Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week 3 Throwing - Inside-Out Forehands (9/24)

Practice schedule:
  • Monday - 2:00-4:00PM, Turf
  • Tuesday - 2:00-4:00PM, Turf 
  • Wednesday - 4:00-6:00PM, Jefferson Park
  • Thursday - 4:00-6:00PM, Jefferson Park

Here's the general plan for throwing practices (+2 hours on Wednesday/Thursday):
  • 2:00-2:29pm - Unstructured throwing
  • 2:29-2:45pm - Dynamic warmup
  • 2:45-3:30pm - Throwing drills
  • 3:30-4:00pm - 3-on-3 games (keep-away, mini, box, double box, etc.)

Drills for this week are:
  • Lines, open side backhands and forehands (10 min)
  • Lines, force forehand, breakside cut for IO forehand, PASSIVE mark (10 min)
  • Come-to breakmark cutting drill, forehand force for IO forehand, PASSIVE mark (10 min)
  • 2-on-2 dumps - our normal, middle-of-field set (10 min)

Again, I strongly suggest you download the video (that means you need to register for a free Vimeo account). There are a lot of things you can see more clearly when you watch frame-by-frame.

Quick comments on IO Forehands:

  1. You create space for the IO forehand with the threat of a big step-around backhand.  All that takes is a small shoulder fake.  Pivoting across and faking a backhand to set up the IO forehand is something you should never do.
  2. Square up to your marker and step forward through the mark to throw (rather than stepping out to the side).  Both Gspence and I are take a big step forward.  I'm releasing the disc almost behind my marker.
  3. Throw early.  Put a soft disc to space as the cutter is taking his first step out of his cut.  Both Gspence and I are releasing our throws a little bit too late.  That forces either a more difficult throw that needs to go farther across to the break side, or results in a throw behind the cutter.

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