The Grapevine 09/2

Fitness, SkyD, Strength and Conditioning, Tim Morrill, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate.
This week’s Grapevine sees a preseason fitness focus…

Brummie writes a short piece for Ultiworld with a simple but strong message about Ultimate fitness…
Tim Morrill promotes the Skater Squat as a way to help the Ultimate player balance their body… 
Melissa Witmer approaches the question of training styles, putting forward an argument for strength training in Ultimate…
Benji focuses on Backhand hucking technique on the Backhand side…
Keep an eye out for our Tim Morrill interview and more on The ShowGame this week!

The Grapevine – 24/01

Brummie, Clapham, Iceni, SkyD, Team USA, The Grapevine, UKU Coaching Courses, Ultiworld, US Open, world games
The Grapevine – a place where winos gossip? Or where we find this weeks links from the shopparajumpers Ultimate world!?
 
Support the whole Ultimate community by voting for the USA World Games team for Team of the Year! Let’s show the IOC we can mobilise our players once again!
 
One of our main contributors Brummie has cemented his place corresponding for us but also now with Ultiworld. Go read his piece on the Swedish national team.
 
Liam Grant of Ireland Mixed Beach fame has just started a trip around the US and SkyD allowed him to write a little piece. Fun read.
 
 
Finally back in blighty the UKU are running a Level 1 Coaching course in Edinburgh, in the area? Go sign up and help the UKU get a coach in every club!
 
shopparajumpers Roman, serif;”> 
Watch this space for James Burbidge’s look ahead in the Open division plus much more from the ShowGame!

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The Grapevine – 17/01

Discussion, EMO, The Grapevine, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., world games
This week’s Grapevine brings the best from ultimate news around the globe
 

Keep voting for the World Games Team of the Year … ‘Flying Disc’ is winning. . .  shopparajumpers

This week we launched Discussion, kicking off with a provocative piece by Sophie Edmondson…

Ultiworld Editor Charlie Eisenhood did a Reddit based ‘AMA’ …

Understanding Ultimate bring us the conclusion in a 3 part series looking at IO turnovers… 

Ultimate Interviews get to know the European Ultimate Celebrity that is ‘Oddi’

EMO ultimate bring the banter in their individual preseason self-promotion #pickme videos. Check out their Facebook for the links, including our favourite

 

We’ve got plenty in store at TheShowGame in terms of preseason content – as always if you’re shopparajumpers interested in helping out then get in touch! tSG

The Grapevine – 03/01

?????, Clapham, Get Horizontal, Iceni, SYC, The Grapevine, theShowGame, Ultiworld

Happy New Year from everyone at the Grapevine, 2014 is going to be massive and here’s just the start! 

Tomorrow SYC host the first London Women’s Session in 2014, get down to Clapham South for that!

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Also Iceni are hosting London Women’s Winter League the following weekend, so much Ultimate for you ladies!

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Nice Bristols have been working hard in their local area including Steph Walker who got a mention in her local paper raising money to get to WUCC.

Enjoy some great photos including the UK contribution from Tom “Mum” Abrams of Clapham Ultimate, on Ultiworld.

Plus our own addition twinned with Get Horizontal, below.

Another ultimate blog has gone live, but this time it comes from one of the biggest writers of 2013; Beaufort Kittredge. We expect big things here! 

Next week will see the official release of our new section, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement. We are excited, it’s like Christmas all over again! 


Like, share, comment and contribute!
DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 06/12

Brummie, SkyD, The Grapevine, Ultimatum, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw

The Grapevine – this week in ultimate news!

Benji brings us the second part of his detailed breakdown of the IO break throw

As well as featuring in a UTalkRaw podcast discussing his coaching methods

This week Nakul’s piece on ultimate and Depression was joint published both here on The ShowGame and on Skyd Magazine – check out and share this great article!

The GB and World Games coach Sion ‘Brummie’ Scone has been making waves overseas with this article on how to improve your team’s offense. The piece stirred up plenty of discussion, which can be found here

Finally the yearly UK Ultimate magazine Ultimatum is soon heading to the printing press! Take this opportunity to ensure your membership (and address!) is up to date so you don’t miss out on a copy…



As always like, comment and share! JCK @ tSG

The Grapevine – 20/09

Bordeaux, BUCS, EUCR-S, European Ultimate, SkyD, The Grapevine, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., xEUCF

The Grapevine – ultimate links and news from around the globe.

Understanding Ultimate gets literary in an interesting post that meditates on the relationship between artistic creativity and sport, and argues convincingly for the benefits of self imposed constraints in ultimate training.

The UKU have announced a new ultimate event at Fistral Beach in partnership with BUCS open to all…

Getting excited for xEUCF? The schedule for all divisions is now available…

Take a moment to fill in this feedback form for Nationals and xEUCF if you haven’t already!

From across the pond…

Lou Burruss discusses the history of offensive tactics in a post that will be of interest to anyone concerned with ‘the gap’ between UK and US teams that has been discussed of late…

The commercialisation of US ultimate continues as Keith Raynor argues for an aggressive branding of College teams.


A storm is brewing in European ultimate and its set to break out at Bordeaux. Keep an eye out for our xEUCF previews early next week! – JCK @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 12/09

Jen, SkyD, The Grapevine, UKU Nationals, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., xEUCF

The Grapevine – all the info without the mess of picking it out yourself.

Jen Ultimate has got off the ground and we interviewed one of the founders, Sam Bowen, earlier this week.

With xEUCF just around the corner a lot has been happening, both planning for on the pitches and off. Also go make your predictions to win a cap! Cannot wait!

Understanding Ultimate seem to be enjoying this recent wet weather by getting into the ultimate mindset of “So it’s raining…”

We have changed our front page look, what do you think?

Liam Grant writes for SkyD on the recent Ranelagh 2 win over All of Ireland!

Ultiworld look into how WFDF are pushing Ultimate slowly into the Olympics.

Those waiting for Nationals reviews, we are combining them into xEUCF previews so sit tight! Until then enjoy the view…

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