No matter if this is a casual throw with friends in the backyard, at summer league, at the beach, etc. you should be working fakes into your motion. I'd say 70-80% of the throws we have to make in a real game require some kind of fake to get the mark out of position and setup a throw. So you might as well get comfortable with it. Yea, you might get some chuckles from the crowd and yea you might turf some but it makes the tough throws easier and the easy throws damn near a guarantee when it counts.
Snap the Fakes
Focus on throwing a fake and instantly snapping into a throw. This means throwing the fake and getting a crisp throw off in a second or less after, which would be about how long the mark takes to adjust. Even the most elite players struggle with this but you gotta start somewhere. For this you want to start in closer quarters (15-20 yards apart) and gradually work your way up to a hucking distance.
Switch the Fields
If you are throwing, about half way through, switch directions. Get used to easing off and putting more touch on down wind throws and getting that little bit of I/O you need to move the disc up wind just right. The teams that have rosters where everyone can deliver the disc consistently, no matter the environment, are lethal.
All in the Release....
All long time ago, a blonde haired kid that weighed all of about 130lbs arrived at Shippensburg. He didn't look like much but when he hit the field, he was able to launch the disc the length of the field with what looked like relative ease.... This man we now know as DBaer. At that point, I was sold that it isn't how much you put behind the disc but all in how you release it. The better you become at whipping your arm and snapping your wrist through your release point, the less you have to muscle it and the easier the disc becomes to control, even at long distances. When you try to use too much arm, that is when your hucks blade, line drive, and just outright miss their target. Best thing I can reccommend for this is to throw at close quarters (3-5 yards) and concentrate on literally using nothing but your wrist motion to deliver the disc. Gradually increase the distance and as you do, keep the same snap in your release but add some whip in your arm to start compensating for the added yardage.
Alright, thats all I got. As everyone can probably tell, this is the end of the Club tryout season and the big boy tournaments are starting Simon and I are in Go mode with conditioning and practice. I understand this is everyone's off season to get money together for the school year and chill out but what you do now will help keep you sharp and come into the Fall season in a better place. Yea, all the freshmen will be dazzled initially by everyone's ability to throw back and forehand but as the season goes on, they will be looking to the veterans to show them how to throw and get them the disc consistently when they are cutting.....