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May 20, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – 5/20

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JACLYN VERZUH MAKES RIOT Most club teams are in the middle of completing their tryout process for 2015. Jaclyn Verzuh, the exceptional 18 year old from Seattle who represented the U19 team in 2014 and was selected for teamUSA’s U23 squad in 2015, will also play for Riot. She is the youngest player to make Riot in the team’s history, and if you have seen her play, this isn’t a huge surprise. Check out one of her impressive highlights from the Riot scrimmage – she skys a crowd of three veteran players. JESSI JONES PLAYS PRO ULTIMATE Last week, Jessi Jones was officially the first woman to be signed to a contract and play in professional ultimate. She played 14…

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May 19, 2015

INTRODUCING CRITICAL FUNDAMENTALS – SEASON 7 PART 3

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The RISE UP team is excited to announce Season 7.3, the 3rd part of our Critical Fundamentals series. The set will launch next week with the first episode – Cut Timing.   In this final installment of the Critical Fundamentals season we will cover a number of individual offensive skills, as well as important strategies for full teams to be successful on O. These tools are essential for building the foundations of well-rounded players. Coach O’Brien will present each drill as a progression, so that you can move your team and players along as they master each step. Don’t miss the release next week, and check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Season 7 from RISE UP Ultimate to catch the Critical Fundamentals that we’ve covered so…

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May 19, 2015

MENTAL TOUGHNESS – 5/19

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This week we’re taking a look at Dr. Alan Goldberg‘s thoughts on practice performance vs. game performance. This is probably the most common question that I get asked by athletes across every sport. “In practice, I’m relaxed, focused and everything seems to just come easily. However, in games, I start getting flooded with negativity and doubts, I tighten up, everything seems so rushed and I can’t get my body to do what it knows how to do!” “So what gives?” The main reason this happens to athletes is because of the differences in their concentration between practice, when it is perceived to “not count,” and games, when now the athlete tells him/herself “it really counts!” When you perform to your…

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