The East Coast Throws Academy was formed by brothers, Ryan & Chad Yurchick, when they merged the North Shore Throwers Club with the Allegheny Mountain Throwers Club, which was formed in 2004. The goal of providing some of the best possible instruction to throwers stems from many throwers desiring better coaching in high school.
During his Sophomore year of high school, Chad threw 148'4" and was the diameter of a discus away from qualifying for the Pennsylvania state championship meet. That was enough to convince Ryan to take a break from his own throwing pursuits in order to help his brother reach his goal of becoming a state champion. It worked and he accomplished his goal...TWICE. Throwers from around the area began to take an interest in training with us and this led to the formation of a throwers club. The most fun part of this was that we were able to train in the throwing circle and basketball court in our backyard. Our parents were generous enough to allow us to turn their garage into a "training center" and a place to collect throwing implements, such as disc brake rotors, chains, tires, and homemade medicine balls.
A lot of what we are able to accomplish is because of the support we get from members of our families and communities. We travel as a group to summer competitions and get together to practice as often as three times a week throughout the year. We hope you will consider joining us and share the fun of the sport we love!