THROWING: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Roger Bartlett
Keywords: Throwing, Performance improvement, Injuries

Abstract

This paper focuses on those sports or events in which the participant throws, passes, bowls or shoots an object from the hand and discusses the factors that influence improving the performance of throwers and reducing their time off through injury. In the context of improving performance, the paper evaluates optimum release models, proximal-to-distal sequencing and the role of movement variability. Consideration is also given to technique factors that cause injury and how their effects might be avoided or reduced.