Discus

Discus Technique

The discus event we know today evolved from the ancient Olympic Pentathlon where the athlete was required to long jump, throw the discus and javelin, as well as run and wrestle. The following sequence explaining how to throw a discus is written for a right-handed thrower which means that they will be entering the throw …

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Discus Drills – Set 4

These drills use shuttle runs where the skill is repeated over and over in a straight line. They can be performed pretty much anywhere with the minimum of equipment. These drills are done with hands on hips or as a shuttle run. Hands on hips in circle Aim: To develop core movement Description: Start with …

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Discus Drills – Set 3

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 rotation …

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Discus Drills – Set 2

The following four drills use a towel instead of a medicine ball and work on perfecting footwork and rotational technique. These are standing throw, 180 degree turn and run through. Standing throw with towel Aim: To develop core movement and basic technique. Description: Make sure the feet are at least shoulder width apart As the …

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Discus Drills – Set 1

All the D-ball drills can be done inside a throwing cage and be thrown into the net so they can be practiced many times in a short period. A D-ball is a medicine ball that has had a handle cut into one side. Depending on the size of the throwing cage 3 to 4 athletes …

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Introduction to Discus

A good way to support the development and retention of throwing skills and technique is through the use of drills. Drills break down the skill learning into much more manageable chunks and allow the athlete to perform them many times more than if they were just throwing. Therefore, drills play a major part in helping …

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