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Suggested Team & Individual Tactics

by Jeff Graham

In ultimate, good offense beats good defense. Defense becomes especially difficult when the opponent has a dynamic player that is both a threat with the disc and down field. Down 8-6 at the half our defensive goal is to make the opponents offense, and most importantly this dynamic player, uncomfortable. We can do this with both team and individual defensive tactics. 

Suggested Team Tactics

  • Zone Defense: Makes the offense complete many throws to score.
  • Box-and-One Defense: A great way to get an offense that relies heavily on one player off-balance. Also does a good job of frustrating a player that likes to touch the disc often.
  • Sandwich Star Player On Stop Disc: Force a secondary player to get the disc underneath to start their offense.

Suggested Individual Tactics
  • Switch Match Ups On Star Player: Alternate a tall player that encourages the player to cut under and provides a wide, intimidating mark with the quickest, fastest, high energy defender to pester the player.
  • Make The Star Player Work On Defense: Some offensive studs don't enjoy playing defense. Make sure once you get the turn that you run him ragged.
  • Push The Star Under: Since the star player has scored deep a couple times force him under, but mark him straight up to force him to settle for the little throws.


huddle Issue 3 Defending A Hucker

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

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Stay Resilient
by Lou Burruss

Old School Vs. New School
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by Matt Dufort

Alternating Matchups
by Jeff Eastham-Anderson

Suggested Team & Individual Tactics
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Defensive Goals
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Containing A Big Thrower
by Mike Whitaker

Make It A Team Game
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