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 or by using the below contact details.

Further Reading

Books:

Complete Book of Throws (from Booktopia)

Complete Book of Throws (from Amazon)

Sports Coaching Books on Booktopia

Track & Field Books on Booktopia

Track & Field Books on Amazon

100 Best Selling Track & Field Books on Amazon

Top 100 Best Selling Children’s Sports Coaching Books on Amazon

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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 TwitterFacebookLinkedin, Instagram, Anchor or via email.

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