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Experience the GUM Ball

Last year was my first year at the Youth Club Championships (YCC), and as a rising captain of my high school ultimate team, the GUM Ball helped to inspire me […]

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Outside In: What I Learned from Ultimate Communities Outside the U.S.

When I posted on the Ultimate Chile Facebook group in December asking about opportunities to practice with a team for a week or two, I was instantly messaged on Facebook […]

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Empower. Nurture. Inspire

My name is Theresa Yu and I am a senior in high school entering my fourth year playing ultimate. I’ve met some incredible people while playing ultimate, and I am […]

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Living As Myself

“That morning, I set off driving from Omaha to Kansas City. I made it about 30 miles down the road and pulled over at this large gas station. I was […]

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Volunteer Extraordinaire

While the majority of our GUM blogs feature voices and perspectives of girls and women in the ultimate community empowering and connecting each other through shared experiences, this month’s blog […]

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Balance For Better

During the summer of 2015, I learned that girls made up only 30 percent of USA Ultimate’s youth members. This statistic burst my pleasant Amherst bubble, where our school of […]

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Lead Her Forward

I started playing ultimate in Seattle at the age of 10 and was coached by some of the best in the game: Miranda Knowles, Sarah Griffith, Alyssa Weatherford, Hana Kawai, […]

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Teach It Forward

Girls with jubilant smiles run across the field as their parents cheer them on. Discs of all different sizes and colors fill the afternoon sky. Skills are developed, barriers are […]