Practices

Check the team Facebook Event page or team emails for a list of practices and team events!

We’re talking about practice.

Practice- Once per week based upon the best availability of the team. Currently scheduled for Sunday evenings for 2- 2 1/2 hours.

Most practices throughout the season will employ a progression as follows.

Warm-ups– Your typical jog followed by stretching.

Dedicated throwing– Practice will start out with a drill meant to challenge your ability to throw either out into space, against a tight defender, while you are fatigued, or breaking a tough mark

Drill building based off practice schedule– The bulk of most practices will be here. Run a drill, usually a basic drill. From there add something else that happens in the drill such as another cut or another throw. Repeat the process several more times. You end up with a complex drill that feels like you are running a play on the field rather than a drill.

Fitness– As this topic might suggest, expect plyometrics, sprints, intervals or cutting with high intensity to wear you down like game three or four on tournament day.

Team skill building– This part of practice is a little open ended. Drills here will typically involve small scenarios such as 3v3 or o-line vs d-line that usually gets everyone involved. This section can also include another group drill to help focus on an area that the team needs improvement on or to further build on the practice goal.

Focused scrimmage– Here is where we play! Scrimmage is based on putting what we learned from the practice schedule onto the field. Often times there will be extra rules or conditions to help reinforce what was taught in practice.

Season Practice Schedule

Week 1-2: Tryouts/Team introductions

Week 3-4: Vertical Stack Offense

Week 4-5: End Zone

Week 6: Handler Movement

Week 7: Horizontal Stack

Week 8: Zone

Week 9-10: Zone/ Horizontal Stack

POD practice- The captains will independently run a POD practice on one of three different days and times each week. Players are expected to show up to at least one POD practice per week but are welcome to attend multiple sessions.  POD practices are designed to provide flexibility for people who have busy schedules outside of ultimate. The goal is to help prepare players for the upcoming practice topics, as well as build team chemistry with players by working in smaller groups. POD practices are shorter in duration (30-40 minutes) and each POD practice done during any given week will be identical to one another.

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