About a third of the way through practice it became evident that Taylor was not opening up to the sector on her finish. She was pushing a lot of her throws down the right sector line. I explained to her that if she brought her left around to 180 degrees at the finish she would have more degrees to push through her finish on. Gaining degrees was something I picked up on my trip to Ashland back in January, 2005. Jud Logan mentioned it a couple of times during practice when working with his Ashland Elite team. It takes a lot of stress off the core and lower back when you finish your throw facing the sector, and not having your feet pointed at 0 degrees in the circle. This little tip helped clean up Taylor's finishes. She does a much better job of opening to the sector on the 50m throw posted. Before that, she was not coming all the way around on her finish.
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Charles Infurna, Ed.D. is the owner of Forza Athletics, a throwing club that supports and mentors high school, collegiate, & post-collegiate throwers. Dr. Infurna currently coaches DIII National Champion Luis Rivera and Savannah Cook.