Lou Burruss

In 1990, Lou was born into ultimate behind the library on the Carleton College campus winning his first game ever, a 11-10 3rd Goodhue v. 2nd Goodhue grudge match. He played for the B Team his freshman year and then four years for CUT, reaching the semis at Nationals twice. Moving to Seattle, Lou played ten years for the Fish, winning a World's gold (97), bronze (02) a Nationals gold (04) and three silvers (96, 97, 05). As a coach, Lou led Syzygy for four years (97-00) winning gold (00) and two silvers (98, 99). Since moving to Oregon, he has coached Fugue 4 years and won a title in 2010.

Space

by July 16, 2014, 6:52am 11

Lou takes a look at various offensive formations from top teams in the Men’s and Women’s divisions.

A Windy Open

by July 9, 2014, 6:36am 12

Having enjoyed a weekend of watching ultimate from the comfort of his own home, Lou writes a tutorial on how to play in the wind.

Recovery

by July 2, 2014, 9:00am 6

There are two kinds of recovery in ultimate: the kind you make over a summer after season ends, and the kind you make in the time between points during a game. This week, Lou discusses both.

Just Watching

by June 25, 2014, 8:34am 5

Sometimes you notice an interesting pattern on the field. But what does it mean!?!? Give it time. It’ll come.

Fragments

by June 18, 2014, 4:32am 11

Lou’s still got Nationals on the brain, and that’s a good thing for the rest of us.

Spirit at Nationals

by June 11, 2014, 9:40am 36

Back from an extended break, Lou compares today’s college game to what was going on when he wrote the Cheat to Win series four years ago.

Cheat to Win: The Lightning Rod

by June 4, 2014, 10:16am 1

Ever play against someone determined to influence the game with calls and antics? Here’s Lou’s advice on how to deal with them.

How to Cheat to Win (without Cheating): Marking

by May 28, 2014, 6:00am 7

Lou on how markers bend the rules and how throwers can fight it.

The Ticky-Tack Foul Call

by May 21, 2014, 9:50am 2

We continue our look back at Lou’s How to Cheat to Win (Without Cheating) series, this time with a focus on throwing fouls.

Drama

by May 14, 2014, 5:48am 5

“A bunch of old guys pulled their rusty old trucks up to the fields and stood around smoking cigarettes and laying on the horn for every score.” … why haven’t you clicked to read on yet?