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 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…

Chasing the Dream: Building a High School Ultimate Program

by June 10, 2011, 12:53pm 0

Despite the doubt shadowing Ultimate’s success at Aviation High School, students have shown incredible determination and resolve to never let something stand in their way. I am an AHS student…

The Great Flip Experiment: Heads vs. Tails

by February 16, 2011, 12:00pm 0

Paul Illian analyzes the coveted disc flip in incredible detail. Finally, a definitive guide to odds vs. evens. Prepare to be wowed by statistics.