3 Videos That Will Help You Coach The Javelin Run-Up

How to Teach Kids a Javelin Run-Up (Part 2)

Further to my recent post How To Teach Kids A Javelin Run-Up, for those of you who wanted to know a bit more, below are three helpful YouTube videos from teachpe.com.

The videos demonstrate the teaching progressions from a three-stride walking throw to a full approach. We also see some run-up drills and learn about some common faults.

Javelin Coaching – Run Up Part 1

This first video demonstrates the teaching of a walking three-stride throw, a more rhythmic three-stride throw, and a five-stride throw.

 Javelin Coaching – Run Up Part 2

This video demonstrates the teaching of a longer run-up, starting with the javelin in a carry position.

Javelin Coaching – Run Up Part 3

This video demonstrates some javelin run-up drills, focusing on point control and some common faults.

I like the simplicity of these videos and the fact that we are seeing a coach in action with an athlete. The teaching stages progress logically and reflect what I wrote about in How To Teach Kids A Javelin Run-Up.

Now you try it!

Try using something that you have learned from these videos. I would love to hear how it goes. Let me know by leaving a reply/comment or by contacting me directly using the contact details below.

Further reading


How To Teach Kids A Javelin Run-Up

How to Control the Point of the Javelin

10 of the Biggest Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Throwing a Javelin



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20150614_154020-1Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on TwitterFacebookLinkedin, Anchor or via email.

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