Past Articles in Analysis

  1. 2015 Women’s Club Player of the Year: Brute Squad’s Leila Tunnell

    Leila Tunnell displayed an almost effortless dominance this season.

  2. 2015 Men’s Club Player Of The Year: Revolver’s Cassidy Rasmussen

    Cassidy Rasmussen had an amazing 2015.

  3. Tuesday Tips: 5 Keys To Clearing Effectively, Presented By Five Ultimate

    While rarely focused on as much as cutting, effectively clearing space can be just as important to your team's offensive flow.

  4. Long-Term Athlete Development: How Should We Adjust The Game For Young Players?

    Other sports don't ask young players to play on the same field or use the same equipment as adults.

  5. The Curse Of Consistency: Ironside Back To Semis

    Ironside gets back to semis, but for yet another year, they come away with no title.

  6. How Sockeye Beat Revolver Earlier This Season

    Sockeye and Revolver meet again in a big final. Maybe this year it’s more surprising than normal, given Revolver’s patchy record and Sockeye’s poor performance at last year’s Nationals, but it’s still a match-up that puts two extremely capable and experienced teams into the Championship game. Far from being the untouchable powerhouses of the past,...

  7. Riot, Finally, Gets The Better Of Fury At Nationals

    The best rivalry in ultimate saw yet another chapter added in a final four matchup at a major tournament on Saturday. Riot and Fury have played so many incredible games over the years and the matchup is filled with so many story lines that when the two teams each won their quarterfinal games on Friday,...

  8. Chicago Machine Loses Their Way To A Strong Semis Appearance

    San Francisco Revolver had just finished a clinical performance under the lights, putting away Chicago Machine 15-11 in the latter’s first trip to semifinals in Frisco. As the stands cleared of fans and the feeling of loss settled in on embracing pairs of Machine players, Jonathan “Goose” Helton walked slowly off the field, in pain...

  9. Third Year Of Nationals Format Frustrates Players and Fans

    Machine was winless during pool play, and Johnny Bravo was undefeated before their meeting. But in one game, both the negative and positive Thursday results for each team were erased. Machine eventually made the semifinals, and the defending National Champions were eliminated in prequarters. Which team in this situation proves that pool play is irrelevant? Both. Chicago...

  10. Ring of Fire’s Adrenaline-Fueled Style: Video Breakdown Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

    Raleigh Ring of Fire has been inconsistent this season, but few doubt that they have the talent to compete deep into Nationals. Our video breakdown of their defense shows why Ring is such a dangerous opponent in bracket play, even if consistency remains a question mark.

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