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Throwing Skills


Throwing is the most important skill in ultimate. These are throws that Poets & Pitchers players try to master:

1. Hold leading edge of the disc.


2. Step with same leg as throwing hand.

3. Set wrist/disc angle.

4. Throw  and snap wrist.


Throw
Type
Release
Position
Leg Step/
Pivot
Disc Release Angle
(Forehand, Backhand, Overhand) (High, Middle, Low) (Inside, Outside)(Flat, Up, Down, Upside Down)
BackhandMiddleInsideFlat
BackhandMiddleInsideUp
BackhandMiddleInsideDown
ForehandMiddleInsideFlat
ForehandMiddleInsideUp
ForehandMiddleInsideDown
BackhandHigh
OutsideUp
BackhandMiddleOutsideUp
BackhandMiddleOutsideFlat
BackhandLow
OutsideUp
ForehandHighOutsideUp
ForehandLowOutsideUp
ForehandLowOutsideFlat
Overhand
HighInsideUpside Down

Practice every throw, every time. Get an idea where the disc will go. Find a progression that works for you and REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT…