The great thing about ultimate is that as much as your individual skills matter, at the end of the day, it’s still a team game. But, one of the ways you can help your team out is by practicing your disc skills. Throwing, catching, reading, faking. You don’t need to be with your team to work on those skills. Just think if everyone on your team spent a few hours each week working on disc skills. After a few months, your team would be a much better team since your foundation would be much more solid.

Team sports remind me of this quote:

When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
Ed Macauley

We could revise this quote as the following:

When your team is not practicing, remember, another team somewhere is practicing and when your team plays them, they will win.

Combine both of those together – work on your disc skills – encourage others to do the same. And when your team plays again, you will win.

Written by Ultimate Rob

Rob McLeod is a disc sports competitor, a 13 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 10-time World Champion, 2 time Quadruped title holder and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.