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The Suck! Part 3

Deep down, all ultimate players want is to be loved. Matt Dagher-Margosian takes us on a journey to find our authentic selves in the masterful conclusion of The Suck!

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Lucky Mosola: From Wild Dog to Pro

Lehlohonolo ‘Lucky’ Mosola joins the AUDL’s Austin SOL and in the process becomes one of the first South Africans to do so.

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Introducing Stack

Ultimate has a new iOS app. Enter: Stack.

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Athletic Testing in Tryouts

Combine-style athletic tests are becoming more popular at tryouts, but the data is only valuable if used correctly. Ren Caldwell breaks down the different types of tests and what they evaluate.

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Training Blog Skyd Magazine

Creating Separation

by February 4, 2016, 11:41am 0

Footwork is the key for cutters, as our newest contributor Jonah Wisch explains in this week’s Training Blog.

Contested Strip Megan Praz

Contested Strip: Some People Just Can’t Handle Lei-Out

by and January 14, 2016, 1:00pm 2

Some people just can’t handle Lei-Out…

Beau Knows Blog Beau Kittredge

My Fair Lady Persistence

by December 14, 2015, 10:42am 12

Beau didn’t become a champion overnight. He worked hard, and failed. And failed some more.

Ultimate Globe Trotter Elliot Trotter

Ultimate GT Music: Interview with Anoraak

by December 11, 2015, 7:00am 0

Skyd interviews French electropop artist Anoraak and chats about his music in the Ultimate Globe Trotter series.

Strings Spike Friedman

The Pro Leagues: Making a Comparison

by July 28, 2015, 8:39am 11

Spike checks out an AUDL game, and he concludes that the difference between the two pro leagues depends on who’s watching. To some, there isn’t much of one.

It Takes A Village DeAnna Ball

Proactive vs. Reactive

by June 17, 2015, 12:20pm 0

Coach DeAnna Ball explains why you should know the difference between being proactive and reactive when marking or guarding a cutter.

Robyn’s Nest Robyn Wiseman

Making the Defense at Practice More Intense

by August 20, 2015, 6:40am 3

Robyn Wiseman shares thoughts on how to make defense more intense at practice.

The Grind Skyd Magazine

Effect & Side-Effect

by January 5, 2016, 1:13pm 9

Practice makes perfect. Except when you’re unknowingly practicing bad habits.

Latest Features

Creating Separation

by February 4, 2016, 11:41am 0

Footwork is the key for cutters, as our newest contributor Jonah Wisch explains in this week’s Training Blog.

Anatomy of a Poach Block

by February 1, 2016, 6:45am 4

Eli Kerns uses lane poaching, tells, and a quick change of direction to generate a block off a horizontal stack. What can we learn from how he sees the field?

One By One

by January 27, 2016, 9:06am 0

Bryan Jones explains why coaches should slowly teach rookies principles, not overload them with absolutes.

Mental Preparation and Catching in the Wind

by January 22, 2016, 9:11am 0

Bryan Jones muses on mental preparation and catching in the wind from his experience coaching UConn this season.

What I Learned From Dating an Ultimate Player

by January 20, 2016, 5:20am 18

Dating an ultimate player can be perplexing for an outsider. “Jane Doe” shares tales of garish jerseys and endless rubber pellets as she came to understand the sport her partner was dedicated to.

Contested Strip: Some People Just Can’t Handle Lei-Out

by and January 14, 2016, 1:00pm 2

Some people just can’t handle Lei-Out…

Melissa Witmer: In Her Own Words

by January 14, 2016, 5:40am 1

Skyd sits down with trainer Melissa Witmer learn more about her background and the future of the Ultimate Athlete Project.

Core Principles of the Ultimate Athlete Project Training

by January 14, 2016, 5:00am 1

So what are the principles in UAP that allow us to work smarter and not harder?  Principles one and two are about timing and planning. The third principle guides exercise and workout selection.

Developing Throwers and the Love for the Game

by January 12, 2016, 6:10am 4

Bryan Jones explains why players should be encouraged to learn creative throws early in their careers.

A Word From The New Editor-In-Chief

by January 11, 2016, 5:20am 3

Incoming Editor-in-Chief Liam Rosen explains why he’s so passionate about ultimate and hints at some of the changes coming for Skyd in 2016.

So Long, and Thanks for all the Skyd

by January 8, 2016, 8:00am 13

Elliot Trotter signs off as Editor in Chief.

Effect & Side-Effect

by January 5, 2016, 1:13pm 9

Practice makes perfect. Except when you’re unknowingly practicing bad habits.

It’s Time to Coach the Coaches

by December 23, 2015, 6:40am 4

We have great strength & conditioning  resources for players, but not enough focus on helping coaches use it with teams. Ren has some ideas on how to change that but is calling on all coaches for feedback.

 

Periodization

by December 21, 2015, 4:30am 0

Periodization means planning to peak for the most important part of your season. There are a ton of ways to do this. Here’s an overview on how to do it successfully.

Dae Han Min Guk: Growing Korean Ultimate (Korean Version)

by December 17, 2015, 11:30pm 0

Translation by Hyunju Julie Kim 저라는 사람을 설명하는 데 빠질 수 없는 몇 가지 단어들이 있습니다. 하나는 한국계 미국인이라는 것, 그리고 또 다른 하나는 얼티밋을 한다는 것입니다. 제가 얼티밋을 처음 접했던…

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