A good pull is like having an 8th defender on the field. The goal is to get the disc as far down the field with […]
Whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve been playing a long time, there are some throws which are crucial to being a good handler. […]
In this video, I give three tips I feel will help you prepare for tryouts for an ultimate frisbee team. With only 3 months before […]
This video, posted with permission by Colin McIntyre, discusses how to get more distance on a backhand. Note 2: Some people struggle bringing the disc […]
The specifics and mechanics of throwing are the subject of much debate; everyone has their own technique. However, there are undoubtedly core elements, which are […]
This is a great drill for the beginning of practice since it gets everyone working on all of the basics – throwing, catching, cutting and […]
I talk about 4 key points to focus on when marking: 1. Using your arms 2. Moving your feet 3. Being aware with your eyes […]
I’ve been working on an idea for the past little while since I’ve had a lot of requests from fans via email to help with […]
A general rule of thumb I like to follow is this: Huck from Zone A; don’t huck from Zone B. In Zone A, use shallow/deep […]
If you’re a regular visitor then you’ll know that my focus has been primarily on throwing. In my videos, in my articles and on my […]
I’ve done a lot of reading of other blogs, books, and I’ve talked to a lot of people for many hours about ultimate. In all […]
The key to advancing from short throws to long throws is not about using more effort, it’s about using more of your body. In your […]
What is hucking?
Simply put, hucking is when you throw the disc far – to a receiver. When you huck, you almost always want to throw to a receiver. So it’s not just throwing the disc are far as possible (although when you’re at a high stall count this can sometimes come in handy). There are many situations when a huck is helpful so it’s not only important to know HOW to huck but also WHEN to huck. I will talk about the HOW and the WHEN with more of a focus on the HOW.
Why is backhand so important?
Since in a game you are going to be marked by someone, you will want to be able to throw both a backhand and a forehand. A backhand will give you more separation from your mark than a flick since you’re getting further away from your pivot foot on your throw.