JimAikens

Drills for Rotational Shot Put Success
by 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.

JimAikens Jim Aikens Head Track & Field Coach at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois

Jim Aikens has been coaching the 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 16 other state medals. Jim's throwers have also won numerous sectional and conference championships.  Jim has had 5 throwers toss the shot 60 feet or better.  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.  In the past 15 years Jim’s team’s have won seven conference championships, six sectional championships, and four top 8 finishes at the Illinois state meet. Coach Aikens has published several articles and videos about the Throws and training for the throws and is a much sought after speaking clinician.

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