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You're small which typically means quicker acceleration and changes in speed. (Simple physics: bigger objects require more energy to positively or negatively accelerate.)
I might not be the best person to advise you here but my suggestions are:
Do interval training which in layman's terms means run x distance while altering your speed now and then. E.g. run one kilometer and every 200 m switch between jogging and sprinting. Draw a small track with cones, sprint to the cone, brake, cut to the next cone, sprint and repeat. What you want is a quick pair of legs.
In the end, ultimate doesn't have that many long runs except hucks to the goal. Most attacks require a few steps to fake, an aggressive cut and an even speedier sprint for the open/break side to catch the disc.
But when defending, speed isn't all. You'll need to learn how to position yourself. That's more of a team effort, though. But you need to be able to read the play going around the field and put yourself in the attacker's position. Two guys run up for a huck, most likely your attacker won't so it might be more wise to position yourself between the thrower and attacker (under him). That gives you a slight edge as he'll need to work a hell of a lot more because
a. He's going to have to come through you if you position yourself well b. You have a lot more reaction time to his movements
One thing about going backwards: keep your balance on your toes. Might wanna check out basketball players and their movement. Try not to cross your legs, that makes you slow and vulnerable. Attackers will try to push you to a position where your balance is on your the back of your feet. That's the point when they cut because you need time to get your balance back to your front before you can start accelerating.
And about the Japanese? They lay out every single time they feel like they can. Work on your jumps etc. you'll get a huge edge on being able to get your body low and jumping from behind and making that sweet grab.
And just to inspire you, here's a picture from Finland. Just look at how much shorter the other guy is but he's still pretty even on air.
Hi. I play ultimate Frisbee down in the Cayman Islands. We have a weekly pickup game, and I'm trying to take it to the next level. I want to find a tournament in the south-Florida area for us to play in. No one in the game (other than me) has ever played competitive ultimate or played in a real tourney, so I think it might help us a lot to move forward.
Can anyone tell me how I find a tournament? Anyone know of anything in south Florida this summer? I'm no sure how to go about finding a tourney for us to play in, so any help or advice would be appreciated!
Happy Pig are looking for a few more guys and girls to join the team we are sending to the Boracay Open beach Ultimate tournament in the Philippines. The tournament goes over three days from March 7 to 11. Last year Happy Pig won Spirit, came second in our division and I would like to think we tightly contested the party award. If you know how to throw a disc and are looking to have some excellent times, then let me know you are interested and I can send you some more details.
Boracay is a beautiful little 10km2 island in the Philippines. Happy Pig had a team entered last year that a bunch of us were fortunate to be a part of. I think it was unanimous that it was a really awesome tournament. The level of competition was really good, with Happy Pig placing at the top of the bottom third of the field. Also the atmosphere was fantastic, the sun was intense, the water clear, the rum plentiful and the parties went all night.
One of the guys from the Dubai team made the video below of last year’s tournament, it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. Look out for the footage from the final at the end. The video doesn’t do justice to just how good those guys are. Incidentally the Boracay Dragons regularly finish in the top couple of positions in the World Beach Championships. These guys and girls are great to watch. There are 28(!) teams registered from all over the place this year.
From experience I would say you need budget about $1000 for the whole trip, including flights, registration, accommodation, food, etc. The biggest part of that is flights which is likely to be around $700. Once you are there, everything is really cheap.
The tournament is mixed with a 3/1 split. It goes over 3 days with you likely to play more than enough Ultimate to keep you satisfied. I think they were 60 minute games with 4, 4 and 1 games played on days 1,2 and 3 respectively. Even after the tournament is done there are pickup games that keep going well in to the night.
Last year we went over with 6/3 and it really wasn’t enough. We were in a fair bit of pain by the last game. Most teams seem to have 12/5 or something similar. But I think we should aim for a team of 9 guys 4 girls. Trust me, you will be grateful for the extra subs by half way through the first game!
We need to have a fully committed team by the end of January, so please let me know your interest by then.
