Teach Kids How to Hold a Shot Using This Analogy
Not long ago, I was at a school coaching the basics of shot put to a class of seven year-olds.
I held up a plastic training shot to demonstrate the grip – shot sitting on the base of my fingers, three fingers behind the shot, little finger and thumb to either side.
“It looks like an ice cream in a cone!” one of the kids exclaimed.
“It does look like an ice cream in a cone”, I replied, filing that description away for future use.
Tell me your best shot put grip analogies
Have you come across any good analogies that can be used to teach a shot put grip to young athletes? If so, I would love to hear them. Share your ideas by commenting on this post. You can also use the contact details below.
Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or via email.