Javelin Throwing

Javelin Throwing

International Javelin Coach Tim Newenham explains the basics of Javelin throwing technique for beginners as well as the more advanced aspects of technique for experienced throwers. He explains the basics such as grip and how to do a standing throw through to drills for building up an effective run-up. He explains the common errors throwers make and how to correct them.


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.

Standing throw

Don’t try to run before you can walk… well stand. 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.

Javelin run-up

How to do the perfect Javelin run-up. We have broken this down into three parts starting with a simple walking three-step approach and building to a full run-up. Part one is a walking approach aiming to develop a specific rhythm that will be maintained when greater speed is built upon the runway.

Javelin Throwing – Common 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.

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.

Technique step by step

Think of all throws having three phases, a beginning, a middle and end and in each phase there are several sections. Here we explain step by step how to throw a Javelin.

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