Looking for Lady Contributors for Ultimate Rob

UPDATE: My idea for this has come from talking with some of my female friends. I do agree that men and women are equal and shouldn’t necessarily be taught differently. What my goal is with this post is to find some women to write articles from their perspective and in their words – for young ultimate girls to have a female to look up to in a sense. Most of the articles and videos about ultimate are from guys and I’d like to offer a platform that gives women a chance to share articles and videos with their female fans.

I’ve been talking to several of my friends who are women and who play ultimate and there seems to be a lack of resources online that are targeted at female ultimate players. Too often, the videos are frisbees in trash cans or videos targeted at high level men and women and completely intimidate the newer female ultimate players.

That being said, I’d like to help in serving this niche better. If you enjoy writing, if you love playing/coaching ultimate and you’re a lady, please send an email to rob@ultimaterob.com and we can talk about you becoming a contributor on Ultimate Rob. What’s in it for you? The same thing I get out of it – helping others learn based on our knowledge and experience, which is how I got to where I am today…from someone else sharing their knowledge and experience.

With your help, we can can make ultimate a great sport for everyone to learn and grow – no matter their gender, age or level.

About Ultimate Rob

Rob McLeod is a frisbee ambassador and motivational speaker, a 12 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 12-time World Champion and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.

10 thoughts on “Looking for Lady Contributors for Ultimate Rob

  1. As a female player I don’t want to be targeted in a different way to men. I want to be shown how to get the best results, and this is not specific to gender. What would be great to see if women who have achieved a lot. I just worry because usually when people start writing articles for women we’re told to lift light weights, take easy jogs and wear pink! We want to be shown that results come from hard work and pain, and that we can play this sport with men. Maybe not as equals but bloody close!

    1.  @christine93 Christine, I work at a gym full time in the marketing department and I agree with you that men and women are equal. Women should challenge themselves just as much as men do. What I mean by my post is that most of the articles on this website are written by me, from my perspective, based on my experience playing sports over the years and from playing ultimate.The more specific content I’d like to have for women would be topics like: Defining A Women’s Role on a Coed Team, How to Start a Women’s Ultimate Program and many other topics I can’t even think of right now that I’m hoping potential contributors can help me out with. My thinking for this is that the most vocal people in the ultimate community seem to Brodie and myself and I’d like to appeal to everyone. From my stats, I’m about 3/4 men and he’s about 97% men. I’ve talked to a bunch of women about this and there is a niche to have a female role model for young college and high school girls to look up to. If I can start building someone’s name/persona through some articles then all the better. Perhaps my article was a bit premature in the delivery and should have been sussed out a bit better but I think the underlying point remains – that young girls playing ultimate need someone to look up to.

    2.  @christine93 Christine I agree with you that men and women should be targeted equally. Women should challenge themselves just as much as men do. What I mean by my post is that most of the articles on this website are written by me, from my perspective, based on my experience playing sports over the years and from playing ultimate.The more specific content I’d like to have for women would be topics like: Defining A Women’s Role on a Coed Team, How to Start a Women’s Ultimate Program and many other topics I can’t even think of right now that I’m hoping potential contributors can help me out with. My thinking for this is that the most vocal people in the ultimate community seem to Brodie and myself and I’d like to appeal to everyone. From my stats, I’m about 3/4 men and he’s about 97% men. I’ve talked to a bunch of women about this and there is a niche to have a female role model for young college and high school girls to look up to. If I can start building someone’s name/persona through some articles then all the better. Perhaps my article was a bit premature in the delivery and should have been sussed out a bit better but I think the underlying point remains – that young girls playing ultimate need someone to look up to.

      1. As long as there is no pink involved, I do like the sound of that! I look forward to reading them, and I’m pleased that you’re working so hard to provide for the whole Ultimate community.

  2. Regardless of preferences for gender equality in ultimate, the fact is that playing ultimate as a female is different than playing ultimate as a male, and in a sport that is heavily male dominated it would be nice to have a female perspective out there for us girls to learn from. And if the right contributors are found, (such as those from top level women’s teams), I’m sure they will have more substantial things to say other than advise on “easy jogs” and wearing pink. Articles on a woman’s role in mixed would be much appreciated as some of us live in countries where mixed is played the majority of the year!

    1.  @user2416 Great points 🙂 I had a good chat with an ultimate player from Quebec who has played women’s and coed and is interested in writing some articles for Ultimate Rob. She made similar points to you so I’m very excited to get some new articles up from a women’s perspective and based on her experience 🙂 Where do you live?

      1.  @ultimaterob I’m from New Zealand. We don’t quite have the numbers in the sport at this stage to support a women’s league in my city, although I know of at least one city that has managed a 5 a side women’s league. We have women’s training in the couple of months leading up to women’s and men’s nationals, and we currently have a New Zealand women’s team training to attend worlds, but the majority of our year is spent playing mixed. I enjoy both women’s and mixed, but they can be quite different to play, and a comparison article on the topic would be quite interesting!

      2.  @ultimaterob I’m from New Zealand. We don’t quite have the numbers in the sport at this stage to support a women’s league in my city, although I know of at least one city that has managed a 5 a side women’s league. We have women’s training in the couple of months leading up to women’s and men’s nationals, and we currently have a New Zealand women’s team training to attend worlds, but the majority of our year is spent playing mixed. I enjoy both women’s and mixed, but they can be quite different to play, and a comparison article on the topic would be quite interesting!

  3. I’m from New Zealand. We don’t quite have the numbers in the sport at this stage to support a women’s league in my city, although I know of at least one city that has managed a 5 a side women’s league. We have women’s training in the couple of months leading up to women’s and men’s nationals, and we currently have a New Zealand women’s team training to attend worlds, but the majority of our year is spent playing mixed. I enjoy both women’s and mixed, but they can be quite different to play, and a comparison article on the topic would be quite interesting!

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