There seems to be very little pull at the end of the throw. .
This normally indicates that the start was not fast. The upper body is probably not relaxed and the
leg base is most likely too small. The feeling resembles pitching softball. Try to coach relaxed
acceleration and work on horizontal drive rather than lift.
The athlete bends forward at the waist as the discus is delivered.
This usually means that there is a premature arm pull. Emphasize the delay of the arm pull until the
left foot has left the ground. Think lower body and save the explosion of the pull for the grand finale.
The athlete shows poor balance out of the back of the ring.
This normally means a failure to shift body weight onto the left foot at the beginning of the turn.
Go back to your early balance drills and allow the turn to become complete. Make sure the armpit
is over the left knee before leaving the middle of the ring. Turn the left foot in the direction of the throw.
The turn seems to decelerate instead of accelerating to the finish.
Many times the athlete begins to jump out of the back of the ring. Try to keep your athlete in contact with
the ground. Keep the feet near the surface of the circle. Keep the left foot close to the right
leg as you hit the center of the circle. Try to get the left foot down on the ground as soon as possible
after the right foot hits.
The throw constantly lands outside the right sector.
This normally indicates an incomplete turn. Stress the left foot in the direction of the throw. The
right foot should hit diagonally across and beyond the center line. The left foot should hit just to
the left of the center of the front of the circle. Also note the hip and emphasize its speed to the front.
The athlete's throws are constantly going to the left side of the sector.
This usually means the athlete has driven diagonally across the circle and the left foot is in the bucket.
Try to coach the forward drive or linear concept. Try to have the athlete keep the left foot close to
the right while turning.
The discus always leaves the hand fluttering.
The athlete never seems to get the discus to spin well. This usually means the athlete is lifting the
outer edge of the discus. Refer back to all the bowling drills and proper hold of the discus. Work on
a relaxed arm and coach the leg and hip drive. Try to have the athlete control the angle of the discus
with the thumb of the right hand.