Archives for Throws

Upper Body Mechanics in the Throws

Biomechanical Concerns.  When we examine upper body activity on the throwing events, we are concerned with six key realms. They are lengthening the rotational path of the implement, delaying the upper body movements, turning, maintaining positional relationships, the sweep/block, and the strike.   Lengthening the Rotational Path of the Implement Closed Shoulders.  During the delivery,…

How to Simplify Organizing Practice for Multiple Event Groups

If you’re a high school track coach, chances are you’re simultaneously in charge of a relatively large number of kids *and* more than one event group. Efficiently and effectively organizing practice for multiple event groups may be your greatest practice challenge. It’s frustrating to spend considerable lengths of timing planning and organizing practice specifics, only…

(Video) How *not* to get recruited by college coaches

It can be difficult for high school athletes, as well as their parents and coaches, to understand how to get recruited by college coaches. This leads to well meaning kids and adults engaging in behaviors so inappropriate and unappealing to college coaches, they lead to the athlete becoming entirely uncrecruitable. Fortunately, I’ve created a video…

See the Best of this Weekend’s Complete Track and Field Clinic

As you may know, this weekend is the 4th Annual Complete Track and Field Clinic, which is held at Harvard University. This year we have 450+ athletes and coaches (from 5 countries), 40+ clinicians (and 20 additional support staff) coming in. Because I’m so excited about the event, the quality of our staff and the amount of preparation…

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