Quote from Dan P
THis year we were big with routines and limited warmups. I stressed constantly to be ready before warmups to throw and actual throwing to be kept under 3 releases. turns, drills, steps, etc. need to be done outside the ring before comp.
i did throw some odd uncomfortable situations at them.duel meets id only give some of my kids 1 or 2 throws out of the 4 they are supposed to get. only i wouldnt tell them until they were about to throw. (i never liked duel meets anyways). plus during practices we would do what we could to throw them out of their 'zone'. screaming, talking loud, i brought a foghorn once.
like i said overall id say we were more consistent but theres still those individuals... and its true, some kids just get anxious at the wrong time or let themselves get stressed for no reason or seemingly trivial stuff.
2- lifting young
i still have yet to find any reason lifting stunts your growth other than damage to growth plates specifically from injury. my younger athletes i train usually have a workout that consists of med ball work, dumbbells, bands, swiss balls, or anything else that offers more range of movement, less weight, and drives the body to work as a whole. Really we dont get to the traditional lifts; bench, squat, etc. until early teens and even then olympic lifts, while introduced with certain pull variations, are not actually implemented until 14 or 15 and even then depending on tech or ability may not perform them until 16 or later.
interesting note though is the stress most sports will put on the kids compared to actual lifting. i dont have the numbers handy but i know ive seen the math that the stresses endured through activities such as simply running or jumping are far greater than any lifting program could induce.
it chaps my ass to see these dads/coaches pushing their skinny inverted elbowed 12 yr old to bench their weight when they cant even stabilize the bar during lockout.
lastly, its been said already but its 100% true. there needs to be qualified supervision and a proper progression and long term plan. i like that quote "needs to be a 4 year plan not four 1 yr plans."
published at Jun 2nd 2010 3:20am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from BreakTheSky
The only real pressure I've felt during competition is to not foul. If I had practices when I couldn't keep throws in, I would have that in the back of the mind.
Solution: Don't foul in practice. A lot of people I've thrown with have a big problem with keeping their throws in
published at Jun 2nd 2010 4:04am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
I'll be doing my usual free javelin clinic at the New Balance (was Nike) on Fri, June 18 from 9:30-10;30am. Joining me will be 1972 Olympic medalist Bill Schmidt, who is also back for this years Field of Dreams camp (July 11-14). Bill is going to award medals to the boys & girls medalists at the meet. Bill and I will video the comp and provide video review to any coaches, athletes and parents interested after the medal awards are given.
The NBN is a USATF run meet, so rubber tip javelins are not allowed. I will provide several 600 & 800gm models for athletes from "rubber tip" states or those who fly in without their personal implements. FYI- the last 3 girls champs have thrown javelins I've provided... the same Nordic model each year! Will this be 4 in a row? The runway at Greensboro will be great.... after the NCAA meet last week I asked them to move the foul line back about 5 feet so the athletes will have a "new" runway to throw off of. Looking forward to seeing a lot of young, talented throwers and some big results!
published at Jun 2nd 2010 3:26pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Rodney
For You that have talked about pressure of throwing in competition, some have said that they worry about fouling, some say they limit the throws in warm-up before comp and others say this or that. As a thrower, yes we want to get our best throws in Comp. Thats what we work for. Why do we foul? Is it because we are not balance at certain times in Technique? What do we do in warm-ups? Throw and Throw? or do we do things that get our minds and body ready to compete. In the HS area's, do you see kids run or skip or turn or do they just stand in line waiting to get a throw or two. What does the meets in your area do for warm ups? How many throws do you get. 2 warm ups? 4 warm ups? What do you do in between? Talk? Someone said their thrower threw less in comp then in practice. So that young thrower might have mental blockage? Is that thrower prepared to throw in comp? Did we as coaches prepare that thrower to compete? Is that thrower in comp trying to compete against the other competitors? Or, competing and concentrating on what they are doing? Is that thrower relaxed? Confident? or are they stressing? worrying ? Not all there mentally? Are they caught up with others who love to get into minds to cause disruptions before the throw? Naw No one does that? Then someone said that there thrower should see a sports , what about the coach seeing one?! Many factors in handling pressures.
published at Jun 2nd 2010 7:12pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Mac
I have a couple of late bloomer still looking for homes.
#1- 53 SP...177 hammer
#2- 52 SP 175 hhammer 175 DT
#3- 50 SP 165 HT training age 1 year.
Any intrest in any or all please e-mail me for specifics as they have some offers but still looking and un commited !
published at Jun 2nd 2010 7:35pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jason
SMU has a couple of hammer rings, but not at their track complex. right off hwy 75 in dallas/highland park. might try to contact someone there. that's just down the road from plano..
published at Jun 2nd 2010 10:33pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/