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u/frank_huguenard · 3 pointsr/ultimate

a1) correct. Dribbling is a subset of give and go, however it is much more refined, purposeful and deliberate. To the untrained eye, it just looks like a give-go, dominator offense but that's really missing the nuance of it.

a2) Through my eyes, quick moving offenses are still extremely inefficient. They may have an occasional give/go, but it doesn't look particularly well intended. Dribbling provides an extraordinary amount of leverage and with leverage comes power. I simply don't see any team that is able to take advantage of any leverage they're able to apply. Does this make sense? I'm not asking if you agree, just whether or not this explanation makes sense.

b1) Explain to someone who doesn't know the meaning of sweet, what sugar is. It doesn't matter if you're the world's foremost authority on sugar, you still can't explain it. Nor can you use reason to get the job done. The only way for you to convey what sugar is to a person who doesn't know the meaning of the word sweet is to have them experience it.

I'm very frustrated as well, but I could explain this till I turn blue, it still won't make much sense until you learn the O.

b2) I don't decry prominent figures in Ultimate. AngryElf? Great guy, lovely wife, beautiful kid; mediocre frisbee player. This isn't personal, it's business. Nutt? Nethercutt reminds me of what Ultimate players were in the 35 years ago. He's a great guy, extremely respectful and as a person, I think he's phenomenal. As an ultimate player, he's not even begun to live up to his potential. There's nothing offensive about this.

Please don't take offense to my posts, I'm not trolling for attention, I just want to revolutionize the game.

c1) Not true, on both counts. My clinics come with instruction and without the abrasion. Coming soon to a town near you....

d1) Fair enough. I'd suggest starting here.

u/clucifer · 20 pointsr/ultimate

I think your first goal should be to go to a pickup game and see if you like the pace and style of the game. You can find pickup games here. A youth clinic would be even better. The next step up would be a middle or high school league. But pickup is a nice way to get familiar with the game without making a longer commitment.

There are four skills you should hone to make the most of any ultimate you play.

  1. 5-15 yard forehands and backhands.
  2. Reset passes
  3. Catching
  4. Cutting

    To practice these skills do the following:
    First make sure you're using the right disc. I hate to sound patronizing or dogmatic, but there's only one disc that's suitable for ultimate and that's this one. Buy 2-3 of the exact disc I linked and get throwing. If you can't buy multiple discs, one should suffice for at least a few months.

    Find someone to throw with you. Could be a parent, sibling, friend, anyone as long as they can (somewhat) reliably return passes to you from 10-15 yards away.

    I know you said that you have some degree of throwing proficiency, but I'm going to hammer this home: you can always use more practice. Practice throwing as often as you can. Aim for around 25 minute sessions. Practice both your forehand and backhand. Aim to develop each throw at a relatively even rate, but it's ok if one throw feels a little stronger than the other. Your first goal for playing competitively is to be able to complete 10-15 yard downfield throws. Know that most pickup games will force forehands. 10-15 yards is a good typical distance for a downfield throw.

    The second (some people might even say first) important throw to master after the downfield throw is the dump pass. A dump pass is any pass that loses yards with the goal of resetting the stall count.

    What is the stall count you may ask? It's kinda like the shot clock in basketball. From the moment someone catches a disc, if they're being guarded by someone, they have 10 seconds to get rid of the disc. This countdown is verbally counted up from 1-10 by the defender.

    Once you catch the disc, give yourself approximately 3 seconds to look to gain yards by throwing downfield. Once the person marking you says 4, you really ought to throw to the first person open. This person will often be behind you aka the dump. Remember that resetting the stall count is more important than gaining yards.

    Then practice catching. Practice catching with two hands in a claw grip. This is the same way most football receivers catch the ball (or disc in this case) sandwiched between your thumb and the rest of your fingers. Now practice catching single handed in a claw grip. Practice the alligator catch, which is when you clap your hands together so the disc is sandwiched in between.

    The last thing to practice is cutting. I save this for last because IMO this is best learned through trial and error. My general advice is this: Most times teams will run either vertical or horizontal stack. At pickup, it will be probably be horizontal. What this means is that the middle of the field 10-15 yards downfield from the thrower is the active space where cutters should be moving. When you're in that space, do not stop moving. If you don't get open after 5 seconds, move towards the sides of the field and rest. If you're in the dead space close to the sideline, you don't need to be moving.


    Zen throwing

    The cutting tree

    Forehand best practices

    TLDR: If everything I said sounds like too much work to do, I will emphasize one thing above all else: just get out there and play. If you fall in love with the sport like I did, all else will follow. Post any more questions you have and I'll do my best to answer. There's no such thing as dumb questions :-)
u/llimllib · 4 pointsr/ultimate

> Do many players lift to get in shape for ultimate?


> How can building muscle improve your ultimate game?

Building muscle improves your game by increasing the amount of power your body is able to generate.

It will also help you find places where your body moves suboptimally, and eliminate them. (e.g. if your hips are inflexible, your squat form and power will suffer; squats will also help your hips gain flexibility.

Lifting will also increase your grip strength, which is hugely important in ultimate.

> Does anyone have a good weight training routine for ultimate players?

I do Starting Strength. I recommend buying the book, but this wiki has much of the info from the book.

My goal with weightlifting is to build a strong strength base before the season starts, to make myself more powerful and to help prevent injuries. I also like to put on 10-15 pounds of muscle which the ultimate season will wear away.

u/joebobmyers · 1 pointr/ultimate

Usually for ligament strains (like the PCL) they give a grade for the tear. Grade 1 is pretty minor strain, grade 2 is a partial tear, and grade 3 is a full tear of the ligament.

