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Beginning and basics

What is Disc Golf

Beginning and basics

What is Disc Golf

Throwing techniques

Forehand steps

Throwing techniques

Forehand steps

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In the course you learn:


  • Learn all the parts of the forehand steps

  • Integrate the parts for a full set of steps

  • Learn to use all the step-taking aspects individually according to your situation in the field

  • How to get more distance to your shots

In this course, you will learn the basics of taking steps when throwing forehand shots in a very clear and simple way.

Taking steps with shots will increase the distance of your throws when done correctly. Evolving your throw from a standstill position to taking steps can be a slow process but we assure you that after this course you will have all the tools you need to improve quickly! Taking steps is like a choreographed dance move so keep smiling and practicing.

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Lessons

Introduction to forehand steps

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Introduction to forehand steps

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Introduction to forehand steps

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Avery Jenkins is introducing the contents of the course.

Introduction

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00:41

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Lesson - Terms

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Lesson - Terms

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Let's talk about a couple of terms for clarity.

Lesson - Terms

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00:43

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Parts of the forehand steps

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Parts of the forehand steps

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Parts of the forehand steps

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Lesson - Last step

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Lesson - Last step

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We start to go through the steps backwards from the last step. This is a good way to connect the dots from the forehand standstill position since we are stepping into that position when we release the disc.

Lesson - Last step

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01:39

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Exercise - Last step

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Exercise - Last step

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Now we exercise the last step throw. Keep it simple and concentrate on your footwork. Never mind of the shots are not going were you are aiming. This can happen if you are not extremely well versed in forehand shots. Get the last step drilled and you will start see some great results!

Exercise - Last step

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01:20

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Lesson - Cross step

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Lesson - Cross step

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Let's study the middle part of our steps. The cross step is also sometimes called a crow hop, or pro hop. There are multiple variations but this is the most simple version of the cross step. We will find our own way of doing this eventually since everyone has different body mechanics and different-sized extremities. let's start from here and build the chain of motions first!

Lesson - Cross step

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01:26

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Lesson - Cross step types

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Lesson - Cross step types

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We talk a little about the variety of cross steps. There is no one right way to do it as we can see from professional players. Let's see what kind of variance we can find.

Lesson - Cross step types

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01:49

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Exercise - Cross step

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Exercise - Cross step

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Exercising the cross step or the 2nd step. You can practice this without a disc first and then throw shots with a stable fairway or a driver. Again, we don't mind were the disc is landing. We are practicing footwork so once we get that working, the shots will land where we want.

Exercise - Cross step

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01:26

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Lesson - Final step

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Lesson - Final step

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We are starting to find the full set of steps here. The whole stepping motion starts with preliminary steps, but there are always these three steps to a full set of forehand steps.

Lesson - Final step

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01:27

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Exercise - Three step exercise

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Exercise - Three step exercise

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Exercising the full three steps. Start with the lead step, then cross step and then final step and throw! Lead - Cross - Final - Step through. Rinse and repeat!

Exercise - Three step exercise

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01:07

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Lesson - Versatility

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Lesson - Versatility

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The forehand steps can be utilized in various ways. Learning these steps one by one may help you when you are on a difficult terrain with rocks and roots, or on an uneven surface where you can't throw with a full run up. Always use common sense and be safe when throwing.

Lesson - Versatility

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00:59

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Fine tuning

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Fine tuning

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Fine tuning

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Lesson - The alignment

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Lesson - The alignment

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In this lesson, we talk about the alignment of our body for a good aim and good power production.

Lesson - The alignment

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01:23

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Lesson - Pace and cadence

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Lesson - Pace and cadence

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Talking a bit more on the timing, pace and cadence of these steps. Generally the idea is to find a good pace and the relationship in between these steps. Start slow at first and gradually increase speed.

Lesson - Pace and cadence

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01:18

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Lesson - Rhythm

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Lesson - Rhythm

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Talking a bit more on the rhythm of the steps. It is good to have a good understanding of your upper and lower body motions and the rhythm of these movements so you can replicate these motions every time.

Lesson - Rhythm

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01:48

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Lesson - Foot rotation

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Lesson - Foot rotation

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Working on the details here. Small foot rotation is good. This is not as big as in backhand drive but it is again good to rotate that foot to release the torque and tension of your body in a controlled fashion.

Lesson - Foot rotation

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00:53

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Exercise - Foot rotation

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Exercise - Foot rotation

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Let's drill the plant foot rotation. Very important to get a good feel for the rotation to be able to execute a smooth and accurate forehand throw.

Exercise - Foot rotation

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01:09

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Lesson - Follow through

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Lesson - Follow through

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Talking about the importance of followthrough motion. Very important detail to get the disc where you want safely without the risk of an injury.

Lesson - Follow through

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01:23

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Exercise - Follow through

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Exercise - Follow through

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Practicing the motion of a follow through. Very important part especially when using steps to create more power to our throw.

Exercise - Follow through

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Lesson - Off arm

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Lesson - Off arm

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Some details on the actions of the off-hand. You can use this movement to gain more power to your swing but they key is not to let your off-hand be in your way when practicing the basics.

Lesson - Off arm

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00:48

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Lesson - Body positioning

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Lesson - Body positioning

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The release point of a forehand shot is much lower than a backhand throw. This is why we must bend our knees and go lower to get that good power to our disc.

Lesson - Body positioning

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Lesson - Arm positioning

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Lesson - Arm positioning

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We have almost everything set up now. One thing to talk about is where the arm is swinging during the throw. Here we see what arm motion should be like and where it is in relation to the back leg when going through the full motion of a forehand throw.

Lesson - Arm positioning

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01:19

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Putting things together

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Putting things together

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Putting things together

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Lesson - Putting things together

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Lesson - Putting things together

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Now we assemble the whole motion of forehand steps. Very simple and very deliberate and exaggerated at first. This is to get things going when practicing the full steps.

Lesson - Putting things together

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01:15

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Exercise - Putting things together 1

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Exercise - Putting things together 1

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Building the sum of its parts. Keeping it simple and trying to remember all the small details. Take it slow, practice with a slow enough pace at first to get all the motions in place. Distance is not the thing we practice here, but the smooth and simple steps. Keep that in mind and you will learn this in a heartbeat!

Exercise - Putting things together 1

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03:06

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Exercise - Aiming to a target

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Exercise - Aiming to a target

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In this exercise we take a target and try to find the right amount of power to hit that target. You can use about anything, a flag, traffic cone, fixed target like a tree, or your bag like in this instance. Practice through repetition and you fill slowly get more comfortable with the forehand steps.

Exercise - Aiming to a target

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01:18

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Avery Jenkins

Course Teacher

Avery Jenkins (#7495) is the 2009 Disc Golf World Champion. Avery has taught thousands of people all over the world and is arguably one of the most influential professionals in disc golf.

Avery Jenkins

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