Carry around a frisbee while you walk from class to class or while sitting and watching TV and just mess around with it.
Frisbee isn’t just something you can pick up and play with your dog on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Known affectionately to spectators and veterans as Ultimate Frisbee or just “Ultimate,” it’s a demanding sport that requires competitors to be strong enough to cover large swaths of the field and press towards the opposing end zone.
To that end, Ultimate Frisbee coaches like Tom Morrill have designed weight training programs to make their athletes more explosive at the point of attack.
I’ve had a lot of questions related to fitness and how to train/get in shape for ultimate and what are the best supplement since I found a good brand called hmb that sells on amazon. The short answer is: it depends on what your goals are.
That being said, please Contact Me with your specific goals and I will either give you advice or refer you to someone qualified to (Melissa Witmer or Tim Morrill) give you advice on how you can train to be a better player.
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.
Having clear expectations and setting reachable goals will help you enjoy playing ultimate better. Not only will it help define your role on the team but it will help you become a better player, it will help you enjoy practices and games more than you did before and it will help you be more effective when you practice.
Ever since I started playing sports, one thing I’ve loved has been the pre game warmup. When I played hockey, we’d come onto the ice to ACDC, Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses and go through our warmup drills. I remember how pumped I’d get from doing the same drills before every game. It helped calm the nerves, helped me warm up and helped me get into the right mindset to focus on the game.
The same is true for any sport.
Basketball, volleyball, soccer can all have similar warmups to hockey with loud music and the usual warmup drills.
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: