For YEARS! athletes and coaches have been asking
questions from me that, quite honestly,
I had no idea how to answer

in just a short reply email or video!

“I have 8 weeks until my big meet, what should I do to peak?”

“When I throw, everything seems to go wrong.
I have 3 weeks to fix it. What should I do?”

“What should I be doing during the fall to get ready for the
winter indoor season?”

“This is my first year throwing and I don’t have a coach.
What should I be doing every day when I get to practice?”

“I don’t have a big weight room at school but we have the basics.
Can you give me
a complete in-season workout
that will get me stronger?”

“I am a coach with a large team. How should I plan out my
training with kids of so many different levels?


As you can see, these are not easy questions to answer!

These are long term problems and issues that almost every thrower has.
And this is just a sampling!

These answers are best left to coaches that are with the athletes
day in and day out for the entire season and off-season.

You probably don’t have the luxury of a full time, experienced
coach if you are reading this website, right?

The point is this.
I can’t send you short emails to answer long term problems.

But I do think this on-line team coaching will be a way to answer
some of these big time questions and alleviate a lot of the stress
and frustration that you feel on a daily basis when you get to

Here are some of the tools that are included in
the on-line team training.

1) Every Sunday, you will receive an email from me that outlines
exactly what you need to do in the weight room to get stronger
and more explosive. These workouts will vary based on where we
are in the typical US high school and college seasons.

The workouts will be scaled and there will be a beginner, intermediate,
and advanced weight training plan for each level.
Along with this, you will get a link to a YouTube video explaining the
exercises and how to perform them so there is no confusion.

2) Along with this weekly email, you will also get an outline of what
you should be working on in the throwing circles. Now I understand
that everyone is different and everyone will have different technical
points to work on at certain parts of the season.
That is why this part of the team training is going to be an outline,
a skeleton, showing you where you should be on your journey to the top.

3) Included with the weight training program and the strategies
that you should be using in the throwing circles,
you will also receive a field training plan to do outside.

This will include things like medicine ball throws,
sprints, bounding, jumping, and other plyometric exercises.

4) For those specific problems in the throwing circles, specific
questions about the training and the lifting, a spot to post up
videos for others to look at, heck even a place to rant, you will
be a part of an exclusive invite only private Facebook group
available only to members of this online team. This is how you can get
specific questions answered that I might not cover in the weekly
email every Sunday night.

Once you sign up, all you need to do is email me with your Facebook
username and the email you use to log in to Facebook
along with a brief description of your profile picture
(So I know I am inviting the correct person) and I will find you and invite you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that have popped up
over the past few weeks since launching this page.

Please watch below.
If you have a question not covered below, please email
me directly at

How Do You Get Started?

Getting Started couldn’t be easier.
All you need to do is click the button below and sign up.

There is no risk in signing up.

You can ask to leave the team at any time.

The only risk you take is not being your best when it counts
and spending another season wondering what went
wrong and what you should have done to improve.

Like any membership, the longer you stay a member and the
longer you continue to be a part of the team,
the more improvements you are going to see.

The price is super inexpensive,
You will see awesome results,
any you will finally have the coaching and the guidance
you have been looking for.

To sign up and pay for three months of team training
please click the sign up button below.
Please remember as a part of the monthly membership
you can cancel at any time.
If you have any questions or concerns you can
always email me at
I look forward to having you as a member of this team.
You will become a stronger, more explosive, more successful
thrower and finally have the support and coaching
you need this season to succeed at the highest level.

Your thoughts here

  1. I’m entering my Junior in High School and throw Discus and Shot during High School season and also throw Hammer/Weight during the summer and winter as well. Any advice or tips are always appreciated and welcomed. Thanks for the new site.

    • admin

      Hi Trace! You are the first to ever comment on Elite Throws Coaching because we just launched 2 minutes ago! Stay tuned for hammer and weight videos coming soon.

  2. Sam Shinn

    Thanks for the new site! I hope this explodes in the throwing world. Throwers have needed this for awhile. Thanks again Coach Matt!!

    • admin

      That’s why I did it. You asked, I answered! Gotta take action and HELP as many people as possible!

  3. chrstian mosley

    HEY I’m here to become an elite thrower. last track season was my first season of track(soph) and i fell in love with shot and disc. i had a hard time getting all the fundamentals together and i lacked effective technique so i didn’t throw very well 29-10 87-5. my next 2 seasons i plan on dominating and breaking my schools records 55-7 182-3. i’m at 90-110 on disc now and i’m here to accelerate my progress and become the best thrower i can.

    • admin

      It is easy to fall in love with the throws. We are here to help. Once the membership is up and running you should sign up and get going with the training and the workouts that will be emailed to you every Sunday.

  4. I’m so glad this website was put up! I have a feeling this website is going to be the next big thing for throwers! Please check out the link to my video, any tips will be greatly appreciated

    • admin

      Thanks for the comment. Yeah I am hoping this thing catches on but it is the people who take part in this website and add their comments and ideas that will make it a great site.

  5. Erik Scrivens

    Coooach! I want to thank you for all you’ve done for me and I’m sure many other throwers as well. I started shot in winter track this past year- sophomore year. The first throw of my life was a 26’5″ but I ended the winter season with a 30’3″. My first meet in spring I jumped to a 36’5″ and now I’ve pasted the 40′ mark in my yard with a 41’7″ in the power throw. I’m still working on making the glide effective but we’ll get there. Anyway, I would never have made it this far this quickly without your videos. At this rate I can be on my way to NJ states in the spring next season if all goes well. Thank you for the upkeep of this great opportunity to improve.
    – Erik

    • admin

      Erik, that is awesome! There are some great coaches down in NJ to connect with and work with if you are interested. Shoot me over an email to and I can send you some info.

  6. Sam Shinn

    Hi! My name is Sam. I have this theory on throwing and I may sound like a moron to some people at first, but hopefully you all can understand my thought process by the end. I’m not a phenomenal thrower by any stretch, but I have had some success. I will be a Junior in high school in the upcoming school year. As a Sophomore I threw 49’10” in shot put and 117′ in discus. Anyway here it goes. I believe that practicing stand throw is unnecessary and irrelevant in both shot put and discus. I see little to no benefit in relation to a full glide or rotation. Therefore it feels like I’m wasting practice time even doing stands or anything else besides full throws at practice. If I’m never going to stand throw in a meet, then why stand throw at practice? In the weight room in order to get a better back squat, I wouldn’t do a quarter squat so why should it change when I get to the throwing circles? Why do half of a full movement? I would like to see if anyone else has thoughts on this because I haven’t heard anyone else say anything like this. At practice right now I’m only taking full throws and working on drills for the full movement. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Share your thoughts.
    ~Sam Shinn

    • admin

      Hey Sam check out the latest blog post for a response. Great question and I hope the blog helps explain why the standing throw is so necessary.

  7. Jan Van Hooft

    Hi coach Matt,
    I’m a M60 thrower(weight pentathlon), and have seen all your videos concerning the discusthrow. Until now I do still the full rotation (180°) on my left foot during my first turn, but I agree your new way of turning the left feet not futher than the 9 o-clock position and than exploded to the middle of the circle. But, the older you get the less explosive you will be. What is your advice for the old throwers like me, concerning weight training and technic training in the ring. And keep in mind that a good warming up is not something you see a lot by us (old throwers). My best result on the discus is 49meters and 3550pointss in the weight pentathlon.

    • I did a video on this recently. You need to hold on to your explosiveness as long as possible by trying to keep up your foot speed, leg strength, sprinting speed, and jumping ability. You need to actually TRAIN these things, not just throw and go home. A great warm up will take care of the flexibility and mobility (also super important). An extra 15 minutes a day of warming up could add years to your throwing career.

  8. Jack

    I’ve been involved in throws for over 30 yrs. The online team is a great idea. Too many young throwers have no other way to improve themselves. I would like to enter one of my throwers to participate on the online team.
    As a sophomore Nik threw 58′ in shot, 159′ disc, 144′ hammer, 56′ in wt.

    • Wow Nik sounds like a great thrower and only a Sophomore throwing that far! Awesome stuff. I think if Nik needs the help in the weight room and with his conditioning outside the weight room this is the program for him.

  9. Len

    Hello whoever reads this! I just started throwing last year in 7th grade for my school. Ever since then I’ve attended extra curricular Track Clubs to improve my self (cus you know. Middle school coaches don’t always teach you anything.) I want to improve on my 3 events, Shot, Disc, and Jav. And I don’t mean to brag, but the main reason the rest of my team is better than me is because they are a lot stronger, but have no technique. In javelin practice, my coach tells me, “Just put some more power into it, your too gentle.” But then he tells others, “You side-armed it, and muscled it too much.” But at meets, the people who side arm and muscle it throw 30 ft further than me. So basically, since I’m still young, I would like to know a bodyweight workout plan since I’m still a beginner and I’m to young for a gym membership.

    • The online team that will be offered here in a few days has a big bodyweight component to it for the beginner level athletes. It does have other weight based training along with it however. If you are looking for a great bodyweight based training system, Google Zach Even-Esh and his Bodyweight Bodybuilding program. It is all basic bodyweight movements that are mixed together to build a lot of strength in younger athletes.

  10. Marc

    Matt, I’ve been planning to sign up for the program, but now I read that it will be using Facebook for communications. I don’t do Facebook (old dude). Will your program work for me without Facebook? PS…. Your clinics are fantastic.

    • Marc, the program will certainly still work. Facebook is where athletes and coaches can go to ask questions and post videos and get support. If you aren’t on Facebook you should be. There are groups dedicated to throwing, throwing form and technique, Master’s throwing, youth throwing, and Olympians like Brian Oldfield, John Godina, etc are constantly posting ideas about technique and training.

  11. Sam Shinn

    Hey Coach Matt (and any other readers),
    I saw a very interesting video a few weeks ago by Dane Miller from garage strength on shot put form and technique. He talked about how when throwing the shot put that you should NOT turn the right foot or at least that was my interpretation. He claims that this is the wrong way to teach throwing the shot put. I wanted to see what your opinion was on this. It seems like your opinion differs from your videos and really his concept made almost no sense to me. Here’s the video:

    • Sam,
      I like Dane and what he is doing out there in PA. He is a great coach and trainer. But watch the video at the 4:35 mark and tell me he doesn’t turn his foot. It turns even when he is doing it the way he teaches. I’ve been to camps and clinics for the past 21 years and I have never not heard someone teach turning the foot. Everyone instructs it from the Olympic medalists like Godina and Nelson to the top Olympic and JR Olympic coaches. Everyone teaches turning the foot, I’ve seen a lot of success with it, so I am doing to teach it that way too. To each their own I guess.

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