Skill Level Descriptions

Beginner
Starting Point: Where you are

  • Learning the differences in your discs and how they perform
  • Just learning the throwing techniques
  • Never experienced “bad” weather throwing

Things to Learn: What to learn

  • Learn the throwing techniques for putting, approaching and driving
  • Learn the differences in the performance of your discs
  • Learn different grips

To the Next Level: How to move up

  • Find and watch resources like youtube-instruction
  • Practice your techniques
  • Find a course and play-play-play
  • Meet and play with other players

Events/Activities: What you should do

  • Enter leagues
  • Play local tournaments
  • Play pick up doubles
  • Travel and play new courses

Intermediate
Starting Point: Where you are

  • You have a good understanding of the capabilities of your discs.
  • You have invested in your equipment with a variety discs and bag.
  • At this time you should know the value of instruction.
  • Workouts have become part of your game.

Things to Learn: What to learn

  • Perfect your sidearm and backhand.
  • Perfect your push putt and spin putt.
  • Learn the roller.
  • Time to work on your overhand throws.

To the Next Level: How to move up

  • Improving and perfecting your technique.
  • Learn all angles for your throws.
  • Learn all the varied stances and when to use them.
  • Understand disc flight characteristics.
  • Learn effects of wind on your throwing.

Events/Activities: What you should do

  • Attend clinics
  • Play events out of your area.
  • Take lessons and if possible play with a local pro.
  • Start watching some professional disc golf.

Advanced
Starting Point: Where you are

  • If you haven’t already invest in a basket for extra practice.
  • Private lessons are part of your training routine.
  • Join a Disc Golf league or organization.

Things to Learn: What to learn
You need to have good control of all shots

By now you should have a complete understanding of the rules.

Have control of all your shot speeds.

Understand all the flight characteristics in all weather conditions.

Events/Activities: What you should do
Play competitive events

Travel to play events and gain experience. Don’t hesitate to take the opportunity to play Internationally.

Try to play at least three times a week.

It’s time to master all your throws and techniques.