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Track & Field News Presents: Technique & Drills for the Glide Shot Put

Track & Field News Presents: Technique & Drills for the Glide Shot Put

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with Jim Aikens,
Fremd HS (IL) Head Boy's Track Coach

Coach Aikens covers the glide shot put technique \from A to Z!\" He starts at the beginning with six different stretches that allow athletes to prepare properly for throwing. Aikens begins his technique breakdown by demonstrating the wide and narrow grips as well as the placement of the shot and hits on the different shot sizes and their advantages. Building speed is important and Aikens shows how to teach athletes to go from slow to fast. The power position starts with stance and balance, with a relaxed upper body and a straight-line position down the length of the body. Aikens prefers the inactive start but he also shares the active start. There are two styles of glides in this presentation - Rotate & Lift and Lift & Rotate. Foot position and width determine the best style for each athlete. Aikens addresses the finer points of the glide in the drills section. A favorite drill is the Leg drive where athletes kick a ball while driving forward. In all, 20 drills reinforce the teaching points and techniques of the glide shot put. In conclusion, Coach Aikens addresses the main problems that occur when teaching this method. 93 minutes. 2007. DVD.