Details for the start of our Virtual Preseason!

Falmouth ultimate players- please watch this video for details on the start of our virtual preseason tomorrow!

We will be running tomorrow to Playlist #1. If you don’t have access to Spotify on your phone or device- no worries! You just want to run for twenty minutes starting at 3pm. Remember- no running with other players or neighbors. We all need to maintain social distancing, so runs should be solo or with a member of your family. IMPORTANT- check with your parents as to where it is safe to run around your house. Stay out of the road!

After the run, find a partner to throw with and throw 100 backhands, 100 forehands, 50 scoobers, and 50 hammers. Make sure you are setting proper pivots on each throw. When you are done throwing, practice spinning the disc with your left hand for a minute, then your right for a minute

Friday’s practice video is below. Please make sure you watch at least 30 minutes of game time. Bonus points for watching the whole game. Try this while watching- pick a player during the game and watch how they move.

Ultimate player you should know- Jimmy Mickle

Jimmy Mickle is one of my favorite ultimate players- he’s fast, tall, and has great throws and catches. He dominates in the air and has an astute sense of the field and where things need to go and when. Here are a bunch of videos to get started- Google his name to learn more and watch more videos.

Here is Jimmy’s Callahan nomination video for 2013, when he was a player with Colorado University’s Mamabird. The Callahan Award is given each year to the top player in women’s and men’s ultimate.

A highlight video from his time as a pro player in the American Ultimate Disc League:

His 2014 Callahan nomination video, the year he won:

Another AUDL highlight reel:

Virtual Preseason- Spinning the disc!

Today we’re going to start practicing spinning¬† the disc! It makes your fingers and hands strong and is a great and easy way to use time sitting around. Start with spinning it with your middle finger and then try the other fingers. Both hands too! It’s fine to double up fingers if needed.

A Virtual Preseason!

Since everyone is at home right now, I thought it’d be a good idea to kick off our virtual preseason early, so I shot this video with some things that you can do to get better at ultimate while you are by yourself; you just need a disc! In this video I mention team runs- I just wanted to be clear about that- we are NOT going to be running together as a team through April, but we will be scheduling times where everyone goes out individually for a jog while listening to the same playlist.

Roll Falmouth!

Roll Maine!

Roll Ultimate!

– Coach Shea