Columns

The Grind Skyd Magazine

The Grind features words from athletes and minds at the highest level of the game.

It Takes A Village DeAnna Ball

Championship Coach of Ohio State Fever, DeAnna Ball focuses her column on team development from a philosophical and emotive perspective.

Training Blog Skyd Magazine

Training tips, techniques from our expert contributors. Three Thursdays a month

Ultimate Globe Trotter Elliot Trotter

Elliot Trotter is traveling the globe to produce a web series on ultimate. Here’s the latest from abroad. Follow Elliot’s adventure at ultimateglobetrotter.tv

Contested Strip Megan & Meghan

Ultimate’s only comic!

The Zemelist Matty Zemel

Matty Zemel invites you along on his journey coaching Team India Open in preparation for WUGC 2016.

Beau Knows Blog Beau Kittredge

Beau Kittredge sets his mind free in his column about nothing.

Strings Spike Friedman

I’m Spike Friedman, I’m a sportswriter for Grantland and The Stranger, and I’m going to do my best to become an ultimate fan this year covering the Seattle Rainmakers.

Latest

Is Video King?

by June 10, 2015, 8:46am 4

The nature of sports broadcasting is constant flux. Is streaming every single game worth the MLU’s resources?

Reinvention

by June 9, 2015, 9:32am 0

With Heist tryouts quickly approaching, Robyn Wiseman is implemented her long-term vision for team reinvention while keeping the team’s identity intact.

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.

The Two-Pointer

by June 5, 2015, 9:50am 37

Spike proposes a two-point interception drive, as the Rainmakers pass the midway point in their season.

Thursday Dumps: Flyers Livestream, Offense, and Throwing in the Rain

by June 4, 2015, 2:42pm 0

  The Atlanta Hustle V Raleigh Flyers game is being livestreamed!  r/ultimate is debating whether ultimate is too offense-biased. Got any good throwing-in-the-rain tips? [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”5″] These Doublewide SloMo highlights…

Building Athleticism in High School Players: The High Cost of Tournaments

by June 4, 2015, 11:43am 25

Ren explores the balance of developing youth players and risking injury at high impact tournaments.

Wednesday Dumps: Nationals State, D1 All-Region, and Hartford Lighthouse

by June 3, 2015, 2:32pm 0

  Check out this sweet stats set for Nationals- go ahead and play with it!  USAU released the D1 All-Region winners.  Hartford Lighthouse posted some 2015 highlights!  [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”5″] Here’s…

Monday Dumps: Hucking, Irish Ultimate, AUDL Highlights

by June 1, 2015, 10:45am 0

This r/ultimate user is questioning the best throw to use hucking against a forehand force. Sarah Paddle Swim’s latest article looks at an American take on Irish ultimate. r/ultimate is…

Wednesday Dumps: Important Questions, Towel Squad, and Machine Highlights

by May 27, 2015, 11:53am 0

Well, folks, it only took r/ultimate a few years to start asking the REALLY important questions.  Another Tuesday Toss! (We know, we know, it’s Wednesday. Sue us.) UNC Darkside has…

Tuesday Dumps: Flik, Spikeball, and Texas V Pitt

by May 26, 2015, 1:22pm 0

  Help get Flik, the ultimate training app, off the ground. Spikeball made it on Shark Tank!  Help out the U23 New Zealand Women’s team – they’re trying to get…

Thursday Dumps: Maps, Pro Sports, and Jeju Ultimate

by May 21, 2015, 1:30pm 1

  Want to know where everyone is coming from for D1 Natties? Here’s a Sludge Map to help it out.  Less ultimate, more upcoming sports in this link, but hey….

Countdown to Nationals: Keep Calm and Fever On

by May 20, 2015, 11:59am 0

With the clock ticking down towards College Nationals this weekend, Coach DeAnna Ball reflects on Ohio State Fever’s season as she prepares for their return to the stage as reigning champions.