Arete Throws Nation Mini-Clinic

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Arcadia Boys Shot Put 2014- Dotun Ogundeji 65′ 1″- 1st Place

Great Day for Arete Throw Nation Shot Putter Dotun Ogudeji and Coach Jorge Reyes at the 2014 Arcadia Invitational.
Dotun had a big 66 foot foul on the opening throw, fouled about a 63 footer on the second and needed to take and easy throw to make the final, putting out a 59′ throw in the 3rd round. Katnik was leading with 63’10, Dotun responded with a 63’4″.

This was Dotun’s final throw at 65’1″ responding to fellow Arete Throws nation putter Matt Katnik’s super siries. 9″ win. And exciting day for the Throws nation and throwers everywhere.

Arcadia Boys Shot Put 2014- Matt Katnik 64′ 4″- 2nd Place

Great Day for Arete Throw Nation Shot Putter Matt Katnik and Coach Paul Diaz at the 2014 Arcadia Invitational.
Matt got second place and PR’d 3 times during the comp. with 4 throws over 63′. 63’4″, 63’10″, 63’11 1/2″, and 64’4″

This was Matt’s final throw at 64’4″ responding to fellow Arete Throws nation putter Dontun Ogundeji’s 6th round toss of 65’1″. 9″ difference. Heck of a day. Great Comp.

Foundation – The Block

Foundation – The Block Intro

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Foundation – The Block 1

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Foundation – The Block 2

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Foundation – The Pre-Block

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Foundation – The Block 2

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Super 8 Clinic Technique Seminars

DISCUS THROW TECHNIQUE

In the past season we’ve had 5 throwers with 35 foot plus personal bests. Ranging from 120 to 157 and from 141 to 180. I teach a European style of Discus technique. I think it makes a lot of sense bio-mechanically and our success is hard to argue with. Plus it the bio-mechanical study that led to the way i teach and coach the throws. And I’m happy to report, we have pretty  huge success in the shot put too.  Furthermore, I believe in coaching  a style that I believe will promotes long term success for American throwers

The main philosophy of the Arete Throws nation and our success is that no matter the age of the thrower, they must become a student of the Shot Put and Discus. Coaches and throwers need to “get it” to be able to be successful. This seminar is one that I conducted in my Super 8 clinic series. We started the  day reviewing discus technique so every discus thrower and coach in attendance understand the “why” behind our drills. Check it out and comment below.

Study hard!

Coach Johnson

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SPIN SHOT PUT TECHNIQUE

Even though I was a discus thrower, I can coach the shot pretty well (if i do say so myself). Last year we had multiple throwers with PR’s of 9+ feet. Perhaps most impressive was my 45 foot sophomore  who added just  17 1/2 feet to his PR his junior year becoming one of the top shot putters in the nation.  He’s a very talented athlete, but the changes in technique combined with a well planned weight training program led to big results. We also had the California HS state champion and US national leader at 69′ 7″ who added 9′ 7″ to his 60 foot PR. he came in throwing about 58feet. Had a season best after one training session, and PR’s after two. A month later, he hit a huge 9 foot PR. People asked how… and i tell them the same thing. Setting up the proper chain of events.Which i cover in the SHOT PUT SEMINAR. And we had a bunch of other kids with similar stories. So its not just luck, its a process that is applied and is showing repeatable results.

Learn what you need to do at each stage and understand that the 6 parts of the Shot are the same as the discus, except each part is slightly different when you’re throwing the shot put.  This seminar is one that i conducted in my Super 8 clinic series. We started the  day reviewing rotational shot put technique so every thrower and coach in attendance understand the “why” behind our drills. Check it out and comment below.

Start watching now and be sure to take notes.

Study hard!

Coach Johnson

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