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 full grip with the inside of the first finger and second finger squeezing against the binding. There is the second finger and thumb with the first finger going up the binding and it is the second finger and thumb, which actually forms the grip. But the one that is probably the simplest to coach if someone hasn’t thrown before is the one that simply has the first finger and thumb behind the binding so it can’t slip.

The way that you can teach that is to stick the Javelin in the ground and slide the first finger and thumb down to the binding and pick the Javelin up. That is the simplest of all the grips. The Javelin doesn’t slip and you don’t have to grip very hard. It is just a nice easy relaxed grip with the fingers resting on the top.