Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – ASUT HIGHLIGHTS, CONFIDENCE, PRO VS RE-ACTIVE

by RISE UP Ultimate
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ALL-STAR ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHTS

Craving more women’s ultimate? The All-Star Tour is still producing excellent content for viewers. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the All-Star Ultimate games, make sure you watch this ASUT highlight video chock full of envy-inducing throws, layouts, and plays.


FROM A HS SOPHOMORE – HOW TO BOOST GIRLS’ CONFIDENCE IN YOUTH ULTIMATE

As a high school sophomore, Kaia Lokan offers a genuine and rare perspective on the roadblocks in building confidence in girls ultimate. Through her own experiences at U16 tournaments and anecdotes from her teammates, she identifies four principles that will increase confidence, and invites all to apply the principles to their communities — youth or not.
  1. No “S” words
  2. Welcome Competition
  3. Get Crazy, Get LOUD
  4. Be proud of yourself
PROACTIVE VS. REACTIVE
DeAnna Ball, the coach of the College champs Ohio State Fever, poses the question,

“When people discuss sports, I often hear them talk about a player’s great reaction time. It’s an important part of playing, often on defense. Picture it: a player is guarding their opponent, sees the disc go up, and lunges out into the lane to smack it down. Reaction time in action.

But is that really reaction? Or did that defender set up in a proactive position to optimize their chance of getting that D?”

One can play defense proactively or reactively, and she argues that proactive players are more likely to cause turns and get huge Ds. In this article, she illustrates the difference between proactive and reactive marking and defensive positioning.