Entries by Felix Shardlow

Flexagon Defence v1.01

(c) Felix Shardlow v.1.01 29th March 2017 Also available in French / en Français (v0.97) Part of a series: Flexagon Defence Advanced Flex Part I: Counter-Strategies Advanced Flex Part II: Communication Advanced Flex Part III: The Stall 3 Game-Changer Intro Flexagon Defence is not a zone, nor is it strictly person-to-person defence. Flex employs local […]

Hexagon Offence v2.2

v 2.2 – 15th March 2016 Concept first published 1st Jan 2013 Also available in French / en Français (v2.1) Hex Offence combines Total Football’s freedom of movement with Spain’s tiki-taka quick passing style of play, and applies it to the Ultimate field. Hex can be explained through four simple principles: 1. Always take the […]

Felix in South Africa!

I’m currently in the Gauteng region of South Africa (around Johannesburg), coaching outreach teams, universities, club teams, and running clinics for leaders, coaches and players! You can follow my progress for now through these Facebook photos, and I’ll be putting up a full report afterwards. Check out this video, created collaboratively between myself and Gauteng […]

Analysing Japan’s unique defence

I’ve been taking some time recently to analyse Japan’s defence against USA in the WUGC 2016 Final, and posting a series of mini analysis pieces on reddit. Ever since I saw Buzz Bullets in Australia winning WUCC 2006, I’ve been inspired by their alternate approach to defense. Here is a team that play defence like […]

Hype – 7 on the line

I posted this image to /r/ultimate but it got taken down due to classifying as a joke/meme – against the rules – so here it is! For anyone out of the loop, it’s an edit of the recent image released by Rockstar Games to promote their upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 game.

Intuitive v Analytic players

I was just reading an article from 2015 on Skyd about Intuitive vs. Analytical Thinking in Ultimate [link], where the author (Alex Davis) places players in two categories; The Intuitive is everybody’s favourite kind of athlete. Team sports culture celebrates intuition, and true geniuses of the archetype attract lofty accolades: they have “natural athleticism,” “potential,” and […]

Felix is going to South Africa!

I was contacted yesterday by Fergus Klein – Sussex University (Mohawks) alumni from 2013-14. Since graduating and moving back to Johannesburg, Fergus has got massively involved in Ultimate, and is now chairperson of the Gauteng region of South Africa – they have around 100 league players and 500 kids currently playing Ultimate! South Africa (RSA) […]