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Paul Peek

Feedback for Swell after beating Chesapeaked at Sectionals 2011.

From: Paul Peek <paulpeek@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: Sectionals
To: Mike Malloy <mwmalloy@gmail.com>

Hey Mike,
I've been waiting for the bitter taste of defeat to leave my mouth before replying.  Rather than keep waiting...
I thought your guys played really energetically.  They swarmed to the disc defending hucks and most of the guys covering me did a really good job of being attached to me at the hip in an annoying way. Offensively you did a good job of swinging it all the way over and played, frankly, a nice dishy give-and-go short game that we should have been better at. 
I think the team could better take advantage of the good short game by being more selective in picking the shots downfield.  Many of your hucks were straight line over the receiver's shoulder, relying on speed to outrun the defender to the disc.  That works great when you are faster and more athletic than your opponent, but I'm betting not so much against teams that are as fast or faster. Hucks should go to players on the opposite side of the field so they can run to it rather than run it down. We briefly stymied you with the zone, but the lads recovered well and got more patient and it quit working. It seems a fair number of turns were discs that simply got up into the wind, but repetition should help that.
Like so many teams, including us, when you were patient things looked great.  When you were not percentages went down.  I felt like we were getting the disc a time or two every posession, but our offense went south and we couldn't take advantage.
We talked about faking more to get your energentic defense to overcommit.  not sure hwo effective we were with that, but you may want to stress the importance to "stay home" on marks and downfield (it goes together) to be prepared for that. 
I will close with my favorite piece of ultimate advice ever: "Try not to panic when your guy clears out"
Paul P

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:53 AM, Mike Malloy <mwmalloy@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey guys,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed our match up at Sectionals.  I thought it was a very hard fought game, and a lot of fun for both teams.  It was great experience for our team to fight through and come back in the second half to win.  The victory is definitely something that we will build on and hopefully lead to more hard fought victories at regionals in two weeks.  Obviously I wish I had been able to play in the game, but it was good experience calling lines and leading the team from the sidelines.  I did get in for a few points against DCizzle to ensure we won the game to go to regionals, and I look forward to being back to 100% for regionals.

Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks and wish you guys luck for the rest of the club series.  I also wanted to know if you had any advice (strategic, personnel, philosophy, etc) about things that Swell can improve on in order to be at our best for regionals in two weeks.  Any and all feedback (positive or constructive criticism) is greatly appreciated.