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Flatball Radio| Donnie Clark’s Second Chance

Sockeye’s Donnie gives ultimate another try after a live -changing second chance.

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To Yell, or Not to Yell

It’s not just tactics that have evolve. Coaches have to learn the best ways to shape their demeanor to what their team needs.

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Talking Heads

For pro athletes, media criticism comes with the territory. But in ultimate, players are the media and nobody is actually “pro.” What then?

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First Impressions

Spike just watched opening week in Major League Ultimate. Portland’s offense made him think of the Shaq-era Lakers and Henry Phan’s throws prompted a bad word or two. He’s still not sure how much scoring actually matters, though.

Latest Columns

Training Blog Skyd Magazine

Group Strength Training for Ultimate

by April 16, 2015, 9:44am 5

Strength training is a must if you want to excel as a player, but lots of people struggle with lifting alone. One possible solution: join a training group!

It Takes A Village DeAnna Ball

To Yell, or Not to Yell

by April 22, 2015, 8:30am 4

It’s not just tactics that have evolve. Coaches have to learn the best ways to shape their demeanor to what their team needs.

Beau Knows Blog Beau Kittredge

What I’m Up To

by March 2, 2015, 10:17am 4

It’s gonna be a big year for Beau, from running a youth camp to training three times a day to making friends. And, you know… maybe taking a shotgun to a frozen cone of poo.

Robyn’s Nest Robyn Wiseman

From Worlds to Pickup

by April 20, 2015, 10:00am 4

When the urge to play ultimate hit during a business trip, Robyn Wiseman reached out to a local team to play pickup. She didn’t expect to find out that her way of approaching the game isn’t for everyone.

 

Dumps Skyd Magazine

Friday Dumps: Dump Swing, Get Horizontal, and Joseph Marmerstein for Callahan

by April 24, 2015, 9:30am 0

  In other useful pre-regionals RISE UP review, take a look at their Dump-Swing video. Do you like our buddies over at GetHorizontal? If you do, check out their new…

The Grind Skyd Magazine

Being Chosen and Choosing the Team

by April 13, 2015, 5:02am 2

When Mario O’Brien helped select the US national team for Beach Worlds, he wanted to do more than pay lip service to the team’s stated goals. Here’s how the team came together.

Strings Spike Friedman

First Impressions

by April 21, 2015, 6:05am 23

Spike just watched opening week in Major League Ultimate. Portland’s offense made him think of the Shaq-era Lakers and Henry Phan’s throws prompted a bad word or two. He’s still not sure how much scoring actually matters, though.

Feed the Animals Calise Cardenas

Feed the Trolls

by February 11, 2015, 10:34am 64

All voices are important to the collective discussion, and women are sometimes slow to speak up. Getting involved can help counter unproductive negativity.

Inside Breaks Jonathan Neeley

The Throwing Doctor

by April 17, 2015, 7:55am 46

Major League throwing nerd. It’s a thing.

Ultimate Globe Trotter Elliot Trotter

Ultimate GT Music: Interview with July Days

by March 20, 2015, 8:00am 0

Melbourne band July Days is interviewed about their featured music in Ultimate GT.

The Spectator Dusty Rhodes

Talking Heads

by April 22, 2015, 7:39am 8

For pro athletes, media criticism comes with the territory. But in ultimate, players are the media and nobody is actually “pro.” What then?

Coaching Inside Out John Sandahl

Throwing 101: Teaching the Growth Mindset

by March 31, 2015, 12:00pm 2

Want to coach great throwers? Start by redefining success in terms of learning and controlling the flight of the disc. John Sandahl shares his take on the growth mindset.

Latest Features

Contested Strip: Meteorology

by and April 23, 2015, 8:00am 3

Check out the debut of our comic, Contested Strip! This one’s about everyone’s favorite weather: wind and rain.

Flatball Radio | Dom Fontenette on a Teammate’s Suicide

by April 21, 2015, 7:30am 3

Dom uses humor and poignancy as she tries to reconcile the suicide of her friend and teammate.

The Leadership Salad

by April 20, 2015, 8:15am 7

Teams, like toddlers, need to eat their vegetables. For ultimate teams, though, vegetables are leadership–and the best way to eat them is a nice big salad.

The Stability Series Part 4: Bomb-Proofing the Shoulder

by April 16, 2015, 9:30am 4

Want to bomb flicks and drop jaws with your insane layouts, but without breaking your shoulder? Here are the stability exercises throwing athletes need.

Espiritu Sudaka: Growing Ultimate South of the Equator

by April 14, 2015, 9:30am 1

International tournaments like Espiritu Sudaka aren’t just raising the level of competition in South America. They’re also how the ultimate community invents itself.

AUDL Offseason Grades: South

by April 11, 2015, 8:59am 0

With big names returning to Raleigh, the AUDL South has a clear front-runner for 2015. Who else will crack the playoffs in the division’s first season?

AUDL Offseason Grades: West

by April 11, 2015, 8:50am 2

The AUDL West is the deepest division in the league. Here’s the rundown.

Advanced Athletic Development: Part 6 – Training Methodology

by April 10, 2015, 11:00am 0

Your most important training partner is your own shadow. Here’s how to design workouts so you can beat your shadow and be prepared for whatever happens on game day.

AUDL Offseason Grades: Midwest

by April 9, 2015, 5:10am 0

Will the AUDL Midwest playoff picture be business as usual? Or do the new Pittsburgh Thunderbirds have what it takes to take down the Radicals?

AUDL Offseason Grades: East

by April 9, 2015, 5:07am 1

With only two losses in two years, the Toronto Rush are once again favorites to win the AUDL East. With fewer out-of-region ringers, how will the rest of the division stack up?

Africa Rising: Help Send South Africa to U23 World Championships

by April 8, 2015, 11:00am 4

The South African Wild Dogs are on a mission to play at the U23 World Championships in London this summer. Like their animal counterparts, the Wild Dogs are full of energy and hunt their prey by tiring them out. Learn about how you can help these eager athletes reach their international ambitions.

Flatball Radio is Back!

by April 7, 2015, 8:00am 0

Ultimate’s live storytelling series, Flatball Radio, is back and coming to Portland, Oregon. Founder Matt Mastrantuono talks inspiration for the second show.

IRONPRIDE Now Available on Youtube

by April 6, 2015, 7:00am 2

IRONPRIDE — the documentary that tells the story of Boston Ironside’s journey at the 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships in Lecco, Italy in now available on YouTube!

Pre-Order Your Copy of Skyd Magazine Today!

by April 2, 2015, 11:26am 0

Time is running out to order your copy of Skyd’s first print mag at our presale rate.

Callahan Award 2015 Announcement

by April 2, 2015, 10:09am 0

Announcing the 2015 Callahan Award. Nomination and voting dates are announced.

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