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Rotational Shot Put (Video)

. . . Coach Boo Schexnayder highlights teaching progressions for the rotational shot put, while addressing preliminary movements such as the grip, stand and wind. In this clip, he defines the differences in the positioning of the rotational style and the glide style, offering effective strategies to teach both styles.     —There are slight…

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. …

Commonality Based Coaching

. . .   What is a Commonality?    Simply put, a commonality is something two things have in common. In track and field coaching, the commonalities we are concerned with are shared skills and movements. There are two types of commonalities we’ll discuss here, intraevent commonalities and interevent commonalities. Intraevent Commonalities.  Intraevent commonalities are technical…

Speed and Ancillary Training in the Distance Events

. . . Perspectives. Distance run training geared toward the development of energy system efficiency, cardiovascular fitness, and buffering capabilities is the foundation of any good distance program. Yet, there are several other forms of training that are applicable to endurance training, serving a specific purpose that can enhance performance, increase the effectiveness of other…

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