This video, requested by a fan on Facebook, talks about throwing a high release backhand. I talk about when you should/shouldn’t throw it, how to […]
In this video I talk about the 2 different ways you can catch a disc. The key is to practice catching and figure out what […]
This video explains how to catch a disc that has a lot of spin. Instead of catching the disc with your inside hand (so the […]
I think it’s important to know the history of ultimate (and the frisbee) if you’re a player; partly because it’s interesting how ultimate started and […]
Another type of throw in ultimate frisbee is called the thumber. It’s called a thumber because the disc is held between the thumb and the […]
Obviously you want to be practicing the right throwing techniques. You should also learn how to practice the right practice techniques. Research by psychologist K. […]
What factors are involved in becoming a good thrower? Obviously you need to have a lot of practice. But is there more than that? I […]
From my experience coaching and playing sports, I’ve come to a few conclusions: 1. The best players aren’t usually the best coaches (more often than […]
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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 […]
Why is it important to know how to throw a hammer? The more throws you are able to throw the better because you will be […]
This is an instructional video talking about how you can use your core for more power on your pulls and how to engage your entire […]
This is an instructional video showing the footwork and approach elements which are crucial in becoming a better puller. In this video I discuss my […]
This is an instructional video talking about using your core when hucking and the importance of spin on your hucks. You can gain more power […]
This is an instructional video talking about hucking with edges. When you learn how to throw with edges, you will become a better thrower overall, […]
This is an instructional video which is the final in the hucking series. In this video I talk about 2 of the common problems you […]
This is an instructional video showing the different angles/edges you can throw on a pull and when it’s appropriate to use either one. I also […]
This is an instructional video showing some sample pulls. It was tough to film the entire pull so what I do is just show me […]
Why is receiving the pull so important?
Since the point of the pull is for the other team to start with you as deep in your endzone as possible, the ability to collect the pull and get the disc moving is crucial to keep the defense on their toes.
Why is reading the disc so important?
There are two big reasons:
1. When you’re on offense, if you can read the disc well then your chance of catching the disc will be much higher
2. When you’re on defense, if you can read the disc well then your chance of getting the D is that much higher
Why is throwing in the wind so important?
There are several reasons:
1. A team will generally run a zone defense against your team when it’s windy – hence your handlers should be confident throwing in the wind
2. When it’s very windy, the number of people who can actually throw in the wind is surprisingly low – so if you can than you’re one of the exceptions
3. It will make your throws in no wind stronger and more consistent since you understand how important it is to have spin on the disc