I retired from playing and competing in all disc sports exactly thirty years ago. Playing since the 1960s, injuries and my age over a twenty-year career said it was time to move on. Changing all the activities in my life, I lost all contact with Frisbee players and disc sports.
Today I turn 30. I started throwing a disc 12 years ago and started playing ultimate 11 years ago. In that time I’ve played on roughly 19 teams in 3 different countries, been to over 50 tournaments, have met thousands of ultimate players, started a website dedicated to teaching players more about the game of ultimate and have been flown around the world to share my passion with others. Today I mark my 30th birthday with 30 quick tips about ultimate. Each of these tips could easily warrant an article and video (and in many cases multiple articles/videos); some of which have already been done, some which I’m planning on doing. Read on:
- Maximizes yardage on the incut. The longer you wait, the closer to you the cutter gets and the less yardage gained on their incut.
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