I am going to attempt a summary of an article published in Sports Biomechanics called “Biomechanical analysis of the sidearm throwing motion for distance of a flying disc: a comparison of skilled and unskilled players.” I am hoping to offer something brief, easily understood, and practical. If you want experimental details, or are looking for …
Month: December 2009
This video shows me throwing a scoober, thumber, hammer, push pass, high release backhand and air bounce backhand.
Find out how to throw a push pass, how to practice throwing, when it’s useful, how to defend against it and a few other tips.
Find out how to throw a scoober, when it’s useful, how to get better at throwing a scoober, and some common mistakes people make when trying to throw.
Find out how to throw a thumber including the different kinds of grips, how to practice throwing thumber, when to throw it and when not to and some tips for the thumber. An article discussing the finer points of the thumber is available here: Throwing a Thumber
What follows are my thoughts on phases a player might go through as they engage in deliberate throwing practice.
These are offered so that you know what to expect and can avoid becoming stagnant.
This video, requested by a fan on Facebook, talks about throwing an air bounce backhand. I talk about how to throw it, when it should be thrown and some tips about the throw.
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 defend against the throw and a few tips for throwing.
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 way works best for you.
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 disc is spinning out of your hand), it’s best to catch with your outside hand (so the disc is spinning into your hand).