The Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp offers 'world-class'
instruction in the four throwing events of Track and Field: Discus,
Hammer, Javelin, and Shot Put.
IWT Staff Coaches & Counselors

First of all we would like to thank every coach and counselor over the years!  You have helped so many athletes achieve their dreams! Without you, Iron Wood would have never become the best throwers camp in the world....! Thanks again and looking forward to another great year.

Are you qualified to be an Iron Wood Counselor or Coach?

What is a Counselor?

Counselors are an integral part of Iron Wood. Over the years counselors have not only been helpful in the inner workings of camp, but they are also role models for the athletes.  Counselors understand the overnight experience and all that Iron Wood Camp has to offer the campers. Their role at camp is to provide assistance to all coaches and staff during training sessions and daily activities. Counselors are also expected to act in a professional manner at all times. To see if you are qualified to be a counselor, please review the requirements below.

CIT (Counselor In Training)

-Minimum of 2 years experience as a camper at Iron Wood
-Entering you Junior year in college


-1 year previous experience as a CIT
You have graduated from college or are 23+ years of age


To become an Iron Wood Coach, you must first be a Counselor for 1 year
Have been a part of Iron Wood for 3+ years 

If you are qualified to be a CIT, COUNSELOR OR COACH please complete the registration form and we will get back to you about whether you have been accepted.

--Casey Malone, 6th place at the 2004 Olympics
"Iron Wood was my introduction to what elite level throwing was all about. Until attending Iron Wood, I thought throwing was a fun challenge that could occupy my time in between basketball and football seasons. The camp planted the seed of an Olympic dream in me and encouraged me to have an identity shift from a basketball player throwing for fun to a discus thrower playing basketball for fun. It was truly a life changing moment for me when Mac Wilkins arrived at the camp and passed around his gold medal. Holding that medal had a tremendous effect on me. This was truly the first time I had met people who had dedicated their life and passion to the sport of throwing. I was fortunate to be steered in the right direction very early in my throwing career by the outstanding coaches and Olympians at Iron Wood. Bud and Bart are two of the most genuine coaches and people that I know. Their total agenda is to assist young throwers, and they have developed an environment at Iron Wood that is second to none and improving every year. I thank them for creating a phenomenal experience for me and thousands of young throwers. When asked if I know of a good throwing camp, I always start to answer "Iron Wood" before the question is finished".
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