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UK Throws Conference preview

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More than 50 coaches have enrolled for the UK Throws Conference at Loughborough University on Sunday 15 October that will feature specialist advice from respected coaches plus former Olympians Mick Hill and Shaun Pickering.

 

Highlights include Pickering flying in from his base in the Netherlands to lead a session on the technical aspects of the rotational shot put, Hill giving a technical analysis of the javelin, Alan Bertram delivering a technical breakdown of hammer and Jessica Ennis’s heptathlon coach Toni Minichiello taking a session on all round athleticism for throwers.

 

Among the top throwers attending by choice – and also demonstrating – are James Campbell, Mark Edwards, Scott Rider, Alison Rodger and Amir Williamson,

 

Shot coaches’ timetable:

10.00am: UK programme by Ed Griss, UKA Event Coordinator for shot and discus.

11.15am: Winter preparation for throwers (all-round athleticism) by Toni Minichiello, Chair of UKA Combined Events Management Group.

12.30pm: Lunch break.

1.00pm: Biomechanical analysis of shot technique by Shaun Pickering, who has retitled his contribution: ‘An idiot’s guide to the spin’.

2.15pm: Break.

2.30pm: Specific conditioning (strength training) by Tommy Yule.

3.45pm: Break.

4.00pm: Open panel and FAQs.

 

Discus coaches’ timetable:

10.00am: UK programme by Ed Griss, UKA Event Coordinator for shot and discus.

11.15am: Winter preparation for throwers (all-round athleticism) by Toni Minichiello.

12.30pm: Lunch break.

1.00pm: Specific conditioning (strength training) for discus by Tommy Yule.

2.15pm: Break.

2.30pm: Biomechanical analysis of the discus technique by Gary Herrington.

3.45pm: Break.

4.00pm: Open panel and FAQs.

 

Hammer coaches’ timetable:

10.00am: UK programme by Malcolm Fenton, UK Event Coordinator.

11.15am: Winter preparation for throwers (all-round athleticism) by Toni Minichiello.

12.30pm: Lunch break.

1.00pm: Basic turning path for hammer and ‘the hammer delivery’ by Alan Bertram.

2.15pm: Break.

2.30pm: Preparation for competition by Dave Smith.

3.45pm: Break.

4.00pm: Open panel and FAQs.

 

Javelin coaches’ timetable:

10.00am: UK programme by Carolyn Franks and Mick Hill.

11.15am: Technical analysis of javelin throwing by Mick Hill and Carolyn Franks, including demonstrations.

12.45pm: Lunch break.

1.15pm: ‘Javelin the Finnish way’ jointly with the Midland Counties Coaches’ Conference, by Carolyn Franks and Catherine Evans.

3.15pm: Break.

3.45pm: Open panel and FAQs.