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 worked together 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 do 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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