheny College is very close to a lot of major metropolitan areas and we have campers that come from all over. Allegheny is only...

2 hours from Cleveland

4 hours from Columbus

1 and a half hours from Pittsburgh

2 hours from Buffalo

3 hours from Penn State

and 45 minutes from Erie.

Overnight Camper Price - $495

Overnight camper price includes 4 days and 3 nights in a single, air conditioned apartment style dorm, breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the college dining hall, t-shirt, insurance, access to all coaches and events, and sports complex access in case of rain.


Commuter Price - $395

Includes everything as the overnight campers except there is no room or food included in the price. 


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I just wanted to say a quick thank you for checking out the camp and getting signed up. I love coaching athletes and helping to give athletes the opportunity to work with elite level coaches from around the country. If you have any questions at all about the camp before getting signed up, please let me know by emailing me directly at Matt@PrimalATC.com


This is the stuff that the lawyers and advisors tell me I need to put down here! Please read carefully!


I know this has been mentioned a few times on this page, but this camp does sell out every year and will sell out again this year. This is not some marketing ploy or strategy to oversell the camp. We are limited by dorm space. If registration is full, you do have the option to be put on a waiting list. If someone drops out of the camp, people on the list will be contacted in the order they registered to fill that spot. 


The absolute last day to cancel and receive a refund is May 31st. After May 31st, your membership fee can not be refunded to you. The reason for this is simple, I need to provide the college with an accurate list of names of athletes attending, assign dorm rooms, let the cafeteria know how many are attending, and hire any additional coaches or training staff to accommodate. I also need to let the camp insurance company know an accurate amount of campers attending. This info needs to be in to the college by June 1st. We can always add to the number but we need to have that number by June 1st. After that, no refunds will be issued and you are locked in. Just like a concert, if you buy a ticket, the concert happens whether you show up or not!


Elite Throws Camp does have use of the Allegheny College indoor sports complex in case of inclement weather. This is a rain or shine camp. Please make sure to bring rain gear with you.