(This past week for the first birthday of The Huddle, Kirk Savage got us a present...Al Nichols' article about layout blocks. Kind of like reading about 'Playing well in the 4th quarter" by Larry Bird. Thanks to everyone that has supported us all year!)
You've trained, you've watched film, and you know your opponent. Maybe you've been waiting all game, all season, or your entire Ultimate life to take a layout block from that player in a big game. Like hitting a walk-off home-run. Like marching around your hometown with the Stanley Cup in your Radio Flyer.
Many mediocre players spent many hours visualizing these outcomes. The best defenders, though, try to understand the process that can get you to that block. How should you plan to create block opportunities? Where should your feet be? Your core? Your arms?
We asked our authors how they play this situation, and how they think about it themselves both as a player and a coach. Enjoy....and then go get some of your own!
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