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.


Wednesday Dumps: College Nationals Fantasy, Ultimate Central Jobs, and #CallaHAM.

by May 6, 2015, 11:08am 0

  Play Fantasy at College Nationals this year, and you could win some great prizes from Five! Interested in working for Ultimate Central? They’re looking for two summer interns!  r/ultimate’s…

Leading Through Player Empowerment

by May 6, 2015, 11:00am 0

What happens when you give players more responsibility to lead practices and solve their own ultimate roadblocks? Fever Coach DeAnna Ball learns how to become a true mentor through delegating responsibilities.

Finding the Perfect Ultimate Player

by May 6, 2015, 10:58am 0

After attending his first game, Spike doesn't think he could hang-- he's tall enough, but not quick. Tim Tebow, though? It's painful to say it, but he'd dominate.

Who is Your Coaching Role Model?

by May 5, 2015, 11:00am 0

That football coach from when you were a kid? He probably did a few things that are worth repeating.

Tuesday Dumps: AGE UP Fundraiser, Belgian Nationals, and Jesse Buchsbaum

by May 5, 2015, 9:26am 0

  AGE UP is participating in this year’s Seattle GiveBIG fundraiser, and is trying to top last years 11k with 15k this year. Help them reach their goal! Belgian National…

More Watching, More Questions

by May 1, 2015, 9:49am 0

A newcomer's takes on ultimate using a clock, how weather affects the game, Jimmy Graham spikes, and Skippy being a funny sponsor.

Friday Dumps: Davidson Sports Analytics, Oregun Fugue, and Elliott Erickson

by May 1, 2015, 9:21am 0

  Check out the Sludge map of teams playing in beach nationals. Davidson Sports Analytics is taking on ultimate, starting with the semi-pros.  Watch the sunrise with Oregon Fugue. [cm_ad_changer…

Thursday Dumps: Team India, Pivot Feet, Nethercutt for Callahan

by April 30, 2015, 1:20pm 0

  Support Team India’s trip to U23 Worlds! Well played, Mean Machine. They took to the internets with an Onion-style article on Tulane. r/ultimate’s current rules question looks at pivot…

The Science of Interval Training

by April 30, 2015, 11:45am 0

Believe the hype: interval training is a popular training method for a reason. Melissa Witmer shares the science behind your workouts and includes some examples to try.

We Did Something Right

by April 29, 2015, 11:00am 0

After an exciting end to the Wisconsin Bella Donna season at Regionals, coach Robyn Wiseman celebrates and reflects on what the team did right.

Wednesday Dumps: Explosive Training, Video Rankings, and #ChallaChan

by April 29, 2015, 10:28am 0

  Dartmouth’s gents are making Callahan voting easy – they ranked all the videos. Canadian Ultimate is re-structuring, and making Mixed a whole separate championship. Recently, r/ultimate gave advice on…

Gwen Stories

by April 29, 2015, 9:41am 0

Gwen Ambler, one of the game's most legendary players, says she's retiring this year. "Player" is just one of the hats she'll be remembered for wearing.