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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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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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