The California State Championships are perhaps the hardest competition in high school sports. This year Nick sent 6 throwers to the meet and walked away with 7 podium finishes. On this week’s podcast we take a look at the meet, how to prepare for it, and the unique path each athlete took to achieve their success this season.
Notes and quotes
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 2:00 – Understanding the California high school sports system.
- 4:45 – The dynamics of the state meet.
- 6:15 – Notes on meet organization.
- 8:00 – Recap of the results and in-competition adjustments in the women’s discus.
- 11:15 – Overview of the training group results.
- 14:15 – Mastering the discus.
- 15:30 – Deciding which system to use: a look at the beginner system.
- 18:30 – Deciding which system to use: the Bondarchuk system.
- 20:45 – Deciding which system to use: technique only.
- 23:30 – Deciding which system to use: the Conroy system.
- 26:00 – Integrating private and school teams.
- 28:00 – Final thoughts and reflections.
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- We’ve talked a lot about the various systems used by Nick’s athletes this season. For more on the Bondarchuk system, watch Video Lesson 1: The Basics of Bondarchuk. For more on the Conroy system, listen to our interview with him on Episode 243 and Nick’s 8-week throwing program. For more on the beginner system, see additional videos in the HMMR Classroom on its various components.
- For some more thoughts on peaking, check out Episode 4.
- To learn more about discus and shot put technique, watch Video lesson 17: Rotational throwing progressions with Nick.