As we make our push towards the season opener at RIT on Thursday, December 10th, I'm consistently reminding myself and Taylor that this is simply the opening meet of the 2015-2016 season. Due to the time constraints of the meet, every athlete will be receiving four throws. The mindset of the athlete doesn't need to change in regards to competing, but at this stage in Taylor's young career she will be able to compete the same nonetheless.
We seeded Taylor at a comfortable distance to insure she will be throwing in the highest seeded flight. The game plan is simple; 1) Smile, and 2) Have fun.
Above you will find three screen shots from this weeks throwing. Rather than transition to the sling start and three heel turns, Taylor will be sticking with the wind and three turns. Comfort is key in throwing. Whatever feels most comfortable to her is what I support one hundred percent. We don't know how far her throws are going, but based on the velocity the weight hits the curtain, I'm confident in the fact Taylor will exceed her expectations at RIT. With her parents coming to watch her throw, the little extra support will lead to big things happening.
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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.