A sling throw is another type of throwing action, used when throwing the discus in athletics


  • With a straight arm the ball or throwing object is held out to the side and back from the body
  • Leading with the opposite foot swing the arm around using the body, before releasing the ball

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Eyes on the target


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