After completing our first week of indoor practice, I find myself enthusiastic about the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Although we have only practiced with the weight three times, Taylor has showed much growth in her delivery.
Open to constructive feedback, Taylor has undergone a weight throw transformation. Not being a slouch in the weight last season, Taylor was a top 15 DIII weight thrower. She also finished 9th at the DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Rather than continue with a two-turn grip it and rip it style of technique, we are transitioning to a sling start three turn throw. The video above shows Taylor's progression from our first weight practice (right video) taken in October to our practice this past Thursday. Third time throwing the weight this season, and I think we may be onto something special. We certainly need to increase our speed throughout the throw, but once we nail down the entry into the first turn, special things will happen.
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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.