ultimate videos

Mario O’Brien From Rise Up Ultimate

Mario O’Brien, Producer and Creative Director at Rise Up Ultimate, talks about his inspiration for creating Rise Up. Mario is a teacher by trade so he’s ensured that all episodes of Rise Up are pedagogically sound. He also gives us some info on what is in store for the future of Rise Up including clinics and more sessions where they teach the coaches.

You can find out more about Rise Up at: http://www.riseupultimate.com.

If you can’t view the video, watch it on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbk-AVL_904.

Kung Fu Throwing Video Tutorial

Kung Fu Throwing is a system developed by Lou Burruss and Mike Caldwell in 2005. He wanted to come up with a structured throwing plan to help developing throwers. As the only two Seattle Sockeye players who lived on Capitol Hill at the time, Mike and Lou would meet often to throw. Lou solicited Mike to help him with this and to their surprise they found that it was an excellent system for established throwers. (They were in their 7th and 9th years on Sockeye.) They did KFT once a week the entire season and Lou’s throws were more consistently on than any other year.

RISE UP Season 1 Review

RISE Up Ultimate, a new venture by Elliot Trotter of Skyd Magazine along with Mario O’Brien and Andy Lovseth, is releasing the first episode of their first season today. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the video and share with my fans what it’s all about.

If you go to their website, http://riseupultimate.com, their mission states that they hope to improve the level of play of Ultimate teams and players through the creation of engaging instructional video resources created by experts.

How to Throw a Backhand

The most fundamental throw in ultimate is the backhand. It’s important to learn the mechanics of the throw (grip, wrist snap, body movement) before spending a lot of time on the technique. If you don’t develop the proper mechanics when you first learn to throw a backhand, then you will have trouble later on learning to pull and huck since being able to throw a disc long requires solid mechanics.

Ultimate Project #1

Michael Lawler (former Brute Squad coach) has created a series of videos analyzing footage from the past couple of years and utilizing them as teaching moments. This video takes a look at two examples of downfield play in zone O. The two plays are similar at the start, but Brute Squad scores on only one of them, and the video tries to explain why.