hammer throw dvdby Scott Cappos

The hammer throw is one of the more difficult technical events to learn. After the basic turning action is taught, turning and throwing medicine balls like a hammer is the first drill I use to teach multiple turns and releases. Since the winding action in the hammer throw takes time to perfect with the hammer, using a medicine ball to the throw like a hammer will develop the proper footwork with a release.

I like to teach the hammer with multiple turns, working up to 10 turns in a row staying within one lane of the track. Beginners learn to turn with a hurdle board or golf club. When the hammer thrower is ready to learn how to release, I like to use medicine balls and work up to three turns with a release with a light medicine ball.

 


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