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A Beginner's Guide to How To Throw A Frisbee
Learn How To Throw A Frisbee and Have Some Summertime Fun!
For the curious, this page will show you how to throw a frisbee in a step-by-step manner that is perfect for a beginner. You can teach a child how to throw a frisbee or teach yourself.
To go along with the written instructions, you will also find some fun pictures plus links to more information to help you continue learning once you've mastered the basics.
You will also find a couple of nice Wham-O frisbees to buy from Amazon along with some excellent frisbee books, a DVD and a video.
When you are done on this page, you might like to check out If It's Not A Wham-O Frisbee, It's Not A Frisbee to see a larger assortment of frisbees.
Flinging around a little green flying saucer is fun and it is something everyone should know how to do!
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How Old Should You Be Before You Learn To Throw A Frisbee?
Throwing a Frisbee is not hard but you do need to have some coordination. If your child is pretty easy going, you could start as young as five-years old but if you want them to be able to master frisbee throwing, you might want to wait a bit longer than that.
Basic Techniques For Throwing A Frisbee
These frisbee throwing instructions are basic and are meant to be used for a child. I have adapted them from a book called by Jeffrey Lee. I think the instructions are simple, perfect for teaching a child or for teaching yourself! Catch A Fish, Throw A Ball, Fly A Kite 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and any parent can teach)
- The Stance - Stand sideways to the direction that you want the frisbee to go. (Use your shoulder as a pointer.) Your feet should be about shoulder width apart, your knees slightly bent and most of your weight on the back foot.
- The Grip - Hold the Frisbee along the edge that is facing the target. (That edge is called the leading edge.) Place your thumb on the top of the frisbee, your index finger along the edge and your other fingers underneath it. Your hold should be relaxed and the wrist should be loose.
- The Flick - Stand with your elbow close to your body and your wrist bent inward so the side you are grasping is farthest away from you. It should almost touch your belly button and your hand and arm should be wrapped around the disk. The far edge that you are holding should be a couple of inches lower than the nearest edge so that the frisbee is tilted down and away from you. Practice a few times moving the wrist forward and backward keeping the frisbee on the same level. The forearm should move just a bit and the elbow should stay close to your body. With a smooth and speedy movement, flick your wrist forward and release the frisbee continuing to keep the outside edge tilted down.The job of the flick is to create spin not cause the frisbee to travel far so at this point it will not travel far.
- The Shift - Now that you've figured out the spin, you can add some distance. When you flick the wrist, transfer your weight onto the front foot and you can take a small step toward your target. Don't make a big sweeping motion with your arm. The power is from the legs and the body, not the arm.
Catch A Fish, Throw A Ball, Fly A Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (And Any Parent Can Teach!) by Jeffrey Lee
A great book featuring instructions for many popular childhood activities
Some of the Frisbee facts and, in particular, the instructions on this page were adopted from this book which also contains instructions on other life skills including how to use a yo-yo, build a fire, eat with chopsticks, skip a stone and fly a homemade kite. A great, affordable book.
Practice Makes Perfect!
175G Ultimate Frisbee By Whamo
More Information About Frisbee Throws
- How to throw a frisbee
How to throw a frisbee; there are many different ways depending on the need for distance, accuracy, or body position.
- How to Throw a Frisbee for Disc Golf & Frisbee Football | Expert Village Videos
How to Throw a Frisbee for Disc Golf & Frisbee Football. Learn how to throw a Frisbee, and learn the rules of Disc golf and Frisbee football/Ultimate Frisbee, in this free online video series.
- How to Throw a Frisbee: 8 steps - wikiHow
Throwing a Frisbee takes some practice and perseverance. There are some techniques that can help you to improve your Frisbee throwing abilities. Once you have the basic idea, get out there and keep trying it.
- How to throw a frisbee forehand | eHow.com
In ultimate frisbee (or just ultimate, as frisbee is a trademark held by Whammo), one of the two fundamental throws is the forehand.
Free Frisbee Coloring Page - A lovely, simple image of a child throwing a frisbee, perfect for coloring fans of all ages.
Frisbee Throwing Records:
Man 217.05 meters
Woman 138.56 meters
Child (under six) 43.23 meters
Sea Lion 9.76 meters
Basic Instructions For FRISBEE Flying Disc Students
A 'how-to video', the School Library Journal called this video 'extremely helpful.' It is a PBS film that included experts showing you the secrets - the do's and don'ts. A great gift for anyone interested in Frisbees, a helpful aid for teachers.Unfortunately, this is one of those great films that is only available on VHS videotape. However, if you are looking for basic instructions for throwing a frisbee, it still sounds like a good choice.
Each year, more frisbees are sold than baseballs, basketballs and footballs put together. Isn't it time you had one?