|SKILLS AND ACCURACY DEVELOPMENT|
|Organize athletes into groups relative to how many Turbo Javs are available. i.e.. A group of 24 athletes with 6 Turbo Javs would be organized into 6 groups of four athletes.|
|Place a group into a safe throwing formation. This will see each group lined up behind a group marker, all facing the same direction, with adequate space between each group. For further safety, a coach may wish to have the athletes waiting for a turn behind a 2nd marker.|
|TARGET /GARBAGE CAN and BASKETBALL - HOOP|
|The aim of these drills is for athletes to the Turbo Jav and hit the allocated target. For the first couple of lessons with the targets, start the throwers 5 to10 meters away from the target as they master the skills achieved by hitting the target they can be moved further back. Points should be awarded if the front of the tip of the Turbo Jav hits the target Individuala or groups can compete against each other for points.|
|Feet flat on the ground, facing in the direction of the throw. The Turbo Jav should be held at eye level, parallel to the ground with the point facing in the direction of the throw. The non-throwing arm should also be pointing Ąn the direction of the throw. Draw the Turbo Jav being careful not to bend the throwing arm and not allowing the nose of the Turbo Jav to rise or fall. In a smooth and continuous motion, the Turbo Jav is pulled forward and thrown over the shoulder. Start with very short distances and when the correct flight is achieved, they may then work on longer distance.
* Emphasise that the tip of the Turbo Jav must always be pointing at the target throught the entire action. Look for athletes who unwittngly lose control of the tip and wave in all directions.
|One step throw|
|Once the athlete has successfully used the correct technique with a standing throw, they may move on to a one step throw. Use the directions as above, but the thrower just steps onto the foot opposite the throwing arm. ie...a right handed throwers steps onto the left foot|
|The five and seven step approach|
|A right handed thrower will start with the right foot forward and the right arm back. The Turbo Jav should be drawn back and your left arm should be pointing in the direction of the throw. Both arms should be held high, slightly above the shoulder level. Your first step would be with the left foot second step with the right foot moving quickly to allow the third step off the left foot or the block leg to get down quickly. The left arm at plant or block should pull into the rib cage quickly, which will allow the right shoulder and hip to accelerate over the leg as you throw, which will then allow your body to continue to the follow through position. Once you have mastered the three step, add two steps to the run. Once this has been mastered the three step, add two steps to the run. Once this has been mastered you may then add on another two steps to complete the seven step approach.|
|The full approach should be added only once you have mastered the standing, three step, five step and seven step approach successfully. Follow the same guidelines as above, but you must learn to run smoothly, draw back the Turbo Jav with control and keep the point always pointing at the target or the direction that you are throwing in. The most common problem that throwers experience is losing the direction of the point. It is imperative that the thrower keeps the point parallel to the ground, not allowing it to move up or down when they start to apply the force of the throw. Most throwers do not use more than 25 yards for a full approach. Coaches should also advise the throwers the importance of not stopping as soon as the Turbo Jav has been thrown, as they must allow the body to follow through.|