The aim of this drill is to develop a glide technique. The athlete glides backwards repeatedly using a light soft ball and aiming to maintain balance.
Aim: To develop the basic glide technique
- Use a soft ball that is around the size of the individuals age-related shot with the weight no more than 1kg
- Athlete glides backwards, stopping only briefly in the power position before going straight into the next glide movement
- Repeat 4-6 times per set
- Make sure non-throwing arm stays back and shoulders remain parallel to the ground