Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar
Indian player on a personal mission to keep Ultimate fun and Spirited, his proudest moment in the sport, justifiably, came at The World Championships of Beach Ultimate 2011 (WCBU '11) in Italy, where he represented India in the open division and they won the Spirit Award. Abhinav serves as the Secretary at Chennai Ultimate Frisbee Club, the largest club in the country. Every October, he helps conceptualize and run BULA certified tournament Chennai Heat (A 7v7 co-ed Beach tournament on full size flood-lit fields that draws crowds of over 5000 people!) He trains with fitness coach Arvind Ashok (co-founder of The Quad).
What is Ultimate? How does the sport work? Wikipedia ‘defines’ Ultimate as a team sport played with a flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to… Read More »The Sport of Ultimate Explained
Former Australian cricketer, Adam Gilchrist, hits the nail on the head in his biography ‘True Colours: My Life’. Gilly explains beautifully about how pushing yourself in training and in practice games is akin to making ‘deposits in the bank’. He cites the… Read More »Deposits in the Bank
Agni Nakshatra is Chennai Ultimate Frisbee’s free annual introductory bootcamp + mini-tournament in which volunteer coaches spend time teaching new players the sport. I got to spend some time with some enthusiastic folks who turned up to try out Ultimate for the first… Read More »Notes & Musings From My Coaching Experience