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Track & Field News Presents: Technique & Drills for the Discus

Track & Field News Presents: Technique & Drills for the Discus

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TD-02736G
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with Jim Aikens,
Fremd HS (IL) Head Boy's Track Coach

Coach Aikens is respected nationally for his ability to teach the discus. He starts by outlining the factors in implement distance. He cites the height, angle and speed of release as the main contributors to distance. The 35-36 throw is optimal for discus distance. The long path allows for a wind up that applies force for a longer period of time. A teaching point is to progress, slow to fast, when releasing the discus. He includes six stretches for athletes to use prior to throwing. Aikens analyzes the 1 kg and 2 kg implements, as well as three different grips that can be used. Athletes demonstrate several delivery examples. Reverse, non-reverse, back of the ring and middle of the ring positions are discussed. Over 15 drills are demonstrated to help athletes learn techniques. In conclusion, Aikens outlines problems, causes and solutions that are common in teaching throwers. 83 minutes. 2007. DVD.