Start the exercise in the straddle
stance holding a weighted ball in both hands. Face away from the direction of
the throw. The grader checks that both of the soldiers feet will remain behind
the start line throughout the event. The grader checks that the lane is
clear and the score is ready. The soldier performs several preparation movements
prior to throwing the ball, these movements may include flexing the knees
and hips while lowering the ball towards the ground before moving it overhead.
While firmly gripping the ball forcefully extend the legs and trunk and
arms before throwing the ball backwards over the head. The soldier’s feet may
leave the ground, but they cannot cross the start line. The start line is where
the zero point on the tape measure is positioned and from where the throw is
measured after one practice throw, the soldier repeats the throw two more times.
The longest throw counts for record