Rawlings Throw

It is useful to see the throw as a system in motion. If the system is set up correctly from the beginning it will run as expected provided there are no breakdowns along the way. Many people do not realize how critical the entry of the discus throw really is. If the system is not set up correctly, it has virtually zero chance of success. Once the thrower has a good understanding of the full technique, she should spend time perfecting her entry every day.

Setup

A good entry in the discus begins with the setup in the back of the circle. The feet should be slightly wider than shoulder width apart in the back of the ring. If the circle is bisected, the feet should be straddling the line of bisection.

The toes should be flared out, and the legs should be bent so that the knees are over the toes. It is crucial to establish this knee angle before the entry of the throw, and strive to maintain it until the release of the discus. The back should be straight with a slight bend at the waist, as if the athlete is getting ready to jump. The chest should be up with the head held high so that it is in line with the spine.

Windup

The windup sets the system in motion. This is where the throw begins, so it is critical for the athlete to understand the purpose and the importance of the windup. Newton's first law states, "an object at rest tends to stay at rest until acted on by an outside force". After the initial setup of the throw, it is the windup that provides the force that gets the discus/system moving.

As the discus is wound back, it is important to remember the rhythm of the throw. There should be a slow to fast rhythm, so the windup should be the slowest portion of the throw. It is important for the right handed thrower to keep the right foot firmly planted or anchored down throughout the windup. This will allow for a more controlled and balanced windup, while positioning the thrower to shift left as the discus comes forward. Both arms should be held out long and perpendicular to the body, and be 180 degrees apart relative to one another.

How far the disc is wound back is based on thrower preference and flexibility, but is should be understood that the farther the disc is wound back the more kinetic energy is added to the system. The disc should not be wound back farther than 180 degrees. The head/eyes should remain fixed at 0 degrees during the windup.

At the entry to the throw, the discus is wound back and locked in place, arms are 180 degrees apart, head and chest are up, and eyes and chin stay aligned with the sternum. The right handed thrower will shift his weight from his right side to the left, while pushing the left heel toward the ring. The left foot and knee should turn to 90 degrees. The right foot should remain flat with the knee pushing away from the left.

The axis of rotation for this system should be from the ball of the left foot up through the left shoulder. Remember, the left knee should be pushing down over the left toe. The left arm should remain relaxed and extended, not breaking the plane of the left knee. At 90 degrees the thrower will work to push the left knee down, while the right foot remains flat and knees are pushing away from one another.

When the legs have reached their maximum stretch reflex, the right will come up. The thrower keeps the toe up with the leg long and knees wide as if getting on a horse. Remember the left foot is still at 90 degrees with the knee pushing down. Now the thrower aggressively kicks the right heel toward 90 degrees while pushing toward the middle of the circle with the outside of the left foot.

The long right leg acts as a lever moving about an axis, so as it kicks and the left leg pushes, the net result is for the thrower system to end up in the middle of the circle in the desired position. The entry and sweeping action add the majority of the force into the throw. At this point the stage has been set as to how the throw is going to continue.

About the Author

Find Rawlings Throw On eBay Below:

