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 , Anchor or via email.