Session Deep Throwing 1: The Basics

A session devoted to helping less confident throwers to develop their longer throws.

There are lots of different throwing angles here, so it’s important to talk about the game context for each one (check the videos in each drill) and be sure to start small, then to increase range as confidence grows.

Warm up

20 mins
2+
E
Being able to throw into space for a receiver to run onto is critical for many drills in ultimate; this is the most simple drill to get started

A handler, A, starts with the disc and is stood at the front of a stack.  A cutter, B, stands 2-10m away, in a stack parallel to the sideline.

2+
E
Throwing to a cutter running directly away using a flat pass

A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the field.  A cutter, B, stands 5-10m downfield, facing A.

3+
E
This pattern is used when throwing down the open side; angling the disc towards the receiver makes it difficult for the defender to make a play

A handler, A, starts with the disc near the sideline, marked by D1.  A cutter, B, stands 5-10m downfield and in the middle of the width of the field, facing A.

3+
E
This is ideal for practicing throwing continuation after breaking the mark

A handler, A, starts with the disc on the sideline, marked by D1. A cutter, B, starts 5-15m downfield and 5-10m infield from B.