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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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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Defensive Footwork and Positioning Drills

My love of defense developed while at basketball camp in the summer of sixth grade. Rows and rows of girls lined up in an old gym with high rafters and dramatic echos and yelled, “Defense!” then shuffled from left to right, right to left, did fast feet, shuffled some more, jumped,...

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How to Reduce Your Unforced Throwing Errors

Ultimate is a game of possession, and invasion. Every attempted throw that isn’t completed reduces your team’s possession.  No matter the level of Ultimate, if you find ways to turnover less, without negatively impacting other parts of your game, then you will position yourself...

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Building a Better Mark

This post is an excerpt of Robyn Wiseman's Ultimate Skills Project module Building a Better Mark that starts Monday! 

Below are just a few of the drills from week 1 of her four week module on Building a Better Mark. I've used Robyn's drills to improve my own mark this season. Even after 20...

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