Introducing Hive Ultimate

Hive Ultimate connects ultimate frisbee players & teams around the world with coaches, resources & materials.
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We aim to grow the sport of ultimate frisbee in a sustainable and inclusive way. We believe the sport can be fun for beginners, challenging for elite athletes, and engaging for spectators. The sport is in its adolescent years in terms of strategy – if you are open to new approaches, we provide fresh ideas to help everybody have more fun and win, and fresh ideas will help everybody have more fun and win. We anticipate rapid strategic evolution in ultimate – specifically moving towards free flow on offence, dynamic teamwork on defence, and away from stacks, isolations, set plays, and strict matchups.

We aim to facilitate the education, training, performance, and enjoyment of teams and individuals who are on board with this philosophy all around the World.

Hive Ultimate is proud to announce our partnership with the Singapore National team. We hope to help translate Singapore’s outrageous successes at the junior level to senior competition, by working with them remotely. Our work includes discussing drills that can be run at trainings and illustrating them for players through video animation, scouting opponents, and producing video analysis from footage of scrimmages and games.

We are looking to work closely with a handful of teams in the near future – if you want your team to get ahead of the curve as strategy evolves, visit hiveultimate.com.

But what does this evolution mean for the youtube channel? We have a number of projects already beginning to be released from a number of different content creators – including Rhino v PoNY analysis, and the Offensive Mistakes series. There is also a book written by Florian and Marie Gailliegue called Ultimate in Motion: Dynamism and balance – which is currently available for $25 tier patrons.

Starting this month, I’ll be turning the focus of the monthly $8 tier training videos from offence to defence. We’ll be looking at ways you can train your players to be aware, communicative, and work as a dynamic team unit on the field, with the usual animations and critical points for focus.

If you are interested in getting involved in content creation, and sharing your ideas about ultimate with the world, check the About Us section of our website to see how we can help your ideas become a reality. If your talents lie in the more technical side of video production, we’re able to link you in to exciting projects where the final product will be watched by thousands and make a real difference to the sport we love.

We’re determined to bring the ultimate community high quality content, and that takes time and energy. We’ve come this far thanks to the generosity of felixultimate patrons, and now we’re going to offer more content than ever before. With your support moving forwards, we can give the creators, producers, and coaches the compensation they deserve for their time.

In return for your pledge you get access to all our video analysis, training videos such as Felix’s Hex and Flex drills, a forum on discord to chat to other patrons and coaches, and either a free disc or the Ultimate in Motion book depending on your level of support.

I appreciate all the support I’ve received since the USA v Japan turnover analysis video. In recent years I’ve been hearing more and more about teams having success introducing new strategies in their teams, so we hope you’ll join us as ultimate evolves, and the hive evolves with it.

Patreon / Discord: https://patreon.com/hiveultimate
Website: https://hiveultimate.com
IG: https://instagram.com/hiveult
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@hiveult
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiveult
FB: https://facebook.com/hiveult
YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/felixultimate

Every player in the world could learn from Manuela Cardenas

Every player can also help the Colombian people at this crucial time. Protests are taking place across the country which begun after proposed tax reforms by the government, and have now become a broad call for improvements to Colombia’s pension, health and education systems, as well as against inequality and police brutality. At least 24 people have died since the protests started. Violence from the police and security forces against civilians is ongoing and has been condemned by the UN. See Revo Ultimate’s initiative here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COnvkhuHavB, sign up to help here: linktr.ee/RevoUltimate, Paypal: info@revolutionultimate.com / Message: #ReAct #ColombiaSOS

How to Train Flex: Pop Pass Surrounding Drill

First in the How To Train Flex series available to $8+ Training Tier patrons – Felix breaks down the Pop Pass Surrounding Drill, with animations, video examples, and whiteboard sketches – going through the Basics, the Skills, the Constrictions, and the Modifications that can be made to excel at and expand upon this versatile drill.

Trains defensive field awareness, surrounding skills, reactions to offensive movements, and communication. Trains offensive space recognition & anti-bracket movements. Watch video.

4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering (1/4)

Noah talks about the most prevalent form of offensive mistake in conventional ultimate – clustering. How to avoid it on offence, and how to exploit it on defence.
Surrounding video: https://youtu.be/ZdUbFaUZpsU
Director’s Commentary on this episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4-offensive-1-4-49927136
Patreon: https://patreon.com/hiveultimate

4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering – (1/4) – Director’s Commentary

Hive Ultimate Producer Noah Brinkworth chats to Felix about the episode in his series on Offensive Mistakes. Watch video.
Watch Offensive Mistakes Episode 1 here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4-offensive-1-4-49347231

Sin the Fields vs Felix & Hex

Sin the Fields podcast did an episode on Hex Offence, and then brought Felix onto the show for an interview. Check out this podcast-style video with excerpts from the original episode, plus Felix’s reactions and additions to the STF Interview. Watch video.

Original STF episode: Ultiworld – Sin the Fields: Hex – A Revolution or Complete Nonsense?

0:00 Intro
1:58 Brian Kibbler with a very American view of Hex
6:22 STF 1st ep: Pat & Tad chat about Flex & Hex
10:45 STF Interview with Felix Shardlow (with reactions/additions)
1:00:05 Jason’s “Beating Brown B” response
1:01:13 Pat & Tad’s post-interview roundup
1:02:39 Felix talks about why top teams aren’t playing Hex yet
1:06:44 Felix explains where his passion & motivation for pushing hex/flex comes from – Clapham/GB story
1:11:50 Round-up / summary / conclusion

Livestream 31st March – STF reaction, USA v Colombia WG2017 Analysis pt3

Wednesday’s livestream, where Felix analyses USA v Colombia in the World Games 2017 Final, along with the usual gaming, memes, & weekly reddit /r/ultimate review.
0:00 – Start
3:15 – Intro
9:00 – Go (board game)
1:33:00 – STF interview reaction / review
2:41:00 – Meme review / r/ultimate Reddit review
3:37:10 – USA v Colombia World Games Final Analysis (pt3)
4:06:30 – Summary / end

4 Offensive Mistakes – The Ultimate Problem (0/4)

Introducing the first part of our new 5 part series Offensive Mistakes. Check out the Directors Commentary for $1 on Patreon – https://patreon.com/hiveultimate