Discus & Rotational Shot Put Foundation Part l

by Mac Wilkins
Discus & Rotational Shot Put Foundation Part l


Available October 1, 2015
Check out the video and down load the photos below.

Updated, broader and more detail than Gold Medal Discus or Basic 70' Shot Put.

Foundation I includes: 
New material from the summer of 2015 Many Lessons from Mac's original web based course The Wilkins Review.
How to Drills to help coaches teach and throwers learn the positions and the feelings of the throw.
31 Downloadable photos with key points circled to print or share with your throwers.
27 separate Video Lessons, over 46 minutes for beginners and advanced throwers and coaches.

These drills will help the throwers...
Connect their hips to the implement
Move with RHYTHM their hips & implement

Print the photos for your throwers.
Best is to have them taped to a mirror where they can compare their positions in the mirror with those positions in the photos.

Some of the videos show throwers being led through learning progressions, changing their positions gradually until it all clicks.

The rotational shot and discus are very similar in positions at the back of the circle. 
There are some distinct differences however, in the timing due to the heavier wieght and shorter radius of the path of the shot.
This course will only focus on the similarities between the two.


The Coach


Mac Wilkins

Olympic Champion & Former World Record Holder


Mac Wilkins is an American Olympic athlete who was once the best discus and shot put thrower in the world. 

Mac Wilkins the Coach… In Eight Years from 2006 through 2013 Wilkins coached the throws at Concordia University, in Portland, OR. His throwers won 24 individual National Championships and earned 94 All-American honors. 

In August 2013, Wilkins left Concordia University to coach for the USATF at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista California. 

He has contributed as a part time coach or consultant to the following throwers:
•2012- Krishna Poonia, India        #6 London Olympics 
•2010- Krishna Poonia, India        Commonwealth Champion, W-DT 
•2010- Jason Y   USA                 #1 US M-DT, Olympian 
•2009- Dani S, Australia              World Champion W-DT 
•2008- Stephanie T   USA            Olympic Champion W-DT 
•2008  Annie Hess, Concordia U.  Longest US College W-DT at any level in 2008,                                                                                       (3 years from 45m, 147’ to 58.69m, 192') 
•2001- Adam S   USA                 #5 World Championships 
•2000- Adam S   USA                 #5 Sydney Olympics M-DT
*1996 - Adam S   USA                  Finalist Atlanta Olympic Games
*1988 '92 '96   Ramon Jimenez Gaona         Paraguay     Olympian & Pac-10 Champion
*1976 '80        Lynne Winbigler Anderson      USA            Olympian & National Champion  

Mac Wilkins the Thrower… 

Olympic Gold Medal 1976 
Olympic Silver Medal 1984
Olympic 5th place 1988

Four Times World Record Holder

Eight Times US National Champion in the Discus

Ranked #1 in the World in 1976 and 1980 in the discus.

US National Champion 1977 Indoor Shot Put - 69’ 1.5”, 21.06m

At the University of Oregon he threw the javelin 78.44m, 257' 8" as a 19 year old freshman.  
As a senior he was NCAA Champion and won the first of his eight US titles in the Discus Throw.

All Time Life Records...
Discus 70.98m 232' 10"   Shot Put 21.06m 69’ 1.5”   Javelin 78.44m 257' 4"   Hammer 63.88m 208’ 10”.

May 1, 1976, he broke the World’s Record on his first three consecutive attempts at 69.80m, 70.24m, and 70.86m.   

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