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Athletics

The next school games challenge awaits!

Additional activities :

 

Throwing:

Who can throw the tennis ball the furthest?

Who can kick the football the furthest?

Who can kick the tennis ball the furthest?

Who can throw the football the furthest?

 

Now try to throw the tennis ball using the correct technique for the shot putt:

  • Front leg straight, back leg bent, with your chin, knee and toes in line
  • Hold the tennis ball with your finger tips
  • Keep the ball close to your neck
  • Push the tennis ball rather than trying to overarm throw it.
  • Generate extra power by transferring your body weight from low to high.
  • Release the ball at an angle of around 60 degrees

 

Think:

  • Chin - Knee - Toe
  • Dirty neck, clean palms
  • Power from your thighs (driving from low to high)
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