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Past Articles from Benji Heywood

Benji Heywood is the Director of Ultimate at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and the Events Co-ordinator for UK Ultimate. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Understanding The Upwind Throw — Spin Vs. Wobble

    What is wobble? How does it relate to the spin on the disc? And why are some people so much better than others at throwing…

  4. 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: [quote]The observation we made…

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

    Photo by Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com Traditional wisdom says that power in a frisbee throw is developed from the ground up — what you might…

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