Rawlings Pro Preferred First Base Glove 1225 PROSFM20C LHT Left Hand Throw
Rawlings Pro Preferred First Base Glove 1225 PROSFM20C LHT Left Hand Throw
$259.89
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Glove 1175 PRO205 9SHFS LHT Left Hand Throw
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Glove 1175 PRO205 9SHFS LHT Left Hand Throw
$199.89
Rawlings USA PRO1000 HC 125 HOH Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO1000 HC 125 HOH Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
$175.00
Rawlings RFM23 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
Rawlings RFM23 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
$75.00
Rawlings USA PRO H 13 HOH Double Bar Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO H 13 HOH Double Bar Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
$250.00
Rawlings USA PRO CMH C 13 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Right Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO CMH C 13 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Right Hand Throw
$200.00
SSK 12 The Catching Machine Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
SSK 12 The Catching Machine Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
$75.00
Kid Right Hand Throw Tball Baseball Glove Training Ball Team Sports Goods Player
Kid Right Hand Throw Tball Baseball Glove Training Ball Team Sports Goods Player
$17.53
Rawlings SLFB Sandlot 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
Rawlings SLFB Sandlot 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
$55.00
Kid Right Hand Throw Tball Baseball Glove Training Ball Team Sports Goods Player
Kid Right Hand Throw Tball Baseball Glove Training Ball Team Sports Goods Player
$17.53
Rawlings USA PRO FB 13 HOH Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Right Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO FB 13 HOH Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Right Hand Throw
$300.00
Rawlings PRO HFB 1275 USA Baseball Softball H Web First Base Mitt Left Throw
Rawlings PRO HFB 1275 USA Baseball Softball H Web First Base Mitt Left Throw
$150.00
Rawlings USA PRO DBFB 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO DBFB 1275 Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
$125.00
Rawlings PRO 17FB 13 HOH Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
Rawlings PRO 17FB 13 HOH Baseball Softball First Base Mitt Left Hand Throw
$135.00
Rawlings USA PRO 6 1325 Heart Of Hide Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings USA PRO 6 1325 Heart Of Hide Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
$200.00
Rawlings Vise VSB135 135 H Web Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings Vise VSB135 135 H Web Baseball Softball Glove Right Hand Throw
$90.00
Rawlings RBG36T Baseball Softball Baseball Mitt Glove Right Hand Throw 12 1 2
Rawlings RBG36T Baseball Softball Baseball Mitt Glove Right Hand Throw 12 1 2
$14.00
Rawlings 1125 Gamer Series Baseball Glove Diamond Single Post Right Hand Throw
Rawlings 1125 Gamer Series Baseball Glove Diamond Single Post Right Hand Throw
$72.95
Rawlings Gamer Series Regular Trap Eze 12 3 4 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings Gamer Series Regular Trap Eze 12 3 4 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw
$99.95
Rawlings PROSFL12 Pro Preferred 1175 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw Lindor
Rawlings PROSFL12 Pro Preferred 1175 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw Lindor
$309.90
Rawlings Gamer Series Trap Eze Web 11 1 2 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw
Rawlings Gamer Series Trap Eze Web 11 1 2 Baseball Glove Right Hand Throw
$99.95
Rawlings Gamer 125 First Base Mitt GFM18BG Left Hand throw
Rawlings Gamer 125 First Base Mitt GFM18BG Left Hand throw
$104.95
Brand new Rawlings Brown and Pink 11 Right Hand Throw Fast Pitch Softball glove
Brand new Rawlings Brown and Pink 11 Right Hand Throw Fast Pitch Softball glove
$5.00
Rawlings Players Series Youth T Ball Glove Right Hand Throw Regular 9 Inch New
Rawlings Players Series Youth T Ball Glove Right Hand Throw Regular 9 Inch New
$16.83
Rawlings Player Preferred Youth 115 Baseball Glove Mitt RHT Right Hand Throw
Rawlings Player Preferred Youth 115 Baseball Glove Mitt RHT Right Hand Throw
$36.95
Rawlings Gamer Series Trap Eze Web 12 3 4 Baseball Glove Left Hand Throw
Rawlings Gamer Series Trap Eze Web 12 3 4 Baseball Glove Left Hand Throw
$99.95
Rawlings RSGLX leather softball glove supersize righthand throw in exelent cond
Rawlings RSGLX leather softball glove supersize righthand throw in exelent cond
$49.99
Rawlings Leather Gold Glove BaseBall Glove 125 Inch Right Hand Throw
Rawlings Leather Gold Glove BaseBall Glove 125 Inch Right Hand Throw
$30.00


Recently Purchased Rawlings Throw:


rawlings fastback usa 12 right hand throw baseball glove, rawlings player series arod 11 youth leather glove pl129fb right hand throw , rawlings left hand throw youth baseball glove size 115 pl115mb, rawlings rsgxl new softball glove rt hand throw 13 super size, rawlings trapeze baseball glove 12 inch preowned right hand throw rht lh12, vintage rawlings youth tan amp; black model pl100c 10 nomar autograph rh throw, rawlings rbg36t baseball softballbaseball mitt glove right hand throw 12 12, easton havoc hvc 14 pattern baseball mitt glove left hand throw, rawlings select pro lite youth baseball glovekris bryant115 right hand throw, rawlings players series 115 baseball glove newpl115kbright hand throwmitt, rawlings playmaker series 105 tball glovenewpm105rbleft hand throwtee ball, rawlings rbg36t baseball softball baseball mitt glove right hand throw 12 12, rawlings rbg36tb 125 two tone leather baseball glove right hand throw, rawlings vintage ken griffey jr 125 leather right hand throw baseball glove , rawlings youth baseball glove pl90mb 9 rht righthand throw black , rawlings vintage jose conseco 125 leather right hand throw baseball glove , rawlings pl10bpm 10 right hand throw softball baseball glove girls pink black , rawlings 12 fastpitch series leather pink softball glove left throwing wfp120, rawlings pro preferred fielding glove 1275 pros3026cb lht left hand throw, rawlings suede savage youth baseball glove mitt 105 3d web fits rh throws lh, camel baseball glove right hand throw 1112inch all leather youth pro taper fit, rawlings rt hand throw baseball glove 11 rbg224gs ken griffey jr brown leather, 1970s rawlings xpg 10 xpg10 reggie jackson personal model 12 left hand throw , rawlings pro training baseball glove 95 black right hand throw, 2 youth baseball rht baseball gloves adadis easy throw ts 9500 rawlings pl609c, rawlings pro series special edition black baseball glove 12 right hand throw, rawling fast pitch 105 fp105 softball glove right hand throwing used, rawlings lh1250 longhorn series 125 baseball glove mitt left hand throw lefty, rawlings boys players series 9inch tee ball glove left hand throw, rawlings pg40 cesar cedeno baseball glove 10 youth right hand throw, rawlings pl109c tball little league glove 9 inch left hand throw, rawlings yth pl120 12 baseball glove mitt leather right hand throw, rawlings baseball gold glove first 1st base pro mark mitt lh right throw usa, rawlings mark of a pro 115 inch mp115bbb youth baseball glove left hand throw, rawlings pronp52 1175 hoh baseball softball glove right handed throw



Comments are closed.