"To be a successful coach, or a champion thrower, it's never about luck. It's endless hours of hard work, perseverance, and a passion for the sport."

•Coach Erik Johnson

Founder and Head Coach Arete Throws Nation /Creator of the Throwing Chain Reaction System™

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THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT US....

BIG NEWS CALIFORNIA!

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

HEAD COACH RUTGER SMITH

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

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ATN ATHLETE JASON HARRELL

2016 Olympic Trials.

4th place throw- around 61.05m in the rain.  Pretty much everyone hit their best in round 1 or 2 due tot he weather...it got really ugly.  Great performance and again words can't express how proud I am of Jason.

Jason went from not making the NCAA championships 2 years ago to 4th place at the Olympic trials.... we're looking to do real damage next season!

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Too Strong To Throw Far

Aug 27, 2016  • 4 min read

It’s officially the Off-Season, and I can finally stop traveling to track meets around the country, and get back to more weight room training and being behind the scenes working on all things ARETE, bringing new content to the membership, blog, and online throws coaching courses. At this time of year, I enjoy focusing on…    Read More>>>

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • SEPT 27/ 6pm (PST) Online Strength Course- Module 5: Video Analysis and Techniques
  • OCT 23, 2016: Shot Put Camp/ 9:30am - 3:30pm/ Southern California
  • NOV 5, 2016: Shot Put & Discus Camp/ 9:30am- 3:30pm/ Phoenix Arizona

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