USA Ultimate Staff
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Freestyle the “Ultimate” Edge
Ken Westerfield, a renowned ultimate frisbee player, wrote a post on www.ultimaterob.com discussing the idea of “freestyle” and how it can give a player an edge in the game. In the article, he explains that “freestyle” is a unique style of ultimate frisbee where players are encouraged to be creative, innovate, and think outside the box. Through this approach, players can gain a competitive advantage by being able to make quick decisions, anticipate the movements of their opponents, and develop an overall higher level of play.
History of Ultimate Frisbee
Ken Westerfield of discsportshistory.com details the history of ultimate frisbee in this article, from its creation in 1968 by Joel Silver and his friends at Columbia High School in New Jersey, to the formation of the Ultimate Players Association and the Ultimate Frisbee World Championships. The article also covers the continued growth of the sport and its increasing popularity, as well as its inclusion in the World Games and the Olympic Games.
Uncommon Throws in Ultimate Frisbee
Rob McLeod, of www.ultimaterob.com, explains how to throw uncommon throws in Ultimate Frisbee, such as a "hammer" or a "screwball". He provides detailed instructions on how to correctly execute each throw, and explains how to use them strategically and effectively. He also offers tips on how to practice these throws to become proficient.
Common Throws in Ultimate Frisbee
Rob McLeod, founder of www.ultimaterob.com, discusses the four common throws found in Ultimate Frisbee: backhand, forehand, hammer, and scoober. He explains the fundamentals of each throw, and provides tips for how to improve and master each one. He also provides a few exercises and drills to help players perfect their technique.
From UPA to USA Ultimate
Kyle Weisbrod, writing for ultiworld.com, explores the history and evolution of the sport of ultimate frisbee from the UPA (Ultimate Players Association) to USAU (USA Ultimate). He looks at the challenges the sport faced in gaining recognition, the struggles of the UPA's leadership, and the growth and success of USAU. He also examines the impact of the sport's growth on the organization's mission and culture.
20 Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions
Alex Rummelhart from ultiworld.com has compiled a list of 20 Ultimate Frisbee New Year's Resolutions for players of all skill levels. The list includes goals such as becoming a better leader, developing mental toughness, learning to throw a variety of throws, and improving defensive strategies. Rummelhart also provides tips on how to make sure these resolutions are achievable and how to stay motivated throughout the year.
Improving Decision Making in Ultimate
Sion "Brummie" Scone, writing on www.flikulti.com, explores how to improve decision-making in Ultimate Frisbee by breaking down game situations into individual components and analyzing the elements that make up a successful decision. He explains how to assess the available options and evaluate the risks and rewards associated with each of them. Brummie also outlines how to develop an attitude of confidence in one's decisions and offers a few tips for improving decision-making skills.
Why Did I Choose Ultimate?
Ren Caldwell, writing for skydmagazine.com, shares his personal story of why he chose to play Ultimate Frisbee. He talks about the unique spirit of the game and the community that surrounds it, and how it has allowed him to express himself in ways that other sports and activities don't. He also talks about how Ultimate has allowed him to become a better athlete and person, and how it has helped him find a sense of purpose in life.
Receiving the Pull in Ultimate
Rob McLeod, author of www.ultimaterob.com, writes about the essential skill of receiving the pull in Ultimate Frisbee. He explains that when a team is on defense, the first throw of the point is called the pull. The goal is to catch the pull and gain possession of the disc. McLeod provides tips on how to best receive the pull and how to adjust to different throws. He emphasizes the importance of communication and focus on the field to ensure the best possible outcome for the team.
Creating Personalized Ultimate Improvement Plans
Alex Rummelhart, a writer for ultiworld.com, presents a guide on how to create personalized ultimate frisbee improvement plans. He explains why it's important to have a plan and how to create one that is tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses. He also provides advice on how to stick to the plan, including setting goals and breaking them down into smaller, achievable tasks. Finally, he provides tips for how to adjust your plan as you progress.
Understanding Shoulder Dislocations in Ultimate
Ian Engler of Ultiworld provides an informative guide to understanding shoulder dislocations in Ultimate Frisbee. This article outlines the symptoms of a dislocated shoulder, the causes, possible treatments, and tips for prevention. It offers practical advice on how to respond to a dislocated shoulder in the moment, as well as strategies for implementing preventative measures. Engler's guide provides a comprehensive overview of shoulder dislocations in Ultimate Frisbee and is a must-read for all athletes.
How To Live With An Ultimate Player, As A Non-Ultimate Player
Katherine Murbach, writing for ultiworld.com, provides tips for how to live with an Ultimate Frisbee player as a non-Ultimate Frisbee player. She discusses how to handle different aspects of living with an Ultimate player, such as understanding their sport, respecting their commitment to it, and learning from their enthusiasm. She also offers advice on how to find common ground and make the most of the situation, including engaging with the sport and finding ways to support your Ultimate-playing housemate.
Throwing Techniques for Ultimate: A Study
Rob McLeod, on www.ultimaterob.com, has conducted a study on throwing techniques for ultimate frisbee. He has studied how the wrist and elbow of the thrower move during a throw, and how the body position affects the throw. The study focused on the technique used by a thrower and how it affects the accuracy and distance of the throw. McLeod offers an in-depth look at throwing technique and how to improve it.