Can anyone upset the USA? WU24 Finals Preview

Ahead of the World U24 Ultimate Championship Finals, the Hive team discusses each of the divisions with Felix taking open, Noah mixed and Lu women’s.

Singapore’s Double-Team Footblock & Flow Analysis

Felix takes a look at a nice point of flow from Singapore Mixed where they are repeatedly looking for and taking the return passes, and then (at 3:37) unpacks a controversial double-team footblock incident at the start of their game against New Zealand. Do you think the rules should be changed? Let us know in the comments.

Are Japan The Best Team At WU24s?

Lu discusses the Japan women’s team who went undefeated in their pool, letting no more than 4 goals past them in any one game. A truly dominant performance, but can it continue on into the bracket?

Italy U24’s Counter-Attack vs Colombia

Felix looks at what makes Italy U24’s fast break counter-attacking offence so efficient and effective at the World U24 Championships in Nottingham, UK.

How Belgium U24 Stopped Canada

Felix takes a look at this matchup from the 2nd day of the World Under-24 Championships being held in Nottingham, UK, with a focus on Canada’s primary offence and Belgium’s countertactic defence.

Fun facts: during this match Felix was operating the main overview camera, and Noah was operating the roaming cam!

The Secret to Belgium’s Team Chemistry – Communication

In this video Noah continues to talk about the Belgium U24 Open team ahead of the World Under-24 Championships. He points out the subtle pieces of communication from the cutters to the throwers that keep the offence on the same page and running smoothly.    

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Can Belgium Open Win the World Under-24 Ultimate Championships?

Watch the talented Belgian U24 team take on some of Europe’s best at Tom’s Tourney – do they have what it takes to win the World Under-24 Ultimate Championships.

Check out our interview with coach Valerio Iani https://hiveultimate.com/2023/07/01/chatting-to-coach-of-belgium-open-u24s-valerio-iani-about-the-belgians-hopes-at-the-world-championships/

You can find the bonus Patreon analysis content at https://patreon.com/hiveultimate on all tiers.

Thanks to Ulti.tv for the early season footage of Belgium at Tom’s Tourney.

Conclusions – EUCF 2022 Open Final Analysis Part 5 – Clapham v Ranelagh

Felix takes a look at individual player’s impacts on the match, what was working for them and what was causing problems for the team on offence and defence, takes a dive into statistics, and looks inwardly at his own biases before concluding his epic analysis of this game.

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Perfecting the Throw’n’Go – Hive x TobuFitness

In an exciting collaboration between TobuFitness and Hive, this video shows examples of the throw’n’go being used to great effect in high level ultimate games, and Felix talks through the advantages which can be gained by accelerating out of your throws, including unlocking dribbling.

In the TobuFitness video, Justin talks about hip mobility, using hip internal rotation and the hip hinge to load the glutes, torso rotation, using gravity, to get low and accelerate forwards out of your throw.

Grid Game

Here’s a good game to expand your offence, encouraging your players to look for bigger throws to bigger spaces, and to use the space effectively by spreading out whilst staying active. Video available to Training Tier patrons.