I am really interested in doing more functional training.
Here's one quote from this book: "In functional training, it is as critical to train the specific movement as it is to train the muscles involved in the movement."
For instance in Monash's training today, we incorporated sprints with turns (for cutting in the game) and skipping (for jumping in the game).
We then did the kill drill, for a full body workout and to condition the body to throw when fatigued.
I think I really have to go make that weighted disc, even it is a hack job, and not useful for throwing...