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  1. Is The New Tryout Process For Team USA An Improvement?

    Washington DC Truck Stop captain and experienced ultimate writer Jonathan Neeley started a compelling thread on his Facebook page about the new tryout-based Team USA for the World Ultimate Championships. Here are selected excerpts from Neeley, PoNY’s Jack Marsh, Kyle Weisbrod, Ironside coach Josh McCarthy, and Ultiworld managing editor Sean Childers. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 10, 2014 at 11:27AM
  2. AUDL Franchise Price Moving From $15,000 To $25,000 In 2015

    The price of an AUDL franchise is going up on January 1st: you’ll need $25,000 to purchase a new team in 2015.

    That’s a big upward move from the current price of $15,000, which has been stable for more than a year. “We feel like the value of franchises has gone up,” said AUDL marketing manager Tim DeByl. “There is a lot of demand, and not much inventory at this time.”

    For some historical perspective, some of the original AUDL franchises were sold for as little as $100.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 9, 2014 at 11:10AM
  3. AUDL Officially Announces Raleigh Flyers

    Raleigh FlyersThe Raleigh Flyers are the latest expansion team in the AUDL. The league is also adding an Atlanta franchise and one other South Division team that has yet to be announced.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 8, 2014 at 11:25AM
  4. IOC Votes To Shift Olympics From Sport-Based To Event-Based

    The IOC is meeting in Monaco right now to vote on sweeping changes to the Olympic program. They have already agreed to some major overhauls which are quite encouraging for ultimate’s long-term chances of reaching the Games.

    Read more about why this is important here.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 8, 2014 at 11:21AM
  5. Quote Of The Day: MLU’s Skippy Peanut Butter Sponsorship Deal

    “While this partnership is one of the first between the league and a major corporation outside of the ultimate frisbee world, peanut butter has been the protein of choice on ultimate sidelines for decades.”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 5, 2014 at 1:10PM
  6. Florida Warm Up Teams Announced

    Florida Warm Up

    The Florida Warm Up teams — representing every region in the country — have been announced. Ultiworld will be bringing you written and video coverage of the early season bellwether tournament from sunny Tampa, Florida in mid-February. Here’s the team list. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 5, 2014 at 12:03PM
  7. MLU Founders Jeff Snader And Nic Darling Answering Questions On Reddit

    Major League Ultimate founders Jeff Snader and Nic Darling are answering questions in an AMA thread on Reddit’s ultimate subreddit.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 4, 2014 at 1:05PM
  8. Do We Need A Grand Bargain Between USAU And Pros?

    In his reaction to Tiina Booth’s latest column, my co-editor Sean Childers makes the case that finding common ground between USA Ultimate and the semi-pro leagues is going to be challenging, if not impossible.

    “Finding a consensus on the idea of compromising is different from finding a consensus on the actual implementation, and I’m afraid there is none,” he writes, before going on to look at a proposal for compromise by commenter Troy. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 4, 2014 at 10:58AM
  9. Lively Debate and Further Discussion on Latest Tiina Booth Column

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the comments on the latest Tiina Booth column, then you’re missing out on what I predict will become an increasingly important issue: How should USAU interact with the semi-professional leagues?

    (more…)

    —Sean Childers Dec 4, 2014 at 10:50AM
  10. Playing With A Prosthetic Leg

    Matthew Shepherd has had to rediscover how to play ultimate after having his leg amputated due to a bone disease. Read this wonderful first person essay from Shepherd on the Show Game. An excerpt:

    I have to be smart when playing. As moving and changing direction can be difficult, I need to make sure that every move counts – that every cut has purpose. I try to make a strong fake, to prey on other players not expecting me to be able to move the way that I do.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Dec 3, 2014 at 11:16AM

News

  1. USA Ultimate To Now Hold Nationwide Tryouts For Team USA At WUGC

  2. AUDL Team Owner: USAU And Pro Leagues Share Values, Should Cooperate

  3. Deep Look: Women In Ultimate Media

  4. The Best Of MLU’s Jeff Snader & Nic Darling’s AMA On Reddit

  5. It Is Time For A Compromise

  6. Announcing The USA Ultimate Mailbag

  7. Four Widely Misunderstood Rules, Explained By Observers

  8. Ultiworld Now Requiring Registration To Comment On Articles

  9. Apparel Discounts Come To The Ultiworld Team Pack + A Cyber Monday Special!

  10. Mailbag with Mario: Playing Time, Defense, and Triangle Marking

  11. A Pseudo-Scientific Approach To Tryouts: Part One

  12. The U23 Open Tryouts Offered A Glimpse Of The Sport’s Bright Future

  13. AUDL Adding Raleigh, Atlanta Franchises; South Division Will Play In 2015

  14. Mailbag: Club Parity, Time Caps, Penalties, And Profanity

  15. MLU Fakes Online Store Hack As Splashy Transition To New Store Host

Up for Debate

  1. Keith Raynor

    Ultiworld’s All-Club 2014: Honorable Mentions & Breakout Players (Women’s)

    Oct 27, 2014 with 19 Comments
  2. Charlie Eisenhood

    Ultiworld’s All Club 2014: Honorable Mentions & Breakout Players (Men’s Division)

    Oct 24, 2014 with 14 Comments
  3. Preston Thompson

    Failure To Recognize College Ultimate Teams Only Hurts Universities

    Oct 23, 2014 with 35 Comments
  4. Mike Houston

    The Top 10 Toughest Men’s Division Pools In Club Nationals History

    Oct 22, 2014 with 24 Comments
  5. Matt Reese

    Jimmy Mickle Leads The State Of Colorado To Banner Year

    Oct 22, 2014 with 42 Comments
  6. Simon Pollock

    In Defense Of The Triple Crown Tour

    Oct 22, 2014 with 48 Comments
  7. Tiina Booth

    Tiina’s Take: Day 3

    Oct 19, 2014 with 15 Comments
  8. Alex Rummelhart

    Buying Into The Ring of Fire

    Oct 18, 2014 with 5 Comments
  9. Ultiworld

    Predictions: 2014 National Championships

    Oct 15, 2014 with 4 Comments