Alex Davis

Alex Davis is a captain for Vancouver's Furious George, and the AUDL Riptide franchise, and the head coach for the Canadian U24 national Mixed team. Heavily involved in the senior national team programmes, he frequently represents Canada internationally in the capacities of player, captain, as well as coach. As a player, he has won four consecutive Canadian national championships and two consecutive national university championships. When not thinking about ultimate, he is agonizing over systems of difficult equations.

The Buffer Solution

by June 7, 2016, 11:45am 16

Alex Davis explores mathematical models in defensive tactics.

On Gender Lines

by May 27, 2016, 10:31am 7

Canada’s U-24 mixed coach Alex Davis discusses ways of fixing gender-biased habits.

Effect & Side-Effect

by January 5, 2016, 1:13pm 11

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

Walking Away from Winnipeg

by August 21, 2015, 7:55am 0

Captain Alex Davis finds the silver-lining on Furious George’s first loss at the Canadian Championships in 20 years.

Cutting Calculus

by August 12, 2015, 6:11am 2

Field space in ultimate is like money in a retirement fund: sometimes, you have to invest in others in order to maximize your own earning potential.

The Opportunity Gap

by June 22, 2015, 12:28pm 2

A captain on three Vancouver teams, Alex Davis wrestles with ultimate’s new reality.

Nosce te ipsum: Intuitive vs. Analytical Thinking in Ultimate

by June 8, 2015, 8:55am 7

Alex Davis offers some serious introspection on intuitive versus analytical thinking, and why “know thyself” is a helpful maxim for playing better ultimate.

Honesty is the Best Strategy

by February 2, 2015, 5:27am 6

“There I was at Nationals, telling players to put our money on the most inelegant gambit in the book. But it was a strategy honest with the circumstances.”

The Art of War

by October 7, 2014, 6:58am 7

Using his own experience analyzing the DC Current before the MLU Championship Final, Alex Davis speaks to exploiting an opponent’s weaknesses, rather than trying to stop their strengths.

Getting on the Line

by April 21, 2014, 8:00am 9

Alex Davis offers an in-depth look into how average athletes can earn more playing time within a team dynamic.