4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering – (2/4)

Noah talks about crossovers on the ultimate frisbee field – how to avoid them on offence, and how to exploit them on defence.

Switching video: https://youtu.be/aqzhZlCLzOc
Watch this game to learn more about rotating offenses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Nbde5VxSs

Director’s Commentary (1hr chat between Noah and Felix) about this video is available to Patrons here:

Organic Ultimate Strategy

Conventional thought on ultimate strategy views the team as a mechanical system – a machine with the players as the moving parts. Teams strive for a highly disciplined style of play, reducing the number of variables as much as possible and applying the theoretically optimal tactics to achieve a simple, predictable system.

This view, however, is limiting. Treating ultimate as a mechanical system allows for a high degree of control but misses the opportunity to explore naturally occurring, organic, styles of play which may be just as effective, if not more so, than conventional strategies.

Here I will argue in favour of an ecological approach to ultimate strategy, analysing the shortcomings of mechanical systems and the advantages of organic play styles.

Every player in the world could learn from Manuela Cardenas

Every player can also help the Colombian people at this crucial time. Protests are taking place across the country which begun after proposed tax reforms by the government, and have now become a broad call for improvements to Colombia’s pension, health and education systems, as well as against inequality and police brutality. At least 24 people have died since the protests started. Violence from the police and security forces against civilians is ongoing and has been condemned by the UN. See Revo Ultimate’s initiative here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COnvkhuHavB, sign up to help here: linktr.ee/RevoUltimate, Paypal: info@revolutionultimate.com / Message: #ReAct #ColombiaSOS

How to Train Flex: Pop Pass Surrounding Drill

First in the How To Train Flex series available to $8+ Training Tier patrons – Felix breaks down the Pop Pass Surrounding Drill, with animations, video examples, and whiteboard sketches – going through the Basics, the Skills, the Constrictions, and the Modifications that can be made to excel at and expand upon this versatile drill.

Trains defensive field awareness, surrounding skills, reactions to offensive movements, and communication. Trains offensive space recognition & anti-bracket movements. Watch video.

4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering (1/4)

Noah talks about the most prevalent form of offensive mistake in conventional ultimate – clustering. How to avoid it on offence, and how to exploit it on defence.
Surrounding video: https://youtu.be/ZdUbFaUZpsU
Director’s Commentary on this episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4-offensive-1-4-49927136
Patreon: https://patreon.com/hiveultimate

4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering – (1/4) – Director’s Commentary

Hive Ultimate Producer Noah Brinkworth chats to Felix about the episode in his series on Offensive Mistakes. Watch video.
Watch Offensive Mistakes Episode 1 here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4-offensive-1-4-49347231

Sin the Fields vs Felix & Hex

Sin the Fields podcast did an episode on Hex Offence, and then brought Felix onto the show for an interview. Check out this podcast-style video with excerpts from the original episode, plus Felix’s reactions and additions to the STF Interview. Watch video.

Original STF episode: Ultiworld – Sin the Fields: Hex – A Revolution or Complete Nonsense?

0:00 Intro
1:58 Brian Kibbler with a very American view of Hex
6:22 STF 1st ep: Pat & Tad chat about Flex & Hex
10:45 STF Interview with Felix Shardlow (with reactions/additions)
1:00:05 Jason’s “Beating Brown B” response
1:01:13 Pat & Tad’s post-interview roundup
1:02:39 Felix talks about why top teams aren’t playing Hex yet
1:06:44 Felix explains where his passion & motivation for pushing hex/flex comes from – Clapham/GB story
1:11:50 Round-up / summary / conclusion