Attacking Lateral Space

This post is a review of Alex Snyder's 2014 URCA presentation, Dumps, Swings, Breaks: Attacking Lateral Space & Using the Field's Width.

You can see the full presentation by becoming a member of our URCA Classroom

 We all know the feeling of being trapped on the downwind sideline....

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Sand v Grass Training - What you need to know

Judith Beckedorf catches a disc at Sandslash 2015. Photo by Agnieszka Skorupka. See more of her work at agaskorupka.com

As my athletes in the UAP transition from off season to preseason I encourage doing at least some conditioning in cleats on grass. This is because indoor and track surfaces will...

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Team Stats - From Simple Data Capture to Meaningful Metrics

coaching May 30, 2017

Taking stats can during a tournament is a royal pain. Unless you have an injured player and several pairs of eyes, it’s difficult to keep track of every assist and capture the true source of every turnover. Whose fault is it when there’s clogging in the lane, no open cuts, and the...

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SOTG at home and abroad

Uncategorized May 02, 2017

“Defense ready?” Before I could get out the words a disc slapped my hand and play started. Huh? I was too surprised to say anything. And I was a visitor here at a scrimmage in Singapore. So I played on. Turns out the offense checking the disc in after a stopped disc was common...

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How to Get Open, Even If You're Not Fast

When cutting, some athletes run as hard as possible one direction, then stop and run as fast as possible in the opposite direction. While this can work, it is a brute force method that works well when you’re faster and can change direction more quickly than your opponent. The programs I...

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One Step to Better Throwing Practice

coaching throwing Apr 18, 2017

Years ago when I visited the University of Illinois, I was fortunate enough to have a chat with a former professor of mine and long time motor skills researcher, Les Carleton. We discussed the fact that despite advances in motor skills research, much of coaching in the US is done using the same...

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One Simple Format for Winter Conditioning in Small Spaces

It’s getting cold and sometimes snowy here in North America at this time of year. If you are in the off season, this is a great time to focus on strength training. However, some conditioning should be done to maintain general fitness.

The important thing to remember about conditioning...

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