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Key Elements of a Good Throws Practice

Throws training can be incredibly detailed and focused. Every thrower knows and understands each particular aspect behind a good training session. The problems behind training design are based on various means of incorporating every aspect of a good session. It’s clear that throwers need to be strong, they need to be explosive, they need to be mobile, they need to have good technique, they need to have a strong mindset!


But the question isn’t about what those elements are that define an elite thrower, the question is around how to actually organize that into an effective system of execution! Should all of this work be done in one, over and over again? Should it be designed to focus on these elements every other day? These ideas are difficult and it takes time to cultivate an effective training system. Let’s find out what goes into an effective day of training.


Developing Practice Format

When laying out a practice format, it’s very important to analyze and recognize the keys behind being the best thrower possible. We know that throwers need to have technique for their throwing movement. They need to be strong, explosive, etc...as coaches, it is then important to figure out and analyze what movements may transfer over to other necessary elements of training. Throughout this blog, we will demonstrate the various exercises and layouts that lead to optimal transfer of training. But first, let’s demonstrate a simple layout of priorities!

  1. Throwing Technical Movement

  2. Power and Explosiveness/Strength

  3. Mobility

  4. Trunk stability

  5. Technical Learning Capability