javelin on grass
03/02/2020 10:06:26 AM
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Was hoping for some advice. I have coached javelin for years on track surface where an athlete with the right shoes can run, plant and block. Does anyone have experience on grass ( muddy, cut and otherwise) as to what shoes are best. We have tried football cleats and track spikes, but athletes just can't plant well). Its kind of like doing a discus spin in mud and trying to heave it! Since only the state Finals will have a real runway, want to hear what works for other throwers who are really trying to plant well.
Was hoping for some advice. I have coached javelin for years on track surface where an athlete with the right shoes can run, plant and block.

Does anyone have experience on grass ( muddy, cut and otherwise) as to what shoes are best. We have tried football cleats and track spikes, but athletes just can't plant well). Its kind of like doing a discus spin in mud and trying to heave it! Since only the state Finals will have a real runway, want to hear what works for other throwers who are really trying to plant well.
03/02/2020 10:46:02 AM
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@mbecker We purchased 140 rubber mat for runway here. Would like to hear from some kids that thru here if they liked it?
@mbecker We purchased 140 rubber mat for runway here. Would like to hear from some kids that thru here if they liked it?
03/02/2020 1:35:14 PM
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@coachbutler that sounds smart... but no one in Miami (or maybe Broward) likely to do that. Gotta figure out how to plant on grass. Only in track and field. Kind of like having part of a basketball court on grass or part of tennis court on tile.
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that sounds smart... but no one in Miami (or maybe Broward) likely to do that. Gotta figure out how to plant on grass. Only in track and field. Kind of like having part of a basketball court on grass or part of tennis court on tile.
03/02/2020 8:46:58 PM
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Belen used a portable rubber runway but the athletes didn’t like how it wasn’t even and kinda rolled in at edges by the throwing end. So for their first meet we just rolled it back up and used the grass. We practice on grass and recently hosted a meet with the runway all on grass and the use of soccer cleats seemed to do a decent enough job.
Belen used a portable rubber runway but the athletes didn't like how it wasn't even and kinda rolled in at edges by the throwing end. So for their first meet we just rolled it back up and used the grass. We practice on grass and recently hosted a meet with the runway all on grass and the use of soccer cleats seemed to do a decent enough job.
03/03/2020 12:05:42 PM
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Good ol' 1" spikes in your Javelin boots. That's what they're for. G Dixon Brookside Middle Sarasota
Good ol' 1" spikes in your Javelin boots. That's what they're for.

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03/03/2020 8:43:35 PM
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[quote=ohfpygmy]Good ol' 1" spikes in your Javelin boots. That's what they're for. G Dixon Brookside Middle Sarasota[/quote] Agreed. I threw Javelin at a small college before transferring to UF and we threw on grass runways regularly. 1" grass spikes. Same jav boots, just change the spikes out when throwing on grass.
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Good ol' 1" spikes in your Javelin boots. That's what they're for.

G Dixon
Brookside Middle
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Agreed. I threw Javelin at a small college before transferring to UF and we threw on grass runways regularly. 1" grass spikes. Same jav boots, just change the spikes out when throwing on grass.

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