Con10ent: The All Black Tour

More than a Tour, Con10ent is a masterplan, imagined by Shanye Crawford, Founder and CEO of Disc Diversity, to build support and create a safe space for black players into our community.

A radical change

“Rather than fixing a broken system, in a community that’s already like none other, let’s be radical”

Shanye Crawford

To make our sport more inclusive, Con10ent pursues 2 goals:

“Affording current Black players every imaginable support White players have had in order to raise up the absent Black leaders the ultimate community needs.” A tour is a unique opportunity to raise the future leaders in our sport by creating visibility and role models. As Crawford says “I believe that by uplifting black players in this way we will inspire the absent leaders that the ultimate community requires but that black players don’t have to be”.

“Bringing Black youth into an unprecedented support system… at a time like this! Let’s offer ourselves as a refuge in which Black children and Black parents can thrive!” to shortly expand our community in a meaningful and lasting way. Black parents don’t feel safe to bring their kids in an all white environment as they’re not sure how well they’ll be welcomed. We need to actively show them the Ultimate community is a safe place.

The Tour

To accomplish this meaningful task, here is what Con10ent has set up for all of us.

The tour will take place in fall 2021 and mark 3 stops in Philadelphia, the Bay area and Seattle. Each stop will see a game between 2 teams composed of a core of 5 Black women’s players and 5 Black men’s , picking up an additional 20 local players — 10 youth and 10 adults — in each host location. Each team will be coached by some incredible pairs of coaches:

  • Amel Awadelkarim and Khalif El-Salaam
  • Opi Payne and Christian Boxley
  • Jasmine Childress and Yusuf Abdullah
  • Chupzi Lema and Trent Dillon
  • Shanye Crawford and Jesse Bolton

Community projects

Each stop will be organizing a 6 week paid youth summer program in every host cities organised around a community project of their choosing targeting 5 topics:

  • Education
  • Play
  • Mental Health
  • Politics
  • Music & Art

The projects will be presented before each game.

Apply to local summer camps here

How to support the tour

Like similar showcase tours in the past, Con10enT is attempting to crowdfund the resources necessary to make the event possible, setting an initial goal of raising $50,000 from the community.

The project has already crowdfunded $37,664.08 thanks to their sponsors, donations and the jersey bid war.

Read more and donate now

The money raised will help fund the following tour components:

  1. Core
    1. Transportation: airfare & local
    2. Per diem
    3. Lodging & meals
  2. City
    1. Media team & promotion: traveling + remote crews
    2. Venue(s)
    3. paid 6-week summer ambassador program for 15 youth in each city

For now only donation option is available, but a new bid war jersey will be available soon.

Visit the bid war jersey page

[NEW PRODUCT RELEASE] The best friend of your best friend

We all know Ultimate is a dog sport. So over the last year, we have been working hard to present the cleats your family was missing, your best friend’s best friend.

To satisfy every dog owners we worked with a dog expert doubled with a dog lover: Klára Lipertová (you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram)

Introducing the TOKAY Doggo Booty

Endless fun, endless love

While you and they would never stop playing, you don’t want them to get injured.

Protect their paws under any weather conditions, they boots are ideal for hiking on hard rocks, snow sports, jumping and barking of course.

Just look at this beauty

I know you’re picturing Kira running in slowmo right now.

Your dog could have the same shine at the park.

Unleash their potential

Your companion is the most beautiful and talented dog that ever existed on earth, that’s for sure.

With the light, breathable and grippy TOKAY Doggo Booty they will feel more confident than ever and prove you they still have a lot to show you!

About this collaboration, Klára said: “I am proud I participated into this project that will for sure help all of us staying safe. They fit perfectly!! Helps Kira fly higher than usual ❤️”

Similar products

This is not the first time TOKAY changes Ultimate player’s lives:

Rollyroll

We sourced high resistance materials to make RollyRoll your best travel companion, either in your tournament or Outdoor adventures.

2X More Absorbent, Cushiony Soft, now available in single roll or team deals.

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TOKAY Flip

A new kind of footwear, the most versatile you’ve ever seen.

Developed to perform as much on sand as on grass, it will accompany you all summer long to your leagues and tournament games.

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TOKAY Flight ‘n stuff

We also make Ultimate dedicated cleats, socks, some pedicure kits and stuff… Some people say they forget they’re wearing cleats with their TOKAYs on.

Discover here what we spend our time on all year round!

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Picture credit: Klára Lipertová (you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram)

Frizbay – Give your Ultimate jerseys a second life

Frizbay helps you sell or buy Ultimate gear, with all the benefits going to a cause chosen by the seller.

Whether your shelves are cracking under the weight of your old jerseys or you’re looking for a beautiful jersey to brag with when Ultimate restarts, Frizbay’s got you covered.

Buy on frizbay

Just scroll all the jerseys and Ultimate SWAG other players added.

You may find that jersey you never managed to trade, or get some new shorts while supporting a beautiful cause! When purchasing you’ll be able to see which cause the benefits of the sale will go to.

Shop on frizbay

Sell on frizbay

To sell on frizbay you just need to:

1. sign up and register as a seller. It takes 2 minutes!
2. Choose a cause, or just give to the cause of the month
3. Upload the jerseys you want to sell

Sell on Frizbay

About the project

Frizbay is getting started, and they are looking for potential partners, developers, idea-makers and people to help spread the word.
And of course for buyers and sellers!
If you’d like to work with Frizbay, get in touch with them: hello@frizbay.co.uk or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Good Shipping News

With an always growing number of orders in North America, we decided last year to open a warehouse in the USA. Which allowed us 2 cool upgrades: Less CO2 emissions, by making most of our deliveries now by truck instead of plane, and a pretty strong cut into our delivery time and fees.

