Torsten Schmidt, the coach of Rio Olympic gold medalist Chris Harting, will present a webinar on “German Discus Training for Young Throwers” on Saturday, December 9th at noon Central Standard Time.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to get an inside look into the system which has produced many World Championship and Olympic medalists.
Torsten’s presentation will focus on the training of discus throwers under the age of twenty.
Here is an outline of the topics he will cover:
- German Support Systems for Young Athletes
Olympic support center
the role of the German federation
2. Long Term Education Concepts
3. Possibilities for Training During Youth/School Years
4. Planning a Season for Youth Athletes
main training resources
build-up, progression, shaping
5. My Philosophy on Youth Training
weight lifting/special strength training
training technique/motor learning
6. My Personal Coaching Principles
After making the discus final at the 2004 Olympics, Torsten transitioned to coaching and gained valuable experience mentoring young throwers at the Federation Training Center in Neubrandenburg. While there, he helped develop outstanding young athletes such as Anna Ruh, Patrick Muller, and Henning and Clemens Prufer,
For the past several years he has been based in the Federal Training Center in Berlin. In 2016, he coached Robert Harting, Julia Fischer Harting, and Chris Harting to the Rio Olympics where Chris won the gold medal.
The cost for this webinar is $30. Attendees will be able to submit questions throughout Torsten’s presentation. This webinar (the presentation and the Q&A segment) will last somewhere around 90-120 minutes.
Unlike our previous webinars, a video of Torsten’s presentation will not be posted to Youtube.
Registration for this webinar requires two parts. First, fill out this registration form.
Next, use this link to pay the registration fee on Paypal.
You will then receive an email invitation to attend the webinar. This invitation will be sent by December 1st.
If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact Dan McQuaid at firstname.lastname@example.org