Kevin Becker (photo from Facebook)

Watching Sedykh Coach

At least once a year, world record holder Yuri Sedykh comes to america for a camp or clinic. In December he once again spent four days in South Carolina for the Hurricane Throwers Classic, where he worked hands on with youth, college, elite, and masters throwers.

Last week I stumbled upon a video from that clinic, shown below. Rather than video of a presentation, this was video of Sedykh coaching. Sedykh often gives the same presentations at his clinics, so it was interesting to see him give feedback instead. Feedback always changes depending on the thrower and the specific throw, so I feel that watching a coach at work gives you the best understanding of the approach and application of their technical philosophy.


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  1. [...] had already hammered into me the importance of the start of the throw, so moments like those in the video I posted last week of Sedykh coaching Kevin Becker did not cause an awakening. What did, however, was the simple idea behind his approach to the [...]

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