Lighter, Stronger, more Breathable, still Grippy as hell, that’s all the features of the TOKAY Flights that will make you forget you’re wearing cleats to concentrate only on your game. Discover more at TOKAY-ULTIMATE.COM

Wondering what your size is? Check it here.

Corona Virus Warning

So far CoVid-19 doesn’t affect our logistics as our products have been stored in Europe and the USA before the desease appeared.

If any change was to happen, it would be explained here.

New Shipping Costs & Time

The following charts present our new shipping prices and time in our main geographical zones.

The free shipping column indicates from how many shipping is free in each country.

North America

New shipping time in North America is:

  • 2 – 4 days within the USA
  • 4 – 5 business days for Canada
Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
 Former
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
USA  $ 5,88  $ 14,36 3
Canada  $ 10,41  $ 15,61 3

Central & South America

shipping time announced by our shipping company in Central & South America is set as 4 – 5 business days, we haven’t have enough data yet though to ensure there won’t be variations depending on countries and regions.

Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
 Former
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
Mexico  $ 12,08  $ 50,01 3
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Uruguay  $ 19,22  $ 50,01 5

Asia & Oceania

shipping time announced by our shipping company in Asia & Oceania is set as 4 – 5 business days, we haven’t have enough data yet though to ensure there won’t be variations depending on countries and regions.

Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
 Former
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
Australia  $ 21,95  $ 45,91 5
China  $ 11,87  $ 44,58 3
Hong Kong  $ 17,54  $ 45,91 3
Japan  $ 16,91  $ 45,91 3
New-Zealand  $ 21,95  $ 45,91 5
South Corea  $ 17,54  $ 45,91 3

Europe

The shipping conditions remain unchanged in Europe.

Country Shipping Price ($) Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
France € 5,7 3
Germany, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom € 8,46 3
Austria, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden € 8,52 3
Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovenia € 9,76 3
Norway, Switzerland € 10,71 3

[EUROSTARS] Building a team

The EUROSTARS stunned the Ultimate world with their results last year, bringing by far the Americus Cup to Europe. This results is even more astonishing when you realise how little time they had together to build a team. We sat with Bex, to talk about that.

What were the main milestones to build this team?

Putting together the team is broken into various parts: Scouting and selection is an in depth and lengthy process.
This is followed by the hefty tour logistics and the final component is the actual playing strategies that only happens when everyone is together on the tour.

How did you recruit the players?

There is an application process that begins with an open call. This is a very important aspect because reaching less connected but equally amazing players is at the root of the EuroStars mission. These types of players are less well known and hard to find but the impact on their playing career and their communities is bigger because of it.

Video footage is essential for the application process and players submit footage of two games, highlights reels are not accepted as they don’t provide enough accurate information. After the shortlist is announced an even more in depth scouting process continues with further video scouting (on non submitted video) references are contacted and opinion sought from elite players across europe and previous EuroStars. The final few team spots are always really difficult to fill because direct comparisons are difficult to make. A tryout would be much easier! Footage where players are marking known elite players is invaluable for this.

How did you build the team?

Once the selection is finalised the logistics take over. There is no playbook preparation before the tour because the subtle style and focus of each movement in strategy is vital and full team understanding is crucial as there is no time for the team to ‘work it out’. A crystal clear vision delivered with nuance is really important.

Because there is usually a large portion of the team I have never met before there are challenges in bringing out the best in players you are trying to get to know quickly. I have enjoyed this challenge of bringing in and pulling together strangers with multiple cultures and playing experiences and providing a professional experience that is unmatched particularly in Europe.
On the first jetlagged night we have a meeting, we meet each other, set out expectations, logistics and professionalism. THe next day is our first practice and here we focus on offense. The team is divided into 2 but in the first day combinations are moved around quickly to assess compatibility of natural playing styles. A lot of trust is required from players you have just met.
A system of plays and an overall playing style is introduced and enforced in a way that hopefully promotes clean offence without stifling players. This is usually a work in progress through the entire tour. What is clear is the vision. The style of play and the mechanism that players are expected to perform in. What is different about this team is the expectation of mental concentration. It is extremely high. There is no time for lapses. The players themselves are highly motivated players so this isn’t an issue normally but it can be challenging. It is an entire Season squashed into 2.5 weeks. Added challenges are that players are outside their normal playing position, english may not be their mother tongue, it’s hot, jet lagged is a factor and players maybe homesick.
Each game there is a very specific game plan and the training before each game we often introduce a new strategy that will be executed that night. This fast and specific turnaround is something that I know the players were surprised by, challenged by and ultimately enjoyed (I think)

Can you tease us a bit about the plans for next year?

EuroStars is just beginning to start preparations for 2020. It will look similar to previous cycles with a tour in mid to late August. Perhaps the last time in this format. Stay tuned on @eurostarstour.com insta, facebook et twitter and www.eurostarstour.com for further announcements.
If you are interested in helping with running aspects of the tour, fundraising, marketing or are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email info@eurostarstour.com

TOKAY is proud to sponsor the EUROSTARS. Get the perfect pair of cleats for your Gameday with a discount and Support that awesome project by ordering at tokay-ultimate.com with the coupon code: EUROSTARS