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1 Kansas Track and Field Clinic Discus Bonnie Welty

2 Topics Males and Females Males and Females Left Handed Athletes Left Handed Athletes The Back of the Ring The Back of the Ring

3 ALWAYS REMEMBER How your thrower starts in the back of the ring is how they are going to end up in the front of the Ring! How your thrower starts in the back of the ring is how they are going to end up in the front of the Ring!

4 Girls VS. Boys Though we teach the same technique for both girls and boys, they need different guidance. Though we teach the same technique for both girls and boys, they need different guidance. Exception for every rule. Exception for every rule.

5 Similarities, but Different Positive reinforcement Positive reinforcement Encouragement Encouragement Understanding Understanding Motivation Motivation Physical Physical

6 Holding the Discus Smaller hands Smaller hands May have to move to the front of the discus. May have to move to the front of the discus. Index and middle finger closer together. Index and middle finger closer together. Thumb pressure is key. Thumb pressure is key.

7 Lefties Make conscious effort to go through correct motions. Make conscious effort to go through correct motions. Use the correct terminology for your left handed athletes. Use the correct terminology for your left handed athletes.

8 360 Spins We do 360 spins every day. We do 360 spins every day. Have students turn both directions. Have students turn both directions. Put all of weight on turning foot. Put all of weight on turning foot. Slow and Controlled Slow and Controlled

9 360 spins with Discus in Hand Have athletes spin both directions. Have athletes spin both directions. Have them continually raise their arm to get them comfortable with it Have them continually raise their arm to get them comfortable with it

10 Back half spins Start in the back of the ring Start in the back of the ring Swing foot to middle Swing foot to middle Stop and evaluate the beginning. Stop and evaluate the beginning.

11 Back half spins After there is a comfort level in doing half spins then swing foot back to starting position. After there is a comfort level in doing half spins then swing foot back to starting position.

12 Three Touch Drill Works on getting foot to swing out. Works on getting foot to swing out. Allows for athletes to get more time in the back of the ring. Allows for athletes to get more time in the back of the ring. Helps athlete to hit the middle of the ring. Helps athlete to hit the middle of the ring.

13 ALWAYS REMEMBER How your thrower starts in the back of the ring is how they are going to end up in the front of the Ring! How your thrower starts in the back of the ring is how they are going to end up in the front of the Ring!


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