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Lessons At Home: Ultimate Backhand
28th October 2020

Ultimate has gone from a fun game at recess to popular collegiate recreational game to what is now one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Played with a flying disc, or more commonly known as a Frisbee®, Ultimate combines running, throwing, catching and so much more to create a simple and easy to understand game for everyone.

The object is simple: score more points than the other team by getting the disc into the end zone. In What’s unique about Ultimate is that you can throw to a player in any direction, just as long as the thrower stays stationary.

Let’s take a look at the most natural and common throw in the sport.





Beginners: Focus on your GRIP by making sure your thumb stays above the ridge of the disc and your index finger pushes against it beneath the rim. Avoid placing your index finger against the side of the rim as it limits spin, direction, and speed.

Intermediate/Advanced Players: Focus on turning your body and shoulders throughout the throw by repeating TURN BACKSTEPTHROW. This helps create a rhythm for making consistently accurate throws.

Click here for a science focused STEAM sheet that takes a look at the forces that affect the flight of a disc.