Links to 5 Posts That Will Help You Teach a Basic Standing Shot Put
Below are some ideas that I’ve developed over the years to help teach a basic standing shot put technique to beginners.
These ideas can be used when coaching or teaching class-sized groups, small groups, and individuals.
Learn a fun analogy that will help you teach the shot put grip to beginners.
The Starting Position of the Shot
Read about how to explain where the shot should sit against the neck prior to delivery.
The Putting Action
This is my favourite drill for teaching the shot putting arm action.
The Body Rotation
Here I discuss a good coaching cue for teaching young athletes to drive their hips through to the front.
“Putting” It All Together
Shot Put Asteroids is a team game during which young athletes score team points according to where their shot lands.
I would love to know if any of these ideas work for you!
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Complete Book of Throws from Booktopia (Australia & New Zealand)
Complete Book of Throws from Amazon US Store
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