Five Throwing Principles Every Handler Should Know

 

I’m excited to work alongside my best mate Brett Matzuka for our Ultimate Skills Project module where we will expand your throwing skill-set. We will provide some drills so you can do that outside the team practice environment—either on your own or with just one or two...

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How to Improve Your Catching in Any Situation

 

Catches win matches. You’ve probably heard it said and seen it demonstrated hundreds of times. If you and your team are reliable in possession, you can open up far more opportunities on offence. It means the defense you’re up against have to work a lot harder to get it from you.

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How to Improve Game Time Decision Making

 

You’ve been practicing your throws for months, running shuttles, lifting weights.  You’re in great shape and can execute on the field. Yet when it comes to the big game, you find yourself making bad decisions.  No-one wants to be a liability with the disc, and we all admire...

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Cutting: The Basics and Beyond

 

The score is 16-16 in the final of the championship game. You’re trying to ignore the gnawing nervousness and the hum of the crowd as you see the opposing team’s pull go up. Automated movements carry your legs forward as your teammate stops the roll and the opposition charges towards...

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Throwing Progressions for Game Situations

 

Overview, Intro and Context

Reading patterns, making it instinct

Being a great thrower is mainly about 2 things, decision making and technical ability. One comes before the other, and that's where we're starting. We're going to create a mental framework for recognizing patterns, for how and when...

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Top 5 Ulty Results Blog Posts of 2017

I hope your New Year is starting off well!

If not, here are our top five blog posts of 2017 to help you out.

These are our most viewed and shared posts of 2017 plus an honorable mention.

5. Five Favorite Functional Strength Moves

In Five Favorite Functional Strength Moves we look at several...

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When to Leave Your Goals Behind

 

I sat down with mental strength coach, Anna Rogacki to chat about New Year's resolutions, goal setting and her upcoming module in The Ultimate Skills Project.

Anna explains why she finds the topic of goal setting a little bit boring. Instead she prefers the important work of what happens between...

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Habits of Highly Effective Players

Happy New Year!

It’s a great time of year to be thinking about your goals and how you’re going to achieve them next season.

For some inspiration, I asked a few elite players about their habits and goals for the coming year. Here are some excerpts!

Octavia “Opi” Payne

San...

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Handler Offense and Defense in the Ultimate Skills Project

Alright handlers, let’s develop some skills.

I’ve played handler ever since I stopped being the fastest player on the field, so I’ll be pulling together four modules out of skills that I’ve seen be successful for a wide range of players across divisions and around the...

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Ultimate Skills Project sneak peak: A Study In Throwing

Learning to throw is important at every stage of ultimate, from rookies learning a flick and a reset pass, to club veterans expanding their arsenal and refining their control.

There are numerous throwing resources available: instructional articles and books; throwing sessions with more...

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