Since I am still training as a thrower, I have not developed my own stable of throwers to coach. Instead I help my club’s youth throwing coach, put on clinics, or respond to videos sent via email from all over the world. Coaching another coach’s athlete can be very difficult since you have limited time to make an impact and also do not want to step on the toes of the other coach.
Since starting as a coach several years ago, I’ve found that some things I’ve tried have worked well and other things have failed. Overall, the following steps have worked the best for me:
- Step 1 – Observe. Watch a few throws before making any comments. Often the athlete is nervous to throw before someone new or they just are not warm yet. After a few throws you can begin to see what things they are consistently doing right and wrong…
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