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Shot put

Place 2 cones as a throwing line Sit behind the line facing the direction of the throw with your legs out straight in front

of you or in straddle-sit position Using a weighted ball (choose your weight) or soccer/basketball, perform a sitting put

(push throw) for distance Ask someone to mark the distance with a cone Make further attempts to try to beat your personal best distance Measure and record your best distance as a future target to improve upon Repeat the process from a kneeling position facing the direction of the put

Hold the ball on your preferred shoulder or on your chest, using one or two hands Push your chest upward to begin the put Your arm/arms should be ‘last and fast’ Extend your fingers to complete the put Focus on the principles of ‘low to high’ and ‘slow to fast’

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Encourage others to challenge themselves and achieve the best distance they can Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight ball to challenge yourself Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Set up the challenge quickly and efficiently Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult Maximise your activity time, allowing enough time to recover between attempts

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Weighted ball or soccer/basketball, 4 cones, tape measure

Place 2 cones as a throwing line Stand behind the line facing side on to the direction of the throw Using a weighted ball (choose your weight) or soccer/basketball, perform a standing

put (push throw) for distance Ask someone to mark the distance with a cone Make further attempts to try to beat your personal best distance Measure and record your best distance as a future target to improve upon Repeat the process adding a side shift movement to the start of the put

Hold the ball on your shoulder, using one or two hands Position your feet so that your left toe and your right heel are in line Bend your knees and extend them powerfully to begin the put Drive your right hip towards the direction of the put Push your chest forward and lift your body upwards Follow your chest with your shoulder Extend your fingers to complete the put For the side-shift movement, remain sideways on throughout and keep your upper

body low Focus on the principles of ‘low to high’, ‘slow to fast’, ‘legs first arm last’ and transfer of

weight from ‘back to front’

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Encourage others to challenge themselves and achieve the best distance they can Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight ball to challenge yourself Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Set up the challenge quickly and efficiently Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult Maximise your activity time, allowing enough time to recover between attempts

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Weighted ball or soccer/basketball, 3 cones, tape measure

Place 2 cones as a throwing line Stand behind the line facing away from the direction of the throw Hold a weighted ball (choose your weight) or soccer/basketball in two hands between

your legs and throw it backwards over your head for distance Ask someone to mark the distance with a cone Make further attempts to try to beat your personal best distance Measure and record your best distance as a future targets to improve upon

Stand with your legs apart and hold the ball in two hands between your legs Swing the ball through your legs and then above and over your head Bend your knees and extend them powerfully to assist the throw Keep your back flat and your head up Keep your arms straight throughout the throw Release the ball above your head

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Encourage others to challenge themselves and achieve the best distance they can Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight ball to challenge yourself Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Set up the challenge quickly and efficiently Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult Maximise your activity time, allowing enough time to recover between attempts

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Weighted ball or soccer/basketball, 2 cones, 4 plastic hoops

Work in groups of 4-5 Place 2 cones as a throwing line and 4 hoops as targets (choose your distances and

positions) Stand behind the line facing side on to the direction of the throw Using a weighted ball (choose your weight) or soccer/basketball, perform a series of

standing puts (push throws) for accuracy, using the hoops as targets Devise a scoring system and decide on the number of throws allowed Make further attempts to try to beat your best score Record the scoring system, number of throws and your individual or team score as a

future target to improve upon

Hold the ball on your shoulder, using one or two hands Position your feet so that your left toe and right heel are in line Bend your knees and extend them powerfully to begin the put Drive your right hip towards the direction of the put Push your chest forward and lift your body upwards Follow your chest with your shoulder Extend your fingers to complete the put Focus on the principles of ‘low to high’, ‘slow to fast’, ‘legs first arm last’ and transfer of

weight from ‘back to front’

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Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight ball, position of the hoops and number of attempts to challenge yourself

Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Set up the challenge quickly and efficiently Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult Maximise your activity time, allowing enough time to recover between attempts

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Weighted ball or soccer/basketball, 4 cones, 4 plastic hoops

Work in groups of 4-5 Place 4 cones as a throwing area (approx 2m x 2m) and 4 hoops as targets (choose

your distances and positions) Stand at the back of the throwing area, facing away from the direction of the throw Using a weighted ball (choose your weight) or soccer/basketball, perform a series of

rotational puts (push throws) for accuracy, using the hoops as targets Devise a scoring system and decide on the number of throws allowed Make further attempts to try to beat your best score Record the scoring system, number of throws and your individual or team score as a

future target to improve upon

Hold the ball tight and close to your neck throughout the throw Your legs should be slightly flexed and your vision to the rear of the circle Rotate your body by pivoting on the balls of your feet towards the direction of the

put Continue to pivot on your left foot, whilst picking up your right foot and placing it in

the middle of the throwing area Pick up your left foot and push it towards the front of the throwing area Extend upwards, driving your hips and chest toward the direction of the put Extend your arm and fingers to complete the put

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Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight ball, position of the hoops and number of attempts to challenge yourself

Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Set up the challenge quickly and efficiently Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult Maximise your activity time, allowing enough time to recover between attempts

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shot circle or cones, tape measure

Place 4 cones down as a throwing area (approx 2m x 2m) or use a shot put circle Stand in the throwing area/shot put circle facing side on to the direction of the throw Using a shot (choose your weight), perform a standing or side-shift put (choose your

technique) for distance Ask someone to mark your distance with a cone Make further attempts to try to beat your best distance Measure and record your best distance and the weight of shot as a future target to

improve upon

Grip and hold Hold the shot at the base of your three middle fingers, supported by your thumb and

little finger The shot must be held on the shoulder close to the chin The elbow of your putting arm should be kept high Think ‘clean palm, dirty neck’

Side-shift Stand at the back of the circle, facing sideways on to the direction of the put Bend your right leg and lower your upper body in preparation for the shift Push off your right leg and shift sideways into the middle of the circle At the end of the shift, pull your right leg under your body and place your left foot at

the front of the circle Your upper body should remain low

Release Position your feet with your right foot in the middle of the circle, your left foot at the

front of the circle and your right heel in line with your left toe Your chin, knee and toe should be directly in line, one above the other, with your

upper body low and your weight backwards Start the put by pushing your right hip towards the direction of the put

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teacher is supervising

Communicate in a co-operative and friendly manner with others Encourage others to challenge themselves and achieve the best distance they can Give others positive and constructive feedback on their effort and technique

Choose the best weight shot to challenge yourself Set yourself realistic and achievable goals Keep re-evaluating and setting new goals

Challenge yourself to your maximum ability Focus on improving your own personal best Don’t give up or cheat if the challenge gets difficult

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