Stick Skills 101

| August 23, 2012 | 60 Comments

Looking to improve your Stick Skill? Then this is the guide for you!

Hey Madden Gamer,

Do you know what stick skills are? Stick skills are the ability to make all of the plays and control all aspects of the game manually instead of relying on the computer to do or make them for you. Stick skills are a HUGE part of Madden and often determine who wins or loses the game. Duke has had some of the best stick skills in the world for several years now and is here to share his secrets, down to the very last detail, on how to make your stick skills elite! Year in and year out, NOBODY makes more user picks or user catches than Duke. Anyone who plays Duke leaves in awe of his user skills. After several months of work, Duke is finally ready to release his top secret methods to his stick skill to the public! Best of all this guide is only $19.99!

What does this guide include?

  • Detailed User Catch Breakdown (Face Throws, Rocket Catch, Pass Leads, Player/ Field Positioning,etc)
  • Become A “Playmaker” (Learn how to make big plays on the fly)
  • Put the “Special” in Special Teams (Make long field goals, kick coverage, and kick returns)
  • Preventing Broken Tackles
  • Taking Advantage of the “Defensive Assist”
  • “Baiting” the QB
  • Triggering Deadly User Pick Animations
  • Swat vs. User Pick
  • And More!

These are PROVEN methods that work year in and year out! This guide will be helpful for all versions of Madden past, present, and future!

To make sure the material covered in this guide will be helpful forever, I will update this guide with any new stick skill tactics, and tweak any specific tactics if they change year to year.

Plus, I will personally answer any questions you may have. You can post questions directly to each video included in this guide!

How Much Can I Improve My Stick Skill?

Anyone can improve tremendously improve their stick skill. When I (Duke) started playing Madden about 10 years ago, I could not user catch my way out of a paper bag or make ANY 1v1 plays defensively. It was EXTREMELY frustrating to consistently lose these 1v1 battles, whether I was missing catches or tackles, because  it was putting me at a disadvantage  to players with sub par strategy. With effort and dedication I was able to work and MAKE my stick skills better than 99.9 percent of the people who play Madden. I can honestly say there are only a handful of people who possess the stick skill that I do. Back in these days, NOBODY was willing to help another player improve their stick skills so I had to rely on trial and error to get better. You are in luck because I am giving you my proven secrets to improve your stick skill! Not only do I share my methods, but I also tell you how to practice and continue improving your stick skills once you learn the techniques.

This guide contains full HD video breakdowns with voice over. Many people claim to have HD quality, but you have not seen true HD until you see our new videos.. PERIOD! This has changed the way guides are done! Fast forward, pause, rewind, or go full screen as our videos are like a true HD DVD experience. Now you can watch exactly what we are doing, while we explain it it you at the same time! Think of it as a one on one class session. You also get a text breakdown for each play if you want to quickly pick up the setup!

Don’t just take our word for it, check out some customer reviews below!


I consider myself a pretty good Madden player, but I have always had so much difficulty learning how to user catch. No matter what video or tutorial I watched, I just could not figure it out. I now realize that I was missing many keys to the user catch. This product has improved my user catch abilities greatly in just a few nights. I have not even gotten a chance to look over the other sections yet, but I can honestly say this guide is worth the money for the user catch section alone. Great job Duke!


I am a new player as I just started playing Madden this year. I really had no idea how much stick skill plays a part in becoming a better player. The breakdowns in this guide are brilliant and very easy to follow even for a newbie like me. Some of this stuff that I have previously overlooked because it seemed so simple,  yet it really makes a huge difference. My defense is now improving a ton because I feel comfortable making plays in the open field.

Other people will charge you between 25-35 bucks for this amount of material. We are practically giving it away at only $19.99!

*This guide will be emailed to you and delivered within minutes of purchase. Please make sure your product is not sent to your spam folder!

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About the Author ()

Duke is one of the best Madden players of all time. Duke has been playing Madden competitively since Madden 04 and in this time period has dominated the tournament, league, and online scene. Most notably, Duke has two major tournament (Madden Challenge and MWS/BCA Regional) to his name as well as numerous Final 4 appearances. Duke also loves NCAA Football as college football is his favorite sport to follow in real life. Duke has been playing NCAA Football since before he even picked up Madden and is excited to share his NCAA knowledge this year!

Comments (60)

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  1. Todd says:

    Hey Duke I ordered it but I think it went to my spam folder even though my receipts went to my inbox. The email here is the same one I used. Could you resend me it please?

  2. Ryan says:

    Any chance of a sample to see how your content is organized before I purchase it? Usually you tease us with one sample.

    • Duke says:

      I was thinking about the same thing but this one is hard to do a sample for. Basically the whole guide is video with some text here and there. You can comment directly to each video with questions. I am updating this guide with clips from my games as I get more that help with the methods I break down. Also, this guide is good forever, meaning I will update it every year of Madden as new things come along. I can promise you this guide will not be 14.99 once Madden 12 drops and I add more. This is a great chance to get it for cheap now.

      Right now there is about 10 minutes of special teams video, 35 minutes of offensive video, and 25 minutes of defensive video.

  3. Free Sarah says:

    What else is their on this guide that is not on the Training Camp Guide

  4. Jagga says:

    Im not gona lie to u..but i really dont know wat to expect from this guide…maybe u should gives us just a little sample of wat we can expect from this guide…i dont know if thats possible..but i think if the sample is good enough..alot more people would buy this guide..

