Friday, December 26, 2014
NTCA Clinic Presentation
1) Make the Weight What It Is
Heavy & Short, Push the Ball and Step, Technician vs. Distance (same or not)
What makes the throw feel right, Do the same as the hammer, How much training to do entry
3) Sit vs. Sit
Sitting is not on the toilet, Shoulders against, counter the ball, feel in hip and right quad, connection
4) Foot Work
Repetition, repetition, repetition, 0 90 180 step, 90* hold, Turn, turn, turn
5) What is MIDDLE
Counter back to be middle, Hold middle to get pulled out, No counter, no throw
6) Rhythm, Tempo, Competition
Rhythm- 80 to 85% of all throws, Russian style range throwing
Tempo- next gear, from 2&2 to 1&3, pick up beats
Competition- find mental key and go, did not say key's, Competing is letting training come out
Always find good, Coaches can critique, Athletes need to focus on positive
8) Questions? Let me know
NTCA Clinic Presentation
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Elite Throws Camp
Next month I am co-hosting a Throws Camp with Kurt Roberts, currently ranked top 10 in the world. We will be coaching the throws in various settings- there is a camp, a technique session and a seminar. It will be a lot of fun and personalized for athletes.
I encourage you to register soon and plan to attend!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Ashland Summer Series 3
June 14, 2014
This throwers meet will involve the hammer, discus, shot put, and javelin. It will start with men's shot put at 11:00 AM, then rolling schedule of women's shot put, men's javelin, women's javelin, men's hammer, women's hammer, men's discus, and then women's discus.
All ages are welcome, please let me know (by email) if you are throwing a different weighted implement due to age. Please notify me of age, sex, and also the weight of implement.
$20 entry fee for as many events as you want to compete in. Hope to see you at AU!
To email me and for more details about the meet, go to www.usatf.org and go to the events calendar.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Ashland Times Gazette did a nice article in today's paper. Well done, Doug!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Indoor is Done
It is still funny when I go to Indoors and people still ask me why I keep on throwing the weight since it hurts the form in the hammer. To those I say- throw it the same way. On my best technical years I have felt the exact same things in the hammer and the weight and have done both well. The biggest thing is I do not throw one just exclusively. I throw both all year round- throwing the weight all year helps keep my specific strength up and I truly believe helps me with my sitting harder against the ball. It is like heavy hammers on steroids. I throw the hammer during weight season to make sure I feel patience in the throw and make sure I am keeping the timing so I can make World and Olympic Teams...considering the weight is not a recognized event in World Indoors. So no Sopot, Poland for me. But I truthfully think both have benefits for each other.
So off to Outdoor Season I go. I will travel with the AU throwers down to South Carolina for the Weems Baskins meet at the University of South Carolina, which has been always a great place for us to go to get away from Ohio for a bit. Then these are some more tentative meets that I will be going to:
Sea Ray Relays April 10th
Jesse Owens April 19th
AU alumni meet. April 25th
Tucson Elite. End of May, Always one of my favorite meets of the year
Well, I hope all is well with everyone and I will try to keep you all updated and thank you all for the support.
PS- I just found out some news about a fellow Iowan and hammer competitor, Mike Mai, who has just been diagnosed with cancer and if you could all keep him and his family in your prayers with his fight against this.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Flashback to 2004
Jackie and I signed this for Laura who was my girlfriend at the time, and now my wife.