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  1. USA Flatball College Mixed Champs To Experiment With 3:3 Gender Ratio

    usa flatballThe USA Flatball College Mixed Championships are returning this year on October 1-2, 2016. I wrote about the organization last year, but a little wrinkle in this year’s tournament caught my eye: they will be playing six on six (with a 3:3 gender ratio) on smaller fields.

    The idea of moving mixed ultimate to a 3:3 ratio has been discussed before as a way to correct a perceived imbalance in 4:3 play. The 6v6 game has even been tried, like in Washington DC’s advanced league. But this is a relatively high profile attempt to try a 3:3 ratio with a broad-based group of players. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 25, 2016 at 8:09AM
  2. Announcing The 2016 URCA Conference

    URCAThis post is sponsored by the 2016 URCA Conference. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Ultiworld possible!

    Learning from the best minds in ultimate used to require good fortune or many years of ultimate experience. But the Ultimate Results Coaching Academy Conference is making it possible for anyone to learn to be a better leader and coach.

    Led by Melissa Witmer and Ultimate Results, the third annual URCA Conference is set to begin on Monday, August 29th, and continue throughout next week. You can sign up to learn from top coaches like Mario O’Brien, Ren Caldwell, Ben van Heuvelen, Manisha Daryani, and Ultiworld’s own Keith Raynor. Talk topics include “Stack Talk: Understanding Three Common Offensive Sets,” “How To Generate Buy-in And Commitment,” and “Simple Ways to Create an Athletic Team Culture.” (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 23, 2016 at 10:22AM
  3. The Ringer Profiles Tech YouTuber and Ultimate Player Marques Brownlee

    Marques Brownlee poses in a Sockeye jersey for the feature's author, Joon Lee.
    Marques Brownlee poses in a Sockeye jersey for the feature’s author, Joon Lee.

    Internet taste-maker and Bill Simmons-branded website The Ringer published a feature today on the most popular ultimate player on social media. Marques Brownlee, better known to his 3.6 million YouTube subscribers as MKBHD, is a well-known tech reviewer whose ever-improving brand of slick videos have, according to the piece’s author Joon Lee, “…been at the forefront of the evolving understanding of what a life lived on YouTube can be.”

    The feature provides a brief history of the growing community of tech reviewers on YouTube, of which Brownlee is a figurehead, and details the growth of his brand on the video platform giant. Citing the website Social Blade, Lee suggests that the MKBHD label earned over $500,000 in ad revenue last year. (more…)

    —Simon Pollock Aug 22, 2016 at 2:26PM
  4. Six YCC Games Now Available On YouTube

    Lilly Shapiro (Superior #00) and Chloe Carothers-Liske (Happy Cows #64) lay out for a disc. Photo: Daniel Thai -- UltiPhotos.com
    Lilly Shapiro (Superior #00) and Chloe Carothers-Liske (Happy Cows #64) lay out for a disc. Photo: Daniel Thai — UltiPhotos.com

    Six games from the 2016 Youth Club Championships are now available on Ultiworld’s YouTube channel. You can watch the games in full below. Note that the three U19 Division finals will be uploaded later this week. We are planning to add commentary in post-production. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 22, 2016 at 10:30AM
  5. Pre-Pro Flight Finale Club Power Rankings

    Seattle Sockeye's Matt Rehder. Photo: Kevin Leclaire -- UltiPhotos.com
    Seattle Sockeye’s Matt Rehder. Photo: Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com

    Here are the latest Club Power Rankings as we head into the final weekend of the regular season!

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2016 at 1:37PM
  6. Drone Highlights From Dublin’s Golden Cup

    Drone footage of ultimate is always awesome. Check out these pristine highlights from Dublin’s Golden Cup, via Richard Buggy:

    Drone Ultimate Frisbee Highlights

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 19, 2016 at 12:13PM
  7. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Livestreaming Schedule

    Cascadia ClassicUltiworld is excited to announce that we will be livestreaming seven games from the 2016 Pro Flight Finale!

    All games will be streamed live for FREE on our YouTube channel. Archived and on-demand access is available only to Club video subscribers. Purchase a Team PackIndividual Pack, or a continuing monthly subscription for access to our full 2016 Club season video library, including the PFF!

