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Beginning and basics

What is Disc Golf

Beginning and basics

What is Disc Golf

Throwing techniques

Backhand Standstill

Throwing techniques

Backhand Standstill

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In the course you learn:


  • Backhand grips

  • Use of the lower body to produce power

  • Building the brace

  • Using the brace to transfer power from the ground up

  • Using the hips

  • Using your upper body

  • Learning the right arm swing

  • Follow through

  • Aiming with your feet

  • Learn the building blocks of a backhand throw

  • Train your backhand standstill

  • Learn to avoid the common mistakes

In this course you will learn the basics of the backhand throw from a standstill position.

You will start building the base for a successful backhand throw by laying the foundation from the ground up. You will learn to use our lower body and hips to produce the power for the throw. A key point is to identify some common mistakes, so you have some frame of reference when practicing the full motion of a standstill backhand throw.

We will walk you through all the basic grips of backhand throw and learn how to build your grip the right way. You will learn separating the upper and lower body and go through the basics of arm swing and power pocket. We also see what kind of follow through you should have to produce the best result and protect us from injury. We talk about the accelerating speed and relaxed but controlled motion of the throw. We build the whole motion and use exercises to drill in the motions to produce an accurate and repeatable backhand standstill throw.

Be patient, and practice the individual parts before moving forward. This will result in a more efficient, accurate, and safe way to throw a backhand shot.

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Introduction to course 'Backhand Standstill'

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Introduction to course 'Backhand Standstill'

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Avery Jenkins introduces the course and it’s content.

Introduction to course 'Backhand Standstill'

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00:51

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Grip

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Grip

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Grip

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Lesson - Powergrip base

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Lesson - Powergrip base

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In this lesson we learn how to form a base for the powergrip

Lesson - Powergrip base

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00:34

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Exercise - Powergrip base

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Exercise - Powergrip base

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Drilling the motion on how to make the base.

Exercise - Powergrip base

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00:15

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Lesson - Powergrip and thumb placement

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Lesson - Powergrip and thumb placement

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In this lesson we learn how to use thumb effectively in powergrip.

Lesson - Powergrip and thumb placement

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00:55

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Exercise - Powergrip and thumb placement

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Exercise - Powergrip and thumb placement

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Now we exercise the right placement of thumb in powergrip

Exercise - Powergrip and thumb placement

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Lesson - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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Lesson - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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In this lesson we learn how to accomodate your hand around the disc with powergrip.

Lesson - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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00:41

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Exercise - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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Exercise - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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Now we learn how to practice this and make this accomodation action as a part of gripping the disc.

Exercise - Powergrip and hand accomodation

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Lesson - Control Grip

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Lesson - Control Grip

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We learn another gripping style for shallow rim discs called Control Grip or sometimes called a Fan Grip.

Lesson - Control Grip

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00:41

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Exercise - Control Grip

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Exercise - Control Grip

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Exercise to make it a part of your routine. Drilling the gripping motion with Control Grip.

Exercise - Control Grip

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Lesson - Amount of pressure when gripping the disc

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Lesson - Amount of pressure when gripping the disc

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Notes on how much pressure you need to apply when gripping the disc with any grip.

Lesson - Amount of pressure when gripping the disc

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00:19

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Closure - Grips

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Closure - Grips

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Closure on grips in total. Going through the key points in gripping your disc.

Closure - Grips

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01:17

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Backhand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of a Backhand Throw

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Backhand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of a Backhand Throw

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Backhand Stance and Learning the Basic Motions of a Backhand Throw

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Lesson - Stance

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Lesson - Stance

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In this lesson we learn how to make a base for the backhand standstill throw. This is an athletic stance and you need to be active. The strong base is the key in any technique and it is important to have a correct base so the rest will become easier.

Lesson - Stance

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00:34

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Exercise - Stance

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Exercise - Stance

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Now we drill the way to find the stance and make it automatic.

Exercise - Stance

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Lesson - Rotation of the front leg

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Lesson - Rotation of the front leg

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Next we add the first moving part and start to learn how to rotate the front leg.

Lesson - Rotation of the front leg

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Exercise - Rotation of the front leg

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Exercise - Rotation of the front leg

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Next we exercise the rotation and get benefits in mobility and isolation.

Exercise - Rotation of the front leg

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Lesson - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Lesson - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Now we add the hips to the chain. We isolate our lower body and concentrate on the movement there.

Lesson - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Exercise - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Exercise - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Adding the hips to the chain of motion and drilling the movement. Getting to know how the the rotation of lower body feels.

Exercise - Rotation of the front leg and hips

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Lesson - Torso rotation and separation of lower and upper body

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Lesson - Torso rotation and separation of lower and upper body

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Now we learn how to use torso in the movement and how we separate the movement of upper and lower body and why is it necessary to study them separately.

Lesson - Torso rotation and separation of lower and upper body

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Lesson - Shoulder rotation

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Lesson - Shoulder rotation

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Next we study the shoulder rotation separately from the upper body rotation.

