How to Dribble: The most unstoppable move in ultimate

Luke Burgess unpacks dribbling in ultimate – what it means, why it’s useful, how to do it, and taking it to the next level.

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Manuela Cardenas Dribbling Technique

Manuela Cardenas uses dribbling to work the disc the length of the field, and Felix provides a breakdown of how her technique makes her so difficult to stop, and what everybody can take away to add to their game.

Justin Foord’s Masterclass in How to React to the Thrower on the Force

Justin Foord’s Masterclass in How to React to the Thrower on the Force from r/ultimate

Here’s the link to the full video analysis of this turnover from the UK Nationals Open Final between Clapham and Chevron in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Lc-dPLvDs

How to play Hex: Max Options using Balance and Shape, with Hammertron Prime

Featuring a sequence with 10 passes in 22 seconds in the New Zealand Mixed Nationals Semi-Final, we analyse Hammertron Prime’s use of balance and shape to maximise their options and generate goals.

Buzz Bullets quick disc movement vs Ironside @ WUCC 2014

Quick breakdown of Buzz Bullets moving the disc at lightning speed against Ironside at WUCC 2014

Dribbling Analysis: Tyler Kinley for Sockeye against Revolver in 2013

In-depth analysis of Tyler Kinley dribbling for Sockeye against Revolver in 2013. To learn more about what dribbling is, and to see more examples of dribbling in-game, check out this edited version of a recent Frank Huguenard video.

Video on “How to Dribble” including technique tips yet to come!

Felix reacts to Frank’s ‘Triple Threat applied to Ultimate Frisbee’ video

Felix reacts to Frank’s new video on the Triple Threat Principle – Let’s Be Frank EP2, and digests the key parts of the video.

Jimmy Mickle vs Frank Huguenard – forehand mechanics comparison


After some heated discussions on reddit, this video compares the contrasting throwing styles between Jimmy Mickle and Frank Hugenard.

Catching / Throwing Technique

Clap catching:

Clap catch at chest is most reliable catch when you have time and space

  • Aim for perfection – both hands touch the center of the disc at the same time, fingers splayed, watch disc into hands
  • Use legs to move body / jump / go to ground to get the centre of your chest behind the disc
  • Angle of the disc determines which hand goes on top
  • When catching at chest, body acts as a backboard in case the catch is slightly missed
  • When catching out to the side, your palm/wrist should act as the backboard

Most people have a preferred way of clap catching – practice the other way until you are comfortable with both

Touch Throwing:

Adding ‘touch’ (spin relative to speed) to you throws makes them more stable, and makes them fly slower through the air

  • Makes the disc easier to catch
  • Means you can lead receivers more by throwing to space
  • Inaccuracy is less likely to result in a turnover
  • Opens up many more throwing options

Practice adding touch by pulling your arm back as you release your throws