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Teaching The Hammer Throw Lesson 1

Introduction The hammer throw is part of the long tradition of objects being hurled for distance going back thousands of years. The basic concept is similar to other modern track and field events, throw for distance within a given sector and remain within the confines of the throwing area. In the hammer throw, the circle…

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Shot Put Video Analysis Stand Throw

Stand Throw Video Analysis (Left Side Block) Video analysis using Ubersense of the stand throw for the spin shot put. The focus of the video is on the left side blocking action during the throw. The stand throw starts with the weight shifting slightly to the left leg, the left arm opens up setting up…

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Track and Field Warm Up Video Backward Skip with Coach

Warm Up Phases Designing the start of a practice session for athletes includes warm up drills to prepare for the activities of the training session. The warm up is broken up into three phases. Phase One- Low Intensity Exercises and Flexibility (4-6 minutes) The start of the warm up is active with low intensity activities,…

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Long Jump Drills and Tips

Long Jump Drills and Tips Coach Travis Geopfert University of Arkansas Pop Ups and Penultimate Drills Continuous pop-ups Most specific plyometric drill for long jumping. Easy jog into the penultimate set-up Many repetitions are very important. Penultimate set up off of ramp or box Forces athlete to put take-off foot down quickly. Penultimate set- up…

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Using Video Sports Coaching Apps

With technology constantly improving, new ways have emerged for coaches to improve sports performance. Video analysis apps like Ubersense can provide instant feedback to athletes on the field within seconds of a performance. Ubersense has video tutorials on downloading video here In addition to watching a practice attempt, athletes can have the performance broken down…

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