Are you a high school throws coach or performance specialist interested in explosive training and coordination for large athletes? This week’s Friday Five is with Jim Aikens, the legendary throws coach from the state of Illinois with three decades of experience. Coach Aikens shares what he does with his throwers and explains how to take the high school athlete to the next level.
While the rotational technique is an outstanding way to propel a shot put a great distance, it’s not for everyone. Coach Jim Aikens also teaches the glide technique to his athletes because it is an easier technique for them to master, and helps them develop a good finish on the ball. In this article, he breaks down this technique into individual drills, complete with explanations and videos.