Cormac FInn O’Brien, a frisbee player from Ireland, is the first athlete to compete at the WFDF World Overall Championships with a disability. Cormac has autism and dyspraxia.
Kathryn Smith, a member of Friskee, and the Asian-Oceanic All Stars Team, spent a month in the USA competing at the 2018 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships, and competing with the AO All Stars against some of the top women’s club teams.
Lillian Weaver, a member of Revolution Ultimate from Medellín, Colombia, and a silver medalist at the 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, shares her experience of playing with one of the top clubs and in one of the top Ultimate nations in the world.
As some of you may know, I am very big fan of acronyms. Today’s; ABM, always be moving, both on D and on O. This serves three purposes.
This is a great drill/game to work on your quick release, catching, throwing, disc awareness, eye/hand coordination, and timing of your throwing & catching.
This trick shot video was filmed in Ra’anana Park, Israel featuring Yarden, Semo, and Avner on behalf of Fresh Ultimate. Ra’anana Park is a beautiful park with lots of open grassy spaces, climbing structures, a train that brings guests all throughout the park, and multiple courts for sports such as basketball, soccer, hockey, and skateboarding.
When throwing on the green or when warming up make sure to catch “both ways.” Alternate catching with your right hand versus your left hand on top of the pancake. For good throws, this doesn’t make much of a difference, but if an errant throw is to the right of your body, it will be easier to catch left on top, and the same goes for the other side, but switched. The more comfortable you are catching both ways, the more natural it will be for you to catch with the correct orientation. I guarantee your drops will go down if you work on this.
After a full day of running frisbee workshops, Itay and I filmed this trick shot video at a playground next to our last school of the day.
If you’ve ever had too many people to set up an ultimate game, then you should give World War Free a try. This game is for as few as 10 players all the way up to 150 players or more!
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If we were to ask a kid to come up a list of their heroes from the pro sports leagues, they might say something similar to the following: NHL – Sydney Crosby; NFL – Peyton Manning; NBA – Lebron James; MLB – Mike Trout. Why are each of these players considered heroes to the kids? The reality is that 99% of kids will never get to meet any of these players and if they do, it will be an autograph and a photo to remember their meeting. Is that really what a hero represents though?
United Ultimate League to Launch in 2019, Bringing Mixed Professional Ultimate to the USA
Announced today, there has already been a lot of coverage online. Read on to find out more.
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Ultimate Rob follows up his previous Greatest Bag review with an Overview of their newest model, which adds a shoulder strap as the most significant new feature.
This is a great bag for ultimate, but equally great for traveling, the gym, or everyday use.
With the release of this article on Skyd Magazine arguing for making pro ultimate a mixed league, there have been a huge number of comments on Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. The author’s main point for making pro ultimate mixed is for girls to have female role models.
However, something is missing. There have been many opinion pieces, videos and discussions about gender equity in ultimate, making pro ultimate mixed and there have been a lot of ignorant and sexist comments made each time.
I think a helpful response to this is about ability. Not absolute ability but rather relative ability.
The workshop is being run by Tom Styles, one of the most experienced and recognisable voices in ultimate broadcasting. With over 15 years of experience behind the microphone Tom has a unique perspective on how to commentate on the sport of Ultimate.
The day will include contributions from AUDL and ESPN commentator, Megan Tormey, and professional journalist, WFDF board member, and presenter of the Ulti Show Caz Malone. Megan and Caz will both be joining via video link.
Their pre-sale is open now – shipping in mid-August!
Living in Canada has taught me the importance of dressing for the weather. And it’s been really hard to find a nice toque that not only keeps my head warm but also looks good. That’s why this year, I’m going to help out three lucky people.
This article was inspired by a series of questions from Erin Faylona, an ultimate player living in the Philippines, who is currently taking her masters in human movement science. She is working on a paper (for Biomechanics) and has decided to dissect the hammer throw. Below you’ll find my response to her questions.
Along with my partner VC Ultimate, I’m excited to announce a giveaway. We’ll be giving away a Team Canada full sub jersey and a 10 pack of Discraft practice discs.
To enter, head to the post on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ultimaterob/posts/10153300751797023.
You must tag two friends in the comments below and like the VC and Discraft pages! This contest is open to Canadian residents only. I will be randomly be choosing a name Friday at 10am MST. Jersey is worth $75 and the discs are worth $60 (retail is $140). Cheers!
Discs are all 175 gram Discraft UltraStars. Mix of colours and designs available. Please note that they are Discraft misprint discs so designs may not be perfect. At this great price, you can’t be picky 🙂
I am excited to announce that I will be partnering up with VC Ultimate again! After being with Savage Ultimate for the past two years, I have decided to partner with VC again for several reasons:
- I was recently named the Director of Communications and Global Media for the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF). VC is the official apparel and merchandise partner of WFDF so I will be wearing lots of WFDF branded VC gear in this position