Discus drills practice set 3 works on rotating with a towel for very light resistance. They build up progressively through to a full turn and aim to develop core movement and technique. Each drill should be performed 3 to 5 times.

Practice set three

These drills focus on turning with the towel

360 degree rotate with towel

 

Aim: To develop core movement and basic technique.

Description:

  • Make the normal entry into full turn, but continue to pivot around the grounded left foot (right-handed thrower) until back at the beginning again
  • Athlete should finish in a controlled position at each touch down
  • Repeat 3-5 times each set

Coaching points:

  • Make sure the athlete is shifting body weight and throwing arm is not allowed to come in front of the right leg

180 degree turn to centre

 

Aim: To develop core movement and basic technique

Description:

  • Make the normal entry into full turn, and continue to pivot around the grounded left foot until right foot touch down and stop
  • Athlete should finish in a controlled position
  • Repeat 3-5 times each set

Coaching points:

  • Make sure the towel is above shoulder height at the finish of each rep

Full turn to knee with towel

 

Aim: To develop core movement and basic technique

Description:

  • Make the normal entry into full turn, the right-handed thrower will step forward over the left foot to land on the right foot
  • Then as the left leg goes back bent at the knee and stop touching the right knee
  • Athlete should finish in a controlled position
  • Repeat 3-5 times each set

Coaching points:

  • Make sure the towel is above shoulder height at the finish of each rep

Full turn with towel

Aim: To develop core movement and basic technique

Description:

  • Right-handed thrower needs to get a wide sweep with the right leg around the body before right foot touch down
  • The left leg is then pushed back underneath the athletes torso so that athlete lands in a braced standing throw position
  • Athlete should finish in a controlled position
  • Do not deliver on this drill
  • Repeat 3-5 times each set

Coaching points:

  • Make sure the towel is above shoulder height at the finish of each rep
  • Timing needs to be 1,2-3

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