San Francisco, Calif. (June 6, 2019) – Joe Seidler is proud to announce the availability of the newest ultimate history books, ULTIMATE – The First Five Decades, Vol. I and II

The first volume is a reprint of the acclaimed first history book, ULTIMATE – The First Four Decades, highlighting the history of ultimate from 1968-2004. The new, second volume is a continuation of the first book, highlighting how ultimate has advanced from 2005-2018 and looking toward what is in store for the future of the sport. This new book includes 224 pages with over 200 great photos of the sport.

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They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is definitely what it took to compile a history of the first 50 years of the sport of ultimate. But that is what Seidler and his team have accomplished. 

“I published these books, Vol. I and II, so the names of the best athletes and their teams, including their amazing accomplishments, would not fade away with time,” said Seidler.

The first book took readers back in time to the founding and international expansion of ultimate. The second edition takes a closer look at how much the sport has grown and evolved in just the past 14 years: huge growth at the youth level, increased accessibility, the establishment of many more local disc organizations and leagues, the rebrand of the Ultimate Players Association to USA Ultimate, the strategic focus on equity and diversity, the development of new semi-pro leagues, the continued dramatic international growth, as well as the growing pursuit to achieve Olympic Games inclusion. And of course, the new volume includes the details of what happened on the field and which teams competed and won and lost at the National Championships in the youth, college, club and masters divisions.

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A third book, Vol. III, covering the history of the disc, rules and Spirit of the Game, and the Hall of Fame will be published as an eBook in late June 2019.