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This space is for great Ultimate Frisbee articles + reflections.

We are Teaching it wrong: Throwing without the Body

Summary by Ryan / Joce Original Article on UltiWorld Overview:  This article gives an alternate look at throwing mechanics. Instead of focusing on the traditional “full kinetic chain” or “full body power up”, this article suggests to break your throwing motion down into “subroutines”. As not all throws needed full body movement/clockwork, a simpler motion has a lot of […]

Stop Playing Badly!

Summary by Ryan / Joce Original Article on Understanding Ultimate Overview:  The article delivers an important message about giving positive and constructive feedback to your team-mates as compared to venting. Being stern as a coach is okay, but the heat of the moment attacks are not.  Usability: For players looking to better manage their frustrations Level: Intermediate “Why do we criticise […]

Ultimate Frisbee Defensive Skills

Summary by Elmer Original Article by Tim Horden Overview:  This reflective article shares what good defense looks like, first as an individual, then as a team.  It is an easy read and great for beginner defenders to start learning the right stuff.  Usability: Mid Defenders  Level: Beginner 2 major categories of defense: Good individual defense Always be within […]

Receiving the Pull

Summary by Joce Original Article on Ultimate Rob Overview:  There is quite a bit of catch to receiving the pull. You’d want to receive it to start your offense moving as early as you can, but depending on several conditions, you might want to do you risk assessment first. This article by Ultimate Rob tells […]

Cutting with Flow

Summary by Justin Original Article on Understanding Ultimate Overview:  This article talks about that magical moment of “flow”, when the disc beautifully moves downfield without much “obstruction” . It’s not all that magical, and the key is to understand what makes it happen, and what doesn’t. This article tells you how.  Usability: Cutters. Specifically for continuation cutting.  Level: Beginner […]

Cutting Calculus

Summary by Max (added on by Joce) Original Article on Skyd Magazine Overview:  This article interestingly  talks about effort = output. Because of lack of decisive form or function, much effort usually goes to waste. As players mature and defenders get more agile, more aware and more disciplined in denying areas, the conventional tools that […]

Creating Separation in Ultimate

Summary by Joce Original Article on Skyd Magazine Overview:  Cutting is not just about getting free, but creating separation between you and your defender. This article will dig deep into how to use footwork, otherwise known as Rehearsed Movement Patterns (RMPs), to create separation. Usability: Cutters  looking to increase their separation. Mentions a ladder drill in the article […]

Tuesday Tips: 5 Cutter Moves Guaranteed to get you Open

Summary by Cheryl Original Article by Five Ultimate Overview: The number  one goal for a cutter is to get open.This article shares 5 different cutting patterns that downfield cutters can use to get free. The article also labels each cut with a target area, difficulty level and also best used in which situation/strategy.  Usability: Cutters who need to […]

Mastering the Art of Cutting in Ultimate

Summary by Ching Mun Original Article on Ultimate Rob Overview: A very useful article teaching you the fundamental points that cutters need to be aware and mindful of  in order to make effective cuts.  Also, includes precious tips on how to deceive your defenders, tips on springing free, how to when to cut, different cutting techniques, and how to maximize […]

The Cutting Tree

Summary by Terry Original Article on Skyd Magazine Overview: This article is all about getting free and gaining precious separation.  Usability: All Cutters. There is a cutting drill in the article.  Level: Intermediate Immediacy & Commitment  Important to develop a habit of cutting hard even while fatigued as well as a DECISIVE “pattern” of cutting that drills […]

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