Drone View – Clapham’s Team Defence

Luke takes a look at drone footage of the team defence tactics employed by Clapham against Ring of Fire at the World Club Championships in 2022, highlighting what they did well and where they could make improvements.

Training the Next Pull Fielding Meta

Molly Brown and Valeria Cardenas recently set a new standard for fielding the pull which involves a quick give-go off the pull catch, getting the disc back moving aggressively forwards.
Felix breaks down the method into it’s component parts and shows how you can build up a similar good pull fielding routine through training. Available for Training Tier patrons only.

Garvey Evades Sockeye’s D – with Bryan Jones

Harper Garvey runs the length of the field unmarked in the US Nationals 2021 Semi Final to receive an easy after PoNY flow up the sideline and Sockeye fail to switch or poach effectively. Bryan Jones and Felix Shardlow offer their perspectives on the play in this excerpt from a live stream on 25 Feb 2022. Watch the livestream in full here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bryan-jones-pony-63527586

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How the Cardenas Sisters Supercharge Molly Brown’s Offense

Jimmy Chaudoin analyses the play of Valeria and Manuela Cardenas for Molly Brown at the Pro Champs 2022 tournament held before USAU Nationals, in particular their impact on the offensive flow. Valeria’s flick huck and backhand give-go threats make her impossible to shut down, whilst Manuela’s athletic bids and ability to get separation in small spaces is unmatched. Molly Brown’s method for fielding pulls sees Valeria give-go aggressively downfield, often penetrating the defence.

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Rondo (2-post) Training Exercise

This possession exercise practices 1v1 and 2v2 situations with extra support from posts (or bouncers) on offence. It’s inspired by the “Rondo” football exercises which Johan Cryff brought to Barcelona – he said “Everything that goes on in a match, except shooting, you can do in a rondo”. Rondos are said to improve player decision making, coordination, team play, creativity, competitiveness, and physical conditioning. Full video here (Training Tier patrons).

Matsuno v Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) at the World Club Championships 2022

Felix compares the play of Masahiro Matsuno (Buzz Bullets) and Marques Brownlee (Pride of New York) in the Quarter Final of the Ultimate Frisbee World Club Championships in 2022.

Ultimate In Kuwait

The following article was written by Lujain Almulla, captain of team Pampered Cats and head of women’s ultimate in the newly formed Kuwait Flying Disc Federation. Lujain discusses the recent grass-roots development of the sport in Kuwait, as well as some of the unique challenges they face trying to grow ultimate as a mixed gender sport in a country hostile to mixed gender activities.

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Why to Play Hex?

Noah and Felix both talk about 3 key reasons why teams should start training Hex, whilst GoPro & ulti.tv footage from their team playing at the recent Glastonbury Tournament plays in the background. Due to a miscommunication they both talk about the same 3 points, inadvertently harnessing the power of repetition.

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How to Train Surrounding Stacks Effectively with Bryan Jones

Whilst looking at footage from the Final of US Nationals 2021 Felix and PoNY coach Bryan Jones chat about surrounding and how to train it.

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Goldfingers’ Scoring Possessions with Hex @ EMUCC 2022

Compilation of the scoring possessions from Goldfingers (Potsdam) against XL Masters. Goldfingers played 100% Hexagon Offence for the duration of the game and the tournament (European Ultimate Masters Club Championships), setting the bar for what good hex play looks like, and earning 3rd place.

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