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TRACK SCHOLARSHIPS - THINGS TO CONSIDER

 

Are you a track athlete looking to make it to the college level? Are you wondering about track scholarships and if you can actually get one? If so, I have good news for you! Track scholarships are available if you have the talent and desire to participate in  track and field at the college level.

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ALSO - Track and Field Scholarship Standards (Small list example of D1 Schools)

Auburn University  (D1)

Florida State University (D1)

University of Iowa  (D1)

Illinois State University (D1)

Sam Houston State University (D1)

University of North Florida (D1)

University of Southern Florida (D1)  Men   Women

 

 

 

WHERE HAVE WE DONE WRONG - STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ARTICLE

 

I think we can all agree that gone are the days of isolation movements, that’s something we tore apart about 5 or 6 years ago, lets face it, unless you find yourself in a profession where it’s necessary to push a 225 pound object off your chest on a daily basis what good is the bench press anyway. Do three sets of leg extensions really make you fit?. leg curls? Where did we go wrong?

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COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY HIGH SCHOOL DISCUS THROWERS - AND THE FIXES

 

How many times have I heard the comment from coaches to their athletes "you need to (spin) faster out of the back of the circle” WRONG  - I cringe when I hear this remark, why, because as a result of this advise the athlete does two things;

 

1. Winds up quicker, and usually more of them

2. Speeds up the upper body on entry to the turn around the left side (assuming a right handed thrower), the reverse if they are left handed. 

 

THE RESULT is disaster. The upper body is out of control, the head leading the throw, the left arm and shoulder dropping and falling downward towards the middle of the circle, and as in life 'Newton's law of motion kicks in' which states " for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'. The result of course is destruction of the correct mechanics of the discus system. The effects of the errors made from the initial entry into the throw are;

 

1. The right leg has to catch the full weight of the body in the middle of the circle

2. The right heel of the right foot lands flat, the rotation of the body stops rotating around its axis

3. The upper body accelerates, causing all the collected tension and potential energy gain from the wind and movement across the circle to be lost.

 

and probably the most damaging, as a result of all the above, the potential gain of velocity of the discus to this point are cancelled out  because;

 

1. There is no longer a displacement between the hips and shoulders, thus very little tension and potential energy

2. The loading on the right side of the body has shifted to the left side of the body on left foot down contact with the circle

3. As a result of the above, the body reacts to contact with the circle by the straightening of both legs, thus losing all the 'lifting effects' the legs offer in creating both energy to produce distance, and the correct angle of release of the discus.

 

So in summery what is produced on release is a fraction of what can, and is achieved by technically  competent discus throwers. Why because of accumulated errors started at the back of the circle on entry, resulting in poor balance and stability at the end of the throw. The inevitable results, the athlete produce poor distance, but more often then not, throws the discus into the cage, out of the sector, or they fall out of the circle, and the official calls 'a no throw'. Now we know how not to do it, here are the fixes! and start to think of the discus as ' a running/sprinting rotation from the back of the circle, and a liner event, not a SPIN.

 

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PART ONE -  THE ENTRY

 

 

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PART TWO - ESTABLISHING THE POWER POSITION       COMING SOON