This will help guide you on which discus to buy for a variety of levels of throwers.  It examines flight, feel, cost and durability.  Be sure to read before making your next purchase.

Athletes wishing to receive one-on-one training in the shot put or discus may contact Luke for personalized coaching.  Groups are also welcome. 


Luke Sullivan became the head throws coach at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, AZ in 2011.  Inheriting a situation with limited numbers and talent, Luke has transformed it  into an elite program with multiple throwers qualifying for the AZ State Meet each year.  

Luke Sullivan's A.P.T-  Throws Club

Luke Sullivan's Arizona Performance Throws started as an effort to give back to the sport that benefited Luke so much.  He began competing at the age of twelve, and would go on to be a 4 time All-American at UCLA, and qualify for 3 Olympic Trials in the discus.  During that time Luke was assisted by many people and multiple organizations.  The transition from competitor to coach came easily. Since his retirement from active throwing in 2008 he has worked with athletes from age 7 to 70 with great success! Luke's clinics focus on proper throwing techniques in the discus and shot put and involve concentrated individualized analysis of each athlete's form. 




Accepting Athletes

Learn from the best! Luke Sullivan, personal trainer and owner of Pinnacle Fitness is offering his services both in the weight room as well as on the track.  Luke is certified by the NSCA(National Strength & Conditioning Association) specializing in working with athletes of all ages and fitness levels.  He has coached over 20 state champions in multiple states in his coaching tenure. If you would like to learn more about his coaching or strength conditioning services, please call Pinnacle Fitness at 480.306.7187 or email  luke@pinnaclefitnessaz.com. Type your paragraph here.

This DVD teaches proper discus and shot putting techniques for the glide and spin. It covers grip and release, as well as several progressions starting with the stand throw and ending with the full turn. Included are over 10 drills for each event, assisting both the beginning and more advanced throwers. The breakdown of drills and the simplicity of explanations make this DVD a great tool for high school athletes and coaches.

All-American Throws clinic

Madison , WI March 9, 2019

 "Taking shot put and discus technique to new......  Distances

Luke Sullivan's All-American Throws clinic is marking its 15th consecutive year!  It will be held March 9th, 2019 at Madison Memorial High School in Madison, WI.  Two separate 3.5 hour sessions are available so please sign up early to ensure getting the spot you desire.