When Sean Foulkes came to Portage Northern High School, he inherited fewer than ten throwers. Last year, he had forty. He built his program partly by reaching out to the local middle school to help them build their program, and partly by creating a great sense of identity and family among the throwers at Portage Northern.
Sean is excited to share the concepts he has developed through ten years of trial and error, concepts that have allowed him not only to attract a large number of throwers, but to then train them effectively.
If you are a new coach at the high school level, join us to find out how to create and manage a thriving throws program. If you are a veteran coach, join us to get some fresh ideas to help boost participation and performance for your team.
Sean will present on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00pm Central time.
There is no charge for this webinar.
You may register here:
On September 21, Roger Einbecker, the highly successful throws coach at Waubonsie Valley High School in the suburbs of Chicago, presented a webinar on discus technique. He analyzed the basics of sound discus throwing, using video of many outstanding throwers to illustrate his concepts.
Roger also provided some excellent drills to help build proper discus form.
That webinar can be viewed here:
Information about upcoming webinars will be available soon!
Roger Einbecker, for the last thirteen years the highly successful throws coach at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, will present a webinar on discus technique on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm central time.
Roger plans to focus on the aspects of the discus throw that, in his experience, require the greatest amount of time and focus. He will present drills to correct technical faults and build solid form.
In his time at Waubonsie, Roger has coached 6 indoor state medalists in the shot and 9 outdoor state medalists in the shot and disc including his son Brett who threw the disc 197’6″.
Brett was an Illinois state champion, as were 3 additional athletes that Roger coached privately.
There is no charge for this webinar. Register here:
Two recently broadcast shot put webinars can be found on Youtube.
The first is on the glide shot. It was hosted by me and originally offered this past June:
The second is on the rotational shot. It was hosted by Jeff Rebholz of Towson University and originally broadcast earlier this month:
More webinars are in the works, so stay tuned!
A few years ago, I had a quick, tough, undersized (5’9″, 160 lbs) thrower named Branden Miller. I was very proud of Branden when he threw 47′ with the 12 lb shot and 157′ with the 1.6k discus his senior year of high school. After all, he was undersized.
He then moved on to Carthage College and in four years of throwing for Jeff Rebholz he reached 54’7″ with the 16 lb shot, 163′ with the 2k disc, 189′ with the hammer, and 168′ with the javelin. Apparently Jeff did not notice that Branden was too small to throw those distances.
Jeff moved on to Towson University last fall, and he is currently working on converting one of his glide shot putters to the rotational style.
On August 3rd, at 6:00pm central time, he will share his strategy for helping that athlete develop solid rotational technique.
This webinar is free. Jeff will field questions throughout.
I invite you to set aside the time to attend. Jeff is a great young coach, and anyone who trains rotational putters at any level will benefit from interacting with him.
Please register here: