WHAT'S ARETE THROWS NATION?

Only The Nation's Top Producer of  Shot Put & Discus Athletes and The #1 Resource For All Levels of Throws Coaches

WHY ARETE THROWS NATION?

Arete Throws Nation was created by Coach Erik "technique obsessed" Johnson, to assist throws coaches to build a powerhouse throws program, and to help throwers to become the champions they are working so hard to become.  

The throws are also a passion of Coach Johnson, and his goal is to get shot put and discus more popular at the high school level and have American throwers dominate at the world and Olympic level.

Coach Johnson has spent nearly 3 years condensing his 20 plus years of throws experience developing, testing and optimizing the most complete, proven and easy to use throws coaching system; resulting in the Throwing Chain Reaction system.  The TCR system has been generating consistent and measurable results in shot put and discus throws, and developing many throwers to move on to promising collegiate careers in some of the most sought out Universities in the country! 

To be the best thrower takes a lot of dedication in the weight room and in the ring...

and maybe you're doing all that, and then some!

But if you're doing the wrong strength program FOR THROWERS, and not hitting the technique dead on...

... then you're wasting your time, and developing bad habits that are tough to break!

 

"It's not practice that makes you perfect, it's PERFECT practice that makes you perfect."

 

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Arete Throws Nation is the #1 Most Comprehensive Throws Training Program In The US.

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DID YOU KNOW?....  WE ONLY ACCEPT 30 THROWERS TO MAINTAIN AN 8 TO 1 ATHLETE TO COACH RATIO...

GRAB YOUR SPOT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

THROWS COACHING PROGRAMS

THE CHAMPION PROGRAM: 3-4X per wk

3-4X per week  Mon/ Tue/ Thur/ Fri  3:30pm or 5:00pm   Sat /11am (throwimg only)

The Champion program is a complete throws training system!  Each week, athletes will receive elite level throws technique coaching/ drills/ weight training for throwers/ practice time in the ring/ throws analysis & adjustments

Training 3-4 times a week is how champions are made. The shot put and the discus are very complex sports that demand an athlete be strong, dynamic, and technically on point...  

Discipline, Commitment, and Hard Work is how it's done!

THE FINALIST PROGRAM: 2X per wk

2X per week  Mon/ Tue/ Thur/ Fri  3:30pm or 5:00pm   Sat /11am (throwimg only)

The Champion program is a complete throws training system!  Each week, athletes will receive elite level throws technique coaching/ drills/ weight training for throwers/ practice time in the ring/ throws analysis & adjustments

*Note, if you want to truly improve and crush your PR and win championship meets, the more you come to train, the more realistic that goal is to achieve!


The Champion & The Finalist Throws Programs are a complete in-depth training program & includes:

  • GPR (Gross Posture Re-balancing)
  • AIM (Arete Integrated Mobility)
  • Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Throws Tech Analysis & Adjustments
  • Technical Foundation Development
  • Throws Movement Mechanics & Throws Video Analysis
  • Throws Specific Strength Development
  • Throws Training Cycles for Off/ Pr/ In and Post Season
  • Common Sense Sports Nutrition for Throwers
  • Off Site Throwing Time In The Ring

THE THROWS TECH PROGRAM: 1X per wk

1X per week  Sat only/ 11am  (throwing only)

The Throws Tech program is a technique analysis and adjustment throws training system. This training program is on Saturday mornings only and run approx 90 min.

 


The Throws Tech Program is an in-depth Shot Put & Discus Specialty program focusing on technique and the bio-mechanics of the throw & includes:

  • GPR (Gross Posture Re-balancing)
  • Throws Tech Analysis & Adjustments
  • Technical Foundation Development
  • Throws Movement Mechanics & Throws Video Analysis
  • Common Sense Sports Nutrition for Throwers
  • Off Site Throwing Time In The Ring
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  • SUPPORT

    New to the ATN in-person coaching program, we are now featuring an online support portal where our athletes have full access to throws coaching videos from Coach Johnson.  

  • ATN COACHES

    All ATN coaches go through an evaluation process and then are personally trained by Coach Erik Johnson through an 8 week ATN Coach Certification Course.  We take the future of each athlete that joins Arete seriously, and we will never compromise our high standards….ever! 

  • RESULTS

    All of the training and coaching is PROVEN in the real-world by hundreds of PRs achieved and meet championship titles. It’s real and it works.

  • IT TAKES GRIT

    ATN is a no-fluff throws coaching center.  Everything we do is about getting our athletes to be the best.  From the weight room to the ring, ATN throws training program is 100% designed and structured for throwers; from an elite level thrower who’s been there! The Throwing Chain Reaction system is NOT for everyone!  If you want to just “get by”, you are at the wrong place.  You gotta love the grind in the weight room, in the ring, and especially at practice….. to be the best takes hard work, perseverance, and repetition!

WELCOME THE NEW HEAD COACH FOR ARETE THROWS NATION & ARETE STRENGTH IN SOUTHERN CA .....

Coach Rutger Smith

Rutger Smith is the ONLY THROWER IN THE WORLD to medal at the World Championships in both shot put and discus!

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THROWING CHAIN REACTION SYSTEM teaches throwers how to identify the technical set backs holding them from achieving PRs, and dominating the throws season.

All coaching programs will start with an analysis of your Shot Put and Discus technique, functional movement, weight lifting technique & strength levels, and structural imbalances.  

Arete Throws Nation guarantees to take your throwing skills to the next level!


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Arete Throws Nation has produced:


2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS FINALIST


3 US Jr National Finalists


13 State Champions (boys shot put &Discus)


3 State Runner-Ups


(boys & Girls shot put)


12 Ca State Meet Medalists


5 Master Meet Champions 2 Master Meet Runner-ups


13 CIF Championship Titles


20 State Meet Qualifiers


6 State Meet Finalists


31 CIF Qualifiers



.... and counting!

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2015 Ca State Champion: Shot Put

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2014 Ca State Champion: Discus

2014 Ca State Champion: Shot Put

2014 Ca State Champion: Shot Put

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2013 Ca State Champion: Shot Put

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"COACH ERIK JOHNSON IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY...HANDS DOWN!  


HIS THROWING CHAIN REACTION SYSTEM DEVELOPS EXCELLENT THROWERS 24/7/365"-  CARL BROWN- 2003 US CHAMPION, DISCUS

"GREAT COACH   •    GREAT PROGRAM   •   IF YOU WANNA IMPROVE RAPIDLY AND UNDERSTAND THROWS TECHNIQUE, ARETE IS THE PLACE TO GO."


- Tony Ciarelli, Olympic Throws Coach & Newport Harbor HS

"Excellent...Period!"-  Jason Tunks, 3X Olympian, 13X Canadian Champion, Canadian National Record Holder

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"When it comes to the shot put and the discus, the biggest competitor you have to beat is NOT the guy in the flight that is bigger than you,


it is the limitation of what you know about the throws."- Coach Erik Johnson, Founder/ Head Coach, Arete Throws Nation