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 – 30/11

Beau Kittredge, Cambridge, The Grapevine, UK Ultimate, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw, Winter League.

The Grapevine – this week in UK Ultimate!

UTalkRaw returns from with a great interview of Brady Meisenhelder (from pulleddisc.com) about better coaching.

Understanding Ultimate begins looking at I/O turnovers with Part One.

UK Ultimate have almost got Ultimatum ready so remember to update your membership and address, you definitely want to read this edition. Plus give the Ultimatum quiz a go on FB to get the UKU page up to 1750 likes

UOIN was won by Cambridge last weekend, make sure to follow the Women at #UWIN this weekend!

Beau Kittredge responds in hilarious fashion to an internet commentator.  

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Happy St. Andrews Day and tomorrow is the first LWL of the season! Wrap up warm!

DP @ tSG


The Grapevine – 22/11

ESC, Indoors, Nice Bristols, SkyD, The Grapevine, UKU Nationals, Ultimate Interviews, Understanding Ultimate., University

The Grapevine the place to read about this week in Ultimate.

This weekend is University Open Indoor Nationals, schedule was out this week and the 16 teams will be converging on Coventry to crown the 2013/14 champion! Follow the action with the #UOIN13 hashtag. Also not forgetting Div 2 taking place in Dudley!! 

Tim Morrill has just passed through with his Performance workshops, Brummie and Colonel gave Ireland its first Elite Skills Clinic and now Brighton Ultimate are teaming up with a selection of current and ex-Mohawks to give a Skills Clinic aimed at University players! Join the event and get down there! 

SkyD have made the $12k target!! This means more great coverage from US and International Ultimate! Since they made it with time to spare there are even more perks, go see.

Understanding Ultimate discuss the Honesty Guy.

Ultimate Interviews have now official moved to Get Horizontal and this week interviews Kev Timoney from Ranelagh.

Finally Nice Bristols get interviewed on the Women’s Sport in Bristol blog talking about their road to worlds next summer. 


Share, comment and follow! 
DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 15/11

Kapow, Morrill Performance, PushPass, The Grapevine, Understanding Ultimate., WUCC2014

Ultimate News from around the country and beyond…

WFDF have revealed which nations will be granted the additional bids for WUCC 2014…

Benji updates us with his throwing mechanics project

Whilst Ultimate Rob posts on forehand mechanics from a different but still technical point of view…

Push Pass coverage of all 36 games from xEUCF is now online – check out a sly callahan by Kapow in this clip

Tim Morrill has completed his tour of the UK and is soon to release the latest in his Ultimate Fitness Products – F.U.T.U.R.E 1.0



Things have been a little quiet over the past few weeks at tSG but rest assured we are hard at work! Keep an eye out for new content in the coming weeks… – JCK@tSG

The Grapevine – 08/11

Devon, Get Horizontal, SkyD, The Grapevine, Understanding Ultimate.

The off season is in full swing, see what the Ultimate world here and afar is getting up to in this weeks The Grapevine. 

In breaking news, after an amazing season in the UK and Europe, Devon Ultimate have secured themselves an exclusive Ultimate marked field in Exeter (possibly the first in the UK?), amazing…See how it looks from one of the players’ Twitter:

We now have our own pitch kindly supplied by Devon Council @devonultimate #swag pic.twitter.com/EIvRwXEWVF




Happy 3rd Anniversary to SkyD and to celebrate SkyD are raising money to help develop Ultimate media further! We like this. Go give some cash (remember to add $15 for shipping of cool swag) to this great cause.

Our very lucky friend, Bommie from Get Horizontal interviews Ring of Fire player Roy Matthews at USAU Nationals last month with the help of Five Ultimate.


Want to contribute? Go visit our contributions page, email us, FB us, tweet us! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 25/10

Get Horizontal, Golden Keg, The Grapevine, UltimateRob, USAU Nationals 2013

Apart from Uni Regionals a lot is going on elsewhere – The Grapevine…

Bommie from Get Horizontal was very lucky to get to go to USAU Nationals along with Five Ultimate go read his recap of the experience. 

Our great friend Mark Earley is the TD for the Golden Keg in Dublin next summer. Many UK and internationals teams should be in attendance and registration has opened up! Get signed up! 

Make sure to follow your favourite Uni teams on twitter this weekend, read our coverage and go start the season with a bang! Hashtags: #SEUOIR #WUOIR #NUOIR #MUOIR 

Finally a MUST READ is an interview with one of the supposed creators of the sport, UltimateRob shares the original piece and adds some current context too.

Have a great weekend folks! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 18/10

Get Horizontal, Kapow, The Grapevine, Tim Morrill, UK Ultimate, Understanding Ultimate., USA Ultimate, USAU Nationals 2013

Here, there, everywhere; The Grapevine brings you bits of news from the week.


Over the first week of November KaPow and UK Ultimate are hosting Tim Morrill in London, Liverpool and Manchester. Tim will be leading sessions on fitness and strength work for Ultimate, sign up and get to it!

In this months UKU newsletter we got a reminder of all the indoor dates. If you haven’t already update your calendar…

…making sure to add the UKU General Meeting on 9th November. We are the board of directors, get you vote in either in person or online for a new UKU resolution. 

Understanding Ultimate gives you some options for throwing if there are only two of you.

Our european partners Get Horizontal are very lucky to be at the USA Ultimate Nationals which started yesterday. Make sure to read up on their page as well as the Ultiworld live update page. A great watch is the following video recapping yesterdays play, can you spot our exported players?

Spot the Brits, twins?! Video Courtesy of USA Ultimate.


How’s your off season shaping up? DP @ tSG