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Patrick Everson is writing a new children’s book called Sylvia’s Ultimate Throw and needs about $3000 to get it finished. Kickstarter here. Trouble in Vegas 2014 registration is already live. USA Ultimate has provided a f...
Patrick Everson is writing a new children’s book called Sylvia’s Ultimate Throw and needs about $3000 to get it finished. Kickstarter here. Trouble in Vegas 2014 registration is already live. USA Ultimate has provided a full PDF of the competition schedule at the Club Championships. Stage 2 of the Triple Crown Tour Pick ‘Em is open now that pools are up. Yeah, he’s pretty good. Presenting Identity Crisis player Andrew “Air Force Drew” Watson:
about 2 hours ago
Here is a cleaner version of a previous post - comparing a club Ultimate team's ranking at the end of the 2012 season and their seeding for USA Ultimate's 2013 Club Nationals. Which teams improved? Which teams are new? Women IN ...
Here is a cleaner version of a previous post - comparing a club Ultimate team's ranking at the end of the 2012 season and their seeding for USA Ultimate's 2013 Club Nationals. Which teams improved? Which teams are new? Women IN (new teams at 2013 Nationals): 2; Bent, Nova. OUT (2012's Nationals teams that did not qualify in 2013):  2; Underground, Hot Metal. UP (compared to 2012): Brute Squad +6
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about 2 hours ago
Hi Lou, I’m the President of the Sydney University Ultimate Frisbee Club (SUUFA) and was wondering what advice you could offer as Australian university ultimate transitions from Mixed to Open’s/Women’s? Currently everyt...
Hi Lou, I’m the President of the Sydney University Ultimate Frisbee Club (SUUFA) and was wondering what advice you could offer as Australian university ultimate transitions from Mixed to Open’s/Women’s? Currently everything at the uni level is Mixed but from 2015 Australian University Games (AUGs, roughly the equivalent of College Nationals) will be split by gender, although it looks like some regional tournaments will stay Mixed. For university clubs there is a lot of uncertainty about the future and some anxiety, especially from smaller universities which already struggle to field teams. I’ve spoken to as many Americans as I can to get a feel for how things are run over there but there are still a lot of questions to be answered: should we split into two separate clubs (helps for funding but to the detriment of socials)? how can we recruit and retain enough players to field competitive teams? what do we do about field space and coaching moving forward? Any comments or advice would be most welcome! Thanks, Andy Wood SUUFA President Andy, The transition you are worried about is happening all the time in the States at the high school (juniors) level.  For the reasons you mention (numbers, socials) most teams start Mixed and as numbers grow transition to single gender.  The history of these transitions here in the States is that the boys teams will be fine, but the girls teams will struggle with numbers and leadership. I think you will find that you don’t have much choice about splitting organizationally – circumstances will dictate that you move in that direction.  There is so much work involved in running a team (as you know) and everyone is operating under the severe time deficiencies that come with being volunteer organizations.  Once the teams split competitively, the leadership of the teams will be occupied with their internal work and won’t have time for the extra work of making an organization with two heads function smoothly.  I wouldn’t worry too much about the social piece – our experience with college (uni) teams in the States is that the mens and womens teams socialize plenty without being under a single organizational umbrella. You are wisely thinking out ahead of the transition and that will set you up to ease the difficulties.  I’d strongly encourage you to begin training leaders for the future – that will mean intentionally identifying leaders before they are really ready to lead and putting them in leadership positions.  Because of the gender split, you will want to make sure to elevate men and women – too often women on Mixed teams fall into a supporting-captain role.  The women will be most prepared for the split if they have functioned in alpha roles as well. The final suggestion I have is to begin organizing for the switch by holding some single-gender tournaments prior to the switch.  Teams may not be ready for a full tourney, but a one-day, small-roster event is just the thing to help these new teams begin to build identity and develop leadership. Good luck, Lou Hey Lou, As a women’s coach, maybe you can help me out. I coach a team that has always played mixed, to include the traditionally small number of committed women. Recently, their numbers have grown and they’ve decided to compete as a women’s team. The issue is that they rarely have enough players at practice to play 7 on 7. Playing with smaller teams is one alternative we’ve tried, and it’s great for getting touches and confortable, but not helpful for preparing big picture things, like zone, poaching or set plays. We’ve tinkered with playing against the guys, but it’s their physical advantage prevents most meaningful offensive practice and it’s equally unsatisfactory to ask them to not try hard. Do you know of any tricks or ideas that would let both squads play and the ladies learn without it being awkward?  Thanks  The coa
about 3 hours ago
A local artist and WAFC Ultimate player, Patrick Everson, developed a children's book about the endless potential of an active imagination. Sylvia learns to throw a disc and take a spin around the globe with the help of her dad, Bob. Ten...
