Advanced Techniques for the Hammer and Weight Throw


  • Improve your Track & Field coaching!
  • Learn drills for the winds, the entry, the work phases and the release.!
  • Judge covers everything from a functional warm-up to release strategies!
  • Learn from the best, to become your best!
with Larry Judge, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.;
Ball State University Associate Chairperson, Professor of Kinesiology;
USATF Coaches Education, Executive Committee Chairman;
USATF Master Coach (2002);
has coached over 100 All-Americans and 9 Olympians;
has coached at every Olympics or Paralympics since the Atlanta Games (1996);
Ball State University Outstanding Faculty Award (2017);
Level III instructor for the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) Coaching Education Program;
2019 USATF Kevin McGill/Legacy Award;
2016 USATF Joe Vigil Sports Science Award;
2015 Research Fellow by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE);
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach Emeritus;
was an Assistant Coach (Throws) at Indiana State, Wyoming, South Carolina & Florida;
USTFCCCA D-1 Assistant Coach of the Year (2003)The hammer throw and weight throw are technically challenging events requiring great attention to detail. In this advanced presentation (part II of Mechanics for Weight and Hammer Throw), USATF Master Coach Larry Judge simplifies the complex technical issues. Judge’s comprehensive presentation covers everything from a functional warm-up to release strategies and addresses some of the “finer technical points” that are a must for a championship performance. Judge includes drills for the winds, the entry, the work phases and the release. The purpose of each drill is thoroughly explained while precisely demonstrated by Olympians Candice Scott and Erin Gilreath. Judge includes meet footage of record-breaking throws in both events. Get inspired as you watch Olympic level athletes demonstrating drills and throwing in competition. Larry Judge has coached multiple record setters in the hammer and weight throw including the World Record weight thrower, the American Record hammer thrower, has developed nine Olympians, and coached over 100 All Americans!

41 minutes. 2006.


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