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Drills to Maximize your Glide Shot Put Distance
by Jim Aikens

In this course Coach Aikens will go through the glide technique for throwing the shot put.  Coach Aikens breaks the technique down to easy to follow positions and movements. Coach Aikens then also shows you multiple drills to follow to help master these positions & movements.  This course will be valuable for both the beginner and advanced glide shot putter. 

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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