A local artist and WAFC Ultimate player, Patrick Everson, developed a children's book about the endless potential of an active imagination. Sylvia learns to throw a disc and take a spin around the globe with the help of her dad, Bob. Ten locations are visited during their flying disc adventure starting at the National Mall in Washington, DC. "Throw" in a few dollars to the support "Sylvia's
about 4 hours ago
In the span of 55 minutes today, USA Ultimate used twitter to reveal the 12 pools and seeds of the National Championships. What felt like hours in between tweets, they averaged about 1 tweet every 4 minutes 35 seconds. Anyways, the final...
In the span of 55 minutes today, USA Ultimate used twitter to reveal the 12 pools and seeds of the National Championships. What felt like hours in between tweets, they averaged about 1 tweet every 4 minutes 35 seconds. Anyways, the final seedings are complete. The progression of the final 16 teams in each division were tracked based on: End of season ranking (2012) Triple Crown Tour end of
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about 19 hours ago
Editor’s nice: Forgive us for the absence of dumps yesterday; the Skyd team has moved its offices down to Mexico for the next month and we have some exciting projects in the works. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming....
Editor’s nice: Forgive us for the absence of dumps yesterday; the Skyd team has moved its offices down to Mexico for the next month and we have some exciting projects in the works. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming. The Triple Crown Tour twitter account agonizingly released the Club Championships seeding and pools in a series of tweets today. Check them out here. Ultimate Rob has put out a video showcasing the most common ultimate throws – great for working in your technique. Yes, he can do that. Clapham’s Justin Foord with a spectacular layout from the xEUCF semifinals. Ultiworld’s Henry McKenna with some thoughts on what makes good teams great. Get Horizontal with a nice little video from the eXtended European Ultimate Championship Finals this year:
about 24 hours ago
Whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve been playing a long time, there are some throws which are crucial to being a good handler. Some of these throws you will use far less often than the standard forehand and backhand but...
Whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve been playing a long time, there are some throws which are crucial to being a good handler. Some of these throws you will use far less often than the standard forehand and backhand but it’s good to know how to throw all of these throws. They are, in order: - Backhand - Airbounce Backhand - Forehand - Scoober - Hammer - Thumber - Push Pass - High Release Backhand - High Release Forehand - Backhand Huck - Forehand Huck - Pull I’m wearing SAVAGE Ultimate Rob shorts and long sleeve. You can buy them on http://www.ultimaterobstore.com. The shoes I’m wearing are Vivobarefoot Neo Trail, which you can buy at http://www.vivobarefoot.com. The disc I’m throwing is a custom Ultimate Rob Discraft Ultrastar which you can buy at http://www.discace.com/ultimate-rob. The song is a cover of Can’t Hold us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis done by Max Schneider and Kurt Hugh Schneider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rndLomIbVY.
1 day ago
Based on the Entertainment & Sports Programming Network (ESPN) current schedule, there will be seven - 3 Men, 2 Mixed, 2 Women - games simulcast of USAU's Triple Crown Tour finale. Here is how those game time fit into the published tourn...
Based on the Entertainment & Sports Programming Network (ESPN) current schedule, there will be seven - 3 Men, 2 Mixed, 2 Women - games simulcast of USAU's Triple Crown Tour finale. Here is how those game time fit into the published tournament schedule: Saturday, October 19 12:00pm: Mixed Semifinal (1 of 2) 2:30pm: Women Semifinal (1 of 2) 5:30pm: Men's Semifinal (1 of 2) 8:00pm: Men's
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Is Ultimate entertaining? Yes! Is Ultimate then "Entertainment"? NO. Our entertaining sport of Ultimate is being broadcast by ESPN3 in 12 days for USA Ultimate's Club championships, but ESPN continues to miscategorize our sport. ESPN'...
