Various clips of Ultimate Rob throwing forehand from his video shoots
I talk about 4 key points to focus on when marking:
1. Using your arms
2. Moving your feet
3. Being aware with your eyes
4. Understanding the force
If you have any questions, let me know.
I’ve been working on an idea for the past little while since I’ve had a lot of requests from fans via email to help with their throws.
As much as they try to describe what their problem is, I truly believe that if someone knew exactly what was wrong, then they could fix it.
So what I’m offering is a free throwing analysis. Send me a video of you throwing including a description of what you’d like to work on to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you back my thoughts and suggestions on what you can improve.
Huck from Zone A; don’t huck from Zone B. In Zone A, use shallow/deep cuts (ie horizontal stack); in Zone B, use break side/open side cuts (ie vertical stack).
Several factors affect this general rule:
- What the Defense is running against your Offense – if they’re running a zone then maybe you want to try and work it up the field. Or maybe you want to huck right away for field position so you don’t turn the disc over close to your end zone.
If you’re a regular visitor then you’ll know that my focus has been primarily on throwing. In my videos, in my articles and on my dvd, I consider throwing to be the most important part of ultimate. A team full of good throwers/catchers can beat any team since ultimate is a game of possession (in the most general sense).
However, I’m going to start including more videos and articles that delve into the other aspects of ultimate which are also very important and will go a long way in making you a better overall player. I will also provide resources which coaches/captains will find useful in trying to teach new players the game of ultimate.
Why is throwing forehand (flick) so important?
Since in a game you are going to be marked by someone, you will want to be able to throw both a backhand and a forehand. Generally, most teams force you to throw forehand so having a good forehand will benefit your team greatly.