Types of Training:

Many different fitness programs implements will be used for practice.  Practices sometimes include medicine balls of various weights and sizes for weight training, plyometrics using mini-hurdles, stairs, or steps, and dynamic stretching.  Latex tubes with attached handles of various resistances will be used to simulate the throwing motion.  Throwing equipment will include shot puts and discuses of various weights, along with weighted balls.  Lengths of metal pipe or bowling pins may be used as well for throwing technique.  Unless the athlete brings their own shots and discs for practice, Coach Kajtsa will provide them.

Claire working on her glide in the shot put

"Z" working on her footwork in a "South African" throw

Brett working on the "Sink and Sling" drill off a box

"Keep the discus back, and your weight over your right leg."

Madison working on balance for the discus with a pole across the shoulders


Impact Throwing Academy Training

"After you land in the power position, keep the shoulders square to the back of the ring"

Abena winding up to start the spin in rotational shot put

Clara working on a line drill for the spin technique in shot put