Here is another video review of ultimate frisbee hucking technique, both forehand and backhand.
This episode features Alberto from Italy, who already appears to be getting some decent distance – though it would have been even better to see multiple angles of his throw. With a view from behind I would have also gotten more of an idea of how the disc was behaving in flight, which tells me what kind of spin he’s able to put on the disc.
Alberto’s forehand could improve by preventing his wrist from turning over on follow through. This would allow him to preserve that “IO” (inside out) flight angle, which is key for learning how to throw longer forehands in ultimate frisbee.
Adding some shoulder tilt and adjusting his posture to lean out more to the side, and less back, will also foster a more aggressive IO release angle and buy him that extra distance.
On his backhand, Alberto’s main area for practice will be keeping his spin rotating on axis. This will allow him to add more rotational speed. If he wants to play around with footwork to gain added distance, he should experiment with crossover steps leading into both throws. This will help his pulling distance, as there is no need to establish a pivot. During his backhand pull he can also lift his trailing foot to allow his body to rotate more freely, increasing range of motion and subsequent power development.
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I’ve enjoyed your youtube channel very much! Your content and descriptions are easy to follow and apply, your passion for the sport jumps off the screen.
Keep up the good work.
I live in Oshawa which I think is not too far from you.
Would you be available or consider doing an in-person one on one coaching session with me?
Time and location could be arranged at your convenience.
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Hey Mark! Thanks for the comment, and the kind words. I’m game for an in-person coaching session, presumedly once the weather is a bit more accommodating and lockdown has lifted. Or did you want to do a winter throwing session? I’m good with either. Let me know! Feel free to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org