Marking

Throwing Techniques for Ultimate: A Study

Abstract The goal of this study was to determine if certain throwing techniques for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee were advantageous relative to other techniques. The defense can attempt to force a thrower to utilize a specific throw; knowing the advantages of different throws can influence a defender’s decision to force the thrower to use a certain throw. …

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Dumping the Disc: Offence & Defence

This tutorial video for the Calgary Ultimate Association talks about how to cut into space. The key points are: recognize what the dump mark is doing, fake the marker to create space, work with the dump. The Canada jersey I’m wearing is sponsored by VC Ultimate: http://www.vcultimate.com. The shorts I’m wearing are from Lululemon: http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/men-shorts/Core-Short-32404?cc=0001&skuId=3433213&catId=men-shorts. …

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Don’t Rely On the “Up” Call – Work on Your Field Awareness

Too many times in a game, the disc will be thrown, the player on offense will catch it,  the defender will turn to their team and shout “Where was the up call?”. However, it’s not up to your team to tell you where the disc is. Sure, an “Up” call will help, but you should …

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Drills: Bread and Butter (Stack and Cut)

This is a great drill for the beginning of practice since it gets everyone working on all of the basics – throwing, catching, cutting and marking. You can also set goals in this drill (i.e. 10 completed throws in a row before switching to a different throw). Number of players – unlimited number of players; …

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