How to Become a Better Ultimate Player?
Posted on: January 6th, 2011
Everyone wonders, “What makes an athlete successful?” Is it the passion, just the lucky breaks or perhaps it is really bound by immeasurable skill? If you will ask the bigwigs of Ultimate Frisbee and convince them to spill the beans, they’ll say that while talent is vital, as well as the indispensability of having the “spirit of the game” and discipline, one reason behind a good number of talented Frisbee players is their determination to continuously improve.
This being said, how can someone be a better Ultimate player? Here are some of the things that an Ultimate player can do to improve his game:
Beyond memorizing numerous plays and honing your throwing, Ultimate players should also attend to other core aspects of their game through serious training., All passionate athletes are known to be training machines. Even just through self-evaluation, an Ultimate player can figure out what skills he needs to improve and submit himself to a training program that will escalate his level of play.
Upgrade your Equipment and Apparel
As an outdoor sport, playing Ultimate Frisbee requires you to have the proper gear to maximize your playing performance. In this day and age of innovations in sports technology, there are many areas when you can gain an edge: cleats and performance jerseys are two such areas. Normally, Ultimate players use soccer cleats as the movements mimic the cuts in that sport. And, Ultimate Frisbee jerseys – customized with your colors and logos – can really provide a mental edge.
Join the USA Ultimate Association
Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that gives way to forming a special bond among players – not just within the team but opponents as well. With the “spirit of the game” as one of the factors to thank for, this friendship that has developed between players on and off the playing field has given rise to the organization of USA Ultimate Association. An Ultimate player can be better at his game just by interacting with players from various locations.
Know the “Spirit of the Game” by Heart
What separates Ultimate Frisbee from other sports is the responsibility of players to referee the game on their own. An Ultimate player can achieve a higher and more mature level of play once he becomes one with the “Spirit of the Game”. This is easier said than done – understanding the “Spirit of the Game” goes beyond just knowing the technical definition. It should be what defines the Ultimate player himself.
Just like in any other sport, to become a better Ultimate player is to strive for excellence. To improve, an Ultimate player should have the competitive edge and dedication every time he steps into the field.
How will you become a better Ultimate player this season?