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Features & Benefits
  • Includes glide and rotational techniques
  • Get a valuable training schedule and sample workouts
  • Solve "back of the ring" technique issues
  • World class demonstration from Olympian and World Champion Reese Hoffa
with Don Babbitt, University of Georgia Throws Coach; and Reese Hoffa, 2x Olympian and World Champion

With incredible and insightful coaching and demonstration from World Champion and Olympian Reese Hoffa, Don Babbitt provides you with "what you need to know" to be successful in the shot put.

Coach Babbitt's six-part presentation features instruction in the following areas:

  • Warm-up - This shot put specific warm-up consists of a light jog, a series of static stretches that focus on the low back and legs, and med ball throwing drills to prepare for shot put training.
  • Grip and Release - Babbitt presents technical instruction for gripping the shot while detailing the differing neck placements for gliders and rotational shot putters. Three release drills place an emphasis on pushing the shot without spin on the release.
  • Standing Throw - Babbitt takes Hoffa through a five-step teaching progression that begins with an arm strike throw and progresses through to a power position with a throw. He highlights the keys to poser position and includes drills for rhythm and balance. These drills are appropriate for a full range of ability from beginning through elite. Once that athlete has a good grasp on the power position with standing throws, Babbitt introduces the reverse to the throw to assist the shot putter with increasing distance.
  • Full Glide Technique - Babbitt teaches a simple three-drill progression for the glide shot. Included are glide shot put throws with and without reverse.
  • Rotational Technique - Babbitt implements a 12-drill progression that leads the shot putter through every phase of the skill, including a complete throw with a reverse.
  • Training schedule - Babbitt discusses his philosophy and structure of throwing workouts. He offers examples of a thrower's training week and how to balance throwing with weight and agility training. Also included are the weight training and conditioning exercises he uses, as well as recommendations for how to train at the high school level. Downloadable workouts are available on this DVD.

Throughout this entire DVD, Babbitt takes time to explain not only the how of each particular drill and phase of the throw, but more importantly, the whys. Understanding the whys affords both coach and athlete a keen insight into what to look for to prevent and/or correct errors.

This DVD is certain to be a difference maker for coach and athlete!

75 minutes. 2010.

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Ratings & Reviews

World Class Shot Put
on February 8, 2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by ZachSchroeder434

I tell my athletes if you want to be the best you have to train like the best. This DVD is a great sample of how the best train, and is highly recommended for those looking for insight into what the best actually do.

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World Class Shot Put
on March 18, 2012
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

This DVD is excellent. Lots of drills using broom sticks and medicine balls to break down the glide and spin into simple segments. My team is making way more progress in the throws this year compared to last year.
The DVD has drills for the glide as well as rotational throws. Coach Babbitt even explains how to do the reversal. I have 4 other throwing DVD's and not one of them explains how to do a simple reversal. THis easily adds 2 feet to a throw and you look like a genius.

After incorporating the drills from this video in our throwing practices we have eliminated deadtime and boredom.

Whats also a bonus is that you can play it in your computer and get a basic lifting workout and a typical throwing practice. Get this DVD and Advanced Shot Put by Larry Judge and you will be set.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes No
World Class Shot Put
on April 12, 2010
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

A great video for teaching the basics of shot putting. Many valuable drills that have helped my shot putters to develop better form and throw further.

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