Archive for February, 2009

Ultimatehandbook Flash Player Upgrade

Sample Flash Player
As part of the first series of updates to the Ultimatehandbook, we have created a new flash player to illustrate plays, strategies and drills. New plays will be coming in the next coming weeks but we are going to open up the plays to the community. So, if you know how to use Flash, and would like to contribute plays, please e-mail me for the flash source file and I will send it your way. We only request that any plays created are contributed back to our site so we can build the Ultimatehandbook into a rich community for Ultimate Frisbee players. Come back in a few weeks to see some new fresh plays.

Coaching Tip: Use Your Cones More

In this first article of a new series of posts, we’ll take a look at a coaching tip that will yield some immediate results and lay the ground work for later success. This tip is particularly helpful to any captain or coach leading a team of new players, or a new team with experienced players who haven’t played together before.

It’s a pretty simple rule of thumb, nothing earth shattering and not hugely complex, a very simple phrase that you can repeat to yourself any time you are planning a drill: “Use your cones more”
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More Plays and New Articles Coming Soon – Let Us Know What You’re Looking For!

It’s been a little while coming, but we’re excited to say that we’re starting the next round of design, development and build-out of the UltimateHandbook!

Along with new plays and new articles for players, captains, and coaches alike, we’ll be making additional changes to the site on a whole. We’ll be opening things up to get your feedback and ideas, requests for new articles and plays, and we’ll gladly welcome any suggestions you might have.

Let us know what you’re looking for – whether it’s an animation of a particular play, a write up on different coaching strategies, tips for off-season training or something entirely new and different that you think will help ultimate players around the world.

Leave us a comment below, and check back soon!