Quote from Coach Rodney
Coach K put on a video of a young lad and his throw. His Question, "Why does this guy always throw to the right?" Well there were several that commented on this, like the center of the ring and the right foot doesn't rotate or the Balance out of the back. Well this is my take.
Now remember, what the thrower does out of the back of the ring, sets up the rest of the throw.
1. Watch the left arm and shoulder. The left arm swings ahead of the rest of the body, and this puts the athlete upper body ahead of the lower body in the middle of the ring. 2. Watch the Orbit of the discus and the orbit is low at the middle going to the direction of throw.
3. Because of the left arm swinging out of the back and then the athlete doesn't move over the left side, His is NOT balanced. He is not in a position to get a strong drive. So, why look at the rest of the throw?
4. Because of what was said in 1,2 and 3. his finish is very poor. He is an arm thrower with no finish. And as I said in #2, his orbit being low at the middle, the arm is low in the whole throw.
The athlete, needs to load the left leg, out of the back, get balanced, which will put him more to the left, and a wider right leg. His arm in orbit needs to go from Low out of the back to high at the front.
Lastly, he has a weak finish, but that is because of what he did out of the back. At the finish, he is over the left leg, the right leg in the middle comes off of the ground, while the left is still on. Want to see the throw? go back to 3-6-11 !
published at Mar 7th 2011 3:29pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/