And lastly for the day, catching! Great stuff from Rise Up.
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Fundamentals—the forehand throw
Another good video from Rise Up, this time going over the forehand throw.
One thing for our players to note—Coach Wiggins releases his forehand throw with a flat disc. I teach you to “spill the cup of water” by dropping the outside edge before throwing. Both are right. Coach Wiggins (and other experienced throwers) released their forehand throws much flatter than newer players because veteran players have the snap down—they release the disc with enough of the right kind of force that their throws fly the angle they want.
When you are first starting off throwing the forehand however, you don’t have the right release yet. So you think about dropping that outside edge down so that the disc flies up and stays flat and true. As you throw more and get more comfortable with the forehand, you’re releases will naturally flatten out.
Fundamentals—the backhand throw
This video is part of a great instructional series (Rise Up ultimate) that we’ll be watching more of as a team over the season. Few know the science and mechanics of ultimate like coach Ben Wiggins.