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Consultancy work with throwers and coaches

My work as a coach is very often in the fall different. Of course as usually I coach both on site in Helsingborg and Växjö and on skype overseas in relation to where my athletes are located at different times. Or they send me films to analyze each week or even every day.

On top of this there is a lot of consultancy work in form of coaching, lecturing, doing clinics etc. Lately I have been meeting or helping athletes and coaches for the last six weekends. It has been very interesting, fun but then of course at the same time pretty hectic as I have not really had a day off for some time.

It started with that I took Simon and Jakob to Copenhagen and spent a day with coach Carsten Bomme and his gang in Sparta and other clubs in Denmark. We just did two throwing sessions, looked at videos and talked over lunch with his athletes and other coaches that came in to learn and exchange ideas.

The weekend after that I stayed a week in Stockholm with Daniel Ståhl and Jakob came then there during that week and trained as well. Hans Uurike came over from Estonia to look into the management future that was very important. Then at the end of that trip Arttu Kangas came over from Finland to get some consultancy work in the shot put.

The week after that, it was time for coach Staffan Jönsson to come from Malmö to Helsingborg with Wictor Petersson for some work. It is always fun when they come by and I used the opportunity to have the Norwegian young shot putter Marcus Thomsen at the same time here. Even the local Paralympic thrower Victor Svaneshon trained with us during that weekend.

Two weeks ago it was time for going to Dublin Ireland and work with Dave Sweeney the Throwing Coach for the Irish Federation. They had chosen few young throwers to do a one to two year project to get better at throwing and that was fun to meet them with their coaches. That weekend was mostly based on practical work and individual interviews with the young squad.

The weekend after that we were in Växjö with Anders Axlid Head Throwing Coach of the Swedish Federation. He had invited all top throwers in all disciplines along with the best junior throwers. It was a great weekend with lots of throwing and talking with coaches etc.

This past weekend it was on to Dublin again to meet the Irish gang for a follow up from the weekend two weeks ago. Wow, what an improvement in the group and everyone was motivated and inspired to go and get better. It will be fun and very interesting to follow as the athletes are between 16 and 23 years old for the most part so their future is bright.

So, now this period is over and it has been fun. Also nice that my GT Group athletes are sometimes involved in these visits or when athletes come over here to train with us over a weekend. There is only a win, win situation when this happens, throwers meet, coaches meet and exchange ideas and the athletes as well as coaches develop and I learn and make friends.

Down under are some videos of these throwers in training.



"How to Become an Olympic Champion" is a video series by coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson on example of Discus Throw legend Gerd Kanter. The first video series puts focus on Olympic Lifting for Throwers. Click here for more info.


Our athletes in 2019

1 Marcus Thomsen 20.58m