Practice plans from around the world!
December 3, 2020 by Ravi Vasudevan in News with 0 comments
Moby Espitia has been playing ultimate throughout the world for a long time now. He was on the Belgian Open team that made quarters at WUGC 2016 as well as on Tchac, who made quarters at WUCC 2018. After amassing a lot of experience through playing and coaching, he has decided to give back to the community with a free app that is now on the iOS and Google Play stores called Disc In.
Disc In is only in its first version, but already has many interesting features. The app is split into three major sections: Frisbee, Fitness, and Theory. Each has subsections where users can access detailed practice plans, video instruction, and even a custom drill/play editor specifically designed for ultimate. The app features drills and practice plans learned from clubs around the world such as Sunder, Sockeye, CUSB, and Tchac.
Right now, the app is a set of curated videos and practice plans, but Espitia hopes that in the future it will become a wiki for ultimate where people can dynamically contribute and edit content.
Espitia came on the EuroZone podcast last month to discuss the app. “I made the app to help coaches around the world. This app is directed towards high-level coaches as well as low-level coaches,” said Espitia. When asked what differentiates his app from other offerings such as Flik and RiseUp Espitia focused on two aspects. First, his app is free and he has no intentions to make this a profitable endeavor. Espitia says that this is purely a passion project and if it eventually needs funding, he may try some crowdsourcing campaigns, but he does not intend to make this a business. Second, he says that many of the existing offerings out there are only focused on high-level players and coaches and he wants his app to be accessible to absolute beginners, while still offering value to intermediate and higher level players.
Espitia and his team are looking for feedback and new content for future versions of the app. Disc In has a feature where you can contact them directly. Check it out for free on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. Disc In are also looking for developers to help improve the product, and you can access the source code for the project on Github.