How to Play Flexagon Defence Series
These videos should give you a basic understanding of what Flex is, and how to apply Flex principles to your current defence. Videos and information on how to train Flex will be coming in due course to training tier patrons ($8). There are a number of Advanced Flex materials currently available on the $25 tier for those who have a special interest.
Felix introduces his team defence, a hybrid between 1-to-1 matchup and area-based zones, utilising switches and sandwiches with no poaching.
Flex punishes teams for using stacks or predictable movements, Felix and the Brighton / Sussex teams have been developing it since 2012 and recently used it to win their region and then the UK Uni Nationals 2019 title.
This video shows how defenders can be more efficient and effective by switching marks, sandwiching, and surrounding stacks – first with an on-screen moving diagram, then with a video example of Flex in action earlier this year.
Part 2 of the Flexagon Defence series focuses on switching – early vs late, the triggers you can look for on the field, reactive vs proactive, and pre-empting switches. Felix explains in detail with help from animated illustrations, and video examples of 8 different switches with analysis.
Part 3 looks at Surrounding – setting up against stacks from static, reacting to offensive movement, and being able to use dynamic teamplay to restrict the space a stack is trying to create – turning a disciplined stack into an advantage for the defence.