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May 26, 2016

Mario O’Brien – Leadership Resume and Bio

by Mario O'Brien

    Mario O’Brien – Seattle, WA Bio Mario O’Brien is an ultimate renaissance man, but at heart, a life long learner, teacher and leader. He currently plays as an offensive handler with Seattle Sockeye, but has also coached and captained at every level of ultimate (from middle school to elite club) in the past 5 years. His recent leadership and playing accomplishments include gold at WCBU 2015, a silver medal at the 2015 USAU Club Championships, and the 2015 Seattle ECL co-coach of the year. His professional background, experience, and education as a teacher and his desire to give back to the ultimate community inspired RISE UP, the world’s only professional ultimate instructional video company.   Ultimate Playing History USAU…

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January 20, 2016

RISE UP Seattle – Coaches Conference

by Mario O'Brien

LOGISTICS REGISTER Date: February 13 Time: 10am – 6pm Location: Seattle – Rainier Beach Community  Center CONTENT Description: 1-day conference for ultimate coaches and leaders. Our goal is to empower leaders with tools and experience to improve their confidence and grow their programs. Target Audience: Coaches, Program Coordinators, Community Leaders Presentation Topics: Team Culture and Dynamics, Program Development, Skill and Strategy Development, Season and Practice Planning, Youth Development Participant Capacity:  50 PRESENTERS Heather Ann Brauer (YCC coach, GUM chair) Age Up (Seattle Youth) Ren Caldwell (Ren Fitness) – 3 Strategies to Promote a Team Culture of Better Health and Performance  Melissa Witmer (Ultimate Results, Ultimate Athlete Project) Frank Nam (Franklin HS, Seattle Underground, DiscNW YCC Mixed, 2016 Korean National Team) Dr….

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September 9, 2015


by RISE UP Ultimate

ALL-STAR ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHTS Craving more women’s ultimate? The All-Star Tour is still producing excellent content for viewers. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the All-Star Ultimate games, make sure you watch this ASUT highlight video chock full of envy-inducing throws, layouts, and plays. FROM A HS SOPHOMORE – HOW TO BOOST GIRLS’ CONFIDENCE IN YOUTH ULTIMATE As a high school sophomore, Kaia Lokan offers a genuine and rare perspective on the roadblocks in building confidence in girls ultimate. Through her own experiences at U16 tournaments and anecdotes from her teammates, she identifies four principles that will increase confidence, and invites all to apply the principles to their communities — youth or not. No “S” words Welcome Competition Get…

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