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Past Articles from Benji Heywood

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Benji Heywood is the full-time Director of Ultimate at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is also a coach-educator for UK Ultimate, and sits on the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee. You can find more of his thoughts on the ‘Understanding Ultimate’ blog.

  1. Scottish University Offers Both Premier Ultimate Program, Premier Education

    £10,000 scholarships available, plus world-class sports amenities.

  2. Tuesday Tips: Pulling For Height And Distance, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    The best pullers maximize hang time and distance with an innate understanding of physics.

  3. Tuesday Tips: Throwing Without Effort, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    Think of your body as a whip and let fundamental physics improve the length on your hucks.

  4. The Physics Behind Throwing in the Wind – Part II

    Hucking into the wind is hard. But understanding the physics of throwing a disc can help you carve out an advantage.

  5. Understanding The Upwind Throw — Spin Vs. Wobble

    What is wobble? How does it relate to the spin on the disc?

  6. Coaching Chemistry: Ditch Some System, Add More Development

    Recently I got an email from Mike Zargham of the MLU’s Philadelphia Spinners about team chemistry. I’ll let him say it.

  7. We Are Teaching it Wrong: Throwing Without the Body

    Traditional wisdom says that power in a frisbee throw is developed from the ground up — what you might call the full kinetic chain.

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