Learn to let the disc do all the work. What I mean by that is to use your
feet in order to get to the disc. If the disc is coming right at you after a couple
of spins you know that you've got to get out of the way in order to complete
Every catch has a window.
By simply jumping to one side you've know opened up the catching
An under the leg catch has a big window. An Oliver has a very small window.
Learn how big those windows are and practice getting your body in position to
open them up.
A great drill is to stand by your self and work on every basic catch.
There are 4 catching Quadrants; behind or around the head, behind or around
the Back, behind or around either Leg and behind or around the Ankles. Toss up
the disc and perform the catches with both hands until you've done them all.
Next practice doing them all with one spin.
There are many different types of turnovers, from two-handed with-the-spin
turn-overs, to one-handed against-the-spin turnovers, and many in-between.
The counter, one-handed with-the-spin turnover is done from the right hand to
the left hand. Facing directly into the wind, rim the disc on a vertical
angle, keeping the disc to the right side of your body.
Using your arm like a
pendulum, proceed to swing the disc down, then quickly up, (the effect is
somewhat like a rebounding yo-yo), pushing the upper edge of the rim over
with your right rim finger. Take the disc in with a left hand delay, bringing
your hand down with the disc as it descends. For clock spin, follow the same
process using the opposite hands.
The movement from turnover to re-delay happens quickly, so be on your toes. A
handy tip for beginners: shift your body to the right a bit, away from the
face of the wind, then turn the disc over into the wind. This will allow more
time to re-delay the disc.
If you are executing a Flamingo catch off a throw, the incoming disc should
be flying low to your body. Plant your left foot on the ground. As you bend
at the waist to catch the disc, extend your right leg as high and straight as
you can, while at the same time extending your right arm up into the air for
balance. As the disc descends towards your left ankle, reach down with your
left hand and catch the disc with your palm up. Ideally, the disc should be
caught as low to the ground as possible.
If you are ending a combination with a Flamingo catch, set the disc up in
front of your body, about waist high, either flat or at a slight angle
towards you and continue the move as described.
Note: The Flamingo entail severe bending and twisting. It is highly
recommended to stretch and warm up before attempting either catch.