Tuesday Tips: How to Run a Socially Distanced Practice | Ultiworld

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September 8, 2020 by Guest Author in Opinion with comments

North Carolina’s Matt Gouchoe-Hanas at Easterns 2018. Photo: William ‘Brody’ Brotman — UltiPhotos.com
This article was written by Ian Whitman, a captain of Denver Sweet Action.
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As we enter September 2020, we have hit another COVID-19 milestone – the awkward university reopening phase. With some colleges opting to go full-send on opening, others keeping everything remote, and most somewhere in the messy in-between, many college ultimate programs will have to navigate if and how they will hold practices. One option for some teams may be to hold socially distanced practices, i.e. practices without defense.
My club team opted for this strategy over the summer, at first to prep for a potential season, then eventually as a way to keep some semblance of physical activity and friendship in our lives. With that in mind, this Tuesday Tip focuses on just that: how to run a meaningful socially distant practice.
Offense-only practices require much more stated context for drills. Each drill needs to come with a mental framework …

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