Archive for May, 2008

Commenting

Just a quick note to everyone. The commenting should be working, but it is not displaying properly in some browsers. I’ll fix this asap.

Update number 1

Well the new ultimate handbook site has been up for a little less than half a day and I have a few upgrades to mention.  The site now has:

  • Rating:  You can rate any article with the stars found at the top.  This will be useful for everyone and myself to learn what is most useful.
  • Email it:  Send articles to friend easily with plain old email.  Not everyone is on the stumbledeliciousdigtwitterfacebookmyspace planet :).
  • Fancier posting:  Less refreshing and quicker posting of comments.  If you are having problems posting comments, let me know.
  • Discussion forum:  I’ve added the ‘bbpress’ forum as it seems Ultimate players like to talk about the game as much as they like to play it

That’s it for now.  Enjoy!

Crossfield Hucking – Horizontal Drill

CrossField Hucking (Flash Illustration)

Horizontal Repositioning

After you have completed a pass up-field to a lane cutter, you now face the situation where you have to reposition your players. In the horizontal setup, you want to keep 3 handlers back, and 4 lane cutters spread downfield. When your first pass goes up, the lane cutter who makes the catch essentially becomes a handler. It is the job of the original handlers to reposition themselves by having one of them slide downfield to join the lane cutters. People often ask how do you know which handler moves downfield? It’s a complete judgment call that should be based on a few factors: who is in the best position to shift downfield, and how can we most easily restore our original starting setup (3 handlers, 4 lane cutters, everyone spread across the field)? This is part of the dynamic nature of horizontal O and it’s what not only makes it effective, but also fun.

Repositioning (Flash Illustration)

Horizontal Lane Cutting

This is a very basic demonstration of how lane cutters can set up and initiate their cuts in a horizontal offense. For this part, ignore the handlers and pay particular attention to the positioning and the movement of the lane cutters.
This is a very basic demonstration of how lane cutters can set up and initiate their cuts in a horizontal offense. For this part, ignore the handlers and pay particular attention to the positioning and the movement of the lane cutters.

Lane Cutting (Flash Illustration)

The Ultimatehandbook revamp

Well it has been a long time since I’ve touched the site.  Sorry, it’s not easy fitting in time to do up keep but I decided to use wordpress to power the handbook.  With this new ultimatehandbook, people will be able to contribute by commenting, voting, rating articles and more.

This site is currently being rolled out as a test to make sure it’s all working. So I’m not going to remove any of the old ultimatehandbook sites until this is solid.   Most of the content is the same, but over time I would like the site content to be more user generated.

Since this is really just a “beta”, let me know if you find any bugs such as incorrect links.  Once this site is solid, I’ll try to get more fresh content up and will remove the need to add “wordpress” as a sub directory.  I know a lot of people reference the Ultimatehandbook, so if this is you, please be prepared to update your links.  If you are just pointing to the ultimatehandbook.com then all is okay, but if you are referencing a specific page, they will be removed in a month or so.