On this week’s episode we cover a hodgepodge of topics including: best practices for jump testing, jumping on the TCU speed bandwagon, knees over toes training, and defining rest periods in training.
Entries by Martin Bingisser
Rhode Island’s top girls competed across four divisional championships on Saturday. State leader Jillian Leahy (Lincoln, RI) produced the top result overall with her win in the Sullivan division.
Another week, and another personal best for Christian Toro (Lincoln, RI). The Rhode Island state leader made the trip south to New York last weekend and added nearly three feet to his personal best to win the U.S. Army Officials Hall of Fame Invitational by nearly 10 feet. Teammate Jillian Leahy (Lincoln, RI) was once again over 50 feet to win the girl’s competition as well.
Senior Enrique Edjang (Juanita Sanchez, Providence, RI) improved his personal best to take home win at the World Trophy Invitational in Providence. In the girl’s competition Aviana Rezendes (Classical, Providence, RI) claimed victory.
GAIN stands for the Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network. Most people think it is all about Gambetta, but the Network is the most important word in GAIN. On this week’s GAINcast, three original GAIN members join us to discuss the power of mentorship, and how the network has evolved their own coaching careers, and some lessons learned from past GAIN events.
Senior Christian Toro (Lincoln, RI) extended his state lead with a win at this year’s East Coast Invitational.
Every coach aims for technical improvement, but few have a clear method for achieving it. Throwing coach Nathan Ott has a clear process. It starts with defining the key engine an athlete uses to move, creating a plan together with the athlete, and maintaining focus and accountability. He joins us on this week’s episode to discuss how he views technical development, its interaction with physical preparation, and examples from world champion Brooke Andersen.
Two national leads led the way at the Alabama vs the South Indoor Championships competition last Saturday.
More than 127 weight throwers competed this past weekend at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games on Staten Island.