Uni / Beginners Sessions 1-4

Training Tier content: Beginner-friendly training sessions for University clubs to run at the start of term 1. These are designed to come after the Taster Session(s), and give beginners a solid introduction to the sport from scratch over the course of 4 sessions. The session plans are available to patrons on the $8 Training Tier and above.

Includes exercises which work on catching and throwing technique, 1-to-1 defence, forcing, long throws, team defence, offensive spacing, and more.

Felix has been coaching uni-level beginners at Sussex University since 2002, and all the sessions are congruent with a team looking to play hex & flex, as well as any other offences/defences, at the peak of their season.

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Running an Ultimate Taster Session

Felix talks through how to run the perfect taster session for beginners joining university ultimate clubs.
Check out the full article this video is based upon: https://hiveultimate.com/2016/09/13/university-taster-sessions-guide/

Felix’s training plans for the first few sessions of term will be available to Training Tier Patrons next week – pledge now to get a free disc!

Training Hex: Turn’n’Go Double Dribble Drill

This drill video (available to $8 tier patrons) trains players’ ability to accelerate out of their throws into a double-dribble with a teammate. Specifically, bouncing the disc off a player who is moving forward from behind the disc, and attacking downfield with them. Features two examples of this move from the recent US Open 2021 Final between Sockeye and Machine.

Watch full video here.

How to Train Flex: Triple Sandwich Drill

Training video for $8 Tier patrons – a drill which trains defenders’ ability to surround a tight stack of 3 offensive players, and the offence’s ability to sustain flow once the disc is moving.

SKILLS:
– surrounding basics
– defensive awareness & communication
– reaction to offensive movement

Watch full video ($8 patrons)

How to Train Flex: Conical Switching Drill

Training video for $8 Tier patrons – a drill which trains defenders’ ability to switch or stick as appropriate, specifically in a width-restricted throwing channel.

SKILLS:
– switching basics
– defensive awareness & communication – gesticulation, voice, eye contact
– reaction to offensive movement

Watch full video ($8 patrons)

How to Introduce Hex Offence

Travis Myburgh, Felix Shardlow, and Jason Thompson talk about ways of introducing Hex Offence with your team – conveying the basics, running dedicated training session(s), or simply calling it on the line before receiving the pull. This covers whether you want to give it a shot during pickup, introduce it to a team to be added to their offences, or dive straight in and design a full season of hex training. An extended version of this video is available here for patrons.

How to Train Flex: Trent’s Drill

New training tier patron-only video; a simple drill which develops defender’s basic surrounding skills, awareness, communication, and reactions to offensive movements.

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.

Chess Clock Drill

Time-limited drill aimed at training players to make aggressive moves on offence, using space and passes to build attacks whilst the defence tries to run down the clock. Includes Hex Movement Decision Tree. Watch video ($8).