Throwing Smarter, Throwing Farther
Learn Elite Discus Throw Technique
A proven 3 step approach to progressing through the entire discus throw – so you can absorb and master each aspect at your own pace.
Everything you need to achieve higher performance. From essential technique and cutting edge drills to training techniques used by olympic throwers.
rapid learning design
Experience a smarter way to learn. Lessons designed to rapidly convert your knowledge into increased performance.
throwing smarter, throwing farther
A Proven Step-by-Step Approach to Progressing Through the Entire Throw
Is it possible to:
- Increase an athlete’s PR by 30 feet in one season?
- Train your eyes and ears to identify the main distance killers after watching a single throw?
- Maximize your coaching and training sessions by adhering to 3 fundamental concepts?
Absolutely, and much more. This is not just another discus instructional video.
“Throwing Smarter, Throwing Farther” is a turbocharged approach to learning and coaching elite discus technique. The system and methodologies shared are the result of 29 years of throws coaching, 54 conference champions, 33 All American performances, 2 national champions and 2 USA Olympic team qualifiers.
Gain unprecedented access to Brian Bedard’s proven methodology for success as the head track and field coach at Colorado State University. Experience demonstrations from world class throwers Casey Malone and Russ Winger and hear the stories behind their struggles and triumphs on their journey to becoming champions.
From beginning track and field coaches to elite throwers, this training series will redefine your understanding of the discus throw and provide practical tips and drills that have been battle-tested and proven to produce incredible results.
Genres: Track and Field, Discus Throw
Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes
Brian Bedard knows how to spot potential and build champions from the ground up. Considered by many to be the country’s leading expert on the discus and throwing events, he’s turned walk-ons into All-Americans. It’s a reputation that he earned and established over 31 years.
In 1988 he joined the CSU coaching staff as the throwing events coach and officially enrolled in the “school of hard knocks.” Through trial and error he began to develop a coaching system that would lay the foundation for numerous conference titles, NCAA champions and Olympic qualifiers. Along the way he developed a system to handle the complexity of coaching all the throws events and successfully juggle the highly technical and distinct disciplines.
A turbocharged approach to learning and coaching elite discus throw technique.
The discus throw is one of the most technically demanding and misunderstood sports there is. Trying to learn the vast number of technical elements and piecing them all together can be extremely challenging and often leads to “information overload.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way. The coaching and training system that Brian Bedard has developed over the past 31 years is the most comprehensive and straightforward approach to learning and mastering each stage of the throw.
From day 1 you’ll be able implement key technical elements to improve distance and continually build your expertise as you progress through the course.
Check out this recent post to get a feel for the type of information in this course and learn more about the discus standing throw.
Everything revolves around increased performance in the ring.
Every drill, plyometric exercise and weight lifting session should convert directly to improving the throw. When learning technique it’s critical to implement drills that reinforce the proper biomechanics and coordination necessary to make them second nature.
You’ll learn drills in the ring that are designed to train the muscles and nervous system to hit key positions. Drills outside of the ring, specific to throwing, that develop power, speed and injury prevention. You’ll also get detailed insight into one of the most successful strength training programs in the country so you can learn how to balance time in the weight room with throwing for maximum performance.
Coaching and Athlete Insight
Learn the lessons of a lifetime from a coach and athletes who have been where you are.
Coaching Insight: Go deeper into the technique and develop a true understanding of how it all fits together. These lessons provide additional insight on discus technique and the methodology taught throughout the course. They also cover often overlooked training topics such as developing the mental side of throwing, what Coach Bedard looks for when evaluating an athlete, over-coaching and more.
Athlete Insight: Get an athletes perspective on learning drills and technique from Olympian Casey Malone (NCAA champion, 2 time Olympian, PR of 68.49m/224-8ft) and Russ Winger (All-American, 2013 USA discus runner-up, PR 66.04m/216.6ft). They share their challenges and lessons learned after competing in the sport at the highest level.