One of my favorite moments of this past weekend was a play by our captain Nat. She was cutting in for a throw from a handler with a tight D on her hip. The throw went up and out to space but was almost out of reach. The beauty of the play was the look on her face in the moment before she grabbed it. It was a look that I know we’ve all seen in someone, somewhere, in sports and hopefully a look we’ve all expressed. It was the look of sheer determination.
So Brodie just posted a video about catching. It got me thinking about writing a post on catching, but without a way to structure a bunch of random thoughts, I just have a mess of ramblings on catching, both obvious and non-obvious.
- Catch the disc however you feel most comfortable. That said, get comfortable catching the disc in a lot of different ways.
- Actively open your hands and spread your fingers. I notice as I fatigue, I sometimes don’t open my hands up as wide and am more prone to not take the disc in cleanly.