Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer reading assignments (blogs and other ultimate necessities)

So school is done, you dont have homework and you can finally focus your studies to what matters most... ultimate. Below is what id like to call the summer reading list for 2007, a collection of blogs, books, and other websites that should more than satiate that appetite for ultimate knowledge and fill those extra hours of free time.

Blogs

Books
Training resources
Good sites in general
  • PlayUltimate.us - the MOST up to date, user-driven ultimate news site on the internet. YOU can submit anything ultimate-related you want here (and please do!)
  • Ultimate Handbook - great place for the absolute basics of ultimate strategy, after you get through all of this buy Ultimate Techniques and Tactics
There are a ton of other links scattered around the site, predominantly on the right hand sidebar. The archives are gradually becoming a wealth of high school ultimate information (and are easily seachable!), and all the videos are great if you want a respite from reading.

Feel free to add to this list, post anything you think is an absolute must read during the "off-season"

(ps - an apology for not posting more regularly as of late, i am currently in rome on a study abroad trip, i will be back in august right before the YCC with more frequent posting)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"air alert" shouldnt be listed as a resource, in the RSD threads everyone agrees that unless you are already in wicked good shape, doing air alert is bad for you and can screw shit up...esp the squat hops. id avoid it

JHaus said...

I agree with 2:02.

Doing Air Alert, or any high intensity plyo program as a young player can be risky. When your growth plates are still open, doing plyos can really mess up your body, and give you long term problems. If your technique is slightly off (and most people that do Air Alert just look at the online diagrams and descriptions) you will seriously mess up your body in the long run.

That being said, if done correctly, if you are in good shape to begin with, and if you also lift, plyo programs can be great, and Air Alert can work. Even if you don't gain vert inches, you will be more athletic and more explosive on the ground.

환희 said...

i did air alert and my left knee isn't the same. dont do it.

John Terry said...

YouthUltimate.com, created by two high school ultimate players from the Paideia School in Atlanta, Georgia, is a new website devoted to youth ultimate around the world. It is a great source of information on teams, tournaments, and leagues from not only the United States, but also around the globe. The site has up-to-date news stories, commentary by “ultimate” figures, and sweet videos and pictures. Check it out by going to www.youthultimate.com . Youth ultimate is one of the fastest growing divisions in ultimate, and a huge part of the future development of our sport. In no way are we trying to rival this blogspot, we check this site almost everyday.

If you would like to help us out, have any questions, or suggestions please email us

John Terry & Michael Terry
Co-creators

Anonymous said...

youthultimate.com pretty awesome. props to you guys for making it.

on another note, could we get an open thread about YCC, as it is less than 3 weeks away?

lindsey
#2

Anonymous said...

McCabe's away... another contributor maybe?