Our coaching philosophy...

As coaches and competitive throwers, we will share our time, knowledge and experience with all of our members from the raw beginner to the ‘elite’ thrower. If you show up with an eagerness to learn, you will have our attention!

We do have three very important priorities: remain healthy, have fun, and throw as far as you possibly can; in that order!  The last thing we want to see is having individuals injure themselves and spend months recovering. Been there, done that and it is not fun at all.

Learning proper technique takes time and patience. Being strong is an asset, but in the throwing events, “technique rules!” We never stop learning.

Coach Dave McDonald works with ultra Throw member Val on Javelin technique as Andrew looks on

Coach Dave McDonald works with ultra Throw member Val on Javelin technique as Andrew looks on

We are dedicated. We are determined. We work hard. We will succeed.
 
Dave McDonald Head Coach - All Throws Conditioning Coach

Dave McDonald
Head Coach - All Throws
Conditioning Coach

Past Experience and Accomplishments:

Bachelors of PE and Masters of Education – retired teacher

2014 BC Athletics Masters Field Athlete of the Year

Eight BC Records – 55-59 age group & 60-64 age group (Hammer, Weight, Super Weight and the Weight Pentathlon)

Head Coach at the BC Secondary School Level (North Kamloops, Pitt Meadows, and Westview Secondary)

University of British Columbia Track and Field Team (Competed in long jump, triple jump and pole vault)

Jody Cranston Assistant Coach Super Weight and Ultra Weight Pentathlon Specialist Power Lifting and Personal Training

Jody Cranston
Assistant Coach
Super Weight and
Ultra Weight Pentathlon Specialist
Power Lifting and Personal Training

Past Experience and Accomplishments:

20+ years experience in personal training and power lifting

Owner of ‘Powershape Personal Training’ and ‘Connections: Corporate Health’

Richmond Masters Athlete of the Year 2015

Two BC Records – 45-49 age group (Indoor Weight and Outdoor Super Weight)

 

 

Reviews

 
The coaching is excellent!

"At Ultra Throw, you are encouraged to have constant, measurable improvement while being supported by the best group of like-minded individuals around. It feels more like a family than a club. And the coaching is excellent."

— Andrew Natale

Great value!

“Coaching at Ultra Throws is consistent and there when you need it.  I appreciate the value and dedication of our coaching team.”

— Robbin Whachell

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— J.Y.