Med Ball Challenge Clubs
MED BALL CHALLENGE CLUBS
The Med Ball Challenge Page for Schools can be found by clicking here
The England Athletics and AAA Med Ball Challenge is a new initiative to promote the development of Throwing activity at Club training nights/in curriculum time PE delivery.
A Virtual competition is being held to find the Top Individuals and Throwing Group across the Country. The team competition is open to clubs, schools and other youth groups.
– Each athlete should complete each of the 5 events below recording each distance thrown.
– To enter the Virtual League, the Group can either download the Spreadsheet from the right of this page and email the results to firstname.lastname@example.org or
– Enter the Top 5 Individual Total Distance (5 Throws) thrown on the Virtual League form (link at the top of the Page).
– The Individual Rankings can be viewed at the Link above.
– The performances will also be included in Power of 10.
Team Tables (by Age Group) will be published at regular intervals over the year.
This programme is kindly supported by England Athletics and the AAA. There are equipment bags placed all round the Country for groups to borrow for free – please see the Kit Hire Location list to the right of this page.
KINDS OF THROW
To highlight the valuable contribution that can be made by the legs to a throwing activity.
A two handed forward throw utilizing the legs and trunk.
To push the ball as far as possible.
In this standing throw the participant pushes a weighted ball with both hands from the chest into a pre-measured throwing area. This is a good introduction to the push technique use in the shot put event. This technique is also used in Basketball and Netball where it is known as the chest pass.
An overhead throw using the back and legs to propel the ball.
A two handed throw where the participant starts facing the direction of the throw. This event uses the whole body in a basic ‘pull’ technique which is a good training exercise for javelin throwers, soccer players, tennis players and several other ball games.
To power the ball over the head using the whole body to generate maximum momentum.
This is a two handed over the head power throw which is a full body exercise. If done correctly the ball should travel further than the distances achieved in the other throws. It develops the ability to combine the maximum contribution from all the parts of the body into a single action.
To heave the ball over a shoulder having generated acceleration and created a long radius around the body.
A two handed reversed throw where the participant keeps their back to the direction of the throw. this event uses the whole body in a basic rotational technique which is used in several throwing events and is relevant to movements in some ball games.