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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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September 2, 2015


by RISE UP Ultimate

RETURNING AFTER CHILDBIRTH After giving birth, many women choose to stop playing club ultimate. With a newborn child, bodies and priorities shift, frequently leaving commitment to ultimate on the back burner. Heidi Marie Wiggins chose a different path and decided to return to Seattle Riot after giving birth. In her Riot blog post, she fearlessly and passionately details her emotional return, sharing her perspective on getting back into shape, adjusting her expectations, and loving her teammates and the sport. CONTESTED STRIP: TEAMMATES Contested Strip is a comic series that appears on Skyd Magazine. Megan Praz and Meghan Kemp-Gee, or Megan and Meghan, write and draw each of the cartoons that pokes fun at the hypocrisies and idiosyncrasies in ultimate. In “Teammates”, the…

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August 31, 2015

Coach Mario O’Brien on RISE UP Season 8

by Mario O'Brien

This Season of RISE UP means so much to me. I’m so proud that it exists. This is new territory for RISE UP. Building Athleticism is unique in the RISE UP world because it’s our first content that doesn’t directly involve discs, skills, and strategy. S8: Building Athleticism is all about improving your athletic performance. The game has evolved so much in the last 10 years, and one piece of evidence is the existence of people (ahem, rockstars) like Ren Caldwell. The ultimate community as a whole is recognizing that to be better ultimate players, we have to be better athletes. The community is acknowledging that consulting experts and professionals in health and performance can have meaningful impact. The community…

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What is RISE UP?

RISE UP Ultimate is excellence in Ultimate education. We empower players, captains, and coaches to improve. We create video-on-demand instructional resources made by world-class coaches. We facilitate clinics, workshops, and team trainings based on the needs of the community.