- 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.
Catching is a skill that is often taken for granted and so not coached, when in fact it should be a cornerstone of every player’s development: catching is as much about good technique as any other skill. There is a feeling amongst players that if a receiver gets their hand to the disc, they should catch it. Or course this may not always be fair, but a team that can eliminate drops from its game will prosper. Drops are individual errors and more often than not are the result of poor concentration.
The two most important rules of catching are: