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Observations on Colombian Ultimate Part 2:

Last week I posted some general impressions of the athletes and teams at Colombian Nationals. This week I want to add some more observations on the national organization and some of the challenges facing ultimate in Colombia as the sport grows at an uncontrollable pace.

 

AJUC and Pre-Nationals Conference

Before Nationals there was a day long conference where team captains attending nationals were present. They got together to discuss the role of AJUC, how to grow the sport, how to best select the athletes to represent Colombia in international competition, etc. Topic discussions were very reminiscent of a USAU [read more…]

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Observations on Colombian Ultimate Part 1: Nationals

Last weekend I had the pleasure of watching Colombian Nationals. Like you, I have not had much exposure to Colombian ultimate. I’d seen one of the PanAm Games vs Sockeye online and I’d played with the women’s team AeroSoul at the US Open. I was excited to see Mamoots make the trip to the Chesapeake Open. Still, I was not entirely sure what to expect from a Colombian Championship tournament.

I arrived in Colombia Oct 10th. In time for a conference on the 12th and Nationals Oct 13th-15th. Below are some sweeping generalizations and impressions of what I saw.

 

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Back from Texas, moving to Colombia

Just got back from my visit with the Janzen brothers in San Antonio. I didn’t go to San Antonio with a specific agenda but my visit was super-productive.

Check out some of the fruits of our labors:

Alan Janzen: Rotational Scoop Toss for Throwing Power

Is Your Rib Cage Flaring? Form and Function with Phil Janzen

Skyd Expert Panel: Video Q&A

 

FMS (almost) Expert

Over the week of my visit we had plenty of time to talk about training, program design, and ultimate.

We also studied the home study course for Gray Cook’s [read more…]

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Is Your Rib Cage Flaring? Form and Function with Phil Janzen

Just got back from my visit with the Janzen brothers in San Antonio. Over the week of my visit we had plenty of time to talk about training, program design, and ultimate.

I knew Alan from working with him on Skyd Magazine Expert Panels but this was the first time I’d met his brother Phil. I’d been warned that Phil wouldn’t talk to me much unless it was about training. This was mostly true, but totally fine since when Phil does talk training it’s pure gold. I’ll definitely be adding him to my arsenal of consultants.

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