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

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.

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team – Part 2: Team Makeup

by January 3, 2011, 11:00am 0

Paul Illian looks at the elements and player types needed on a championship team at several levels of play including high school, league, college and elite.

How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team – Part 1

by November 29, 2010, 9:00am 0

Skyd is proud to present Part 1 of Paul Illian’s “How to Build a Championship Ultimate Team” series. In this article, Paul describes the role that youth development and pickup games play in growing local talent.