Wall and Pole Drill
This is a very simple drill that you can use to further hone your precision and accuracy. All you need is a wall that has a pole somewhere on it – baseball fields, a privacy fence, any barrier that has a vertical pole that creates a little nook that you can float your disc into will work.
Set up about 7-10 yards away from the pole at about 45 degrees to the wall throwing into the wind. Deliver discs to the target at your dog’s maximum leaping height. The goal is to have your disc float and just barely touch both the wall and the pole at the same time.
Like I said, very simple, but not so easy…
This drill is awesome for fleshing out a throwers understanding of floaters. It gives you a defined target in the pole, it helps to define your dog’s line and it gives you feedback on your placement in relationship to both the target and your dog’s line.
This combined with a simple Precision and Accuracy Drill will greatly improve your placement.
Change up the angle in relation to the wall and you can get experience hitting a target on all kinds of angles. The closer you get to 90 degrees to the wall, the harder the skill becomes. It’s a very good idea to work as many angles as you can.
You can experiment with throwing downwind to get a feeling for how the wind holds up floaters and helps them hover, but stay focused on throwing into the wind so you can improve your floater and make it more likely to get your dog in the air.