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Some Thoughts on Offseason Training

I don’t claim to be a personal trainer by any stretch, but I have been playing sports my whole and have been successful at every sport I’ve played – a large part of which is due to my speed so I like to think I know what I’m talking about.

For ultimate, there are many elements which will contribute to your success and nothing will be a substitute for having good disc skills (throwing & catching) but the one skill that you can control absolutely is your fitness.

Ultimate specific training tips

I get asked by lots of people about training for ultimate, and what sort of things I do for fitness.

You can break this down into several parts which contribute to being a good player. In order to be successful, I believe you need to have the following:

  1. Run fast
  2. Jump high
  3. Throw consistently/far
  4. Be a good catcher
  5. Good recovery
  6. Quick feet
  7. Good endurance
  8. Good field sense
  9. Understanding of plays

These are important elements which make up a good player. In order to ensure that you’re good at all of these, here is what I suggest: