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  1. 2016 YCC Finals Up On Youtube, Presented By CUT Camps

    Ella Juengst gets the layout block for Swing vote in the 2016 YCC mixed final. Photo: Daniel Thai -- UltiPhotos.com
    Ella Juengst gets the layout block for Swing Vote in the 2016 YCC Mixed final. Photo: Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com

    Ultiworld’s coverage of YCC is presented by CUT Camps. Please support the brands that make Ultiworld possible and participate in CUT Camp!

    Ultiworld has posted free video coverage of all three U19 division finals from this summer’s Youth Club Championships to our Youtube page. Check them out below! (more…)

    —Steve Sullivan Aug 30, 2016 at 12:38PM
  2. WATCH: Turbine’s Matt Bode Extends For The Goal In Upset Win Over Ring Of Fire

    Durham Turbine’s Matt Bode came up with some huge plays — including this monster ‘up-bid’ for a score — to help lead his team to an upset over Raleigh Ring of Fire in the semifinals of North Carolina Sectionals. Check it out, courtesy of Hugo Sowder:

    Matt Bode Layout Score  

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 29, 2016 at 1:18PM
  3. Dylan Tunnell Wins 2016 AUDL MVP

    Dylan Tunnell

    Last week, Dylan Tunnell of the Atlanta Hustle was named the AUDL Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season. During the regular season, Tunnell led Atlanta with 66 assists, good for second in the league. Tunnell was chosen from a list of five finalists, which also included Jimmy Mickle, Mischa Freystaetter, Mark Burton, and Peter Graffy. (more…)

    —Nathan Jesson Aug 29, 2016 at 10:03AM
  4. Final Regular Season Club Power Rankings

    AMP v. Slow White in the Pro Flight Finale's finale. Photo: Rodney Chen -- UltiPhotos.com
    AMP v. Slow White in the Pro Flight Finale’s finale. Photo: Rowdy Webb — UltiPhotos.com

    Check out the final Club Power Rankings of the regular season. There are some substantial changes to this week’s rankings after a tumultuous Pro Flight Finale.

    We will update the Power Rankings again after Regionals.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 25, 2016 at 9:37AM
  5. USA Flatball College Mixed Champs To Experiment With 3:3 Gender Ratio

    usa flatballThe USA Flatball College Mixed Championships are returning this year on October 1-2, 2016. I wrote about the organization last year, but a little wrinkle in this year’s tournament caught my eye: they will be playing six on six (with a 3:3 gender ratio) on smaller fields.

    The idea of moving mixed ultimate to a 3:3 ratio has been discussed before as a way to correct a perceived imbalance in 4:3 play. The 6v6 game has even been tried, like in Washington DC’s advanced league. But this is a relatively high profile attempt to try a 3:3 ratio with a broad-based group of players. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 25, 2016 at 8:09AM
  6. Announcing The 2016 URCA Conference

    URCAThis post is sponsored by the 2016 URCA Conference. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Ultiworld possible!

    Learning from the best minds in ultimate used to require good fortune or many years of ultimate experience. But the Ultimate Results Coaching Academy Conference is making it possible for anyone to learn to be a better leader and coach.

    Led by Melissa Witmer and Ultimate Results, the third annual URCA Conference is set to begin on Monday, August 29th, and continue throughout next week. You can sign up to learn from top coaches like Mario O’Brien, Ren Caldwell, Ben van Heuvelen, Manisha Daryani, and Ultiworld’s own Keith Raynor. Talk topics include “Stack Talk: Understanding Three Common Offensive Sets,” “How To Generate Buy-in And Commitment,” and “Simple Ways to Create an Athletic Team Culture.” (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 23, 2016 at 10:22AM
  7. The Ringer Profiles Tech YouTuber and Ultimate Player Marques Brownlee

    Marques Brownlee poses in a Sockeye jersey for the feature's author, Joon Lee.
    Marques Brownlee poses in a Sockeye jersey for the feature’s author, Joon Lee.

    Internet taste-maker and Bill Simmons-branded website The Ringer published a feature today on the most popular ultimate player on social media. Marques Brownlee, better known to his 3.6 million YouTube subscribers as MKBHD, is a well-known tech reviewer whose ever-improving brand of slick videos have, according to the piece’s author Joon Lee, “…been at the forefront of the evolving understanding of what a life lived on YouTube can be.”

