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Ultimate Throws: The Basics of Throwing

The beginner’s guide to ultimate throws For new players, the sheer array of ultimate throws can be overwhelming. A disc is capable of many more variations in flight path than a ball, and beginners may not know what they can or should be throwing or learning. Here, I’ll talk you through the major throws used in ultimate, including all the lingo, so that you can put a name to that stunner the pros t...

Why You Should Play A Niche Sport

The case for trying something new, with help from korfball, ultimate and octopush As a kid, many of us dreamed of sporting glory – that winning home run, touchdown or goal. Fewer will have imagined that goal would be scored in a korf, with a disc, or underwater! It is this very fact that makes these dreams all the more possible, coming as they do from niche sports. This chance of sporting glory, a...

The Ultimate Tournaments Bucket List

The run down on what type of ultimate tournaments every player needs to play Tournaments are a key component of competitive and social ultimate. While many play and train regularly with friends and teammates, the way to test your tactics and skills against new opponents is a weekend tournament. Here, I’ll talk you through the type of tournaments you will encounter as an ultimate player, and what y...

Ultimate: What Should You Call It

The Lowdown on Ultimate Frisbee the Game. One of the first hurdles to cross when becoming involved in this sport is the name. Some people will call it Ultimate, other Ultimate Frisbee, and even just Frisbee. The correct term is ultimate. There’s a problem with this. Like it or loathe it, there is no denying that ‘ultimate’ is an inadequate description – it simply does not tell you enough about the...

Women’s Football On The Up in England

Women’s football is riding high Women’s football (soccer) is at an all-time high in England at present. The Women’s Super League, the top tier of women’s football, is expanding year on year, and England Ladies finished an unprecedented third at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the best placing of any European team in the tournament. Here we’ll look at the history of the sport, the most recen...

The Best & Funny Ultimate Team Names

You may as well play just to use these team names In its early days, ultimate’s appeal included its counter-culture roots. Its laid back attitude and insistence on self-refereeing and respect was the antithesis of increasingly competitive and aggressive professional sports. While ultimate’s growth has seen it move ever closer to the mainstream, some of these quirky elements have remained. Spirit o...

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