Colombia World Games squad – Felix’s Team Talk

Felix gave the Colombian World Games squad a team talk at TEP before they played a (relatively easy) match, and we filmed it! The talk is translated from English to Spanish in-person by Símon Ramirez – the talk lasted 17 mins in total, but shortened versions with the English/Spanish parts cut out are available in the Patreon post.


After this team talk, they ran Hive’s Up-Line Flow Drill, and then played their match with Felix actively coaching from the sideline & filming with a GoPro headcam. Full footage of the drill & match is linked on the Patreon post. Read more (training tier patron content)…

Addressing the Observer Problem…

Noah takes a look at the recent controversies with observer decisions, and asks whether we should be making more use of technology when it is at our disposal to integrate video replays into the on-field decision process.

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Analysis: XEUCF 2021 Open Final (Part 4) – Ending & Conclusions

Felix concludes his play-by-play analysis of the European Men’s Club Final 2021 between CUSB La Fotta and Clapham Ultimate, and summarises his thoughts on the state of the top level of European Ultimate.

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How To Catch Better Than The Pros

Henry Fisher dropped a clap catch in the final of US Nationals 2021 – Noah takes a close look at exactly why, and what implications this has for the way we should train clap catching.

Felix’s series on Catching is being released at the Training Tier level, starting with Part 1: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66675315.

Is This The Most Effective Move In Ultimate?

Goldfingers passed backwards on stall zero at least 17 times on their way to victory over XL Masters – usually in a sequence of flow that leads to a goal. Is this the most effective move currently in Ultimate, and why does it work so well in Hex? Felix takes a closer look.

The team from Potsdam (Germany) played 100% Hexagon Offence for the duration of this game and tournament, earning 3rd place and setting the bar for good hex play.

Every Score (compilation): https://www.patreon.com/posts/66372974

Every Turnover (analysis): https://www.patreon.com/posts/66372995

Check out the full game here: https://youtu.be/RAl0v3TtWWw

Fast Break or Patient End Zone Offence?

Leo highlights fast-break options and defensive opportunities in this clip from Scandal v Brute Squad at the 2019 US Open, countering Jonny Malks’ praise of Boston’s patient stack play. Watch full video.

How To Run Dominator Offense Like Ring

Ring of Fire’s Jack Williams walks through how they ran a 3-man dominator (with Matt Gouchoe-Hanas and Sol Yanuck) against Doublewide to quickly work up the field for an easy score. Watch full video.

Triangle Dominator Weave Exercise

This exercise (available to Training Tier patrons) replicates the triangle motion offense pattern that Jack Williams talks about in his analysis video of Ring’s dominator offense. Easy setup and execution of the exercise with a group including demonstrations, and head-cam footage breaking down the details from the first person perspective, so you can effortlessly integrate it into your session. Watch the full video here (3:05).

Interview with Noah Brinkworth

Valerio Iani from the Italian Federation conducted an interview with Hive’s very own Noah Brinkworth yesterday, where they discussed Hexagon Offence and Flexagon Defence! We’ve picked out a few choice moments linked below, or you can check out the full 50 minute interview:

Starts 6:26
11:30
Do you think hex and flex could help teams beat the USA?
15:00 What are hex and flex?
20:47 3 good reasons to play hex
25:06 CUSB La Fotta’s 2019 defence / offence
26:50 Elite Ultimate already plays those principles – hex is nothing new
30:26 What does typical hex offence look like?
32:18 Hex is just good for development, not high level performance?
35:28 Fewer passes = better offence? 95% completion argument
47:04 Dribbling
52:36 How do you defend against hex?