INFOGRAPHIC: Comparing The Four “Pro” Leagues

2013 is shaping up to be one of the most pivotal years ever in Ultimate with possibly four leagues competing for players, money, and prestige. To make sense of it all, John Korber made a chart comparing the four leagues across a range of issues, like their mission, how they will affect players, and how they might affect the sport.

2013 is shaping up to be one of the most pivotal years ever in Ultimate. With a major restructuring of the Club series by USA Ultimate to create the Triple Crown Tour, another season of the American Ultimate Disc League, a new professional spin-off league in Major League Ultimate, and a possible new elite club circuit in the NexGen league, players — and in some cases teams — have big decisions to make in the coming months.

To make sense of it all, John Korber — who has already done a basic breakdown of the four leagues — made a chart comparing the four leagues across a range of issues, like their mission, how they will affect players, and how they might affect the sport over time.

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A breakdown of the four potential major Ultimate leagues in 2013.

Infographic design by Adam Ford.

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  1. John Korber

    John Korber is a longtime ultimate player, coach, and administrator with experience at the youth, high school, recreational, college and club levels. In 2012, he served as General Manager and Head Coach for the AUDL's Connecticut Constitution in its inaugural season. He also played for the team and led the league in goals scored. He graduated from Tufts University in 2005 and earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut in 2012. John currently lives in Hebron, Connecticut with his wife, two sons, and two dogs.

  2. Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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