with Brian Forrester, University of Akron Throws Coach;
coach of Stevi Large, a 4x All-American who captured the 2009 NCAA Championship in the hammer; his throwers have set 11 of the school's 12 throws records
and Mike Hambrick,
Founder of the Long & Strong West Thrower's Club; North Allegheny (PA) HS Head Throws Coach
Brian Forrester and Mike Hambrick show you how The Big Throws System can develop an aspiring shot or discus thrower and give coaches sage advice on what to look for in potential athletes.
This DVD is laid out in a chapter format that covers:
• Throws Progression
• Drills & Skills
• The Implements
• Coach's Corner
Using the Six C's philosophy of throwing, Forrester and Hambrick give you the basis for a solid understanding of both the shot put and discus. Through this concept, the complex movements of the throws become clear and easy to teach.
You will be introduced to coaching cues and the five basic positions of the throw. The most interesting thing about this video is - even though the same message being delivered - both coaches have their own teaching style, which allows for a variety of learning styles.
Included are over 40 coaching tips and pointers laid out on screen and in full description. In the Drills & Skills chapter, you will learn 18 different drills to utilize as a coach or athlete. With a variety of drills that emphasize speed and control, Forrester and Hambrick show you how to bridge the gap between the technical concepts you're trying to teach and the actual throw.
Starting from the endpoint of a strong throw and working backwards with drills and positions, you will learn how to get your throwers into prime position at each stage of the throw, and more important, to understand why they are in that position!
Finally, in a very laid back and informative Coach's Corner, both Coach Forrester and Coach Hambrick discuss a wide range of topics, including developing the overall athleticism of the athlete, designing a practice plan, videotaping the athlete, and the mental part of throwing. This discussion, not only a looks into a high school and college coach's mind, but is also a source of valuable information.
The Big Throws System is everything you need to become a better shot/discus thrower. This is one on the easiest to understand videos on the market and would be a welcome addition to any high school/collegiate coach's or athlete's library.
"This should be in in every throwers library! Simple and informative."K. Jabe, Dundee (MI) High School Head Track & Field Coach
74 minutes. 2013. DVD.