I want to quickly welcome all the new coaches that joined over the last 72 hours. Please be sure to join our FB group. You should’ve received an email by now inviting you to join..

… and if you are not on Facebook, JOIN! Don’t fear 2017 technology 😉

Social media is becoming more and more a part of everyday life with each passing year.

I say this because I notice that a little less than half of our online members are on the ATN members Facebook page. Remember, it’s a private group. Therefore no one but the members in the ATN Facebook group can see any content or posts… it’s a covert operation 😉

Make the 2017 season the best ever!

The outdoor season is finally here, and I feel that coaching rush. Time to dial guys in.

The biggest work has been done. As we go through the season, it’ll be about managing everybody’s plan.

If you are a coach or a thrower who is just starting, you have a shorter window to address a lot of variables. So how do you cover the 6 pillars and complete your big throws check list?

Structuring practice and prepping for competition contains a lot of variables. When I structure my plan for the season, I rely on… the 10 necessities:

The 10 necessities:

  1. The mental game
  2. The lifting game
  3. Nutrition
  4. Recovery
  5. Video analysis
  6. Technical knowledge development game
  7. Drills
  8. Practice structure
  9. The comp prep game
  10. And of course, organizing all this

Then add in the 5 Intangibles:

  1. Genetics
  2. Work ethic
  3. Current technical level
  4. Aptitude/body awareness, and
  5. Talent level

This throwing thing is a lot of work!

Now, if you are wanting to develop elite throwers – or even maximize throwers – this requires a proficient knowledge base and structure.

Yes, you’ve gotten yourself into a serious web of work. If you are serious about crushing it, that is.

The above 10 Necessities and the 5 Intangibles result in a number of combinations of thrower types.

Perhaps one day I’ll do a matrix, but in the meantime, the Alpha Coach membership level will help you look at all these variables and better understand how to create a solid throws program that truly produces results.

Using these 2 lists will result in every thrower having their own formula for success. (The TCR™ system covers that.)

Coaching the throws and throwing is intense. To be good, you must be All In.

Once the season starts, you spend hours upon hours every day on all these variables. The better you are at organizing them, the better your season will be….

and when you love it, you get lost in it.

I do love the season. Track is a great sport and the throws are awesome events!

We develop friendships that often start as kids from across the country and the world, and share common passions, struggles, and experiences.

The goal of ATN and the TCR™ system has always been to help create a structure for putting all this together in one spot.

Sure, there are books and DVDs, but I do kinda chuckle a bit when I see a 69min DVD that covers all the throws… and by ALL I mean shot, disc, jav, and hammer!! That’s a lot of technique in only 69 min…

.. Then you have YouTube.

There is a lot of good stuff out there, but a lot of conflicting stuff too. And honestly, some really, really bad stuff…. mixed with plenty of confusing stuff.

Hence my vision for Arete Throws Nation. The goal was to create a true teaching system and provide the why…

  • Why the throw happens the way it does.
  • Why correct positions produce real results.
  • Why incorrect positions plateau an athlete, or worse leave them so frustrated they quit.

Perhaps this explains the hundreds of devoted coaches that have praised the TCR™ system and have obtained fantastic results!

The TCR™ system is having a ton of success, and I’m excited to see more and more coaches and throwers being added to the members area.

Shot put and discus are the events I enjoy the most and specialize in. In the TCR™ online system, we offer hours of throws coaching content covering everything I mentioned in the lists…

…. and in my opinion I think the TCR™ system has only scratched the surface.

… and that drives me to continue to create more and more content for you.

I truly believe it’s the best and most complete throws coaching structure out there.

The Throwing Chain Reaction is real. It’s science, and once you see how it works, it’s a game changer.

What builds success as a coach is the ability to simplify complex information. To do that, you need structure.

When coaching throwers, or for those throwers coaching themselves….

It’s easy to get pulled in multiple directions while searching for solid throws coaching content, but again, the goal of the TCR™ system is to keep everything focused and seeing the causes of technical problems and “the why” which in turn helps simplify the complexity.

So, as you put together your season, organize the variables above.

If you are a member. I suggest reviewing the TCR™ in phase every few weeks.

Again, it’s great to see throwing clubs and coaches all over the world join Arete Throws Nation, ready to put the TCR™ system to work.

I’m looking forward to hearing more success stores.

Please share your questions or successes in the members-only Facebook group. We had a lot of championships won last year and I want to be able to make a list… it’s pretty awesome!

Organize your plan of attack for the season for better, bigger and faster throws.

– Coach Johnson