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Fury vs Molly Brown, 2018 US Open

In the windy pool play game between San Francisco Fury and Denver Molly Brown at the 2018 US Open, both teams utilized team defensive tactics to slow down the offence, but Fury’s more proactive approach to defence won them the […]

Thu 22 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 10 – Consolidation

Zone Concepts Session 10 – Consolidation   Objectives Refresh the skills needed to play downfield positions in zones. Clarify and practise the three different zone purposes looked at. Comments After learning about all the different rolls in a zone, and […]

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 9 – Surrounding the disc (directional focus)

Zone Concepts Session 9 – Surrounding the disc (directional focus)   Objectives Introduce the idea of a directional zone. Comments Not only can the chase in a zone put pressure on the thrower but by working with the cup they […]

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 8 – Surrounding the disc (cup focus)

Zone Concepts Session 8 – Surrounding the disc (cup focus)   Objectives Introduce a zone that surrounds the disc with defenders. Comments This introduces a zone with 1 chase and 3 in the cup, allowing players to experience applying pressure […]

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 7 – Bringing intensity to a zone

Zone Concepts Session 7 – Bringing intensity to a zone   Objectives Cement understanding of handler pressure and containment zones, and work on ensuring that “playing zone” doesn’t mean putting in half effort. Comments Players may well have taken on […]

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 6 – Containing the disc (sideline)

Zone Concepts Session 6 – Containing the disc, sideline focus   Objectives Learn how to adapt the zone from last session to prevent giving up lots of ground up the sidelines. Comments The line trap can be learned formulaically, but […]

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 5 – Containing the disc (Lanes)

Zone Concepts Session 5 – Containing the disc (Lanes)   Objectives Draw parallels and differences between pressuring the handlers with match marks, and containing the disc with players in the lanes. Comments This session may feel very discussion based, but […]

Sun 4 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 4 – Recap and communicating

Zone Concepts Session 4 – Recap and communicating   Objectives Return to the skills involved in downfield zone players, now that players have context for them. Emphasise the importance of communication. Comments Classically, ultimate players don’t communicate enough so this […]

Sun 4 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 3 – Match handler marks

Zone Concepts Session 3 – Match handler marks   Objectives Formalise the role of the handler marks in zones designed to pressure handlers using match D. Comments This session is designed to emphasise the importance of communication in the handler […]

Sun 4 Apr 2021

Zone Concepts 2 – Playing deep, mullet or wing

Zone Concepts Session 2 – Playing deep, mullet or wing   Objectives Take the the concept of defending an area and formalise into some possible defensive roles. Comments This session focuses on playing deep, mid or mullet in a downfield […]

Sun 4 Apr 2021

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