Category: Articles & Updates

Community Slack User Guide

Posted on Apr 27, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Updates

Slack is a place for our community members to be able to get updates, reach out for any community asks and of course, share all the pictures of your adorable pets. You can also use Slack to reach a coach if you have questions or if you need to alert them that you can’t make […]

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Training Space in West Seattle!

Posted on Apr 15, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Updates

ISO: Coaches who want a great West Seattle space to train their clients! Strive & Uplift is a movement community run by an awesome coaching collective! We’re values-driven, experienced, and passionate about our members and clients. We also spend a good bit of time and energy working to dismantle toxic fitness culture and learning and […]

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BertBrain Classics: Stats in Mixed Ultimate – Analyzing Team Progress with a Match-Up Ratio Lens

Posted on Apr 8, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Ultimate Specific

This article first appeared appeared in the BertBrain blog on Upwind Ultimate’s site in July 2017. The language has been updated to reflect current terminology and rulesets governing playing ratio in the division. In 2016, Mixtape scrimmaged BFG, and the captains were discussing how a specific player performed. I went through the plays of the […]

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Mask Policy Update

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Updates

We’ve reviewed the data from our community survey on masks and wanted to share our findings as well as some determinations we’ve made based on that data, your comments and WA State reports. First of all, thank you so much for your input – we had 53 respondents!! It was really helpful to hear what […]

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Training to Take Care of Others

Posted on Mar 22, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Ultimate Specific

Coming back into playing team sports after a hiatus for the pandemic, I’ve noticed an area of training that’s easy to overlook when spending more time working out alone than playing with others. Team sports like ultimate require understanding of where you are in relation to other players. This skillset uses visual, auditory, and touch cues, and these are things we can and should develop!

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Mask Policy Member Survey

Posted on Mar 12, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Updates

With mask and proof of vaccination mandates dropping, our S&U coaching collective decided to pause and check in with our movement community about what measures serve our needs best! We come together in our physical and virtual locations to move from different places with different vulnerabilities and accessibility needs. For example, some folks might benefit […]

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BertBrain Classics: Don’t Blame, Reframe

Posted on Mar 2, 2022 in Articles & Updates and Ultimate Specific

This article first appeared in the BertBrain blog on Upwind Ultimate’s site in April 2017. The gender terminology has been updated, but all other content remains the same. I’m known as a person who states what’s on her mind and forms really strong opinions, sometimes to the extreme. Case in point, leading into tryouts this […]

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Take a Break – Upper Body Mobility Routine

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 in Articles & Updates and General

Take a Break! Work This Upper Body Mobility Routine You know the feeling. When you are sitting in the same position for longer than you can remember and you find your neck and spine are stiff. Give yourself a break, stand up and move about a bit, then try out these exercises before you move […]

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Returning to Play After a Long Time Away

Posted on Apr 16, 2021 in Articles & Updates and Ultimate Specific

As on-field play solidifies in our sight, a lot of ultimate players have come to us concerned about how their bodies will handle returning to play. So many of us spend time all year in touch with the sport in one way or another that being off the field for over a year is a […]

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Return to What?

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in Articles & Updates and Ultimate Specific

Written by Bert Cherry The prospect of returning to play is causing a wide array of reactions in the ultimate community. It might feel exciting, not be on your radar, or feel inappropriate when so much has happened this past year! Beyond following CDC and local public health guidelines for the safety logistics of return […]

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