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How to Maintain Energy while at a Tournament

Ultimate is one of the tougher sports to fuel for because of the back-to-back games that require a high level of agility, speed, intellect, and mental and emotional resilience. Here is a quick diagnostic to see if under-fuelling is an issue for you: Do you feel like you can't reach your...

Trust

I think one of the most important aspects of a team’s identity in any team sport is trust. The very best moments in ultimate happen when all 7 players on the field are threats to score, move the disc, and make plays on defense. This can only happen when every player on...

May Day 2019

Thunder’s strong start to the season continued with a solid 5th place showing at May Days 2019. Tested against strong competition, lightning delays, and multiple injuries, the team left the weekend seeing their chemistry and intensity continuing to grow.  May Days started off with fantastic hustle from Jake Redekopp;...

Crash – Gender Equity

Crash values the skill, ability, participation, and leadership of women on our team, and in our sport. We believe in and are committed to working towards gender equity, both within our team and in the larger Ultimate community.  As a team, we commit to: Choose our strategy based on utilizing our...

Thank You Yaacov

We are very sad to announce that after four very successful seasons, our coach Yaacov Iland will not be back with Crash next year. We are all extraordinarily grateful for all of the work he has done with our system over the past four years! To put it in his...

Goals and Process

Last fall when Crash had our end of season meeting we talked about what we want Crash to accomplish over the next few years. The result of this discussion was that we want to qualify for the World Ultimate Club Championships in 2018. Achieving this goal will challenge us...

What We Did Right Depth

There are many pieces of our 2014 season that are highlights, but one of those that I’m most proud of is the depth of our team. At Nationals, the least any healthy player saw the field was 15% of our points. In other words everybody on our team played...

What We Did Right Good Decisions

I teach math. I like patterns and I like certainties. In Ultimate, one certainty is that the difference in points between the two teams at the end of the game is the difference in turn-overs, plus or minus one. If your team turns the disc less than the other...

What We Did Right Fundamentals

Every play in Ultimate involves throwing, catching and moving. Most teams put in the time on throwing, especially hucks and breaks. Crash also incorporated catches and movement into our warm-ups. Can you consistently take a disc high, pick it off the turf, go one handed with either hand and corral...

Why Do I play

Playing ultimate is one of my favourite things to do. Somehow, in the past few years, its taken over vast amounts of my leisure time and I don’t have any regrets about that. I enjoy playing competitively with Crash, I enjoy playing in leagues with close friends, and I...