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Major League Ultimate is excited to bring you a roundup of exciting and important ultimate news in our weekly series, News Around Ultimate.

-December 13, 2016-

Nighthawks Announce Gatien to Return as Head Coach

Patrick Gatien has re-signed with the Vancouver Nighthawks to coach the team in 2017. Taking over in 2016, Gatien assembled a new look Nighthawks roster that he is continuing to build off of as we head into 2017.

Spinners Continue to Fill Out 2017 Roster

The Philadelphia Spinners have re-signed two more players from their 2016 championship teamEthan Peck and Tom O’Connor are back with the team after being key contributors in 2016. Both signings help bolster Philadelphia’s defensive line heading into 2017.

Registration Open for Illinois Youth Tournament

Registration for Neuqua Knockout 2017 is open. The tournament is for high school and middle school Ultimate teams and will be held in Joliet, IL. The deadline to submit a bid is January 31st, 2017.

Become a Better Thrower in the Wind

Ben Wiggins and Skip Sewell teach you how to better your play in windy ultimate conditions in a longform piece on Ultiworld. Give it a read and learn how to appropriately prepare and strategize for the elements.

Flatball Screening in NYC

A new film, Flatball: A History of Ultimate, narrated by Alec Baldwin will be screened on December 18th at SVA Theatre in New York City. The film is Emmy Award Winning photo-journalist Dennis Warsen‘s first feature length film.