Hello, I’m Brett Rouleau a senior in college and president of my schools ultimate team Big Worm Ultimate. I’m writing a paper about the sport of Ultimate and the special bond it creates between players of all ages. If you have a cool story like you met your spouse playing or found your true passion in life, etc. please tell. I am trying to write a paper that will truly show how ultimate creates families between different people and there is no other sport like it. Thank you
Hello, just created an account on ultitalk for this very question! This seems like and interesting community, and I really just need some help and motivation in this little Ultimate endeavor I have gotten myself into.
I am the president of a small Community college club and am here seeking advice on how I should go about managing my club. Mainly Im looking for tips on the coaching aspect of it, as I do not have a lengthy career in Ultimate and most of my knowledge just comes from the past year of being a part of the team. The previous Captains/Officers of the club all graduated (sucks being a 2-year school), and no successors were named. I just saw that the position needed to be filled as I was really the only one out of everyone that was left that was willing to do the paperwork (as related to the college). Anyways we have a decent amount of people that are interested and have come to practices, and a fair amount who are quite skilled at the game. We just have no organization, and I really tried to provide it, but in all honesty I did not do a very good job during the fall semester. We went to a large tournament, but I called in a frisbee vet (a kid with Univertsity Ultimate experience) who had the weekend off to come in and kind of be the coach. I have decided that I now want to be that coach.
So basically I want to be able to manage the team, with the help of the other 3 captains, but I am too unfamiliar with Ultimate. I only have about a year and a half experience, all from this club. Also, its hard to find a good time when we can all meet, or I can get people to come out, because you see were a community college and therefore life off campus and many have jobs to take up our time. I'm thinking I should set up practices twice a week, and have it almost mandatory that our members attend, I know its common sense but thus far we've not been able to achieve it.
I've watched hours of Youtube Videos (mostly Brodie Smith) on how to throw the disc, and a few full games even. I'd describe myself as an average player, I can throw decent enough, but I'm not much of a handler, more of a cutter.
What do I do during practices? What drills have you guys done during your practices? Do any of you have experience coaching? How do I be the coach when I've got so little experience? I do have the drive though, I love Ultimate, it is becoming one of my passions, I just have no sense of direction. I know these are very very open ended questions, so any tips are more than welcome, and I'd love to hear about you own experiences in being on/leading a team.
What are great and fast to learn tactics for indoor games? My team is having some matches this weekend at our local league and I was looking for some information and advice we could use. It's 5v5 indoor Open so any advice for this format would be cool Cheers
Captains & Friends, 7 little idiots will be Jan 5-6, 2013 at the AnT farm in Stephens, Ga. Savage 7 format with a 2 pt. line for added fun. We have room for 12 men's and 6 women's teams so get your bid in ASAP. Lots of perks including coffee and breakfast foods, fruit and PB&J, all you can eat burritos with soft drinks, lemonade and lots of cold water. Disc Golf - Free Camping. Party Saturday night TBA. Interested teams need to e-mail with team name, projected strength, previous tourney rankings and captain's cell phone number. Then mail a check for $175 to: Tom Roberts 900 Stephens Salem Rd. Stephens, Ga 30667 Include team name on check. website@ www.freewebs.com/7littleidiots (not updated, soon!)
Inclusive of: - Fruits for breakfast (everyday) - Packed lunch (everyday) - Unlimited supply of water and ice - Event KIT (only for mixed division) * Ultimate DISC * Event JERSEY * Event ID - Shuttle service (airport/pier to hotel) (to and from the field) - Cocktails during Captains Meeting - Socials night (Drink & party all you can in our air conditioned tent!) - 2 nights POOL PARTY!!!
+ NATIONAL BOULDERING COMPETITION (2nd Leg) **just in case anyones interested December 1 - 2, Saturday & Sunday
Category: Open (Male & Female) Registration Fee: Php 700
Deadline for Registration: November 28 (Wednesday) *only online registration, no on-sight registration
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