Paul plays, coaches and promotes Ultimate in the Southside of Seattle. Whenever possible he travels around the world with his son’s team, Sockeye.

Is the USAU Triple Crown Tour Improving Ultimate?

by October 31, 2018, 8:27am 0

With Nationals 2018 in the can, Paul Illian dives into the data to determine if USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour is improving the sport’s quality of play.

Just What Is This Spirit of the Game Thing?

by September 19, 2018, 7:00am 0

Paul Illian determines the true meaning of Spirit of the Game and how it impacts game quality.

Is the Quality of Ultimate Improving? A Post 2018 Worlds Assessment

by August 22, 2018, 1:56pm 0

Is the quality of ultimate play improving? Paul Illian looks at the post-WUCC and WMUCC data.

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – Practice 7, 8, 9

by February 25, 2012, 2:00pm 0

This is part six in a six-segment article, the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their…

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – Practice 5, 6

by February 24, 2012, 9:12am 0

This is part five in six-segment article, the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their area….

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – Practice 3, 4

by February 23, 2012, 6:00am 0

This is part four in six-segment article, the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their area….

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – Practice 2

by February 22, 2012, 6:00am 0

This is part three in six-segment article is the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their…

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – Practice 1

by February 21, 2012, 6:00am 0

This is part two in six-segment article is the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their…

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team: Part 4 – A Case Study

by February 20, 2012, 6:00am 0

This six-segment article is the last in our four-part series offering advice to players on the steps necessary to create a championship caliber Ultimate team in their area. If you missed…

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team – Part 3: Facts & Data

by June 15, 2011, 1:09pm 0

I know, I know, this was supposed to be an article about game strategy, but as I was writing on that topic, it became increasingly clear to me that so…