From March to July 2020, we hosted our first season of live streamed analysis sessions. Twice a week I was joined by select guests, and we would dive deep into analysis of a game of their choice whilst chatting frisbee for an hour or two. The result is an epic archive of insight and conversation with some of the greatest minds in the game, covering 22 games in 43 sessions. Most of these sessions cover half a game – the 1st half on YouTube, and the 2nd half on Patreon – available for a token of your appreciation ($1/month). See more…
20 teams have entered the Rocket League Championship being hosted on felixultimate this weekend (December 19-20th)! Signups close 10am Saturday – Sign-up here
What’s the same: -Streamed on the felixultimate Youtube Channel. -Tournament Organizers and Commentators who delivered the event smoothly in Summer. -Lots of fun Rocket League games.
What’s new: -NEW beginners division for players who started since Rocket League became free. -The opportunity for all teams to play on Saturday and Sunday. -Among us, Disc Space and more between your games. -Prizes for top 3 teams in both divisions. -Hopefully even more teams than last time.
Felix provides quick analysis of the Top 5 goals from the USA Ultimate Frisbee 2019 Men’s Club Nationals Semi-Final between New York PoNY and Chicago Machine. Keen to see more? These clips were taken from the Every Goal (25) analysed + stats video which provides 14 minutes of similar entertainment for just a buck, plus some actual conclusions / takeaways!
0:00 Ravi & Liam talk about PELT’s Movember campaign 7:30 Ravi introduces me, begin lockdown chat 8:50 Story about the first time I played ultimate 11:50 Why I could already jump high when I started playing 12:50 Ravi asks about my playing history 17:25 Liam asks where I think I would be if I quit in 2010, we talk about Roller Derby for a while 18:25 Ravi asks ‘What is Flex?’ (I don’t give a very good explanation imo! At least compared to the videos) 23:00 Why I’ve been releasing my strategic ideas publicly and how they have been received (innovation in defence vs innovation in offence) 24:45 The importance of communication & field awareness in Flex 26:15 Liam asks “When you’re coming up with these new strategies, are you ever scared of being ‘Franked'”? 29:00 Ravi asks which clubs are using hex/flex philosophies in Europe / NA – I completely fail to mention the Sussex Uni team I coach 31:00 Talking about the development of offence in ultimate (American Football influence vs what it’d look like with more Soccer influence, Japan’s alternative style getting results) 32:55 Ravi asks about being a content creator – how did I get into video analysis etc? (I talk about how the “Japan v USA – Every Turnover of the match analysed” video came about) 36:40 Talking about the livestream series 37:30 Talking about what it’s like to work production crew at a tournament 38:40 Ravi asks why I stopped the livestreams 41:10 Ravi asks if I have any tips for people who might want to get into content creation 42:25 Liam asks how I find interaction with social media, where is the best reception and what do I find weird 44:15 felixultimate TikTok? 45:00 Rocket League tournament upcoming & Disc Space developments 48:00 Ravi & Liam talk about the Queen’s Gambit netflix show
I’m still scratching my head wondering how, when Ravi asked about teams that adopted hex/flex, I completely failed to mention the Sussex Uni club I’ve been coaching for 17 years, and who won Nationals in 2010, 2011, 2017 & 2019. Without training that club and running those sessions, a lot of the hex/flex stuff would still be theoretical and very untested. Implementing the ideas with Sussex week upon week, developing some ideas and throwing others out, and seeing how the teams perform against the others in the region and the country year upon year has kept the ideas fresh and allowed them to mature far beyond theory, to a point where I’m confident enough to produce videos on them. Can’t believe I barely mentioned Sussex – perhaps they’re somehow so close that I overlooked them? Probably just interview nerves. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the listen!
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5th and final part from the Spectrum of Defensive Coverage in Ultimate series. In this video we look at how flexagon defence combines principles of switching and surrounding the opponents in order to complicate situations and gain advantage from offences which focus on clustering players or running set plays.
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Full video – Every Turn + analysis: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44251596 Felix provides quick analysis of the top 3 most notable turnovers from the USA Ultimate Frisbee 2019 Men’s Club Nationals Semi-Final between New York PoNY and Chicago Machine.
Take a look at this copy of the 1st edition (?) of the rules – given to me as an MVP prize by a long forgotten team, after a game at Paganello many years ago. Loads of quirky and interesting things within, including travels being turnovers, “this sport can be played with as many as 20 or 30 per team”, and the suggestion that hills or rivers are used as natural sideline boundaries.
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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/felixultimate Part 3 of the Flexagon Defence series, focusing on surrounding stacks – initial positioning, and then how to react to offensive movement. Felix explains in detail with help from animated illustrations, and video examples with analysis.