Learn How To Play Ultimate Frisbee Like A Pro With These 5 Websites

Dave LeClair 13-07-2011

<firstimage=”//”>ultimate frisbee websiteUltimate Frisbee has been around for years but in the last few years it seems to have been making a serious resurgence. With so many new players out there, it puts a serious burden on the guys who have been around to try and show these new players how the game needs to be played, and all the basic techniques that are required. Thankfully, there are plenty of websites that can handle this load for the old school players, and help the new guys learn a lot about the game off the field, so on the field they can focus on implementing, rather than learning.


It’s easy to think “I’ve been throwing a disk around since I was a little kid, Ultimate Frisbee should be easy for me”. When I first started playing I certainly thought this. However, as soon as I stepped on field and I realized just how many different ways you can throw a Frisbee, I knew it was time to do some digging for knowledge. At MakeUseOf, we have previously covered Golf 3 Great Websites for Beginners to Learn How to Hit a Golf Ball Read More Mixed Martial Arts 3 Sites To Learn To Fight Like A UFC Fighter Read More and many other sports, so now it is time for us to teach you all about Frisbee.

Best Websites To Learn Ultimate Frisbee

I hope to save you the effort I went through digging around for good Ultimate Frisbee websites by showing you the ones that I have found to be the best.

1. YouTube

Obviously, when trying to learn anything, YouTube is an incredibly valuable resource. It’s not going to be the most organized way to find specific information about Ultimate, but it certainly has a lot of videos. There are some very prolific users on there who are worth subscribing to such as Ultimate Rob and Everything Ultimate.

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The one major thing YouTube offers that can’t seem to be found elsewhere is full games. It is very valuable for new players to watch high level teams play to really get a feel for how they position themselves, and what throws they use in certain situations. Plus, it is downright entertaining!


2. UltiTraining

Their website is not the prettiest to look at, and it doesn’t get updated as frequently as some of the other sites on the list, but they do have a bunch of great articles to help new players learn some techniques. One of my personal favorites is their article about laying out (a layout is a technique for diving to catch a disc).

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This article features some great drills for practicing laying out without hurting yourself. After all, in Ultimate Frisbee, style points can be worth just as much as actual goals.

3. Ultimate Handbook

Ultimate Handbook is another great site for techniques, but they take it a step further with a lot of strategy. They are the only site that I have found that features charts explaining the different plays and formations of Ultimate Frisbee. These charts are actually animated, so you can actually see how the play should break down.


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One of the most frustrating things for a new player can be to have one of the more experienced players on the field call out a set or a play, like a stack, and have no idea where they need to be. With the information in Ultimate Handbook, they can rectify the situation and learn the plays.

4. Ultipedia

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It’s pretty hard to make a list of the top websites for any topic without including a community based Wiki. The fact is, when enough knowledgeable people get together and share that knowledge, we all win. This is no exception with the Ultipedia. There is pretty much anything you would want to know about Ultimate Frisbee here.


Ultipedia also includes breakdowns of all the rules of Ultimate Frisbee. If you ever want to know how a rule works, this is the place to check.

5. Ultimate Rob

Ultimate Rob is a name that came up during the YouTube section, and while his YouTube channel is great, his website is where the real action is. There is such a wide array of information on his site that is mind boggling.

He has sections for the basics, for advanced players, technique breakdowns for every throw in the game, and even drills and training anyone can do to improve their Ultimate Frisbee game. Ultimate Rob even goes into the psychology behind the Ultimate Frisbee player. I especially enjoy his article about positive feedback for new players.

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Overall, just an incredible website with so much content that is a must stop place for any one who wants to play Ultimate Frisbee.

Now Go Out & Play!

Now you have all the information you need to improve your game at Ultimate Frisbee. So hit the field and implement all these new techniques. For all you pros out there, share these links with some of the new players in your group, and prepare to be much less frustrated by how bad they are.

Do you have any websites you use for Ultimate Frisbee? Share them in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011 at 6:38 am

    OMG, I cant believe it. Is it really a sport???? I always thought its just for fun for kids.. duh :-/

    • Dave LeClair
      July 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Oh it's a sport alright, not at the level of baseball or basketball of course, but in terms of playing it, it's just as tiring as any other sport, and when you get to higher levels the skill and strategy is there just like any of the major sports.

  2. Patzfan4lyf329
    July 15, 2011 at 12:47 am

    What would you say is the easiest throw to learn and what throw is the most useful ???

    • Dave LeClair
      July 15, 2011 at 2:02 am

      The easiest throw to learn is definitely the backhand. It's the standard throw everyone learns first. When you are a little kid and you toss a frisbee around with your friends the back hand is the standard throw. Here is nice video on throwing a backhand. Most useful throw is going to depend on play player preference, and the fact that all throws are useful depending on the situation and how the defense is playing you. If all else fails, there's always HAMMER TIME!

      • Patzfan4lyf329
        July 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

        Very helpful thanks

  3. Dave
    July 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Really? No Skyd Magazine?

    • Dave LeClair
      July 15, 2011 at 1:58 am

      I've actually never been to skyd. Looks pretty slick with a nice layout and some high quality videos. Thanks for recommendation, I'll add it to my sites I frequent.

  4. J3$$
    July 14, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Awesome list! I really like ultimate rob they have a huge selection of articles for anyone and anything frisbee. What's your favorite site? My friends and I just started to play and we wanna get as good as the rest on the team and this list will surely help!

    • Dave LeClair
      July 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      All the sites offer something great, but in terms of just measure and quality of content I think Ultimate Rob takes the cake. There is something on there for everyone, no matter what level of player.

      • J3$$
        July 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

        Thanks. Also is there glossary or dictionary on any of the websites? Lots of players yell out terms that I have no idea what they are saying?...

        • Dave LeClair
          July 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

          Ultimate Rob has a nice PDF glossary that covers all kinds of terms for ultimate, check it out