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  1. Fan Gets A Signed Seattle Riot Disc During Secret Santa, Left Speechless

    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:

    Seattle Riot Signed Disc | Christmas Present | Speechless

    —Charlie Eisenhood Feb 2, 2016 at 9:34AM
  2. Queen City Tune Up 2016: Pools & Schedule

    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.

    Men’s

    Men's QCTU Pools 2016

    Women’s

    Women's QCTU 2016 Pools

    —Charlie Eisenhood Feb 2, 2016 at 9:27AM
  3. Dylan Freechild Sends Signed Disc And Letter To Fan As A Birthday Present

    Check out this signed disc that Dylan Freechild gave to a George Mason college player and fan for his birthday:

    Dylan Freechild Birthday Present

    —Charlie Eisenhood Feb 1, 2016 at 2:54PM
  4. Pittsburgh’s Trent Dillon For Callahan

    Pittsburgh gets an early jump on the Callahan nomination season this year as they announce Trent Dillon as their 2016 nominee:

    Trent Dillon | Callahan Video | Pittsburgh En Sabah Nur

    —Charlie Eisenhood Feb 1, 2016 at 10:29AM
  5. USAU CEO Tom Crawford Signs Six Year Extension

    Photo by Alex Fraser -- UltiPhotos.com
    Photo by Alex Fraser — UltiPhotos.com

    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!”

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 29, 2016 at 4:28PM
  6. Santa Barbara Invite 2016: Filming Schedule

    Santa Barbara Invite 2016Here 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.

    SATURDAY
    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)

    SUNDAY

    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

    To get access to the tournament footage from the SB Invite, you can purchase a subscription. Sign up by January 31st for early bird pricing! Get more information about our subscription options here.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 28, 2016 at 11:10AM
  7. On Teaching Concepts Slowly To Rookies

    UConn coach Bryan Jones has been writing again lately over on his Facebook page. Today, he has a piece up about teaching college rookies.

    Here’s Jones:

    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.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 27, 2016 at 10:10AM
  8. Santa Barbara Invite 2016: Pools & Schedule

    Check out the pools for the 2016 Santa Barbara Invite (full schedule on Score Reporter).

    Men’s

    Santa Barbara Invite 2016: Men's Pools

    Women’s

    Santa Barbara Invite 2016: Women's Pools

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 26, 2016 at 1:26PM
  9. WUGC Team USA Tryouts: West Coast Highlights

    Check out highlights from the Phoenix tryouts for Team USA that will compete at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships:

    Team USA Tryouts 2016 | Video Highlights

    Music: Give Me Every Little Thing – The Juan Maclean

    Video by Justin Warnecke.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 26, 2016 at 11:21AM
  10. WUGC Team USA Tryouts: Interview With Ryan Farrell

    Ian Toner interviewed Johnny Bravo’s Ryan Farrell about his experience at Phoenix tryouts:

    Ryan Farrell | Team USA Tryouts | WUGC 2016

    Video by Justin Warnecke

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jan 25, 2016 at 2:22PM

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  4. SF Flamethrowers Sign Eight Revolver Vets, Including Cahill, Schlachet, Baylis

  5. Santa Barbara Invite 2016: Tournament Preview (Men’s)

  6. Australia To Host 2018 U24 (Formerly U23) Worlds

  7. A Decade of Growth: A Youth Division Retrospective

  8. People’s Choice Awards: Reddit’s Picks for Team USA

  9. Language in Ultimate: Defensive Positioning

  10. Tuesday Tips: 6 Tips For Watching Ultimate To Learn

  11. Deep Look: Team USA Tryouts, USA Goaltimate

  12. West Coast Tryouts Deliver Closing Arguments

  13. WUGC West Coast Tryouts Grind Through Day One

  14. WUGC Team USA Tryouts 2016: Preview

  15. Winter Storm Jonas Causes Widespread Tournament Cancellations

  16. Carolina Kickoff 2016: Tournament Preview

  17. NC State, Ultiworld Partner On JinxCam Livestreaming Project

  18. Product Review: USA Ultimate Mobile App

  19. Bennett’s Departure Leaves Texas A&M In Dalton Smith’s Hands: 2016 Team Preview

  20. How To Navigate Winter Weather Travel Delays & Cancellations

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  1. Charlie Eisenhood

    The 15 Best Articles On Ultiworld In 2015

    Dec 29, 2015 with 2 commments
  2. Ken Kaminski

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  3. Sean Myers

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  4. Simon Pollock

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    Dec 21, 2015 with 6 commments
  5. Kyle Weisbrod

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  6. Alex Rummelhart

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    Dec 15, 2015 with 4 commments
  7. Charlie Enders

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  8. Robert Gough

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    Dec 9, 2015 with 12 commments
  9. Sion "Brummie" Scone

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    Dec 8, 2015 with 41 commments