Lesson - Shoulder rotation

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00:49

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Exercise - Torso rotation

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Exercise - Torso rotation

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We add the torso rotation to the chain of motions and drill it to perfection.

Exercise - Torso rotation

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00:58

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Lesson - Weight transfer

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Lesson - Weight transfer

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Now we study how the weight transfer works in between back and front leg.

Lesson - Weight transfer

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01:37

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Exercise - Weight transfer

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Exercise - Weight transfer

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We drill the correct way to transfer weight between the back and front leg.

Exercise - Weight transfer

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01:21

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Lesson - Arm swing

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Lesson - Arm swing

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Next we talk about the arm swing and how to do it correctly. We find the most efficient way to transfer power from our lower body rotation to linear arm motion.

Lesson - Arm swing

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Exercise - Arm swing (might be omitted)

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Exercise - Arm swing (might be omitted)

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Let's exercise the arm swing motion for a flat release and add another piece to the chain of motions. A Glass of water will help us imagine the line we are aiming for.

Exercise - Arm swing (might be omitted)

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00:49

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Lesson - Elbow placement

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Lesson - Elbow placement

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Now we look at the elbow and where it should live in our chain of motions.

Lesson - Elbow placement

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00:44

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Lesson - Straight pull along the line

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Lesson - Straight pull along the line

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We look at the straight line we want our disc to fly, and find the way to visualize this line with our hand.

Lesson - Straight pull along the line

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Lesson - Pull close to the body (power pocket)

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Lesson - Pull close to the body (power pocket)

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Now we talk about the pull through the power pocket and how we achieve this.

Lesson - Pull close to the body (power pocket)

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Lesson - Hit point and wrist action

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Lesson - Hit point and wrist action

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Almost there! Now we talk about the hit point, and the wrist. We don't want to emphasize too much on the wrist, but it is there, so we talk about it.

Lesson - Hit point and wrist action

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00:30

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Exercise - Hit point

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Exercise - Hit point

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Let's do an exercise on wrist motion and how to find the hit point with it.

Exercise - Hit point

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00:31

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Lesson - Follow through

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Lesson - Follow through

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Last but definitely not least we talk about follow through. This is important because proper follow through protects you from injury but also gives you the relaxed and repeatable throw.

Lesson - Follow through

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00:42

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Lesson - Selecting the right disc

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Lesson - Selecting the right disc

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Let's talk about what kind of disc should use to practice backhand standstill throw.

Lesson - Selecting the right disc

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

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Now we start to put the parts together! Let's check the lower body first.

Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 1

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01:33

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 2

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Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 2

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Now we check the upper body and build the whole movement chain from the ground up.

Lesson - Building the chain of motions part 2

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Lesson - Accelerating movement

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Lesson - Accelerating movement

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We talk about the accelerating motion of the disc. The speed of the disc should be accelerating up until the moment of release.

Lesson - Accelerating movement

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Lesson - Power from the ground up

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Lesson - Power from the ground up

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In this lesson we talk about how the power is generated from ground up and how we use minimal effort to gain maximal efficiency.

Lesson - Power from the ground up

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Lesson - How to practice timing

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Lesson - How to practice timing

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Timing is essential when learning the fluid motion of a backhand throw. We talk about how we put everything together and how the energy is transferred through our body from legs through the body to the disc.

Lesson - How to practice timing

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01:16

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Lesson - Head movement

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Lesson - Head movement

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In this lesson we talk about the head and how it should be when throwing backhand standstill.

Lesson - Head movement

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01:32

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Lesson - Off arm

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Lesson - Off arm

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In this lesson we look the action of the off arm, or the arm that is not holding the disc.

Lesson - Off arm

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00:45

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Exercise - Throwing a backhand standstill shot

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Exercise - Throwing a backhand standstill shot

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We are here! Now we start to practice the whole movement chain of backhand standstill shot.

Exercise - Throwing a backhand standstill shot

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Lesson - Putter upshot

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Lesson - Putter upshot

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Now we take our putter and learn how to throw a putter upshot or approach shot.

Lesson - Putter upshot

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01:41

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Exercise - Putter upshot

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Exercise - Putter upshot

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Let's practice the putter upshot and drill it to perfection!

Exercise - Putter upshot

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00:35

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Common mistakes

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Common mistakes

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Common mistakes

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Lesson - Arm Swing problems

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Lesson - Arm Swing problems

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Here we address the issues with arm swing and the result of rounding your shot. We see how it looks like and check the way to eliminate this problem.

Lesson - Arm Swing problems

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00:44

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Lesson - Wrist

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Lesson - Wrist

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Here we talk about faulty wrist action and how to correct that.

Lesson - Wrist

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01:03

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Lesson - Problems with weight shift

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Lesson - Problems with weight shift

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Now we look at problems with weight shift, and what kind of errors will come out when shifting your weight wrong.

Lesson - Problems with weight shift

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00:52

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Lesson - Problems with upper body movement

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Lesson - Problems with upper body movement

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Lastly we talk about the problems with upper body movement and find out how to get rid of them.

Lesson - Problems with upper body movement

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00:52

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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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