Discus Fundamentals and Training

This discus is a highly technical event. Do you need help training your discus throwers? In this post get detailed coaching points for the middle and front of the ring. You will also get a daily practice routine.

In the clip below Katelyn Ciarelli, Associate Head Coach at UC-Irivine, shares her coaching points for teaching the discus in the middle of the ring and the front of the ring. She also shares her daily practice routine. Coach Ciarelli provides a lot of useful coaching points and information. She also demonstrates some of her key principles and answers a variety of questions in this informative 12 minute video clip.

The following is a brief recap of the video below. In the video Coach Ciarelli offers a detailed explanation of her key teaching points. The following is simply an outline of her presentation.

I. Middle of the Ring

  • Right leg swings out to get buttcrack to the landing area
  • Upper body under the roof
  • Discus goes on the roof

II. Front of the Ring

  • Left down in power position
  • Discus behind the hip in power position
  • Right foot and hip keep turning in
  • Discus stays up through the pull
  • Block the left side

III. Daily Practice Routine

  • Warn-up
  • Dynamic Stretching
  • Drills
  • Throwing
  • Lifting/Special Exercises
  • Core Exercises
  • Running/Plyometric Exercises

The clip is just a sample from Coach Ciarelli’s presentation at a recent Glazier Track and Field Clinic. Her entire presentation entitled Training Your Discus Throwers includes key coaching points as well as instruction on training, drills, exercises, running and plyometrics. For information about gaining access to her entire presentation, as well as hundreds of other great clinic presentation, click the link Glazier Track and Field Clinics.

The video below has audio, so please make sure that your volume is turned on. Click the arrow to play the video.

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