Defensive Strategy & Tactics: General Issues & How To Tackle Them [Pt. 5]

Seattle Mixtape’s Khalif El-Salaam hucks the disc. Photo: Paul Andris —

This is the fifth and final post in a subscriber series on defensive strategy, tactics, and countertactics, presented by Flik.

Now that we’ve established a broad base of defensive strategies in this series, we turn our attention to some of the common challenges that arise for teams during a game. Often, it’s not so much the offensive structure that is causing your defense a problem — it’s a particular situation: you keep getting beat by hucks, their best player is dominating, they are shredding you on the break side.

In this final article, we address some of those typical problems — and some suggested solutions!

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  1. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    Sion "Brummie" Scone coached GB Open from 2010-2012, and also coached the GB World Games team in 2013, and the u24 Men in 2018. He has been running skills clinics in the UK and around the world since 2005. He played GB Open 2007-12, and GB World Games 2009. He lives in Birmingham, UK. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@sionscone).

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