Past Articles from Sean Childers
Sean Childers is Ultiworld’s Statistics Co-Editor and manages Ultiworld’s longform analytic content. He started playing ultimate in 2008 for UNC-Chapel Hill Darkside, where he studied Political Science and Computer Science before graduating from NYU School of Law. He has played for LOS, NYU, District 5, YoungBloods and currently plays for Empire and PoNY. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No ranking system will ever be perfect, and USAU gets lots of criticism for minor differences on the margins. But there are some serious problems that still need to be addressed -- and maybe some innovative solutions that could be employed.
September 4, 2014 by Sean Childers in Opinion with 78 Comments
With new rankings released this afternoon from USAU, the Northeast and Southwest regions are in a bit of trouble -- while Prairie Fire and Temper have to be pleased with their ability to secure extra bids for their region.
August 27, 2014 by Sean Childers in News with 43 Comments
Lou Burruss' series on help defense hasn't had enough attention. Here's why it matters.
August 14, 2014 by Sean Childers in Opinion with 18 Comments
Scandal's Sandy Jorgensen and Riot's Sarah "Surge" Griffith are two of the game's most impressive defenders, in any division. Learn from their techniques and styles in this video analysis about great defense.
July 30, 2014 by Jeff Hetzel, Sean Childers and Jeremy Weiss in Analysis with 12 Comments
Toronto GOAT was one of the most exciting stories of the 2013 regular season. But their storybook year got ended early at Nationals when they struggled all weekend. Joseph Marmerstein digs into the tape to figure out what went wrong.
July 17, 2014 by Joseph Marmerstein and Sean Childers in Analysis with 5 Comments
As the top college teams prepare to descend on Cincinnati for the College Championships, Ultiworld sat down with the season’s footage to identify some of the zone defenses most likely to impact the tournament. Though the weather forecast currently shows relatively favorable conditions for Nationals — zone defense might not be the number one storyline...
May 19, 2014 by Ian Toner, Sion "Brummie" Scone, Sean Childers and Kahyee Fong in Analysis, Video with 20 Comments
Ohio State’s victory over Oregon at the Northwest Challenge in March was a milestone for a number of reasons. It was one of the few major tournament losses for Oregon Fugue in recent memory, it revealed a number of weaknesses in the most dominant program in college women’s ultimate, and it ensured a number one...
May 14, 2014 by Alec Surmani and Sean Childers in Analysis, Video with 9 Comments
USA Ultimate announced the seeding and pools for the D-I College Championships today. Colorado and Ohio State took the #1 overall seed in the Men's and Women's Division, respectively. Check out the full seeding and pools inside.
May 13, 2014 by Sean Childers in Featured, News with 28 Comments
Michigan’s run through the bracket of this past year’s Easterns was impressive. It turned a potentially light Great Lakes region into a conversation and lent legitimacy to a high seed for Michigan in the USAU Rankings. Prior to Easterns, MagnUM hadn’t really chalked up any big wins. Their season wasn’t bad, but it lacked oomph....
May 12, 2014 by Martin Aguilera and Sean Childers in Analysis, Video with 19 Comments
Harvard Redline currently sits at #7 in the Ultiworld Power Rankings. But are they a #7 team that could upset one of the top dogs, or are they a notch below the elite? We sat down with game tape and broke down the Harvard offensive performance from Queen City. The lessons of what worked well...
March 18, 2014 by Martin Aguilera and Sean Childers in Analysis with 0 Comments