Javelin Technique Explained

Think of all throws having three phases, a beginning, a middle and end and in each phase there are several sections. The beginning is the start and run (body develops speed and rhythm), the middle or transition (which places the body and javelin in the correct position for throwing) are the crossovers and the end …

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Javelin Technique – Grip

There are three main grips used in Javelin throwing. There is the V grip, the second finger and thumb with the first finger going up the binding and probably the simplest to coach is the first finger and thumb behind the binding. There are three main grips. There is the V grip which is a …

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Javelin Throw Flight Errors

Javelin coach Tim Newenham explains some of the common errors made throwing the Javelin by examining the flight of the implement. He relates common technical faults to whether the Javelin goes tail down, tail up or rotates sideways. In this video, we will be indicating the clues to look out for when throwing the Javelin. …

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Javelin Standing Throw Drills

Elite Javelin coach Tim Newemham explains how to do a technically perfect standing throwing and examins some of the common faults beginners make. Getting the standing throw perfect from the start is important so the speed and power generated in the run-up can be transferred into an efficient Javelin throw. This is a standing throw. …

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Javelin Warm-Up Drills

We outline specific stretching and mobility exercises to do before beginning a Javelin training session and to prepare an athlete for throwing the Javelin in competition. These are ideal as part of a warm-up in preparation for training or competition and improve shoulder and spine mobility. Specific stretching exercises to prepare an athlete for throwing …

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