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.
I’ve had a lot of questions related to fitness and how to train/get in shape for ultimate. The short answer is: it depends on what your goals are.
That being said, please Contact Me with your specific goals and I will either give you advice or refer you to someone qualified to (Melissa Witmer or Tim Morrill) give you advice on how you can train to be a better player.
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.
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:
- Run fast
- Jump high
- Throw consistently/far
- Be a good catcher
- Good recovery
- Quick feet
- Good endurance
- Good field sense
- 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: