Episode 21: Ulti.tv growing Ultimate through video

May 29th, 2013

Ulti.tv Logo on UTalkRaw

In this episode we have our first Aussie guest on the show! Dan joins us to talk about the journey from idea to successful Ultimate video company that has covered a number of tournaments in several different countries; including World Clubs 2012 in Japan!

Dan describes their adventures learning how to create great Ultimate Frisbee coverage on a shoestring budget and travelling to different tournaments. He also talks about how they "dream big, think of the most crazy stuff; and then try and make it happen". That is an awesome approach and I hope you are as inspired by their story as I am.

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Episode 20 - Melissa’s Mission for Ultimate Athletes

May 22nd, 2013

Melissa Witmer on UTalkRawThis week the amazing Melissa Witmer joins us! Melissa's mission is "to improve the sport of ultimate by giving players the tools they need to train like the serious athletes they are".

To achieve this inspiring goal she founded "Ultimate Results" in 2010, and is incredibly prolific online. You need to check out her blog and her numerous sites (links below).  She is also the author of "The Ultimate Athlete Handbook".

In this episode we focus on planning an Ultimate training program and the important things you, as an Ultimate player, need to consider when planning a progressive training and conditioning program in the build up to and during the season.

Links mentioned in this episode:Melissa Witmer low release Ultimate Frisbee throw

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Episode 19: the Ultimate Physios on surviving tournaments

May 15th, 2013

UltimatePhysios.jpgThe Ultimate physios are back! It is awesome to have Angela and Laura back on the show; they are part of the outstanding medical team that supports GB Ultimate and the UK domestic tournaments. Check out episode 7 to hear more about them and the some great advice for Ultimate players of all levels from these two very experienced sports physios.

In this show we talk through a typical weekend tournament and the best things to be doing to maximise your performance, reduce injury risk and generally keep yourself going. Starting a few days before the tournament and then go through every stage of a typical tournament (including the journey, arriving, sleeping, first game and between games) and then finish up a day or say after you get home. At each stage we discuss the best strategies and things to think about to enusre you are at your best when you need to be.

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Episode 18: GB Mixed Beach

May 8th, 2013

GB Mixed BeachThis episode is the second in the GB Team series.

2013 sees 15 GB teams representing UK Ultimate in 4 major international tournaments - including, the "World Games" the "European Youth Ultimate Championships", the "WFDF World U23s Championships" AND the "European Beach Ultimate Championships"

All this means there is a huge amount of training, time and money being put in by a large number of the best UK players - and a lot of stories to hear!

This episode I have the great pleasure of speaking to David Pryce and Lauren Bryant from the GB Mixed team travelling to Spain in June for the "European Beach Ultimate Championships".

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Episode 17: GB U23 Women

May 1st, 2013

GB U23 WomenThis year there are 15 GB teams representing UK Ultimate in 4 major international tournaments - including the "WFDF World U23s Championships".

All this means there is a huge amount of training, time and money being put in by a large number of the best UK players - and a lot of stories to hear!

This episode is the start of a series where we'll talk to representatives from as many of these GB teams as possible.

GBU23The first GB team we get to hear from are the U23 Women, travelling to Toronto in July for the "WFDF World U23s Championships": meet Carla, Jen, Kim and Grace!

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