Laying out

Life, like ultimate, is full of decisions.  Some are split second adjustments to body position, some are career defining moves to new cities.  But all of them have an influence on what happens to us and what happens around us.  

Spencer Wallace lays out for the Seattle Cascades. Photo: Tino Tran

Spencer Wallace lays out for the Seattle Cascades. Photo: Tino Tran

There is one skill in ultimate that does let you take a closer control over some outcomes, and that is laying out, committing to enter the void, fully extended, in search of what otherwise would be unattainable. It takes a risk.   

Laying out takes commitment, but it also takes practice.  There are times when something is just out of our reach, and by laying out for it, we increase our chances of getting it. 

In life, we are also able to go for things just out of our reach.  Maybe it's a job interview, maybe it's the perfect present for a hard to shop for friend, maybe it's just a perfectly executed parallel parking job, but all of these things can be hit or miss.  If laying out in ultimate takes practice to get good at it, think about how you might lay out in life to get good at it. The sky is the limit... 

-TUPO Guru