With a couple tourneys under the collective belts of Club Ultimate teams, we present our top ten teams. As some teams not even having played yet and those which have are at most one full-strength tourney into the season; we have taken into consideration last year’s play, roster changes, and the early season tourneys which have taken place so far.
|Oct. 12 - Nov. 23
|Nov. 23 - Jan.4
|Jan. 4 - Feb. 15
|Focuses on learning the primary lifts (squat, deadlift, presses) through controlled movement and strict tempo.
Accessory work includes isometric holds and unilateral exercises.
|Continues the tempo of the previous cycle while introducing more complex variations of the Olympic lifts (snatch and clean and jerk) before transitioning to a typical linear progression.
Accessory work includes high rep isolation exercises focused on building size and limiting weaknesses.
|Introduces a progressive overload to the primary lifts and includes days where bar speed is prioritized over weight.
Accessory work includes lower rep explosive movements, sprinting, and variations of the Olympic lifts that serve as teaching tools.
|Feb. 15 - March 28
|March 28th - Tryout
|Primary lifting is reduced to increase focus on speed development. The snatch and clean and jerk are the primary focus with squatting serving as a secondary movement.
Accessory work includes change of direction drills, plyometrics with the goal of translating gym work into field performance.
|Heavy lifting is reduced as getting prepared for the season takes priority.
Accessory work should consist of track workouts, change of direction and sport specific drills, and scrimmages.
San Francisco Fury
So says Lou Burruss, after their performance at Solstice this pre-season and their 5th championship crown last year, Fury is still the team to beat.
After beating Riot at Flowerbowl and nearly doing it again at Solstice, Traffic has what it takes to big loud this season.
Underground has been playing close to their city’s sister team Riot all pre-season long, giving them great games at Flowerbowl and losing to Riot by 1 in the semis of Solstice. When you run with a team like Riot and play big everywhere else, news flash – you’re one of the top teams in the nation. Underground may be on the brink of turning Seattle into a two-team town in the women’s div.
Think we’re right, wrong, or full of horsefeathers? Give us your top 10 in the comments below.