Archery by Caroline Ma


This game helps participants figure out how to alter their throws to space at different distances. To develop this skill, overthrowing is better than underthrowing, as it is better to practice trying to get the disc to sit into space for someone to run onto.

Lead PassThrowingThrowing Shapes
Steps & Diagrams
Tips & What next?

Sneak peek!

This drill is only fully available to members, but here's a free teaser. Sign up now to see the rest!


Starting cones are positioned away from the thrower – 5m, 10m and 15m or 10m, 15m and 20m depending on the skill level of participants. The thrower, A, has a clear throwing lane. The receiver, B, will complete 2 reps from each start cone. An optional defender, D1, can be put on A.


A takes 6 consecutive throws. B will start at each cone twice.

Step 1

Image of Archery
  • A throws into space for B to run onto.
  • If A is excelling, they can be challenged to throw earlier and control the speed and flight of the disc.


  • Caroline Ma says:

    This game can be scored as follows:

    +2 for every complete throw to the cutter in stride (running into the disc)

    +1 for overthrowing your cutter

    0 when the cutter is waiting or clearly slowing down for the throw (even if its a completion)

    0 for incompletions.

    This scoring system helps to gauge improvement and inform the participants goal.

    After all participants have thrown, the thrower with the most points is declared the winner.

Use this drill to practice:

Used in:

Read the Theory

Show me more!

You need to be a subscriber to access this drill. Follow the link below to choose a package, or log in now.

Member login

Register here

Join thousands of Ultimate players using Flik today. Get the latest drills, analysis and advice from the world's best players and coaches.

Select a membership package

Already a member? Log in!

Do not tick this box if you are using a shared / public device or computer.
Forgotten your password? Log in or Register with Facebook
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.