Some coaches make training seem complex. Some make it seem oh so simple. And when you play the long game it is. Coach Paddy McGrath has been coaching Rudy Winkler for nearly 15 years. Slow and steady he’s developed into the American record holder and a favorite for the podium at this summer’s World Championships. On this week’s episode he joins us to talk about his approach to training, teaching, and throwing.
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This year’s GAIN has come and gone and what an experience it was. On this week’s GAINcast Vern and Martin share the biggest learnings at this year’s GAIN. Plus they discuss in detail the key characteristics of a training system.
Freshman Kim Beard (Kings, Shoreline, WA) and Canadian Jake McEachern (Lloydminster, AB) captured wins at Nike Outdoor Nationals, with Kellen Kimes (Hart, MI) capturing a close battle for second with a new Michigan state record as well.
The nation’s top prep throwers converged on historic Franklin Field for New Balance Nationals. In the girl’s competition Jordan Koskondy (IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL) led from start to finish, including a new personal best in the final round to secure the win. Christian Toro (Lincoln, RI) also used a last round best to move from silver to gold in a close boys competition.
Results from Adidas Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina.
How do you integrate new and beginning athletes into your program? Nick recently presented on this topic at the annual GAIN conference. On this week episode we share some excerpts from his presentation, as well as other highlights from the conference.
It was a Lincoln sweep at the Rhode Island state meet as teammates Christian Toro (Lincoln, RI) and Jillian Leahy (Lincoln, RI) won the titles. Toro entered the meet as the favorite and won by nearly ten feet. Leahy entered ranked second, but dominated with a convincing win.
Ryan Johnson (Springboro, OH) and Anna Barber (Elmwood, Bloomdale, OH) both hit new bests to win the Ohio State High School Hammer Championship.
Just like other parts of sport, competing is a skill that can be trained. On this week’s GAINcast we explore what makes up the skill of competing and how to best train it. In addition we discuss the winning difference, creativity, and more.
On this week’s episode we cover a hodgepodge of topics including: holding peak condition, what we miss out on when we focus on video review, rethinking benchwarmers, and the hardest level to coach at.