Social media was buzzing yesterday about Dylan Freechild’s very cool gesture to give a signed disc and letter to a fan for his birthday. Seattle Riot pointed out this amazing moment, when a fan got a disc signed by all the members of Riot as a secret santa gift:
Here are the pools for the 2016 Queen City Tune Up in Charlotte, NC, on February 6-7. The full schedule can be found on Score Reporter.
Check out this signed disc that Dylan Freechild gave to a George Mason college player and fan for his birthday:
Pittsburgh gets an early jump on the Callahan nomination season this year as they announce Trent Dillon as their 2016 nominee:
USA Ultimate CEO Tom Crawford signed a six year extension with the organization that will keep him at the helm through at least 2021. The contract also contains an automatic additional extension triggered if ultimate is added to the Olympics in that timeframe.
“On behalf of the USA Ultimate board of directors, we are very excited to have Tom continue leading our organization,” said President DeAnna Ball in a statement. “He has been a tremendous advocate for our sport, and his attention to our strategic plan has resulted in enormous strides for the sport, as well as USA Ultimate. The commitment he has demonstrated is unequivocally reciprocated by the board. I have great confidence in his ability to continue to push our sport forward, both here in the U.S. and internationally.”
Crawford echoed his own excitement.
“As I’ve said many times, I fell in love with ultimate as a unique, wicked fun and highly athletic sport,” he said. “I love the Spirit of the Game ethos, and unlike other sports that talk about and even emphasize sportsmanship, ultimate has found a way to truly operationalize it, so it sticks and becomes part of the fabric of the sport, and I love that. It makes this sport very different from most other sports, and I’m energized to be sure families learn about it as a great option for their children. And I want to put our world class athletes on the big stage.
“Thus I am thrilled and truly honored that the board is pleased enough with my leadership and performance to offer me this long term agreement that allows me to continue to lead the smartest staff I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and to lead the growth of ultimate and this organization for years to come. We’ve got some really exciting plans, and I’m truly psyched about our future!”
Here is Ultiworld’s tentative filming schedule for the 2016 Santa Barbara Invite. Please note that we are NOT streaming; these games will only be available on-demand to subscribers after the tournament.
9:45 AM: Washington v. Arizona State (M)
11:30 AM: Cal v. Davis (W)
1:15 PM: Tulane v. Cincinnati (M)
3:00 PM: Stanford v. UBC (M)
6:30 PM: BYU v. UCSD (M)
8:00 AM – UC Santa Barbara v. California (Men’s Prequarter)
9:45 AM – Stanford v. Cincinnati (Men’s Quarterfinal)
11:30 AM – UCLA v. UC San Diego (Women’s Semifinal)
1:15 PM – UCLA v. Stanford (Women’s Final)
3:00 PM — Men’s Final
*Subject To Change
You cannot play perfect on day 1, or day 50. Every day is about maximizing your ability to play better. If you do that for the 60 practices you have within a year, your team will be the best that it can be. You can’t teach everything at once; some things are going to fall by the wayside. The most common error is to run a drill where you focus on both offense and defense early on in the season.
One thing at a time means accepting that there will be lots of other things that the rookies don’t know. But, by teaching your principles, a minimal framework, you can start building on a base.
Read more here.
Check out the pools for the 2016 Santa Barbara Invite (full schedule on Score Reporter).
Check out highlights from the Phoenix tryouts for Team USA that will compete at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships:
Music: Give Me Every Little Thing – The Juan Maclean
Video by Justin Warnecke.
Ian Toner interviewed Johnny Bravo’s Ryan Farrell about his experience at Phoenix tryouts:
Video by Justin Warnecke
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