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Throwing with the Right Edge

This tutorial video for the Calgary Ultimate Association talks about how to throw a disc with the right edge. The right edge for the wind, the right edge for your receiver and the right edge for your release. The key points to throwing with the right edge are: to practice throwing in all conditions, learn the different edges that you can throw a disc, develop muscle memory and work on your technique.

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Video produced for the Calgary Ultimate Association.

5 Tips for Handling in a Zone

Handling in a zone can be intimidating, especially if you’re an inexperienced handler. The best way to get more comfortable handling in a zone is to get experience playing against a zone – which comes with playing tournaments. There are some other things to keep in mind which can help a handler – both new & experienced – so I hope you find some use for them:

Ultimate Frisbee Throwing Outside – Part 2

My buddy Tyler and I went throwing outside and I set up the video camera to capture our throws. Getting out and throwing with someone is a great way to work on your throws but make sure to focus on having good form and thinking about where you want your throws to go. Also, learn how the disc moves through the air and practice reading the disc so you’ll be a better receiver/defender in a game.

Ultimate Frisbee Throwing Outside – Part 1

My buddy Tyler and I went throwing outside and I set up the video camera to capture our throws. Getting out and throwing with someone is a great way to work on your throws but make sure to focus on having good form and thinking about where you want your throws to go. Also, learn how the disc moves through the air and practice reading the disc so you’ll be a better receiver/defender in a game.

The Anatomy of a Backhand

The key to advancing from short throws to long throws is not about using more effort, it’s about using more of your body. In your throwing practice you should think of your arms as being loose like the strings of this monkey drum.

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Seek velocity and distance in your throws not from the strength in your arms, but from the motion of your hips and core which transfer kinetic energy to your arms the way rotating a monkey drum handle swings the beads to hit the drum.