If you haven’t heard of Tim Morrill, you should take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with who he is and what he does. He’s an innovator and has been influencing and changing the way players train for ultimate.
How often do we head to a competition in perfect shape? Cardio is up, no injuries whatsover, well rested in terms of sleep and muscles, mentally fit as we can be, and no leftover twinge in that sprained ankle, pulled hamstring, or that torn ACL.
I wish I could say that I was in perfect shape for the upcoming Canadian Ultimate Championships in Sherbrooke but the reality is that I am not. At fitness practice last week I felt like my quads wouldn’t kick in during sprints, likely because my hamstring was pulled and my SI joint was locked because I hadn’t seen my chiropractor recently.
A cut is a simple movement on the field but it’s often done poorly since most people have never learned how to cut. This article contains tips that will help you become a better cutter, that will help you think smarter on the field, and that will improve your foot speed, improving your overall game.
First of all, why do players tend to cut poorly?
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: