drills

Lane Cutting Drill – Drill of the Week

The drill of the week is called the Lane Cutting Drill and comes from Playspedia. This is a great drill to work on cutting, recognizing open space and defending a cut.

Along with this week’s Drill of the Week from Playspedia comes a huge feature update. You can now add a video to a play you have created. What I like about this new addition is that along with reading the description of the drill/play and the illustration, you can also provide a video that you or someone else has created to further explain/teach the drill/play that you’ve created. This will only help to improve the benefit of Playspedia and the ability for players to learn. I’m so excited to start using this and I have quite a few videos planned which I will be adding to many of the plays that have already been created on Playspedia.

Timing Horizontal Cuts – Drill of the Week

The drill of the week from Playspedia is all about Timing Horizontal Cuts. I find this drill especially useful since running the horizontal correctly is all about cutting to space and this drill will help your players understand where the space exists and how to move there.

  1. Set up in 3 lines.
  2. 4 sets up for an In-Cut. 2 and 5 watch and prepare to set up their cuts.
  3. As 4 cuts in, 2 starts to set up for an In-Cut, 5 can slowly set up but mostly watches.

Handler Cutting Drill

In this video, I talk about the basics of cutting and relate it to a quick and easy handler cutting drill.

As a handler, it’s important to get use to cutting a few steps each time in order to get open for the disc. Too many handlers will just stand in place and not move their feet or their body and that makes it easy for the defender since the defender can just stand there and take away the throw.

Drills: Bread and Butter (Stack and Cut)

This is a great drill for the beginning of practice since it gets everyone working on all of the basics – throwing, catching, cutting and marking. You can also set goals in this drill (i.e. 10 completed throws in a row before switching to a different throw).

Number of players – unlimited number of players; all the discs

Skills emphasized – pivoting, leading a receiver, throwing past a marker, cutting, catching conditioning, marking a thrower (varied marks)

Ultimate Quick Tips Reference Checklist

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 of that time, I’ve come up with a bit of a quick reference checklist that I think will help any level of player, captain and team before going into a practice, game, and especially a tournament.

Let me know what you think of my list of tips. What ones should I add?

  1. Shake the confidence of the other team by scoring on hucks

Ultimate Frisbee Plays and Drills

A huge benefit to the ultimate community being global is that we have the collaboration of coaches and players who contribute drills and plays to help other teams work on their skills.

One of the best sites for creating plays and drills (and seeing other people’s creations) is Playspedia. Every week I will add a play or drill of the week and link them below. If you have a drill or play that you think is worthy of being mentioned, contact me.

04/08/2013: 3 Person Weave – Drill of the Week

04/17/2013: Frozen Squirrel – Play of the Week