No Backhand!

By Austin Lien There are two predominant throws in ultimate: forehand and backhand.  In any given game, these two throws will combine for at least 95% of the total passes attempted.  Generally, the backhand is thrown to the left side of the thrower, and the forehand is thrown to the right.  As a result of […]

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Growing Youth Ultimate in Minnesota

By Dave KlinkLet’s talk about the state of youth ultimate in Minnesota.  I’m approaching this from the perspective of a board member for Minnesota Youth Ultimate, an organization with the mission to provide high quality opportunities for Minnesota Youth to learn and to play the sport.  We’ve got a board of nine dedicated members (including DNT’s […]

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Is it all worth it?

By Brian Schoenrock I had the pleasure of playing with the Minnesota Wind Chill in its inaugural season last year, and have once again been lucky enough to play with them this season. This AUDL franchise has given me a chance to be a professional (semi-professional?) athlete over the last two years, something I had dreamed […]

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Ultimate Learning

By Eric Olson Like pretty much any activity ever, improving at ultimate requires learning.  There are many ways to go about learning in ultimate, but the more efficient varieties involve learning from others.  Over the past five years I’ve played for at least seven distinct college/club/pro teams, coached middle school and high school kids, and […]

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Why do you coach?

By Sarah Meckstroth Almost every sports team I ever played on growing up had a coach. Whether it was soccer, badminton (yes, badminton), Nordic skiing, or Ultimate, there was always someone devoting his or her time to instructing a bunch of kids on how to excel at their chosen sport. I think coaches play a […]

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