Four Factors For Evaluating Drills

When it comes to fixing technique, I am not a big fan of drills. Among throwers there are some parts of the throw that you can never replicate in a drill. The same is true in nearly every sport. And even those parts that can be replicated often remain far removed from the sport itself. How many times have you seen athletes able to perform a drill flawlessly and then proceed to make a myriad of mistakes during their actual throw? I’m not the only one to notice this phenomenon.


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4 replies
  1. Carson Patterson
    Carson Patterson says:

    Thanks for sharing! Excellent advice and something to always keep in mind. Coincidentally Eric Cressey gave similar advice this week for coaches in speed training. I don’t work with throwers but this is great content for any coach. Thank you!

  2. Sam
    Sam says:

    I use the wind turn drill myself, and also on beginners. For me it helps the thrower to feel the ball move ahead of the thrower and also to help feel how to counter. This isn’t used regularly, just a means to an end.

  3. Jill
    Jill says:

    i have seen many 80m world Clas throwers using many different types of drills as warm up, just like a 10 flat sprinter also does specific warm up before a few high intensity runs.
    For a beginner drills is essential for technique development by variance in the koordinarion development. The athlete is supposed to develop for maybe 10-15 years!


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