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

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.

Beau Knows Blog Beau Kittredge

Beau Kittredge sets his mind free in his column about nothing.

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.

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.

Transultimate Jenna Weiner

Discussions about transitioning and transgender issues in ultimate.


On Tactics and Progress

by May 20, 2015, 6:03am 0

Spike Friedman talks about space for tactical innovation in ultimate and wonders where the women's game factors into the sport's growth.

Tuesday Dumps: Faszination, League of Legends Battle, and Defensive Webinar.

by May 19, 2015, 1:59pm 0

  ZDF, a German TV Channel, filmed WCBU this year, and the result was this great footage.  Who needs Natties? Colorado and Illinois are having a League of Legends battle…

Monday Dumps: Auburn Ultimate, State of Beach Ultimate, and #Teamahan

by May 18, 2015, 11:36am 0

  Help Auburn Ultimate get to nationals! They’re fighting some unexpected obstacles this week, and can use some support.  Tim Morrill sat down with some Humiliswag teammates for the first…

Friday Dumps: D1 Pools, Flyers and Women, and AUDL Top Ten

by May 15, 2015, 12:22pm 0

Skyd’s Jimmy Leppert takes a look at the D1 Natties pools with UpCall.  Sludge sat down with Flyer’s Co-Owner Mike Denardis to talk women’s ultimate.  And on a related note,…

Is Beach Ultimate’s Future?

by May 14, 2015, 11:26am 0

Beau Kittredge on why Beach Ultimate is the sport's best chance at long term success.

Wednesday Dumps: Mohawks, Becoming Casey, and Ultimate Mayors.

by May 13, 2015, 9:15am 0

According to Matt Esser, mohawks can help you get d’s. Tino Tran’s latest photoseries follows Casey, the Cascade’s mascot. Congrats Tim Rogers! Former 7Express and Brooklyn Ultimate player just got…

Tuesday Dumps: Season Tickets, FreeZeBee, and SportsCenter #1

by May 12, 2015, 11:19am 0

  Sludge applied their penchant for graphs to the AUDL season ticket prices.  Solve cleat problems with this handy lace-tying trick!  There’s now a kickstarter for an ultimate board game….

Tryout Mental Toughness

by May 11, 2015, 11:00am 0

Robyn Wiseman reminds us why it's important to bring both mental and physical toughness to the game as the tryout season begins across the country.

Monday Dumps: SOTG, Tryout Listing, and UCF Seniors

by May 11, 2015, 10:43am 0

WFDF has a new six-part series on Spirit of the Game. Charlie, we at Skyd understand your pain- or at least, what Mean Machine thinks is your pain. If you…

Friday Dumps: Women’s Fantasy, Overweightgate, and Cami Nelson

by May 8, 2015, 12:02pm 0

  Now you can play women’s fantasy as well! Thanks, Five Ultimate. In response to Deflategate, Mean Machine presents: Overweightgate.  Where would you go to play ultimate? Tell r/ultimate. [cm_ad_changer…

Thursday Dumps: Breaking Borders intern, Maps, and Max Thorne

by May 7, 2015, 12:06pm 0

  Looking to work with ultimate? Breaking Borders needs a social media intern.  Who doesn’t love maps? Thanks to Bamasecs, this one looks at every D1 Natties team from 2013-2015….

On-Field Power Development – A Conversation with MC and Ren

by May 7, 2015, 10:56am 0

MC and Ren, a duo that's a driving force behind how players in Seattle are approaching training, chat about their approach to developing on-field power.