Tag: Throwing Skills
We are backchaining this skill, starting one step away from the finish and then falling into the correct behavior. This position makes it highly likely that proper technique will be employed from the get go.
Distance throwing is a highly complex skill. The entire body is in action and must work in concert, feet set up the hips, hips move the arm, torso follows and pushes the hips, arm catches up, hips power through, torso/arm/hips finish. It’s really not a simple mechanical operation.
We do our best to simplify things here at Pawsitive Vybe and we have come up with a 4 step process for distance mechanics:
Reach & Step
Step 1 is Reach & Step. You stand 90 degrees to the target with your throwing hand closes to the target. Step backwards with your throwing side foot (right foot for right handers) in front of your left foot. This will feel very awkward and you should feel all coiled up. It is important to reach back as far as you can here.
This position closes the hips entirely … Read More »
Brushing discs, aka – MAC (Mid Air Correction), is actually quite a bit easier than most people think. They can be a bit hard to wrap your head around, but with a little bit of knowledge and a good serve, they’re really pretty easy.
A critical part of delivering accurate and powerful distance tosses is where the shoulder is when the disc is released. If you look at all of the big throwers out there, men and woman alike, all of them have one thing in common
We do two distance learning drills here at PVybe designed to isolate portions of the body that are moving in concert on your big back hand throws.
The Backhand throw, especially when thrown for distance, is one of the most complex throws you can attempt.
Ron Watson teaches the freestyle flying disc throw, the Flamingo. The Flamingo is a flashy, under the leg throw with a twist.
The Flamingitis throw is pretty spiffy. It’s clean, sharp and really pops. It’s also pretty simple. It’s similar in position to the Flamingo, but a bit more direct.
The cointoss butterfly is a very cool, very reliable butterfly that rotates 90 degrees – or sideways in relation to the handler., making for a really nice toss for passing skills and for Vaults and Overs. It also works quite well for flipping with many styles of dog.
One of the hardest things to do while throwing discs is to relax. It is surprising how tense your arm and wrist are even when you think you are being relaxed.
Many great throwers do this so naturally that it looks as if they must have magical Wristbands of Hercules or something. Now a huge portion of that Flick Myth is hiding right in plain sight.