Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clay Target Shooting




Clay Target Shooting, a set on Flickr.
Today the boys experience Clay Target Shooting. We are grateful to the help of club members, Dave, Aaron, Ian and Ian for their guidance and assistance so this day was possible and successful.  
To see more photos or view them as a slide show visit Flickr.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shot Put

With school and inter-school athletics coming up we had a big 
focus on the technique for successful shot putting today.

We know to hold the shot put

  • that the shot put sits at the base of the fingers with the thumb providing support at the side
  • that the shot put is placed under the chin with the elbow held high
  • that the free arm is raised in front of the chest


We know to do the standing shot put;
  • that the feet are positioned with the right foot pointed 135 degrees from direction of throw
  • there is a "chin-knee-toe' line (the power position) before we begin the shuffle 
  • the body moves from low to high
  • the chest will move to the front before arm pushes
  • the arm follows through (See-It-Go)

We know to do the side on shuffle when push the shot put;
  • that the feet are positioned with the right foot pointed 135 degrees from direction of throw
  • there is a "chin-knee-toe' line (the power position) before we begin the shuffle 
  • step in the direction of the throw with the front foot
  • bring the back foot to the front foot and when it lands, immediately move the front foot into the "chin-knee-toe" power position
  • the body moves from low to high
  • the chest will move to the front before arm pushes
  • the arm follows through (See-It-Go)