malissa lundgren

Windy Sarasota – 2012 USAU

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, talks about the 2012 USA Ultimate Championships and in particular, how bad the wind was. Mother nature is a factor we can never control so it’s all about doing the best we can with what we have.

The biggest outcome from playing in windy conditions is to learn how to throw in the wind and to be smart with your offensive strategy (huck and pin is a common one).

Malissa Lundgren Top 3 Career Highlights

Malissa Lundgren, one of the captains of the Capitals, the women’s ultimate team from Ontario Canada, talks about her top highlights.

Malissa has played in the finals of the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, the Canadian Ultimate Championships, the USA Ultimate Championships and the World Ultimate and Guts Championships.

She is one of the top female ultimate players in the world and was named Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year.

Changing the Team Strategy

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, discusses how the Capitals were more successful after changing their team strategy following their 2009 semi final loss in the UPA Championships to Brute Squad. In 2010, they would go on to make the finals where the lost to the powerhouse women’s team, Fury.

Health Care & the Triple Crown

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year and one of the captains of the Capitals, a women’s ultimate team from Toronto/Ottawa Ontario, Canada, talks about the unintended consequences of playing in USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour in 2013 because they are talking about offering prize money to the winning teams.

What this means is that they are essentially professional players and as such, health care won’t cover physio and other treatment which is currently covered and for the amount of money that is being proposed to the winning teams, it raises some interesting questions about whether or not it’s worth the cost/risk of traveling to compete.

Triple Crown Tour Discussion

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year and one of the captains of the Capitals, a women’s ultimate team from Toronto/Ottawa Ontario, Canada, talks about USA Ultimate’s proposed Triple Crown Tour in 2013 and what that means for Canadian Ultimate.

Malissa is a huge proponent of development and fears that the Triple Crown Tour might affect the development of the competitive Canadian Ultimate players who are forced to choose between traveling to the US more than was required in past years.

More information on the Triple Crown can be found via the following links:

 

Malissa Lungren Intro & 2012 Recap

Malissa Lundgren, Ultimate Canada’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, recently sat down with me to answer some questions about women’s ultimate, being a captain for one of the top women’s teams in the world, having the chance to represent her country on the world stage and what she thinks the future of women’s ultimate is like.

In this video Malissa introduces herself and gives a recap on how 2012 was for her ultimate wise. Subscribe to be notified when the other videos from her interview are added!

Questions for Malissa Lundgren Interview

My good friend, Malissa Lundgren, will be in town visiting me tomorrow and has agreed to do an an interview. Voted as one of Skyd Magazine’s Starting 7 this year, Malissa is a monster athlete who will get anything deep that floats. Also a gifted thrower, she’s a key player for both Team Canada and for the Capitals. Malissa was awarded Ultimate Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2011.

What would you like me to ask her?