Quote from Christian Salas
Last year I was dumb enough to volunteer to run the Shot Put and compete in it as well.
Needless to say I didn't throw very well. And no, I didn't take advantage of the situation either. In fact I took a warm up throw and people thought that was an official attempt, but I said it wasn't. I hadn't started the "Me up, so-and-so on deck, blahblahblah in the hole" yet. In fact it would've been the winning throw, but ethically I couldn't do that.
published at Apr 12th 2008 1:40am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
I had to officiate a meet I was competing in once, and it was terrible. Calling fouls on your competitors is a no win situation.
published at Apr 12th 2008 2:06am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Montana
I'm glad you guys agree, as of right now, our school has a 1880s dirt track, ok maybe 1940. Our 8 lane all weather surface track is being built. 1st layer asphalt down, waiting for more money. (All from donations around the community.) People have been very generous! We are hoping to have a full track this summer! Since we do not have an all weather track, our track staff does not have any pull in saying "find your own officials," when we go to other meets and have to run an event. However, for the past 3 years, our coaching staff has been recruiting people to run the meets. Nice point Coach Rodney on service clubs! Our coaching staff wants to run a meet how it is suppose to be run. Letting coaches coach, train the officials before meets, not 5 minutes before competition. "Build it and they will come"
However, the meets that these teams host also peg the shot put in the sand and call fouls from entering from the front! Can you believe that? In flights of 10 - 14. Unbelievable! The only thing that I like about running a throwing event is that I do it correctly, faster, and give athletes a chance to compete against one another.
My throwers help me out when running an event. On days before a meet, we do a premeet routine and have a 1 or 2 throw competition. Every one of my throwers call fouls, pull the tape, mark out in the field, and retrive. When I do have to run an event at another teams track meet, my throwers know exactly what to do.
Good luck to everyone competing and coaching this weekend!
Throw Far! Throw Loud!
published at Apr 12th 2008 3:25am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Norm Balke
Interesting subject. When I first started, I was in favor of multiple flights that were smaller. Then I realized that the state meet had 8/flight, so I decided that 8 was good for preparation. Then a few years ago, it went to 12/flight at the state meet.
The question is: wht is the optimal number for flights? 12 feels high to me; I never threw in a meet with so many/flight.
published at Apr 12th 2008 3:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from prangeasaur
Delta Timing Group - Contractor License
12th Annual Tom Botts Invitational - 4/11/2008 to 4/12/2008
Audrey J. Walton Stadium - Columbia, MO
Event 37 Men Discus Throw
Top 9 to Finals
Stadium: V 60.22m 5/2002 Carl Myerscough, Nebraska
NCAA Reg: # 51.70m
Meet: M 57.46m 2000 Tom Barrett, Illinois State
Missouri SR: S 61.52m 5/29/1976 Ben Plucknett
BYU SR: S 66.29m 1984 S. Fernholm
Tulsa SR: S 53.52m 1967 Robbie Nichols
Name Year School Finals
1 Arrhenius, Leif SO Byu 63.12mV 207-01 NCAA DI Leader
57.97m 63.12m 61.99m 60.83m 59.01m 60.37m
2 Rohr, Chris JR Missouri 53.79m# 176-06
39.83m 52.98m 49.33m FOUL 53.79m FOUL
3 Morris, Jason SR Missouri 53.00m# 173-11
48.02m FOUL 53.00m 51.84m FOUL FOUL
4 Lawson, Daniel SO Byu 50.54m 165-10
43.10m 45.61m 44.76m 50.54m 48.69m FOUL
5 Borchardt, Dave SR Missouri 50.24m 164-10
46.97m 47.14m FOUL 48.44m 50.24m 49.15m
6 Wilkinson, Winston FR Byu 48.43m 158-11
FOUL FOUL 48.14m 44.39m 48.43m FOUL
7 Oaker, Andy SO Missouri 46.55m 152-09
FOUL 46.55m FOUL FOUL FOUL 45.18m
8 Whaley, Oliver FR Byu 45.83m 150-04
43.59m 44.35m FOUL FOUL FOUL 45.83m
9 Rise, Lars FR Missouri 43.92m 144-01
FOUL 43.92m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL
10 Opfer, Tim FR unattached 43.63m 143-02
FOUL 43.63m FOUL
11 Fitzgerald, Patrick FR unattached 40.88m 134-01
40.88m 37.10m 40.05m
12 Adcock, Nick SO Missouri 36.79m 120-08
36.79m 31.40m 33.04m
published at Apr 12th 2008 6:13am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Dan P
I favor bigger flights. 6 is just way too small and you'll end up spending more time on warmups then actual competition. 8 is ok but if theres 14 I more than likely will run one big flight instead of two 7s. I've competed in a few meets with 10-12 throwers per flight and it was fine. Like mentioned earlier with upwards of 50-100 throwers competing anything less than 12 is just... wrong.
Officiating for us has been a major problem. The school wont cough up the cash to some decent officials or even a teacher who has some experience with throwing. Usually I have parents of the kids who have been around awhile to do it. Ive had to officiate a few and it sucks. I want to work with the kids and watch them throw and can barely do one and only watch if they foul or not. Not to mention it seems every school we go against has two friggin throws coaches! What the crap? I think my school is one of the few in the Northeast Ohio area that has one throws coach. I kinda wish I coached at those schools and told them "pay me double and Ill coach boys and girls" =)
published at Apr 12th 2008 7:39am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Ron S.
Im a volunteer throws coach at a D3 school. I usually end up running the throws at our meets. The reasons are simple it is usually much easier and more efficient. One option is you hire a student who may or may not do a good job. Also many of the USATF officials in our area are older and not as good as they could be. Often times they only allow a flight of 10 a short warm up period and then take 10 minutes getting the event started. It is very rare where a coach helps or hurts any of the competitors.
published at Apr 12th 2008 9:37am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Gary Cooper
John, drop me an email I have some things of interest for you if you're looking for girl throwers and even some boy throwers.
published at Apr 12th 2008 10:48pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from KSCTHROWER
published at Apr 12th 2008 11:14pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
SHOT PUT TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS- RANDY BARNES , ROTATIONAL
VERY RARE FOOTAGE of Randy Barnes private training session . widely considered to have the most effortless and efficient rotational technique. with slow motion freeze frame. music by LYNYRD SKYNYRD
published at Apr 12th 2008 11:34pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/