college ultimate frisbee

Thoughts on Spirit of the Game with Dan “Stork” Roddick

Dan “Stork” Roddick is a friend and mentor and is widely considered the Godfather of Frisbee. Stork is in all of the frisbee hall of fames (UltimateDisc GolfFreestyle, and Frisbee), has been playing and growing the sport for more than 50 years, and is still actively involved in playing, growing, and guiding the direction of the future of frisbee.

Stork was tasked with writing the section on Spirit of the Game which became part of the rules of ultimate in the 1970’s. I reached out to Stork to ask him more about how the idea of Spirit first came about about below is his response to that question, and a video I filmed of Stork in 2011 talking about the Origins of Spirit. Enjoy!

Aaron Neal for Nexgen Tour 2013

I received an email from Richard, a buddy of Aaron’s, asking if I could share this video. Normally I will just share on Twitter or Facebook but after watching Aaron’s highlight reel, I felt like it deserved it’s own post. This guy has some serious potential (and is already realizing a lot of it now). Read more about why he wants to be a part of the 2013 Nexgen Tour:

My name is Aaron Neal and I am a 21 year old Ultimate Frisbee player from New Zealand.

I know from watching that there has been international players before and I would love to be that player for 2013.

The Privilege of Being a College Captain

This season, I’ve had the privilege of serving as a sounding board for a number of college captains. (I say privilege because I don’t take their trust lightly, and listening to their struggles also means that I get to see their victories.) I definitely don’t have magical solutions for them, but I’m always happy to give them an outside perspective, help them frame their situations positively, as well as just listen, because often, all they need is someone to talk to.