Drills for Rotational Shot Put Successby Jim Aikens
In This Course Coach Aikens will take you through an number of drills from the beginner to intermediate rotational thrower. These proven drills will help you develop excellent Rotational technique. Coach Aikens have used these drills for years to help develop his championship throwers. The drills are presented in a progressive order to assist you in developing a sound rotational technique. Coach Aikens then goes over some common rotational thrower errors and how to correct those flaws.
Jim Aikens has been coaching high school throws since 1984. He has been the head coach at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois since 1990. During this time Jim’s throwers have medaled at national competitions, won four state championships and 19 other state medals. Jim's throwers have also won numerous sectional and conference championships. Jim has had 5 throwers toss the shot 61 feet or better and numerous throwers over 55 feet. Jim has earned his USA Track & Field Level 1 and Level 2 certification. In 2014 Jim was chosen as one of the eight finalist for the National High School Coaches Association coach of the year. He has also served as President for the Illinois Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association and is a member of their Hall of Fame. Jim is currently the Illinois representative for the National Throws Coaches Association. Coach Aikens Retired as head coach of Fremd High School in 2017. He is currently the Throws Coach at Burlington Central High School in located in Hampshire, Illinois. Coach Aikens has published several articles and videos about the throws and training for the throws and is a much sought after clinician on the throwing events..