This exercise aids development of an alternative throwing skill, the shot putt throw


  • Hold the bean bag or ball in one hand under the chin with the fingers behind the bag or ball
  • Step forward with the opposite leg and push forward to throw the bag or ball as far as possible

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Step forward with the foot on the opposite side to provide balance


  • An inventory of equipment to support Have a Ball exercises is available in the Resources section