with John Frazier, University of Tennessee Throws Coach; 2007 U.S. World Championship coaching staff; 2005 USTCA National and West Region Assistant Coach of the Year for Throws (Arizona).
Coach Frazier details seasonal planning and workout construction. Each month of the year consists of different workout phases. Starting in January, the pre-competitive phase leads to the competitive phase, and into the championship season. Frazier emphasizes the legs as the most important part of throwing. In the pre-season, cardio and sprint program is used 2-3 times a week, as well as throwing drills. In March and April, the competitive phase takes place. Mental training is accomplished through mini competitions and are a great way to simulate real events. Phase 3 takes place in May and June, which is the championship season. Sleep and eating habits are crucial during this phase. The fourth phase is in July and August, the off-season. September and October make up the fifth phase. Phase 6 in November and December is a time to begin preparation for the January period. In addition, Frazier uses athletes to demonstrate 17 drills that make up a solid warm-up routine and lead to successful throwing.