The start of the year means new goals and resolutions for athletes and coaches. Unfortunately, many goals are set at the start of the year and quickly forgotten thereafter. On this episode of the GAINcast we talk about not just how to set better goals, but some best practices on how to make the goals reality and achieve them.
Entries by Martin Bingisser
Teammates Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) and Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) claimed titles once again this weekend at the Yale Interscholastic Track Classic.
During the last two seasons, Trey Knight (Ridgefield, WA) has shattered every high school record there was for freshman and sophomore. This year as a junior he has also broadened his scope. Already in December he broke the national junior class record with the heavier collegiate 35-pound weight throw. At this Saturday’s University of Washington Indoor Preview he not only extended that record by four feet to place second, but also produced the best throw ever by a high schooler of any age with the implement. US hammer throw champion Alex Young won the competition.
Natalia Surdej (Lancaster, NY) and Ryan Morel (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) both won at the traditional Dartmouth Relays on Saturday. Surdej improved for the second straight week, extending her best out to 55 feet to easily capture the title. The boy’s competition was much closer, with Morel coming out on top by less than three inches.
At the Millrose Games Trials Wednesday the top Rhode Island throwers both claimed victory. National leader Cheyenne Figueroa (Classical, Providence, RI) easily won the girl’s competition by more than ten feet. In the boy’s competition her teammate Jacob Furland (Classical, Providence, RI) broke 70 feet again to claim victory.
James Cocca (Averill Park, NY) captured a big win with a season’s best of 65’8″ at the TCITL Springfield Invitational in Massachusetts on Sunday. Lily Gould (Shenendehowa, NY) won the girl’s competition.
Ryan Morel (Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI) and Kaitlin Conte (Marlboro Central, NY) both took home wins at this year’s Freedom Games in New York. Morel hit a personal best and won by more than ten feet, while Conte was just inches off of her best in the competition.
Our annual tradition is to start off the year with a combined episode of the HMMR Podcast and GAINcast to discuss the state of training for sports. The whole crew gets together on this episode to talk about some of the issue facing our profession, the recent topics we’ve been studying, and our goals for 2019.
Earlier this week I posted a roundup of our top training resources from 2018. In addition to all the great content, I also had a lot of great experiences in 2018. Below are a few moments that highlighted my year. As always, we’ll keep sharing from about our experiences in 2019, so become a HMMR Plus Members to get complete access to all of the resources on our site, including the premium content in the HMMR Classroom.
Annika Kelly (Barrington, RI) captured the meet female field event MVP award en route to her win at this year’s URI Rhody Classic. She beat out Voski Armenakyan (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI), who also had a two foot personal best in the competition. The boy’s competition came down to a tiebreaker as Brian Neal (Rogers, Newport, RI) threw a personal best to tie Logan Coles (Woonwocket, RI). Neal’s second best throw secured him the win in the end.