The Highland Games are very much part of the throwing family, not a distant cousin, but more like immediate kinsfolk. In having lived and worked in Scotland for more than 15 years, competed in the Highland Games and coached athletes to compete in the Games I understand HOW to achieve maximum performance in these events. My experience also is that the specific strength gained from training for these events has a direct influence, particularly from a conditioning point of view for the main stream traditional throwing events.


I coach the technical aspects for ALL the Highland Games events

Shot Put – 16lb Shot, Heavy Shots and Stones
28lb Hammer & 56lb Hammer for Distance
Scots Shafted Hammer – 16lb and 22lb Weight
56lb for Height
Caber Toss


There are many Highland Games events held in Florida and also in other states through out the year, so why not improve your throwing and enjoy a higher standard of participation contact me now and book your session.





Camps and Clinics for the Highland Games are also planned, so check this website regularly.





  • I had the opportunity to work with Andy Vince this past weekend. Andy Vince is a throws coach based out of Clermont, Florida and is a phenomenal teacher. Here is part of his resume:

  • Former British Director of Throws
    Great Britain Under 23 National Team Head Coach
    Scottish Team National Coach
    Senior United Kingdom Shot Put Champion
    Record Holder, Indoor Shot Put/Outdoor Shot and Discus throw at Murray State University USA

This guy made sense of the throws. He was able to explain it practically as well as biomechanically. In fact, at one point during the clinic he was talking about the biomechanics and physiology of some of the throws, one of the other throwers looked at me and said, "I bet this is really turning you on, huh."

We had about 6-7 hours of coaching which included drills for hand, body, and foot position as well as foot speed and throws techniques


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Heavies Competitions in Florida 2013 - Dates to be updated


January 8, 2011 - The 28th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games - Ft Lauderdale FL 
January 15 & 16 2011 - Central Florida Scottish Highland Games - Winter Springs FL 

January 29, 2011 - Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival - Sarasota FL

February 26, 2011 - Northern Florida Scottish Games & Festival - Green Cove Springs FL

March 5 & 6 2011 - 11th Annual Zephyrhills Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Zephyrhills FL

March 11, 2011 - Panama City Highland Games Festival - Panama City FL

April 9, 2011 - The 45th Annual Dunedin Highland Games and Spring Clan Gathering - Dunedin Fl

April 9, 2011 - Tallahassee Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival - Tallahassee FL


Link - The Association of Scottish Highland Games and Festival in the United States