5 Tips for Teaching Discus to Beginners

5 Posts That Will Help You Teach a Basic Standing Discus Throw

Here are a few tips that I’ve developed over the years to help teach a basic standing discus throw to beginners.

I have used these teaching strategies with class-size groups of up to thirty children, with small groups, and also when teaching one-on-one. I have found the strategies effective with athletes aged 7 to 15 years.

The Grip

How to Teach the Discus Grip to Young Athletes – Lean how to explain a good discus grip to young athletes and recognise common errors made by beginners.

The Release

How to Teach the Discus Release to Young Athletes – Here is an effective drill that helps to teach young athletes how to release the discus from their hand.

Games That Kids Love: Discus Train Tracks – A game for young athletes that assists them to develop control over their discus release.

The Starting Position

Teach Kids to Make a “Discus Sandwich” – This post describes how to teach young athletes to begin a standing discus throw by asking them to imagine a “discus sandwich”.

The Discus Flight

Teach Young Athletes To Launch a Flat Discus – Read about about a fun way to coach young athletes to release a flat-spinning discus.

A demonstration of a discus sandwich.

Try one of the above tips next time you have to teach discus

If you use any of the tips outlined in the above articles I would love to hear how it goes. Let me know by leaving a reply/comment.

20150614_154020-1Darren 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 TwitterFacebookLinkedin , Anchor or via email.

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