As April blends into May, club season tryouts have come around again. And over the course of the last few years, I have gotten pretty used to the entire process, both as a player and also as a captain. Here are some of my observations and tidbits of advice:
April 26, 2019 | 3:14 PM
November 4, 2019 | 2:31 PM
Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed team discipline played with a 175 gram flying disc. At each end of the playing field there is an end zone. Each team defends one endzone. They score a goal if one of their players catches the disc in the opposite end zone. There are 7 players per side and the field is 64 metres long (70 yards) and 37 m wide (40 yards) with 18 m endzones (25 yards). Click to read more about the rules of Ultimate frisbee.
February 18, 2019 | 4:12 PM
Team chemistry can make or break a team regardless of the level of play. If you and your teammates can’t work well together on or off the field, your team’s season will be unpleasant, regardless of wins and losses. It’s urgent that from the beginning of the season till the end, you and your teammates are on the same page of what you want to accomplish. Here are a few principles to really focus on to create a positive team culture and chemistry. Click through to Read More
January 31, 2019 | 11:30 AM
Pickup Ultimate can be some of the most fun games of Ultimate frisbee for some, and some of the most frustrating for others. The sport of Ultimate frisbee is one in which there are many levels of playing and countless rule formats to follow that you may never know what you’re getting yourself into when stepping onto a pickup field. This article will attempt to provide a quick guide for how to hold the most fun, welcoming, competitive, and enjoyable game that encourages playing at all levels.
February 11, 2018 | 3:12 PM
Rowan here! This article is for any player out there who wants to maximize their skill in Ultimate. After recently being named the 2018 MVP of the AUDL, I have decided to share a strategy I’ve used to help me capture this award. Check it out
February 4, 2018 | 1:01 PM
Unlike Ultimate frisbee, in Disc Golf there are many different types of discs to choose from and it can be intimidating deciding on the right disc for you. Here are 15 of the best Disc Golf discs for Ultimate players to try on their next round of golf. Click Read More
September 10, 2017 | 3:45 PM
Throwing is essential to the game of Ultimate and Disc Golf for that matter. But exciting and unique throws make the game that much better. Below are the 10 Must Have Throws for Ultimate Frisbee by professional Ultimate player Rowan McDonnell of the Washington D.C. Breeze and coach of American University's Women's club team. Click through to read more.
July 18, 2017 | 1:28 PM
Ultimate Frisbee, or ultimate as it is officially recognized, is a team sport that combines aspects of many other sports, such as the athleticism and coordination of basketball, the passing and flow of movement of soccer, and the field dimensions and endzones of football. Yet it is not a ball sport, it is played with a flying disc! Click through to read more.
July 18, 2017 | 12:36 PM
The history of Ultimate frisbee, and even earlier, the history of recreational flying discs, can be traced at least as far back as 1837. The practice of throwing popcorn bucket lids and pie tins eventually evolved into a plastic mold specifically designed for the activity. Renamed and revamped many times for longer and more accurate flight, the “Pluto Platter” was the first disc sold to toy company Wham-O by Walter Morrison in 1955. Click through to read more.
July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM