Pivoting is a very workman-like skill that is rarely noticed but is invaluable in allowing a thrower to create enough space to throw. Pivots should be smooth and well directed: generally a pivot is employed once a potential receiver has been identified, otherwise thrashing around making aimless and inefficient pivots may leave a thrower out of position at the crucial moment. Having identified a receiver, throwers should try to establish eye contact with them before pivoting, so that they continue the cut and anticipate a pass rather than aborting their cut because they think they have not been spotted.
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.
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?
- Shake the confidence of the other team by scoring on hucks