Sunday, September 30, 2012

Week 4 Throwing: Around Backhands (10/1)

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 around backhand, PASSIVE mark (10 min)
  • Horozontal (diamond) breakmark cutting drill, force forehand, throw around backhand, PASSIVE mark (10 min)
  • Come-to breakmark cutting drill, force forehand, active marks.  Throw IO forehand or around backhand (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 Around Backhands:

  1. Pretty much all the technique is the same as for regular low-release backhands.
  2. Think about stepping through as much as stepping around.  If you're releasing the disc from behind your marker's arm, there's no way you'll get blocked without a foul.  Gspence is stepping backwards to get around the marker, and that results in his throws being pushed far wider and gaining fewer yards.

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