Youth Discus Training in the German Athletics Federation by Torsten Schmidt Lonnforsby Daniel McQuaid
This is a webinar from Torsten Schmidt about the planning and development of youth throwers. It covers an entire year of training in detail.
Torsten Schmidt Lönnfors finished ninth in the discus throw at the 2004 Olympics. In 2006 he became a youth coach at the training center in Rostock, Germany. In 2009 he moved to the training center at Neubrandenberg. During his time as a youth coach, Torsten trained such outstanding young throwers as Anna Rüh, Patrick Müller, and Hennings and Clemens Prüfer. Torsten began coaching in Berlin in 2013, and from 2014-2016 his group of athletes included Robert Harting, Chris Harting, and Julia Fischer. Under Torsten's tutelage, Chris Harting won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Torsten continues to train Chris along with some younger athletes.