Has eliminating the national qualifying standards uncapped the potential of athletes? This indoor season was a very strong season in terms of the depth of the national list. From speaking with other coaches, not only was this apparent in the throws, but across a majority of the event areas. With wild weather thus far in the outdoor season it is hard to gauge whether or not the strength of the [...]
It’s been a busy month, I’ve got some new stuff I want to get posted, but here is a post I started quite some time ago and haven’t gotten to it yet. With the weather we’ve been having in the midwest it still feels quite a bit like the indoor season…
Last weekend, 7 of the top 20 mens D3 teams in the country and 3 of the top [...]
Below is a video that was recently posted on The Ring. Coach Saatara has some nice cues and a different perspective on the rotational shot put than some other popular technical models. Check it out and post your thoughts below.
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As the holiday season approaches, gratitude once again becomes a prevailing thought. Gratitude can be felt and expressed in any number of ways. For any thrower, the ability to [...]
My latest book is now available on Amazon. Teaching the Discus: The CoachTheThrows Guide, is an illustrated manual designed for the coach of beginning through intermediate discus throwers. The manual walks coaches through teaching progressions and a series of drills to efficiently move athletes through the progressions. It’s small size, and easy-to-maneuver format, make it a great resource to add to your coaching bag for quick reference.
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