crossfit

Three Tips to Prepare for Tryouts

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 summer, I think the most beneficial things you can do is practice throwing, get stronger in the gym and get faster/better endurance by doing interval training. I also talk about why I think playing indoors during the winter isn’t very beneficial and should only be done if all the other 3 things are done first.

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: