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

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.

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.

Transultimate Jenna Weiner

Discussions about transitioning and transgender issues in ultimate.

Scooberlicious Ultimate Lawrence McKendell

Scooberlicious is a FB Live show hosted by Lawrence Mckendell. It’s designed to highlight and celebrate the people and events that make the sport of ultimate so cool! As a player, I’ve discussed and debated with teammates and friends, on many facets of the game, and now I am looking for new people to have thoughtful, and engaging conversations on the various topics of this ever-evolving sport.


Speak Up: Ultimate for a Cause

by October 10, 2016, 8:53am 0

The E.R.I.C. Blog kicks off with an explanation of the idea behind the Speak Up Tour and what it has accomplished so far.

From The Ground Up

by November 3, 2015, 7:50am 0

Beau has some exciting endeavors planned in the coming year, including news that will undoubtedly change the narrative of the 2016 AUDL season.

Prison of Pressure

by October 12, 2015, 6:00am 0

Down 8-5 in a Nationals elimination game against Truck Stop, Beau plunges into an abyss of pressure and self-doubt.

The Training Montage Before the Highlight Reel

by October 8, 2015, 1:04pm 0

How did last year’s plan (or lack thereof) work for you? What can you do better? Thought, reflection, education and planning now will increase your chances of success next season.


Making the Defense at Practice More Intense

by August 20, 2015, 6:40am 0

Robyn Wiseman shares thoughts on how to make defense more intense at practice.

The Pro Leagues: Making a Comparison

by July 28, 2015, 8:39am 0

Spike checks out an AUDL game, and he concludes that the difference between the two pro leagues depends on who's watching. To some, there isn't much of one.

A Defensive Turning Point

by July 28, 2015, 4:38am 0

Pumped up from Heist's success at the US Open, Robyn Wiseman wonders how to continue the momentum and practice with game intensity.

Meet Your Psoas, the Muscle at the Center of it All

by July 24, 2015, 9:28am 0

Your psoas is one of your body's biggest, most important muscles. Do you know how it works?


by July 21, 2015, 9:27am 0

Jen Pashley explains why it's important to celebrate mistakes on the field rather than saying the word "sorry."

Ultimate is a Game of Inches

by July 15, 2015, 9:53am 0

Grantland writer Spike Friedman muses on the Seattle Rainmakers' cruel victory over the Portland Stags in the MLU Western Conference Final.

The Opportunity Gap

by June 22, 2015, 12:28pm 0

A captain on three Vancouver teams, Alex Davis wrestles with ultimate's new reality.

Proactive vs. Reactive

by June 17, 2015, 12:20pm 0

Coach DeAnna Ball explains why you should know the difference between being proactive and reactive when marking or guarding a cutter.