Athletics Australia Level 2 Advanced Throws Coach
About this Speaker
Josh is the current Head Coach of Great North Coaching specializing in Strength and Conditioning and technical coaching for Throwers; Shot put, Discus, Javelin and Hammer Throw. He has extensive experience in coaching high-level athletes in Throwing sports, Gridiron, Lacrosse, Baseball, and Ice Hockey across Canada, US and Australia.
Josh applies his knowledge on throwing and explosiveness to assist athletes to become the best they can be and competes in Shot put, Discus and the Highland Games Heavy Throws. Josh grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, with dreams to become a NCAA football player. Josh spent his childhood playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football and soccer. Being a multi-sport athlete, there came a time to choose the sport he was going to focus on and football became that focus. In his final year of High School, Josh’s team was undefeated and won the Ontario Provincial Football championship. Josh was then recruited to several Canadian and American Schools for football. Playing contact sport at such a high intensity, he sustained multiple concussions, causing Post Concussion Syndrome. Josh then had to make the difficult decision to retire at an early age. This led Josh on a journey to refocus his strengths in sports to strengths in business, and now is on a mission to break the stigma of concussions and being invincible.Through the principles that Josh uses to overcome his struggles from the effect of his concussions, he now wants to share his experiences and the principles he uses with athletes in schools and clubs, through throwing and athletics.