I had a grade 2.5+ almost full tear from a layout on turf in February of this year. I have a good PT and he instructed me to do as much quad strengthening as possible with closed kinetic chain exercises (your feet on the floor, as opposed to things like leg lifts). So lots of reps of single leg split squats, lunges, wall sits, step ups, etc. I also did some electrotherapy stuff that seemed to speed up the healing a bit (the brand of the machine is Bemer).

Even still, it was about 2 months before I was running again, 3 months back to playing, 4-5 months back to playing club level tournaments, and 6 months to feeling close to full speed. But if yours is a lower grade of tear you may be able to get back faster. Mine was just about as close to a full tear as you can get, but luckily I managed to avoid surgery and the long recovery that comes with that.

It's still really easy to re-injure though, especially with layouts and stuff. I'd recommend grabbing some kind of kneepad for that knee when you do start playing again, as that'll help with the impact a bit. I use this one:

Hope that helps, and good luck with the recovery!

u/soccerhead · 1 pointr/ultimate

Here is my current go-to scoreboard & it's pretty huge for carrying around. Something as durable/visible but more compact/portable would be awesome! It's nice to have it be tall when set up, for ease of visibility by players on opposite sidelines, so perhaps some sort of telescoping legs.

u/Alcmaeonidae · 5 pointsr/ultimate

If you're into improving the consistency of your play, then I would recommend checking The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallway.

It is a pretty quick read, but it gives good insights to better managing the inner mental game that we all play when we are on the field.

u/kyleweisbrod · 6 pointsr/ultimate

I've been reading [Inverting the Pyramid] ( which covers the history of soccer tactics and it's gotten me thinking a lot about how we talk about the game. I think we need a better framework/language to process what were seeing/what teams are doing. There's so much potential out there. I feel like we as a sport are where Soccer was tactically in the early 1900's. I don't know the answer, but I'd love to see more effort made to explore tactics.

u/oiseasy · 2 pointsr/ultimate

At this point, you have likely damaged the ligaments in your ankle. This means it will only become easier to sprain the ankle. If at all possible, go to a physical therapist. They will be able to tell you exactly what exercises to do. I've done a lot of stuff with resistance bands, balancing, one legged squats, and a couple others, all recommended by physical therapy.

Also get an ankle brace. I highly recommend this one. One thing to note is that it's important to do ankle strengthening even with a brace because the brace will cause you to lose ankle strength.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/ultimate

My guess would be that it was part of this book, but I don't have my copy at work.

Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented by Man

u/Liface · 2 pointsr/ultimate

You're strawmanning. I am not insinuating that we should not protest or report human rights violations and social injustice — simply that identity politics is being used as a distraction by, well, both parties, but annoyingly by the left, and is disproportionately represented in present minds and the mainstream media due to human cognitive biases.

Also, your use of scare quotes around artificial intelligence risk suggests to me that you lack information and context. Not surprising, given that the issue is often treated as a joke in the public discourse.

I recommend informing yourself with at least a basic overview, and then you're free to form your own opinions. Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence is a good primer.

u/VGTBLS · 3 pointsr/ultimate

This book is awesome. As general advice, be 1: patient and 2: serious. That doesn't mean no fun, but talk to the captains about what they want out of the team to create clear goals.

u/rjmcleod · 1 pointr/ultimate

I would put in my votes for The Art of Learning and the Inner Game of Tennis as well.

Also, The Power of Habit is a fantastic book...specifically the section talking about Tony Dungy's coaching style and how it was all about developing habits so the players could execute them without thinking. But you need them to believe in what you are doing too. That's a big thing.

u/uwjames · 3 pointsr/ultimate

Getting into the big mysteries of parenting here. Lot of books on this, and none of them perfect. So I'm not going to even pretend I can tell you how.

But here's a great book:

And here's a bit of advice: If your kids are moving forward, even slowly, and staying out of trouble then they are already in the 90th percentile. Teach them how to manage their own personal growth. Easy to say, hard to execute.

u/gdelia928 · 3 pointsr/ultimate

I’ve never found any gloves that helped with cold without making playing more difficult.

What I do instead is get a football style an pouch with a pocket for hand warmers and keep my hands in there during breaks. This has been the best outcome (warm hands/ no sacrifice in grip or catching) for me and more durable than gloves.

u/Cominginbladey · 7 pointsr/ultimate

My old captains always had a copy of Ultimate Techniques and Tactics by Parinella and Zaslow. Pretty much the bible as far as I'm concerned.

u/def_init · 1 pointr/ultimate

For 73 cents you can get the original book on the topic:

Some of it is outdated (this was written in 1982), but much of it is still relevant.

u/Enders__Game · 1 pointr/ultimate

I did find these on amazon. I’m going to give them a whirl. Looks almost the same

Manual Scorekeeper with Adjustable Stand

u/conair00 · 2 pointsr/ultimate

You can always pick up a copy of the first book on ultimate I ever read.

u/j-mar · 3 pointsr/ultimate

You can get them online from amazon. Also, the ultimate disc store. As Writers_bloc points out, you want a disc made by Discraft not Wham-O. (Wham-O owns the word "frisbee", so if you see that on the packaging, you don't want it).

If you're looking to buy more than just one disc you can buy practice discs here. Practice discs are usually the best price (other than getting your own discs printed), but I have no idea how much shipping to Singapore will factor in.

u/saladbar_12 · 1 pointr/ultimate

I have weak ankles and wear two of these every time I play. I've never had a problem, but just be sure not to lace them up too tight or you'll lose circulation.