Shot Put Coaching
The purpose of the glide is to enable the thrower to get in an optimal power position to deliver the implement with more velocity directed into the shot than from a standing put. Gains of 10% to 20% from the standing throw are expected which could be the difference between first place and not making a final.
Back of the Circle
Unseat the hips first
Extend the left leg low to the toeboard
Drive off the right heel
The upper body is passive; the shot stays down and back
The right foot lands at 100 to140 degrees on the ball of the foot
Left leg plants straight to brace during the blocking action
Keep the shot behind the right leg
Left arm stays long and loose
Lift with the legs from the middle into the finish
Keep the shot moving upward in a straight line
Push the shot up and out with a high right elbow
Left arm opens then pulls in to meet the chest to block
Reverse with the right foot flat and parallel to the toeboard
Develop glide technique with drills and easy throws
Improve release mechanics with stand throws
Break the throw up into parts with and without releases
Train heavy and light implements (within 10% of competition weight)
Focus on technique at practice
Stay in the ring during practice
The glide is a linear event, keeping the shot near the center of mass will help eliminated unnecessary rotational movements associated with technical errors in the glide technique.
Over two hours of video segments and 20 coaching articles on the shot put and discus throw.
Designed for beginning and elite-level coaches looking for a competitive edge.