What Is Throws University?
Throws University is a hub for everything throws coaching, training, and education. Run by Garage Strength owner Dane Miller and former Division 1 throws coach Trevor Stutzman, Throws U is aimed at providing the tools necessary for throwers and coaches to be as successful as possible.
How did we get started?
After having success developing local high school throwers into State Champions and All-Americans, and growing a training group of post-collegiate world-class athletes, we set out to make the training programs and coaching practices that developed our elite throwers accessible to anyone. We found that many coaches across the world hold too tightly to their knowledge of the throws. We disagree with keeping training "secrets" and thus one of our primary goals is to make high-level throws training and education available to anyone who wants it.
What do we provide for athletes?
If you are a thrower, we want to not only help you to throw farther but to educate you on better training methods and better technique so that you can become an all-around master of the sport. We have many options to help you excel in your event. See them below!
For athletes that want the best training available and to be apart of the Throws University Team
Find a number of specific training programs specific to your needs, or sign up for our periodized training subscription!
If you need a critique of your throwing technique, we will make a video review of your throw!
What do we provide for coaches?
Learning how to coach the throwing events can be daunting, and there are a lot of facets to training that seem complex initially, but really have simple core principles behind them. If you want to learn how to coach the shot put and discus or simply want to further your coaching knowledge, we have options for you!
Where are we located?
Throws U is based out of the gym Garage Strength Sports Performance just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. At Garage Strength we run high school and elite-level throwing groups. Our onsite training is available to anyone. If you are interested in joining our on-site training group, email
Dane has been coaching elite throwers for over 14 years, creating champions at every level including:
Two US National Champions
Five World Team Members and 2016 Olympian
Ten 60m discus throwers
Two 18.00+ female shot putters and a 21.50+ male shot putter
15 State Champions
Dane has pulled his expertise from the best minds in throwing, sports performance, and strength training in the world to develop the most elite training system for throwers at every level.
Dane is also an established USA Weightlifting coach with countless National Champions and World Team members.
Trevor has coached at every level in collegiate and high school throwing. He has coached All-Americans at the Division 1 and Division 2 levels, and is himself a 3-time Division 3 All-American. He is now the high school throws coach at Garage Strength. In his young coaching career he has already coached:
5 female shot putters over 48 feet
3 female discus throwers over 155 feet
1 National Champion
3 State Champions
Trevor studied Nutrition and Dietetics and Exercise Physiology at the Master’s Level