5 Posts That Will Help You Teach Shot Put

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.

The Grip

Use Ice Cream to Help Young Athletes Learn the Shot Put Grip

Learn a fun analogy that will help you teach the shot put grip to beginners.

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The Starting Position of the Shot

Shot Put: How to Lock It In Right From The Start

Read about how to explain where the shot should sit against the neck prior to delivery.

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The Putting Action

The “Shot Put Slam” Drill for Young Athletes

This is my favourite drill for teaching the shot putting arm action.

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The Body Rotation

How to Teach Young Throwers to Drive Their Hips To The Front

Here I discuss a good coaching cue for teaching young athletes to drive their hips through to the front.

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“Putting” It All Together

Games That Young Athletes Love: Shot Put Asteroids

Shot Put Asteroids is a team game during which young athletes score team points according to where their shot lands.

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Shot Put Hoop 2

I would love to know if any of these ideas work for you!

Let me know by leaving a reply/comment or by using the contact details below. I would also love to hear if you can add any further ideas to those that are presented above.

Further reading

E- Book:

How To Teach Shot Put To Young Athletes E-Book (plus bonus cheat sheet) 


Complete Book of Throws from Booktopia (Australia & New Zealand)

Complete Book of Throws from Amazon US Store

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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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