Videos

Videos of various ultimate skills

Spirit of the Game by Willie Herndon

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 (williamsherndon@hotmail.com) 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.

Furious George vs DoG – 2002 UPA Semis

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.

If you can’t view this video, watch on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmsbIkkTjc.

How To Prevent Getting Burnt Out

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.

If you can’t view this video, watch on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QPYWbtiPXM.

Mario O’Brien From Rise Up Ultimate

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.

You can find out more about Rise Up at: http://www.riseupultimate.com.

If you can’t view the video, watch it on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbk-AVL_904.

What Does “Man Up” Mean?

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.

If you can’t see the video above, watch it here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk1M0SC55Os.

Elliot Trotter on Skyd Fund 2014

Donate to Skyd Fund 2014: http://igg.me/at/skydfund2014/x/739699.

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.

How To Deal With Getting Cut

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.

Interview with Michelle Ng

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.

Find out more about Michelle and what Without Limits does at http://www.withoutlimitsultimate.com.

If you can’t view the video above, click this link to watch on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D31VyW49U_U.

Long Term Athlete Develop -ment Plan

Danielle Fortin, a world champion and 3-time Canadian champion in ultimate frisbee and the current Development Programs Coordinator at Ultimate Canada.

Danielle talks about the Long-Term Athlete Development plan or LTAD, which Ultimate Canada will soon be posting on the website and distributing to the various organizations across Canada.

You can find out more information on http://canadianultimate.com.

If you can’t see the video above, please click this link to watch on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP4NmXI_2TU.

Uncommon Throws in Ultimate Frisbee

Along with the most common throws in ultimate, we have the ability to throw a bunch of other throws which aren’t very common or never ever used in a game…but they’re throws and learning to throw them is a good way to improve your snap, your field awareness and your overall throwing ability. I would not recommend using these throws in a game, unless absolutely necessary.

The throws are, in order:

  • Behind the Back Backhand
  • Behind the Back Forehand
  • Between the Legs Backhand
  • Around Both Legs Backhand
  • No Look Backhand
  • No Look Forehand

From Ultimate to Disc Dog

Meet Andrea Rigler, the 2012 UFO Freestyle World Champion and a former ultimate player turned disc dogger.

Andrea used to throw to her dog during halftimes and after games and the more she did, the more she liked it. After watching some videos online, she started doing frisbee tricks with her dogs.

Although Andrea doesn’t play ultimate anymore, she’s also gotten into disc golf. To become a better thrower, it’s really important to throw different types of discs. Always throwing the same type of disc will limit your throwing potential.

To find out more about Pawsitive Vybe and Ron Watson, visit them online at http://www.pvybe.com.

UCPC 2013: Future of Ultimate Panel Discussion

It’s always interesting whenever some of the most well known players in our sport are brought together to talk about the future of ultimate.

It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future

So too is this statement true about ultimate. We’re still in our infancy in many ways but in other ways, we’ve come very far. Over the past few years, the popularity of ultimate has exploded online thanks to Youtube, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and Sportscentre. Over that same period, there have been a National touring team, 2 professional leagues and hours and hours of full game footage posted online. It’s been an exciting time to be an ultimate player and so I found the panel discussion at the 2013 Ultimate Coaches and Players Conference (UCPC) quite interesting.

Zen Throwing Routine Video

The Zen Throwing Routine, developed by Ben Wiggins, is a combination of a group of exercises that he found to help develop his own balance and versatility in throwing. He was inspired to put this into a cohesive form as a partner-slash-alternative to Lou Burruss’ Kung Fu Throwing, which is a very effective plan with very different goals.

To view all of the 21 steps in the Zen Throwing Routine, visit the playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLezzWvSJAw_Y9WqN4bE1v6EzatYqh2d0M.

You can download the complete Zen Throwing workout here: http://bit.ly/zenthrowing.

What is balance?

Kung Fu Throwing Video Tutorial

Kung Fu Throwing is a system developed by Lou Burruss and Mike Caldwell in 2005. He wanted to come up with a structured throwing plan to help developing throwers. As the only two Seattle Sockeye players who lived on Capitol Hill at the time, Mike and Lou would meet often to throw. Lou solicited Mike to help him with this and to their surprise they found that it was an excellent system for established throwers. (They were in their 7th and 9th years on Sockeye.) They did KFT once a week the entire season and Lou’s throws were more consistently on than any other year.

Interview with Tim Ambery

Tim Ambery, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is biking across Canada this summer and will be hitting up as many ultimate frisbee tournaments, games and events as he can along the way. He was in Calgary for a few days and I was fortunate enough to take some time to talk with him about his trip so far.

Here’s the general story about Tim’s bike trip across Canada from his website:

Get to Know Sherri Rose

Sherri Rose, from Alberta Canada, found out about ultimate at a camp 3 years ago and fell in love with it immediately. Since then, she has traveled to 2 college ultimate championship weekends, the 2012 USA Ultimate Championships and the 2012 US Open. She just started playing ultimate in a league this year and played her first tournament last weekend.

Sherri embodies the spirit of the ultimate community – she’s passionate, she has fun playing and she met many others through traveling and online.

Glute Strength and Activation

In the third series of strength and re balancing with Master Trainer Elaine Huba, we talk about Glute Strength and Activation. Elaine will discuss the following elements which relate to glute strength and activation:

  1. Activating the glute min
  2. Activating the glute med
  3. Activating the glute max
  4. Bird Dog exercise for glute activation
  5. Mini Band exercise series for glute activation