Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Session

by Global Throwing
Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Session


"Vésteinn Hafsteinsson: Elite Discus" is a comprehensive lecture series recorded at the European Discus Conference 2018 in Växjö, Sweden.

There is total of 6 hours video material and it is divided into 4 topics all separately available here on CoachTube.

Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Session
Elite Discus - Practical Lifting Session
Elite Discus - Technical Theory
Elite Discus - Planning of Training

Under this lecture we have Elite Discus - Practical Throwing Session. This lecture is in cooperation with Coach Hafsteinsson athletes Daniel Ståhl, Simon Pettersson and Jakob Gardenkrans. Athletes are used as role models to demonstrate the drills, excercises and technical models. Technical model of the discus throw is explained on example of Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter technique.

In this lecture:
1. The basics of a throw
2. LRLR Concept
3. The Four Step Approach
4. The Swing
5. The Turn
6. The Sprint 1
7. The Sprint 2-3
8. The Power Position
9. The Release
10. Extra Drills used in Discus
11. Discus School steps 1-5
12. Discus School steps 6-10

Under each section, athletes will show the drills and how they are used on every-day training.


Other online courses available from Global Throwing:
1. OLYMPIC LIFTING FOR THROWERS by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson
2. A Collection of Discus Throw and Shot Put Analysis (23 pcs) by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson

3. ELITE ROTATIONAL SHOT PUT courses by Dale Stevenson (coach of World Champion Tom Walsh)
 - Technical Training of Tom Walsh
 - Strength Training of Tom Walsh (practical session)
 - Planning of Training for Tom Walsh

4. ELITE GLIDE SHOT PUT courses by Wilko Schaa (coach of World Champion David Storl)
 - Practical Throwing Session with David Storl
 - Practical Strength Training session with David Storl
 - Glide Technique on example of David Storl
 - Planning of Training for David Storl

5. ELITE WOMEN ROTATIONAL SHOT PUT by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson
 - Rotational Shot Put Session with Fanny Roos (practical)
 - Rotational Shot Put Technical Theory

 - Doha 2019 Men Shot Put panel. Analysis and insights with Dale Stevenson and Shaun Pickering
 - Shot Put Statistics & Biomechanics (London `17 and Birmingham `18) by Shaun Pickering


The Coach


Global Throwing

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Vésteinn Hafsteinsson was a full time discus thrower from 1986-1996. He took part in five World Championships, two European Championships and four Olympic Games. Currently he is working full-time as an international throwing coach. Among athletes that he has coached are Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter, World and European meddalists Daniel Ståhl and Joachim B. Olsen.

Ratings and Reviews (5)

Luke Farrugia

Good information is given 10/10

Aug 14, 19 06:45 AM

Roland Varga


Dec 12, 18 04:27 AM

Marco Tullio Cau

Excellent. You can sense that VH is both a 4ever student and a scholar of the event: the former is shown by the passion he exhudes when he speaks about the discus, the latter by a technical knowledge spanning from biomechanics to rythm, from periodization to practical aspects (he's also a 67.64 thrower). An absolute must have for throwers of any level!

Apr 6, 20 10:05 AM

mary F

Amazing from start to finish. And easy enough for non technical coaches to understand.

Jun 28, 20 05:10 PM

Nyle Sheriff

Excellent demonstration from all the guys and a clear explanation of Coach's application of his 'simple' throwing.

Jun 18, 23 11:16 AM

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Course Info

Rating: (5)
Caterory: Track and Field/Discus
Bookings: 156
Videos: 7