    The feature provides a brief history of the growing community of tech reviewers on YouTube, of which Brownlee is a figurehead, and details the growth of his brand on the video platform giant. Citing the website Social Blade, Lee suggests that the MKBHD label earned over $500,000 in ad revenue last year. (more…)

    —Simon Pollock Aug 22, 2016 at 2:26PM
  8. Six YCC Games Now Available On YouTube

    Lilly Shapiro (Superior #00) and Chloe Carothers-Liske (Happy Cows #64) lay out for a disc. Photo: Daniel Thai -- UltiPhotos.com
    Lilly Shapiro (Superior #00) and Chloe Carothers-Liske (Happy Cows #64) lay out for a disc. Photo: Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com

    Six games from the 2016 Youth Club Championships are now available on Ultiworld’s YouTube channel. You can watch the games in full below. Note that the three U19 Division finals will be uploaded later this week. We are planning to add commentary in post-production. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 22, 2016 at 10:30AM
  9. Pre-Pro Flight Finale Club Power Rankings

    Seattle Sockeye's Matt Rehder. Photo: Kevin Leclaire -- UltiPhotos.com
    Seattle Sockeye’s Matt Rehder. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com

    Here are the latest Club Power Rankings as we head into the final weekend of the regular season!

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2016 at 1:37PM
  10. Drone Highlights From Dublin’s Golden Cup

    Drone footage of ultimate is always awesome. Check out these pristine highlights from Dublin’s Golden Cup, via Richard Buggy:

    Drone Ultimate Frisbee Highlights

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2016 at 12:13PM

News

  1. What If We Got Rid Of College Regionals?

  2. Here Are The Teams That Qualified For Regionals

  3. The Top 10 Most Exciting Club Sectionals Tournaments

  4. Pro Flight Finale Women’s Recap, Presented by Friction Gloves

  5. YCC Girls 2016: U19 All-Tournament Line, Presented By CUT Camps

  6. Club Power Ranking Updates

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    • Mixed Division:
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    • Women's Division:
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  7. Pro Flight Finale Men’s Recap, Presented by Friction Gloves

  8. Freshly Minted Dime: Temper’s Pat Earles Puts a 70 Yard Flick On A Platter

  9. USAU Announces Final Rankings, Nationals Bid Allocation

  10. USAU Approximated Club Rankings: A Final Look

  11. Product Review: The Greatest Ultimate Bag

  12. Freshly Minted Dime: Heist’s Georgia Bosscher Won’t Be Denied By A Handblock

  13. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Tournament Preview (Men’s)

  14. YCC Boys 2016: Back Pages & All-Tournament Line, Presented By CUT Camps

  15. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Tournament Preview (Women’s)

  16. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Tournament Preview (Mixed)

  17. Weekend Update: Chesapeake, Select Flight Invite, YCC

  18. Updated USAU Rankings Ahead Of Regular Season’s Final Weekend

  19. Grand Trunk Shocks The Competition To Take Home CUC Gold

  20. YCC Boys Day 3 Recap, Presented By Cut Camps

  21. Pro-Elite Challenge 2016: Highlights, Presented By BE Ultimate

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  1. Alex Rummelhart

    Tuesday Tips: 20 Ideas To Recruit New College Players, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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    What If We Got Rid Of College Regionals?

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  3. Charlie Eisenhood

    The Top 10 Most Exciting Club Sectionals Tournaments

    Aug 26, 2016 with 0 comments
  4. Meredith Bray
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    YCC Girls 2016: U19 All-Tournament Line, Presented By CUT Camps

    Aug 26, 2016 with 1 comments
  5. Fred Wolf

    YCC Boys 2016: Back Pages & All-Tournament Line, Presented By CUT Camps

    Aug 19, 2016 with 5 comments
  6. Dave Lipson

    Tuesday Tips: Get Your Throws In Shape, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    Aug 16, 2016 with 2 comments
  7. Nathan Jesson

    Against All Odds

    Aug 11, 2016 with 7 comments
  8. Robert Gough

    Jesse Shofner’s Calculated Risk-Taking

    Aug 9, 2016 with 1 comments
  9. Daniel Prentice

    All-World Ultimate Crossovers

    Aug 5, 2016 with 3 comments