Two weeks out from the Buckeye Classic to be held on the campus of The Ohio State University, Forza Athletics thrower Luis Rivera has been focusing on his speed progressions through his turns. Below you will find video from our most recent practice together, held on December 22, 2016.
As you can see from the video, his progressions and transitions are becoming smoother and effortless. Not all of his throws are perfect. All throwers have some miscues in practice from time to time. How throwers move forward from those setbacks is key and instrumental in how practices progress from one to the next. Dwelling on past practices can only hinder progress, especially when working with young or new throwers. As Lance Deal stated so nicely last year at the 2015 National Throws Coaches Conference, there is always the next throw!
Luis plans on competing at the 2016 USATF Niagara Indoor Track & Field Championships on December 31, 2016, to be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The following week Luis will be competing at the Buckeye Classic on Friday, January 6, 2017.
Charles Infurna, Ed.D., is the owner and lead coach of Forza Athletics Track Club. Dr. Infurna has coached National Record Holders, National Champions, All-Americans, and Conference Champions at the Post-Collegiate, Collegiate, and High School level.