Training Hex: Up-line Flow Drill

This drill (available to Training Tier patrons) involves 1 disc which moves continuously. Players catch and throw, accelerating out of their passes, simulating up-line or slashing cuts, and lateral dribble moves after passing into the backfield. A great replacement for the End Zone Drill which many teams run before matches – gets everybody involved, catching and throwing a number of times each rep. Watch video in full.

Uni Session Plans (weeks 5-8)

Training Tier content: Training session plans for University clubs to run in weeks 5-8. These are designed to come after weeks 1-4, and give players a solid introduction to switching & bracketing, long throwing, breaking the force, touch passes, surrounding stacks, and more. The session plans are available to patrons on the $8 Training Tier and above.

The Sussex team has been running these exact sessions, and has had outstanding results – our 1st team is undefeated and our 2nd team is beating other first teams (sometimes 15-0).

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.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/59320186

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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Training Flex: Lateral Bracket Switching Drill

This drill video (available to $8 tier patrons) trains defenders’ ability to bracket effectively with a teammate in a 2v2 situation where the offence are crossing over or positioned near to each other. Field awareness and communication are trained as the two players coordinate to keep the offence covered whilst they & the disc moves. Suitable for end zone defence, front of stack defence, and more dynamic situations on the field where two offence players are in close proximity to each other.

Watch full video here.

Don’t teach your Beginners Stack

Article written by Noah Brinkworth

You probably know by now that we’re not massive fans of stacks here at Hive Ultimate. But there are specific and important reasons why stacks (particularly vertical and side stack – horizontal is not quite as bad) are detrimental to teach to beginners.

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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.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/56434301

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)