Low Release Throwing by Caroline Ma
Low release throws are very valuable when breaking the mark. Even if you are very wide sometimes the mark is still able to get around. It is much harder for the mark to get very low.
A and B set up opposite each other, roughly 10 to 15 metres apart. C is positioned beside A holding an obstacle (sweeping brush handle, pool noodle or other) at A’s release point.
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A > B > C
- After seeing A's initial release point, C should hold the obstacle slightly lower in order to challenge A's ability.
- Each time A releases below the obstacle and throws on target, the obstacle should be lowered for the next throw.
Caroline Ma says:Sometimes your leg can get in the way. Generally, if participants throw with their elbow on the inside of their leg it means their foot turns out and it can twist their knees (if people find this more comfortable then that’s okay). But if participants ask and they’re not set in their ways, prompt them to throw on the outside around their leg if possible.