- Correct common errors and add distance to your glide and rotational throws
- Learn simple techniques for adding distance to your throws
- See specific drills for the front, middle and back of the ring
with Travis Geopfert, University of Arkansas Assistant Coach (field events and multi-events);
2x USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year (2013-14);
Decathlon coach for the 2009 USA vs. Germany Thorpe Cup; former UNI Head Coach, 2009 MVC Indoor and Outdoor Champions
University of Arkansas Assistant Coach Travis Geopfert takes you step-by-step through the common mistakes shot putters make and how you can help correct them. He delivers instruction on both the glide and rotational techniques.
You will see demonstrations of each error and drills you can use to correct the techniques. Geopfert supplements these drills with "Coaching Points" he uses to develop championship throwers. He explains the why and how of every drill he uses and how the drill corrects each particular error.
Many throwers hold the shot improperly, which affects their throwing distance. You will be introduced to the proper grip techniques and footwork needed to be an effective glide or rotational thrower.
Another common error in the shot is using only the upper body to throw. Using a series of weight throw drills, you will learn how to effectively use your lower body (large muscle groups) to improve power and balance. Incorporating heavy objects and a elevated target, your athletes will develop the strength and the technique needed to maximize their throwing distance.
The glide technique is covered in its entirety with numerous coaching tips and suggestions. Seeing multiple athletes complete the drills helps reveal the many mistakes athletes can make. The rotational technique is also covered with a group of athletes, as Coach Geopfert takes you step-by-step through the drills that are specific to this style of throwing. He teaches each technique from the front of the ring to the back.
This video will help you identify the mistakes your athletes are making that cost them distance on their throws and points at your meets. Order now and discover the drills and techniques that will help your throwers improve their technique and reach their potential.
65 minutes. 2013.Track & Field Videos