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Work on Linear Direction with Your Throwers!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

If your throwers are struggling to get their momentum moving in a single direction during their tosses, look no further than these drills from University of Akron throws coach Brian Forrester. The “Walking Pivot” and “Float/Float Sting” drills are designed to help athletes get their release straightened up.

Walking Pivot & Float/Float Sting

Drill Summary: In the Walking Pivot, athletes set up in position 2, load their left knee, step in with a pre-cocked right foot and do a wheel drill over the top. Continue to do this going forward in a straight line. For the Float/Float Sting, set up in position 2 once again, shuffle step with the left foot twice, then execute a Sting. After doing one rep, return to the starting position and repeat.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Load the left knee.
2) Pre-cock the right foot.
3) Good posture.
4) Get things moving in the same direction.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Big Throws System.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

15 Exceptional Strength Training Exercises for Throwers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, March 22, 2013

Former All-American Javelin Thrower and current Texas A & M throws coach, Juan De La Garza, gives you medicine ball circuit training that contains 15 different exercises. This circuit would be appropriate for all throwers, regardless of event.

Moving quickly between exercises, he recommends athletes do 10-15 reps of each of the following exercises in pairs with a medicine ball (weight would depend on the size and skill of your individual athletes). Be sure to work both sides of the body with exercises, such as the Hip Toss, which concentrates on one side of the body or one arm. This circuit drill is an excellent way to involve a large number of athletes, build team spirit, and develop full body conditioning.

View an additional clip from Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Javelin.  See what other Javelin Throw DVDs we have in our world class Track & Field DVD collection!

Design a Step-by-Step Throws Program That Will Improve Your Athletes!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

We have recently released two Track & Field DVDs to work on your throws.  These videos contain instruction from some of the best throwing coaches around.  Become more powerful to increase the distance of your athletes’ throws in future meets.

The Big Throws System

  • Discover an excellent teaching progression to help athletes connect the various movements of the rotational shot put and discus
  • Use the Six C’s concept to make this complex set of movements easier to teach and learn
  • Develop strategies to improve your performance at meets

Mega Drills for the Shot Put

  • Build an easy-to-teach drill progression to help athletes connect the various movements of both the glide and rotational shot put
  • Over 25 strength and form drills to build explosive power into your throwers
  • Create coaching cues to help your athletes understand position, balance, and feel within each key position


Must See Takedowns That Can Win You More Matches!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2012

Pick up tips from Ken Chertow, former coach at Ohio State University and Penn State University.  In this clip Coach Chertow shows you how to score from the “over/under” position. He shows two different techniques from the “over/under” position. The first technique that Coach Chertow shows from this position is the “throw by”. Coach Chertow shows two ways to secure the position and how to score. He also emphasizes key points so that you will execute the move with high efficiency and not get countered. The second move that Coach Chertow shows from this position is the “knee block”. Coach Chertow shows you how to secure the lock and win shoulder position. He also shows you several different positions where you can execute this move. There is also live match footage of this technique being used at the NCAA Division I Championships.


View another clip from the product page of “High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks.”  Check out more Ken Chertow DVDs and other high quality Wrestling DVDs!

High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks featuring Ken Chertow!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

Get insight on throws and counter attacks from Ken Chertow, former US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American.  Coach Chertow runs year round and summer Gold Medal Training Camps to teach youth wrestlers.  In this clip Coach Chertow shows what he calls a “Cruncher” from the underhook position. It is a reverse headlock throw that has a very high percentage takedown. Coach Chertow goes over the finer points of the move and stresses that you want to make sure that you keep your opponents head down and into your body. This is a takedown that can be used at all levels and with any style of wrestling.


Another clip from this DVD can be viewed at “High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks “.  Check out our Wrestling DVDs and more quality instructional DVDs from Ken Chertow!


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