Med Ball Challenge Schools

MED BALL CHALLENGE SCHOOLS

The Med Ball Challenge Page for clubs can be found by clicking here

 The Med Ball Challenge is a fun-filled selection of Medicine Ball throws aimed at providing a well-rounded experience of throwing, heaving and launching for all age groups and all stages of development, but particularly for grassroots athletics.

KINDS OF THROW

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 Forward Pitch

AIM

To highlight the valuable contribution that can be made by the legs to a throwing activity.

DESCRIPTION

A two handed forward throw utilizing the legs and trunk.

Push

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Chest Push

AIM

To push the ball as far as possible.

DESCRIPTION

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.

chest push

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Soccer Throw

AIM

An overhead throw using the back and legs to propel the ball.

DESCRIPTION

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.

soccer throw

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Overhead  Heave

AIM

To power the ball over the head using the whole body to generate maximum momentum.

DESCRIPTION

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.

overhead heave

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Shoulder Fling

AIM

To heave the ball over a shoulder having generated acceleration and created a long radius around the body.

DESCRIPTION

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.

the shoulder fling

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