This training video was shot over the course of an hour and then edited down to 12 minutes. The players in the video practiced the drill for almost the entire hour, so there were far more throws repped out than I had time to show in the video. The method is skull-crushingly boring but very effective.
You should expect to rep this out for about an hour with a throwing partner. As you and your partner gradually increase the distance between you, and your throws become longer, be wary of using too much arm and trying to “muscle” the throw for the extra distance. This is where your form is breaking down, so return to a closer distance until you are able to complete the throw perfectly at that range over 70% of the time.
I challenge you to measure your controlled forehand throw distance (where the disc actually goes where you intend) – then practice this drill with a partner over the course of a 3 weeks. Then measure again and comment on this page with the results. Frequency is up to you – but you will get better results out of doing a higher volume of shorter sessions (under an hour each) than a low volume of longer sessions.
Lastly – let me know how it goes! I’ve seen some pretty epic increases over the course of a few weeks, and I’d love to hear how your throw improves (and if it doesn’t – let me know that too and I’ll do what I can to help you troubleshoot!).
Of course, the body position in this drill isn’t very practical for in-game situations. So you will want to check out my next video on how to change from a sideways stance to a straight-on “in game” stance.