I don’t know any coaches that specialize in throwing or the oly lifts.
You may have to call around, maybe give API a shot, although that may be a bit pricey.
Are you trying to compete at the college level? Does UWF not have anyone?
What other info you looking for? [/quote]
UWF doesn’t have a field team or any coaches skilled in that area.
Yeah, I’ve been bugging API a lot. They know me by now.
An issue for me is cash (I guess that’s an issue for everyone, but even so). I’ll be getting my tax return soon, so I’ll be able to go over to Chips. Finally.
Bottom line is that right now I’m focusing on building a good basic level of strength. I’m not very strong atm. Far from where I should be. That said, I’m 19 and I have a lot of potential. I have long arms which would be good for throwing.
Also, I would love to compete in highland games one day. The best place for me to start right now, aside from getting strong in the gym lifts, is the throwing implements. I wouldn’t worry too much if I had to drive out to Mobile for coaching once or twice a week. I just want to get the ball rolling.
So, rambling aside, I’m looking for whatever info I can find really. I have a few great routes to take regarding getting much stronger, but I figured a bump to see if someone ran across this thread with connections to a throws coach seemed appropriate.
Technically speaking, I’m certified to coach throws. I drove up to Atlanta to get my USATF Level 1 coaching cert pretty recently. Certifications don’t mean anything, to be honest. I just know a few learning drills and I have an idea of what the throws should look like.