Jim Parinella is among the most recognized names in Ultimate. He was one of the leaders and top players of the six-time national and three-time world champion men's team, Death or Glory (DoG). Since 2007, he has been playing in the Masters and Grand Masters Divisions, adding three more national and two world championships. Parinella was also heavily involved in USA Ultimate (then called the Ultimate Players Association (UPA)), where he was on the board of directors from 1998 to 2003, serving as president in 2000 and 2001. He has been writing about ultimate strategies since 1994, and with former teammate Eric Zaslow, authored the seminal tome on ultimate, "Ultimate Techniques and Tactics", (R) Human Kinetics, Inc., 2004. He also still plays summer league, recreational tournaments, and winter goaltimate.