  5. LAX says:

    Guys got to tell you the book is awsome ive won many tournaments at various sites before I purchased this ebook. Lately my game went flat and people have been actually beating including bums. Now I learned how to create plays and make things happen with the user skills that i had never used before. I perfected the rocket catch just like duke tought me and the face throw also how to playmaker my WRs when opponent is in max coverage and etc This book is awsome I back it up 110%. I am also a Guru like duke but cant say who Iam. He is my official guy to go when iam stuck thanks for the stick skills.

  6. lloydnenee says:

    Can anyone else give any proof that this ebook can really improve your game. I really need a upgrade and I’m wondering if this book is the answer. Please give me some feedback on this book

  7. James says:

    I bought it maybe two weeks ago and my stick has gotten wayyy better. It def will improve your game. My RC is on point now, highly recommend

  8. mronline says:

    i bought the book a while ago..i’ll tell you what..with the open field moves and the face throws…those 2 tips are enough to sell the book. but you got RC, defense, and lineman tips…your game will 31-6 online ps3, im outscoring my opp by 13.5 points a game and i’ll say that book has a lottttt to do with my success.

  9. I bought it the day it dropped and i was impressed with the amount of time and effort that was put into this great book .. This is a must have book and will help you out as far as User picks/catches,Rocket catches and just all around defense and game play period. And once Madden 12 drops it will probably be 25 bux and is well worth that, so if i were you i would grab it up now while its still on sale for a few more weeks and the best thing about this eBook is the fact that 99% of the information in their will carry over to Madden 12 and beyond!!

    • Duke says:

      This guide will be priced the same as all the others once Madden 12 comes out because I will be updating it with new info so now is def the best time to jump on it.

  10. Wood Demon 80 says:

    This may seem like a stupid question but will this guide help with stick skills in the NCAA series as well? ;

    • Duke says:

      Yes this guide will also help in the NCAA series. Some of the stuff is slightly different (ex: NCAA kickers cannot make kicks as far as Madden kickers), however you will find the majority of it transfers.

  11. Sam says:

    It seems like the juking in NCAA 12 compared to all NCAAs and Maddens before has changed a lot. It feels a lot harder to make the defense miss, even in the open field. The timing of when to juke and spin and all that seems to have changed a lot this year. Have you noticed this and if you have how much of the stick skills book has been updated for this year so far. Cuz I feel like a lot of moves that worked in years past don’t work this year.

  12. mronline says:

    duke is this book different from last years? do we need to buy this as well?

  13. mronline says:

    o, thats whats up. have you updated anything as of yet? and if you havent do you have new things on the way?

  14. mronline says:

    im bout to grab the car book in a few mins, it was all i ran last year..good S@#t. keep up the good work man..long as you making em, i’ll cont supporting

  15. juan says:

    I ordere Madden 12 stick skills didnt get anything how can I get it or is it still on the works?

  16. Kevin Konate says:

    it send me to kevins home page and it says

    Thank you for purchasing our product. We appreciate your business. Below you will find various links that are part of this product

    but then it says Hello Kevin you currently have access to 0 products

    could you please activate it for me if you could thank you.

  17. Kevin Konate says:

    no problem duke will be purchasing from you a LOT I need major help on my game unfortunately lol

    you should start labbing with people or playing unranked games teaching people hands on for a charge like a season pass or something like that I know id be first up to sign up for that

  18. d12train says:

    Duke is this the same stick skills from 11?

  19. james says:

    Duke i need you to put together mini pass schem that you can move the ball for five to six yards a down that can be very affective. The deep ball suck this year unless you have a good qb.If you can i will be the first to buy it.

  20. james says:

    i got it already what team you working on next? i wont your best offense of playbook

  21. james says:

    duke i just brought stick skills cant view it

  22. GBFORCE51 says:

    Hey Duke, I ordered the “stick skills” and i dont know how to download it! Please help. Also i did a duplicate order on stick skills by accident, please re-imburse me. Thanks Duke

  23. duane says:

    Is this book just for Xbox, or does it cover PS3 as well?

  24. DIEGO says:

    all this stuff still work for madden 12 ???

  25. Todd says:

    Yo I need u to activate stick skills guide i just got receipt no activaion info.

  26. Todd says:

    I need u to activate stick skills guide I just got receipt no activation info.

  27. Tom Lohan says:

    I would like to get my stickskills e-book I ordered it on 10-18-2012 its now 10-26-2012 and no ebook also e-mailed u about and no reply but u were fast to to debit my account on the 19 th of the month not real impressed with customer satisfaction so far

  28. Tyriffic says:

    Duke, I hate to sound like a broken record, but I too just purchased your stick skill guide and have looked high and low on my account and cannot locate it. I am probably not looking in the right place. Your assistance would be appreciated. I did notice on the reciept I have an order Id number and no activation link/code perhaps that is the problem?

  29. Ryan says:

    just bought the stick skills and have the order number, emailed billing, but i do not have access to any products when i log in. what is up?

  30. Ryan says:

    under your products it says none btw

  31. TaylorGng says:

    Im about to purchase this stick skills book
    On my tmobile 4G android
    Will I be able to still watch the stick skill
    Bec&use my CPU is destroyed??????????

  32. Rocnation1217 says:

    I juz brought the stick skills I submit my purchase nd they only sent me to a link page with my profile update

  33. Kaianlu says:


    i was ordering the stick skills 101 when the web page expired? how do i get it without being charged again?

  34. Erich says:

    Are this Video’s or just text? Do you guarantee skill improvement? thank you

  35. James says:

    Will u have one for madden 13?

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