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.
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.
Spirit of the Game follows one woman’s journey from the win-at-all-costs world of soccer into the “Play-fair-win-fair-play-with spirit” ethic of ultimate frisbee. This is the fictional part of an otherwise documentary film centered around Boston’s Lady Godiva, a women’s ultimate club team that has earned its place as one of the great teams in the history of this young, fast growing, referee-less sport.
The movie was produced and directed by Willie Herndon ([email protected]) and features New York actress Bronwyn Ryan in the role of Bronwyn, the soccer player whose mainstream competitive ethics conflict deeply with the world of ultimate frisbee and its practice of fair play.
Considered by many as the greatest ultimate game of all time, Furious George took on DoG (Death or Glory) in the semi-finals of the 2002 UPA Club Open Ultimate Championships.
In a game that saw only 5 turnovers (including just 1 turnover in the second half), Furious George would go onto defeat DoG and eventually beat Ring of Fire in the finals to claim the 2002 UPA Open title.
Danielle Fortin, a World Champion and 3 time Canadian Champion, talks about one of the problems facing high level ultimate with more players getting into the sport at a younger age. She also relates her experience when she felt burnt out and how she was able to rediscover her passion in the sport. This is a great video to start the dialogue among players and coaches and for individuals to take a look at their own game when they feel like they’ve lost their desire to play.
Mario O’Brien, Producer and Creative Director at Rise Up Ultimate, talks about his inspiration for creating Rise Up. Mario is a teacher by trade so he’s ensured that all episodes of Rise Up are pedagogically sound. He also gives us some info on what is in store for the future of Rise Up including clinics and more sessions where they teach the coaches.
We have been hearing it for years from Brodie Smith when he tells us to “Man Up”. But what does it mean. Does he know what it means?
Check out this fantastic TEDx talk by Carlos Andrés Gómez talking about what it actually means to truly “man up”. Although this video isn’t about ultimate, it encourages you to think more critically about what it means to be a man.
Elliot Trotter, founder and editor-in-chief of Skyd Magazine, talks about Skyd Fund 2014.
Skyd is celebrating 3 years of providing the ultimate community with a place for valuable analysis, insight, video and coverage. Since 2010, Skyd has acted as a voice for the community, communicating new ideas, announcing exciting new ventures and providing a platform for new contributors.
Skyd pioneered consistent and reliable tournament and season coverage and has changed the way we present ultimate media. Since its inception, Skyd’s mission has been to grow the sport by enlightening and inspiring through informative and reliable media coverage. In doing so, we’ve brought our community closer together and strengthened its future.
Elliot Trotter, founder and editor-in-chief of Skyd Magazine also plays for the Seattle Rainmakers in the MLU.
From the time he started playing in college, he’s been cut many times and sometimes from teams he thought he should make. Most notably he’s been cut from Seattle Sockeye 6 times, never making it past the first round of cuts. Hear him talk about how he learned from those failures to help push him to become a better player. As he says, perhaps the only way to learn is through failure. This is a great video if you’ve ever been cut, have just been cut or are about to try out for a team and would like some perspective going into tryouts. Sometimes a team is looking for a certain type of player – that doesn’t mean you’re not a good player; sometimes you’re just not what they’re looking for.
I sat down with Michelle Ng, co-founder of Without Limits. I asked her what her inspiration for starting Without Limits was, what winning the Kathy Pufahl Spirit Award meant to her, what makes all of her hard work worth it, and if she thought there was going to be a pro women’s ultimate frisbee league.