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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.

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.

RISE UP Season 1 Review

RISE Up Ultimate, a new venture by Elliot Trotter of Skyd Magazine along with Mario O’Brien and Andy Lovseth, is releasing the first episode of their first season today. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the video and share with my fans what it’s all about.

If you go to their website, http://riseupultimate.com, their mission states that they hope to improve the level of play of Ultimate teams and players through the creation of engaging instructional video resources created by experts.