CAL Hammer Throw Clinic with Camryn Rogers
2024 DATES & PRICES NOW AVAILABLE!
Spend the day learning from some of the best hammer throwers in the World!
Join Cal Coach Mohamad Saatara and World Champion Camryn Rogers at Edwards Stadium for the Cal Hammer Throw Clinic!
This one-day clinic is held from 9:00am - 6:00pm and is open to athletes and coaches of all ages and talent levels.
We are offering a team discount for teams of 4 or more! (See details below)
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.
- Athletes must bring their own hammers, gloves, and throwing shoes.
- No implements or other equipment will be provided.
- Camp is open to all ages and talent levels.
- Lunch is not provided.
- Water & Sports Drinks will be available.
- Includes Camp T-shirt.
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Camp Director MOHAMAD SAATARA
Mohamad Saatara enters his 11th season with the California track & field team in 2023-24. He joined the team in August of 2013 as an assistant coach for the throwing events.View MOHAMAD's Bio ⟩
Special Guest Coach/Clinician CAMRYN ROGERS
Camryn Rogers (Cal) is the NCAA Champion and Record Holder in the Hammer Throw, along with representing Canada at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and winning Gold at the 2023 World Championships.View CAMRYN's Bio ⟩
2024 DATE ANNOUNCED: SUNDAY MARCH 17
The Cal Track & Field Hammer Throws Clinic will be held on March 17, 2024, and is open to all ages and talent levels.
Coach Saatara and his expert clinicians look forward to helping throwers and coaches improve for the upcoming season and beyond.
- Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
- Check-in: 9:00am
- Check-out: 6:00pm
- Location: Edwards Stadium - UC Berkeley
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- Lunch Break - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Lunch is not provided
- Restaurants & Food Service available within walking distance of Edwards Stadium
- No implements or other equipment will be provided
- Please bring your own hammers, gloves, and throwing shoes.
Teams of four (4) or more athletes receive a discount of $30/athlete, and for every four (4) athletes attending, one coach can attend clinic for free!
Please email [email protected] for more information.
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All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Grouped by: age, ability and experience
- Evaluation: by coaching staff
- Equipment Needed: Please bring your own hammers, gloves, and throwing shoes. Campers should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
- Facility: Historic Edwards Stadium
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Please bring your own hammers, gloves, and throwing shoes
- Extra Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running/event shoes
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 am Check-in
- 9:30am - 10:30am Introduction & basics to throwing
- 10:30am - 12:00pm Learn by doing
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm Learn by doing
- 3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
- 3:30pm - 6:00pm Throws, Q&A
- 6:00pm Campers depart
Historic Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field, which opened in 1932, is home to the California track & field and soccer teams.
Long considered one of the finest track & field facilities in the world, Edwards Stadium has a legacy unmatched in collegiate track & field. Not only has the facility been host to some of the best individual performances in the sport's history, but Edwards Stadium also stands in one of the most beautiful settings in the nation - with panoramic views of the Berkeley Hills and Strawberry Canyon to the east, and San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline to the west.
Over the years, Edwards Stadium has witnessed 12 world records, 26 American records and 24 collegiate records. The first world record set in the stadium was also history's first 15-foot pole vault, by Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam in 1940. The last world mark to fall in Berkeley was in 1978, as Washington State's Henry Rono clocked 13:06.4 in the 5,000-meter run. On a cinder surface in 1966 - before a Tartan all-weather surface was added in 1977 - a University of Kansas freshman by the name of Jim Ryun clocked a remarkable 3:51.3 mile.
Named after Col. George C. Edwards, the facility opened in 1932 as the only stadium in the world built for track & field use only. Since that time, Edwards Stadium has hosted eight NCAA and Pac-12 championship meets, a National AAU championship, the All-American Invitational in 1966, and 1971 and '78 USA vs. USSR dual-meets. With a seating capacity of 22,000, Edwards Stadium for years had the distinction of being the largest exclusive track & field facility in the United States.
In 1967, the oval itself was dedicated in the name of Walter Christie, Cal's first track & field coach (1900-32), and in the early 1960s, the "Friends of California Track" raised funds to build the Walter Christie Bench, which stands just outside the running track on the west side of the field.
Beginning with the 1999-20000 school year, the Cal men's and women's soccer teams adopted Edwards Stadium's infield - Goldman Field - as their home venue. The complex opened for soccer prior to the 1999 season, after being converted to a regulation 70-by-115-yards natural grass soccer field.
The improvements for Edwards Stadium were spearheaded by a lead gift of $1.5 million from alumni Richard and Rhoda Goldman. In recognition of their tremendous contribution, the field at the stadium was renamed Goldman Field in honor of Richard's father, Richard Samuel Goldman. In addition, former track athlete David Epstein ('61) made a $250,000 challenge match for other Cal track alumni and friends. Other alumni who have stepped forward with significant support include William Monheit ('33), Frederick Binkley ('43) and Thomas Floers ('48). Below are a list of improvements which have been made.
Following the completion of the renovation project, Edwards Stadium was honored with the 1999-2000 Outstanding Facility Design and Construction award by the U.S. Tennis Court and Track & Field Construction Association.
Most recently, the track received a new all-weather surface prior to the 2013 season.
Ready to come again next year!
Camper returned enthusiastically more aware concerning the sport and on her own started watching the track and field events with new motivation at UOregon
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
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