Coaching Roundtable: Julia Ratcliffe Video Analysis

Back in February I launched a new series on this site, the Coaching Roundtable, by inviting three of the world’s best coaches to analyze the technique of top US thrower Chris Cralle. Now it’s back for the second edition with an up and coming international thrower. Once again the Coaching Roundtable series brings together top coaches from the around the world to give their different perspectives on the same topic. Subjects for the coaching roundtable are chosen exclusively among members of this site. I plan on doing a rotational shot put roundtable in the near future as well as another men’s hammer roundtable, so if you are a member looking for an analysis of yourself or your athlete , please contact me.

The Subject

Julia Ratcliffe was born and raised in New Zealand and started hammer throwing under the guidance of her father, Dave Ratcliffe. On her 19th birthday last year Ratcliffe threw a senior national record and Oceania junior record of 67.00 meters at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Her mark earned her fourth place and was the best mark ever to miss the podium at the meet. This September she enrolled at Princeton University in America where she has continued her success. In April she broke her national record again with a throw of 68.80 meters and was one of the top throwers in the NCAA as just a freshman this season.


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2 replies
  1. ali naderi
    ali naderi says:

    Nash is not a bad weight on his right leg.’s Why good left column is the same thing that makes her upper atmosphere Basnsh come back and give the rotation a little hammer has a problem. Mr. saatara I’m sorry master

  2. Dave Ratcliffe
    Dave Ratcliffe says:

    Many thanks to Derek, Don and Sergej for taking the time to make these comments. It is great to have feedback from such high quality Hammer Throw personalities. I will be reading these comments time and time again and hopefully I will be able to incorporate some of the recommended fixes into Julia’s training.


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