Past Articles from Adam Ford


Adam Ford has been playing ultimate since he was 15 and has played in at least one tournament a year for the past 25 years. He is a Head Observer at tournaments in New England and lives in Vermont.

  1. Team Orange: Spirit Of The Game

    This is the fifth and final post in our series, Team Orange: A Comprehensive Guide To The USA Ultimate Observer Program. Includes contributions from Will Deaver and Vic Kahmi. From the Official Rules of Ultimate: [quote]Spirit of the Game: Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship which places the responsibility for fair play on the...

  2. Team Orange: Calls & Discipline

    As a Head Observer, there have been times when I’ve had to shuffle Observers around so that certain Observers are observing certain games, due to…

  3. Team Orange: What Exactly Is An Observer’s Job?

    At the Boulder Fourth of July Classic one year in the 90s, I got cheated.

  4. Team Orange: Who Are Observers?

    So who are these Observers, these men and women who show up at your field in their bright orange jerseys and inform you that your…

  5. Team Orange: The History Of Observers

    Sunday, July 26, 1992. A beautiful sunny day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Local(ish) boys the Boulder Stains were taking on St.

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