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Knee surgery – Part 1

As mentioned a few weeks agomy knee has not been in the best of conditions and that some surgical operations would be required in order to make it more stable. I thought I would provide a few updates so that those of you that are may experience the same issues know what to expect. I’m also writing this out as for those interested in the medical fields. Last November I side stepped aggressively and reached back to grab a disc.

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Survey: Injury Management in Club Ultimate

Head on over to the survey . Rebecca Chang is a first year medical student at McMaster University and in her fourth year of playing Ultimate. As a part of her studies she’s doing advocacy project on injury management in Ultimate. Having toured with Lily, McMaster, and Lotus she’s well aware of the wear and strain that a season puts on our bodies. Many of us play with injuries caused either by overplaying, overtraining, or lack of preparation.

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Toronto Rush Thoughts

On the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the first home game of the Toronto Rush at Varsity Stadium. With a large crowd of 2293 it was the largest crowd at a Professional Ultimate game and amongst the largest at an Ultimate game in recent memory. I have had the opportunity to reflect upon the event as well as speak to many in the community from novice players to veterans.

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It’s tryout season, right?

In the Northern Hemisphere it’s tryout season! (I’m pretty sure you folks in the deep south are about to start your Fall and Winter training, why not come visit us up here and play a few tournaments?) I’m often asked questions about tryouts and how one should prepare for a tryout or tryouts. It’s important to understand how tryouts are run and what you can do to improve your chances.

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Sorry to tell you this…

But, if you’re intending to tryout for a team this spring: you’ve been trying out since you started playing Ultimate. I find it difficult to understand the decisions that players make in league play or during the regular season (I sometimes find my decisions difficult to understand as well). If you play with me then perhaps you now understand why I tend to question my decisions. Or if you encounter a conversation between myself and Geoff or Rahil or Greg Lang (happy birthday) or Elliot or Bryan or Alex (congrats on putting the ring on the correct finger) or really anybody that plays high level Ultimate you’ll understand why we constantly discuss game situations.

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Canada Day 2012

Like those around the country (and beyond) I visited my parents and sister today for a BBQ in the evening before fireworks. My sister is a few years younger and not quite as involved in sports as I am (she is a bit of a brainiac though, just a bit). A few years ago she started to take an interest in Ultimate but it never went beyond wanting to throw in the park.

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Super League?

Interesting and exciting article on a league in Australia that we could consider emulating: http://skydmagazine.com/2012/02/savage-ultimate-super-league-an-interview-with-ulti-tv/

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Sidelines 2012 – 02 – 03

Welcome to this SuperBowl edition of Sidelines! But only because the game is Sunday, I predict a boringly efficient game, and I really don’t care which of Tom or Eli gets another ring. Wouldn’t you rather see Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis headlining this game than possibly the frailest quarterbacks around? Anyways, I digress… This week on Sidelines: U23s! The international scene NYNY v Big Brother The AUDL Tom Crawford

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Sidelines 2012 – 01 – 21

Welcome! To the second Sidelines of 2012, which is shaping up to be quite a year. The AUDL, the NGN, the end of the world, it’s even an election year. (Colbert/Stewart 2012! Hey South Carolina, a vote for Herman Cain is a vote for Colbert, just saying.) Bob was right, the times they are a-changin’.  This week on Sidelines: Ultimate Digg Stanford Bloodthirsty v Cal UGMO The Top 10 The Bottom 10 The NexGen Network!

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Sidelines 2012 – 01 – 06

Happy doomsyear! 2012 is upon us, so let’s make the most of it. My new years resolution: go to at least one tournament I’ve never been to. Achievable I think. But enough about me, if there’s one thing I’d like to see achieved this year, it’s filling the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan come August 12. Big goings on in the Ultimate Frisbee world these days, and I mean BIG. This week on Sidelines: Memories of WUCC 2010 Stanford v Alumni, Timbits style The AUDL A look into the Buffalo Hunters’ Combine from Skyd’s Zack Smith The most exciting map in recent history

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