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1 Dave Hahn – UW-Whitewater

2  Why not have all athletes try it out?  Good discus throwers may want to avoid  Athletes who lack brute strength or explosiveness  How much time are athlete and coach willing to dedicate?

3  Start from power position and work backward  For all practical purposes, the grip and power position can be taught the same for both glide and spin ◦ Shot placement may differ

4 Left Foot Right Foot Right handed thrower

5  Preparation ◦ shuffle shuffle stop ◦ rotation  Power Throw  Wheel  Walking Throw  Full Throw

6  Emphasize turning the foot and knee into the throwing direction  Block with left side  Wrist Flick

7  Tight knees through the middle  Straight line with left foot  Turn through single support  Knee over toe outside of right foot  Land with open left foot

8  Establish stationary positions, developing mental model for the throw  Left knee down at 90  Left foot does not rotate beyond right sector line  Sweep with inside of foot  See the throwing direction

9  Around the left shoulder  Sweep foot stays low with toe up  Chin stays neutral  Long left arm  Left heel should touch in power position to initiate block

10  Pirouettes  Left heel  5 gallon bucket drill

11  Wheel  Wheel with hands on knees  Drop ins

12  Foot on box  Dumbbell throws  Belt pulls

13  2 turn and throw  Walking throws  Close left side of circle

14  Diving to the middle  Leading with left shoulder  Landing high in middle  Pulling with left side

15  Feel free to contact with additional questions or comments Dave Hahn UW-Whitewater


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