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Training Hex offence with your team


Hex is a new offence which most of your team will not have seen or played before – introducing it can be both fun and exciting, but will certainly come with its challenges. I’ve had experience introducing the offence to a variety of teams and players, from primary schools through University level teams to GB, and along the way have learned plenty about how to make the introduction as enjoyable and productive as possible. I hope to share what I’ve learnt with you in this article.Read More »Training Hex offence with your team

Flexagon Defence

Foreword Flexagon approaches defence from a new angle, bringing together elements of man-to-man and zonal defence. Flex is neither “man” nor “zone” – it’s a hybrid. Pressure is applied to every offensive player, whilst the defenders are constantly working together… Read More »Flexagon Defence

Improving Horizontal Offense Initiation Plays

Receiving a pull is an area in which a team should be extremely proficient, as it is an event that occurs hundreds of times over a season. It is a mistake to not take advantage of these moments in which the defense is not entirely set. The ideal situation occurs when the offense initiates play from the brick and scores a seemingly effortless, or uncontested, goal. Read More »Improving Horizontal Offense Initiation Plays

Vertical Stack Analysis

Thanks to Bobby Pinkston from the University of Kentucky men’s team for breaking down this offense during the November 2011 USA Ultimate Level II Clinic in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

Ultimate Project #13

Michael Lawler takes us in detail through 2 poor endzone points in the Brute Squad vs Scandal game, Boston Invite 2011. Before watching this video, you should check out Ultimate Project #5 first – which shows 4 good endzone points.… Read More »Ultimate Project #13

Ultimate Project #12

Michael looks at 3 plays from the Brute Squad vs Scandal game at the 2011 Boston Invite. He looks at what went right and what went wrong in the two plays and offers some suggestions for improvement.