Track-Coach

Learning the Hammer Throw: Perfecting Technique

My old training partner Ryan Jensen and I published a short article in Track Coach last winter about coaching beginners. Ryan coaches the youth throwers at the Kamloops Track and Field Club, and we drew on our experience (mostly his) to lay out a method for getting a beginner to easily complete a three turn throw. This fall, we published a follow-up where we discuss what to work on next. Finishing a throw is step one; perfecting it is the next step.

The second article focuses on some common errors and ways to approach fixing them. I talk about technical issues on here from time to time, but I often stay on the theoretical level and have never attempted to put the different pieces together. This was an attempt to do so in a very quick and readable way. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback.

My old training partner Ryan Jensen and I published a short article in Track Coach last winter about coaching beginners. Ryan coaches the youth throwers at the Kamloops Track and Field Club, and we drew on our experience (mostly his) to lay out a method for getting a beginner to easily complete a three turn throw. This fall, we published a follow-up where we discuss what to work on next. Finishing a throw is step one; perfecting it is the next step.

The second article focuses on some common errors and ways to approach fixing them. I talk about technical issues on here from time to time, but I often stay on the theoretical level and have never attempted to put the different pieces together. This was an attempt to do so in a very quick and readable way. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback.


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  1. Alison
    Alison says:

    You’re more of a coach than an actual person on the track (sadly in part to geography and coaches available). The best part of your info is that it speaks volumes within a few sentences and is useful, real and feels amazing when a passage screams “Now you’re doing this, it’s meant to feel like that, keep going!”

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