Ultimate In Kuwait

The following article was written by Lujain Almulla, captain of team Pampered Cats and head of women’s ultimate in the newly formed Kuwait Flying Disc Federation. Lujain discusses the recent grass-roots development of the sport in Kuwait, as well as some of the unique challenges they face trying to grow ultimate as a mixed gender sport in a country hostile to mixed gender activities.

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Why to Play Hex?

Noah and Felix both talk about 3 key reasons why teams should start training Hex, whilst GoPro & ulti.tv footage from their team playing at the recent Glastonbury Tournament plays in the background. Due to a miscommunication they both talk about the same 3 points, inadvertently harnessing the power of repetition.

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How to Train Surrounding Stacks Effectively with Bryan Jones

Whilst looking at footage from the Final of US Nationals 2021 Felix and PoNY coach Bryan Jones chat about surrounding and how to train it.

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Goldfingers’ Scoring Possessions with Hex @ EMUCC 2022

Compilation of the scoring possessions from Goldfingers (Potsdam) against XL Masters. Goldfingers played 100% Hexagon Offence for the duration of the game and the tournament (European Ultimate Masters Club Championships), setting the bar for what good hex play looks like, and earning 3rd place.

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Analysis – How Revolution Clinched the Win Against Fury at WUCC

In this video Noah looks at the last few points of the Women’s World Clubs Final between the Colombians and the Americans – a thriller which went to Universe Point, regarded as one of the most exciting Finals in the sport’s history.

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Catching – 4 part series

Everything you ever wanted to know about catching (plus loads of things you never asked for) are covered in this 4-part series from Felix. Available to Training Tier patrons only, this 2018 brain-dump covers the 6 basic types of catching, the variables which affect your catch, what the ‘ideal’ catching technique could be, how to train to improve the consistency and the versatility of your catching, and catching under pressure. Read more…

Travis Norsen’s Games with Modifications / Conditions

In this patron-only training article, Travis explains the two different types of game modifications or constrictions which can be applied during scrimmages, which he prefers, and provides a number of examples of modifications he has found to work well with a youth team training hex-style. Training Tier patrons can view the article here.

Hive Training Program and Pledge Drive

Hive launch our very first pledge drive! Register your support through Patreon here: https://patreon.com/hiveultimate

Felix lays out what’s available for patrons, and talks through why September is the perfect month to sign up – to make use of our catalogue of training drills, the hive training program, and our discord. Help us on the road to 300 patrons!

Flags

Flags is a great game for 2-5 players of any level to work on throwing/catching and a few other skills, with initial similarities to ‘piggy in the middle’. Offence pass the disc around, aiming to pass over a line marked out by ‘flags’ (or cones, or water bottles), whilst a defender tries to intercept. This 15 minute Training Tier video explains the rules in full, features footage of the game being played semi-competitively, and has Felix explaining the game to a group of 20 players of mixed ability who then try it out.
Full video available to Training Tier patrons on Patreon.