Is Ultimate entertaining? Yes! Is Ultimate then "Entertainment"? NO. Our entertaining sport of Ultimate is being broadcast by ESPN3 in 12 days for USA Ultimate's Club championships, but ESPN continues to miscategorize our sport. ESPN's listing for USA Ultimate's Nationals Championships: Screenshot of October 19th schedule from ESPN3 And, again on the October 20th schedule: Entertainment
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2 days ago
Nick Lance started playing competitive Ultimate in 2008, and the following year won a Club Nationals Championship playing with Chain Lightning.  He helped guide Georgia Tech’s Tribe to their first Nationals competition in 2012, and won t...
Nick Lance started playing competitive Ultimate in 2008, and the following year won a Club Nationals Championship playing with Chain Lightning.  He helped guide Georgia Tech’s Tribe to their first Nationals competition in 2012, and won the Callahan award the same year.  He has quickly become a high impact D line teammate with Johnny Bravo this club season.  In this interview he spills on his rapid ascension in Ultimate, what it’s like to play with three teams in one year, and what he’s most looking forward to at Frisco. Let’s start at the beginning.  2008, freshman year at Georgia Tech, you start playing Ultimate after competing in High School track and cross country.  What made you jump into Ultimate? I started playing Ultimate on off days during the cross country season. When we were between cross country and track we had a lot of time where our coach would just send us out to play Ultimate. Before college, the only Ultimate I had played outside of pickup was a winter league in Houston, and a Texas state high school tournament. No schools from Houston had enough players to field a team, so we ended up taking a semi all-star team from the Houston area schools. Do you think your background in track and cross country helped you excel in Ultimate so quickly?  In what ways was it an asset?  In track I ran hurdles and did the high jump. Being fast and able to jump, especially while on the run, is a huge asset in Ultimate. I earned a spot on the D line at Georgia Tech. I didn’t have the technical skill that I have now, but I asked questions and learned quickly. By my second year I was captaining the D line due to a large graduating class and the experience I had gained playing with El Diablo in the summer of 2008. You did a great job of turning around Georgia Tech’s Tribe in college, and helped guide them to their first USAU College Championships in 2012.  What do you think you did differently or brought to the team that they hadn’t tried before?  The only major strategic thing that I can think of was trying to move toward a more simplistic team strategy. In the early years, we always tried to teach everyone the whole bag of tricks, so to speak. During my final two years, there was a much stronger emphasis on the vert stack. For a team at an academically demanding school such as GT, we had lots of practice absences. Because of the spotty attendance, we would always have people who fell through the cracks and would miss key parts of offensive or defensive strategies. This focus on simplicity smoothed out the bumps we faced with trying to bring the whole team up to speed on many facets of Ultimate. Looking back on this time period, is there anything you would have done differently?  Lessons learned?  In the end, I like the way things turned out, so it’s hard to argue for doing anything differently. Between 2008 – 2012 you played with Georgia Tech’s Tribe (’08-2012), El Diablo, Chain Lightning (2009-2012), and NexGen (2011-2012).  How did your body hold up to the rigors of year-round competition?  What about your mental state?  It can be hard to stay motivated throughout the course of an entire year – essentially with no off-season – year after year.  Did you find that challenging?  My body was usually okay with the year-round competition. My mental state, though, would always flow like the tides of the seasons. I would usually bottom out right after Club Nationals when I was coming from elite Ultimate back to a new round of rookie recruits that were starting from nearly scratch. In the early summer months it was always great to get back with the club guys and elevate my game back to the top level. Tell us about your NexGen experience.  Did you feel like it augmented the skills that you were developing in college and club teams? NexGen was a great experience. Getting to play such high level games one at a time and really give everything you have for 20-30 points a day is a nice feeling. The skill that improved the most for
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