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!

3 Times Sockeye’s Flow Carved Up Machine’s Defence in the US Open 2021 Final

We take a look at the best moments of flow from the US Open 2021 ultimate frisbee final, paying particular attention to the techniques the players use to keep the disc moving quickly. We’ve added a Possession Clock in the top left which counts how long the disc is in each player’s hands, leading to an Average Time of Possession for the team at the end of the point.

Full video with 6 examples: https://www.patreon.com/posts/6-best-moments-55872786
Thanks to Ultiworld for the footage – subscribe here: https://ultiworld.com/subscribe

Rhino’s Leandro Marx Earns Redemption Against PoNY

Rhino faced PoNY in the 2019 US Nationals Quarter Final, and again in the 2021 US Open. Both games went to Universe Point. We focus on Leandro Marx’ progression from dropping the disc at 14-14 in 2019, to catching the winning goal in 2021.

4 Offensive Mistakes – Inactivity (3/4)

Noah talks about inactivity on the ultimate frisbee field – why offenses specify active (and therefore inactive) players, and how defence can seek to punish this with systemic poaching off inactive players – creating numerical superiorities in active areas.

Check out the patron-only Director’s Commentary below, where Noah and Felix talk for an hour podcast-style on the topics in the video.

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)

Hexagon Offence Talkthrough

Felix introduces Hex from scratch in this 35min video for $1+ patrons – where hex came from, why teams are playing it, how it differs from stack, where it’s going, and how it fits into the landscape of modern ultimate frisbee strategy. This video serves as an “academic base” to help players learning hex to gain a fuller understanding and get on the same page as each other. Originally recorded in 2019, remastered for 2021.

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Flexagon Defence – Full Series: What is Flex, Switching, Surrounding, Communication

Full compilation of Flex videos, remastered with no breaks or adverts into a 31 minute crash course perfect for sharing with your teammates*.
This video introduces all the concepts of Flex, how they fit into the framework/spectrum of defensive strategy, and illustrates their effectiveness through animations and video examples. Flexagon Defence is a hybrid defence, combining switching marks and surrounding stacks (without poaching), and using teamwork skills, communication, and field awareness. Watch full video.

To train your players to apply switching and surrounding principles, and to be communicative and aware on the field, check out the $8 Training Tier videos for tried-and-tested drills – a new drill video is added every month: https://hiveultimate.com/how-to-play-flexagon-defence/#flex-training-videos

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.