SHOT PUT ( Shuffle Style )
OTC ELITE MULTI EVENTS
STEP # 1.
The BEAUTY of the shuffle style of shot putting is that it ENABLES the athlete to land in the middle of the circle in the correct position ( functional power position ) 19 out of 20 times !!! It is a very simple skill, compared to the traditional glide style. You must discipline yourself to release from the back of the circle with a “ SET POSTURE/POSITION “ and land in the middle of the ring with the SAME posture/position EACH AND EVERY TIME; be it a practice situation; be it all comers meets; be it the Olympic Games. Every time!
STEP # 2. ( Middle of the ring/circle )
“ TURN ON IT “ with hip/leg/left arm in the middle of the ring, all the while keeping your head on your right shoulder ( right handed throwers ) and maintaining the established position/posture from Step # 1 above. This step # 2 can also be called the PATIENCE PHASE.
STEP # 3.
If Step #’s 1 and 2 are done correctly, then all of the set up work is done and in place….so now here in Step # 3, SIMPLY EXPLODE ON IT. ie…pop shoulder, pop legs, strike hard and fast, finish completely, flick wrist, pop full right side, etc.etc.
SIMPLE SUMMARY OF ABOVE: ( These could be cues!!)
1. START & LAND CORRECTLY ( in middle of circle )
2. TURN ON IT, NEVER LOOSING POSTURE
Harry Marra, Coach, OTC Elite Combined Events