    Here is our livestreaming schedule — you’ll be able to follow all of our coverage on our live page. (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 17, 2016 at 1:50PM
  8. Hayley Wahlroos Joins Nightlock

    Ultiworld College Awards -- Hayley Wahlroos
    Hayley Wahlroos. Photo by Kevin Leclaire — UltiPhotos.com

    On the heels of Scandal’s “signing” of Jesse Shofner, another All-Star alumna makes a late-season leap to a club team. University of Oregon star Hayley Wahlroos will join San Francisco Nightlock, the team announced yesterday on Facebook.

    Wahlroos was named the 2014 College Rookie of the Year and earned All-Region honors for her play this past season. She has played on both incarnations of the All-Star Ultimate Tour.

    She joins her college teammate, Bethany Kaylor, on Nightlock.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 17, 2016 at 12:54PM
  9. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Pools & Schedule

    Here are the pools and schedule for the 2016 Pro Flight Finale in Vancouver, WA. Stay tuned for Ultiworld’s livestreaming schedule later today!

    Men’s Division

    Men's Pools at 2016 Pro Flight Finale

    Mixed Division

    Mixed Pools at 2016 Pro Flight Finale

    Women’s Division

    Women's Pools at 2016 Pro Flight Finale

    —Charlie Eisenhood Aug 17, 2016 at 12:37PM
  10. Jesse Shofner Joins Scandal

    After initially planning to take the Club season off, Jesse Shofner becomes a late addition to Washington DC Scandal in time for the 2016 Series. Shofner showed up on the roster of the two-time national champs ahead of this weekend’s Pro Flight Finale and the move was confirmed this morning via the team’s Twitter account:

    (more…)

    —Steve Sullivan Aug 16, 2016 at 9:35AM

News

  1. European Ultimate Championship Finals: Men’s Preview

  2. Deep Look: Gender Equity Statement, USAU Media Contracts

  3. Product Review: Taiga Jerseys And Shorts

  4. The Truth Behind Carb Loading

  5. Ultiworld To Livestream Seven Games From The 2016 USA Ultimate National Championships

  6. Too-Early 2017 College Preview: Men’s Division

  7. Too-Early 2017 College Preview: Women’s Division

  8. We Don’t Need Saviors, We Need Proponents

  9. Pro Flight Finale 2016: Highlights [Presented By BE Ultimate]

  10. USA Ultimate Releases Nationals Seeding, Schedule

  11. Seattle Mixtape Books Third Straight Trip to Nationals

  12. Madison And Prairie Fire Get Past Sub Zero In North Central Men’s Regionals

  13. Truck Stop Retain Crown, Patrol Battle For Second Bid At Men’s Mid-Atlantic Regionals

  14. 2016 National Championships Seeding Predictions: Men’s Division

  15. 2016 National Championships Seeding Predictions: Mixed Division

  16. 2016 National Championships Seeding Predictions: Women’s Division

  17. USA Ultimate Releases Post-Regionals Rankings

  18. Alloy Claims Pittsburgh’s First Ever Mixed Regional Title While AMP Hangs On

  19. Brute Battles Through Loss, Iris Advance At Northeast Women’s Regionals

  20. A Difficult And Uncomfortable Opportunity For Discussion

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    All-World Ultimate Crossovers

    Aug 5, 2016 with 3 comments
  2. Charlie Eisenhood

    USAU Approximated Club Rankings: Post Pro-Elite Challenge

    Aug 3, 2016 with 5 comments
  3. Kayla Emrick

    Tuesday Tips: How To Fake Effectively, Presented By Spin Ultimate

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    The Definitive Guide To Sobriety At Wildwood

    Jul 29, 2016 with 4 comments
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    How To Do Wildwood: Re-issue

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    Rob Doyle

    Tuesday Tips: A Blueprint For Endzone Efficiency, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    Jul 26, 2016 with 6 comments
  7. Kyle Weisbrod

    The Case For A 32-Team College Nationals

    Jul 25, 2016 with 10 comments
  8. Simon Pollock
    Simon Pollock

    Tuesday Tips: 7 Tournament Director Basics, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    Jul 19, 2016 with 0 comments
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    Tuesday Tips: 3 Principles To Maximize Your Cup Defense, Presented By Spin Ultimate

    Jul 12, 2016 with 1 comments