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Shift Weight Correctly to Maximize Shot Put Distance!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Craig Carter, University of Arizona throws coach, knows the importance of a proper weight transfer for shot putters. In this drill, athletes will learn to step into their throws to achieve maximum distance.

Non-Reverse Stand Throw w/ Box

Drill Summary: For this drill, you will need a 4-inch box. Place the box at the front of the throwing circle. The athlete starts the drill by standing with both feet on the box, with the leg opposite of their throwing arm closest to the target. The first movement the athlete makes is a step back with their back leg, while also stretching out their non-throwing arm toward the back of the throwing circle. Once they’ve reached this position, the athlete rotates, shifts their weight up onto the box and explodes forward to throw the shot put.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Block the left side.
2) Get the right side up.
3) Stretch the left arm out.
4) Square up to the target to finish.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Mega Drills for the Shot Put.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Design a Step-by-Step Throws Program That Will Improve Your Athletes!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

We have recently released two Track & Field DVDs to work on your throws.  These videos contain instruction from some of the best throwing coaches around.  Become more powerful to increase the distance of your athletes’ throws in future meets.

The Big Throws System

  • Discover an excellent teaching progression to help athletes connect the various movements of the rotational shot put and discus
  • Use the Six C’s concept to make this complex set of movements easier to teach and learn
  • Develop strategies to improve your performance at meets

Mega Drills for the Shot Put

  • Build an easy-to-teach drill progression to help athletes connect the various movements of both the glide and rotational shot put
  • Over 25 strength and form drills to build explosive power into your throwers
  • Create coaching cues to help your athletes understand position, balance, and feel within each key position



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