OUR STORY

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!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Ryan demonstrated a profound expertise in coaching all of the throwing events, rooted in his own experience as a college-level athlete as well as his devotion to studying the nuances of the sport. He made sure to thoroughly understand the mechanics of every event in order to effectively instruct all of his diverse athletes."
"He was the rare kind of coach that was serious and hardworking, drawing respect from his athletes, but was also fun to be around. Ryan is conscientious, diligent and devoted to his athletes and their success."

"I know I would not have done so well in my college career without Ryan’s guidance. In the hammer throw, he coached me to two bronze medals at the Penn Relays, three consecutive ECAC appearances, three consecutive second-place Patriot League finishes, a spot in the first round of the NCAA Regionals and a Lehigh University school record."

—  Emily S.

Coaching options

 

One-on-One Training

Private Individualized Training Sessions

1 hour 20 minutes

Small Group Training

Semi-Private Training Sessions in Groups of 2-3

2 hours

Remote Video Analysis

Benefits Those Who Cannot Meet At a Physical Site

30 minutes

College Search Counseling

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1 hour

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Contact

East Coast Throws Academy

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

ryan@eastcoastthrows.com

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