The concluding part of the Flex Defence series, in this video Felix provides a step-by-step breakdown of on-field communication which he’s found to be the simplest and most effective when switching and surrounding stacks whilst playing Flex Defence.
Wednesday’s livestream recording, with a new Meme Review section, reaction to the Sin the Fields episode on Hex, analysis of USA v Japan at WUGC 2016, and the usual gaming & weekly reddit /r/ultimate review.
Hive Ultimate Producer Noah Brinkworth introduces the new series – Offensive Mistakes. Setting the scene, “The Ultimate Problem” explains how the traditional solution to teamwork on defence – the one-way force – is not sufficient to stop attackers getting free. Watch video (3:13).
Manuela Cardenas uses dribbling to work the disc the length of the field, and Felix provides a breakdown of how her technique makes her so difficult to stop, and what everybody can take away to add to their game.
To celebrate reaching 100 Patrons, I answered a variety of questions from viewers, ranging from talking about who is involved in felixultimate production, to the Olympics, SotG, Mixed, recruitment, and defence which counters Hex.reddit post & comments about this video…
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00:28 – What’s the deadline for submitting questions?
00:45 – Who all is involved in FelixUltimate productions? I’m curious as to the whole structure of this enterprise.
05:28 – How can we can grow ultimate to new people. What are your ideas around that?
09:13 – What’s the single highest-quality game of Ultimate you have watched, in your opinion? Is it different from the most entertaining game?
11:40 – Is Mixed the best showcase for the game of Ultimate? Should Mixed be the primary focus for high-level.
15:04 – What are your thoughts on ultimate and the Olympics? Is getting into the Olympics a useful goal? Is the community ready for the Olympics?
17:21 – Are there any aspects of Spirit of the Game that you disagree with or think could be improved?
20:05 – If the offense and defence are playing perfectly does the offense score?
22:01 – From what other sport can you draw the most similarities too by comparing it’s strategy to ultimate strategy?
25:32 – What are some ways that the filming and production of ultimate broadcasts could be improved?
30:06 – How does hex handle a defensive look where the main cutting space is covered and cutters are being passed between defenders?
35:52 – Do you think hex (or flex) can be successfully introduced to rec league teams?
45:07 – What’s the most rewarding/enjoyable part of the work you do in Ultimate right now?
49:17 – If restrictions (film, time, ect) were a non-factor, what ulti video would you want to make?
The “How to Train Hex” video series – Season 1 – features 9 uniquely Hex-centric drills. This series is essential for any coaches wishing to implement Hex principles smoothly into their team – coming directly from Felix’s experiences with designing, implementing, and developing Hex training methods in a variety of teams since 2012. Each drill / exercise is explained clearly and concisely through explanations, animations, and example footage. The drills are varied and dynamic – designed to train players’ quick disc movement, field awareness, shape + space creation & usage, give-go/dribbling technique, long throwing, and more elements key to a fluid Hex Offence.
The full archive is available now for $8+ Patrons along with other benefits – pledge now and receive a free disc after your 2nd payment!
Want to see more? Check out this free sample video from the series – the Hex Sprint Pattern.
Full livestream recording available for $1 Patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/livestream-20th-46601972
Surrounding Stacks 15min video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44001487 – also available on YouTube.
Flex Part 4: Communication – coming soon to Patrons only.
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Sockeye’s Tyler Kinley joins Felix to talk about a series of tweets he posted on 29-30 Dec, specifically the frustrations he feels when defenders fail to poach effectively against a horizontal stack offence. We then see an example of a successful deep poach, and talk about how teamplay can be used in different ways to cover for the poach – to afford the defender the liberty to leave their 1-to-1 matchup, and keep the offence contained effectively. Full interview/analysis available for Patrons.
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