by: James A Snook • 1
TFThrowAnalysis application (Part of TF Series) uses supplied athlete data to optimize Run Way Approach and Circle Approach. Run Way Approach includes Javelin Throw events. Circle Approach includes Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, and Weight Throw events.
Application also uses supplied athlete data to analyze, predict, or optimize Throw Results, and training capabilities for Track and Field. It is compatible with and follows guidelines from USA Track and Field Coaching Manual. It can be used as a Personal Training aid.
Application uses supplied athlete data and specified Run Distance times for Approach Analysis calculations. Calculated values for specified Run Way Distance, Max Run Rate, Time Constant, Max Step Distance, and Min Step Distance include Run Time, Forward Start Force, Run Velocity, Run Acceleration, and Run Steps.
Approach Analysis calculations also use calculated values for specified Approach Time, Number of Turns, and Time Constant include Competitor Approach Distance, Implement Approach Rate, Approach Angle Velocity, Approach Angle Acceleration, and Time per Turn.
Specified Inputs for Throw Analysis include Vertical Acceleration, Approach Velocity, Throw Rate, Incidence Angle, Wind Velocity, and Implement Related Data.
Throw Analysis results include Throw Distance and Height Attained, Horizontal Force and Velocity, Vertical Force and Velocity, Flight Path Angle, Throw Release Velocity, Attitude Angle, and Throw Time. Specific values can be used to estimate strength levels required.
Individual independent Training Sessions are created using Create Sessions Menu. The following data is selected in sequence when Create Session is selected: Training Session, Athlete Name, Session Date, Training Season, Training Preparation(s), Training Phase(s), Training Event(s), and Event Types (Speed, Endurance, Distance, Strength, and Power).
Each Training Session is partially initialized with representative data. Training Session data can then be added or edited after the athlete completes each Training Session.
Individual Training Sessions can be created, updated, or deleted using Training menu selections.
Evaluation of Training results, after Training Session(s) data is available, provides event performance analysis and athlete fitness level estimates to help an athlete achieve peak performance. Start Day, End Day, and Training Season are first selected from the Evaluation Menu. Selection of Speed, Endurance, Strength, or Power provides detail and summary evaluation results.
Sample training elements used to create training session(s) are provided. Elements provided include those for Sprint, Throw, Strength, and Power.
Results and Training Sessions can be saved by entering a non-default (not Defaultxxx) Athlete Name.
Email, print (with compatible device), or retrieval (with additional software) of results is also provided. Several additional software (such as Google Drive, etc.) are readily available.