Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – CUTTING FROM A HO STACK, LESSONS LEARNED FROM POTLATCH, US OPEN FINALS

by RISE UP Ultimate
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Ever struggle with knowing where to cut to while in the middle of a ho stack? No worries – Gwen Amber is here to help. In this issue from “The Huddle”, Ambler analyzes what she considers to be the three keys to effectively cutting from the middle: reading the defense, reading the thrower, and reading the spaces on the field.
 

Potlatch is one of the largest and most incredible ultimate tournaments in the country. This year’s Potlatch took place on July 3 – 5, and the weekend featured three non-stop days of sun, discs, and dancing. On her blog, Marli Williams reflects on the fabulous weekend and highlights life lessons absorbed from the weekends’ shenanigans. She asks, “What are the experiences that you are drawn to?  Who are the people that believe in you?  How can you take yourself a little less seriously, so that you can enjoy the ride along the way?”
 

Despite the killer additions to Riot’s roster in the off season and a stunning blowout triumph over Fury, Fury met Riot in the finals and took it to the end, finishing the thrilling game with a 14-13 double game point victory to win the 2015 US Open. Missed the game? Read about it in Ultiworld’s recap: