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July 29, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – ALL STAR TOUR VS RIOT, SADLER ON #SCTOP10, DON’T SAY SORRY

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ALL STAR TOUR STARTS WITH WIN VS RIOT After the highly successful crowd-funding campaign, the All Star Tour kicked off on Monday with an outrageously exciting game against Seattle Riot. The game featured everything expected of elite women’s ultimate — excellent plays, sweet layouts, and a bunch of hucks. The teams battled it out to universe point and in the end, the All Stars would clinch the win, 15 – 14. A write up of the game can be found on Ultiworld. http://ultiworld.com/2015/07/28/all-star-ultimate-tour-wins-thrilling-opener-in-seattle/ Otherwise a replay of the live stream can be found on Youtube: RIOT’S LAUREN SADLER MAKES ESPN TOP 10 One of the primary goals of the All Star Tour is to increase awareness about women’s ultimate, and…

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July 28, 2015

MENTAL TOUGHNESS – OWNING YOUR GOAL

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In a recent RISE UP Skill Map we focused on Goal Setting for training and performance. One of the articles we highlighted is Tiina Booth’s “Don’t Choke: Optimizing Performance Through Mentality & Goal Setting“, in which she writes about process goals, saying: “The task at hand is to have each individual player improve; the best way to do that is to focus on process goals. The job of every player is to identify and reach their process goals. The coach may oversee the work, but players have to be committed to and responsible for their own improvement.” Coach Booth’s focus here is on personal ownership of a goal. Being able to see the process of goal setting through from start to finish is…

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July 22, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – JAPAN OVER USA, THROW LIKE A GIRL, LATERAL PALLOF PRESS

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ANALYZING U23 JAPAN’S WIN OVER USA http://ultiworld.com/2015/07/20/instant-analysis-how-japan-took-down-usa-u23-powered-by-agility-from-five-ultimate/ USA’s U23 women’s team went into 2015 Worlds as the heavy favorites to take home the gold. Yet, despite dominating Japan in pool play, USA was stunned by a 15 – 17 loss and a silver medal in the finals. As painful as losses are, we must always remember to learn from them and adjust our strategy accordingly. In this excellent video analysis, Ultiworld highlights the slight adjustments and techniques that led Japan to their victory. There are plenty of tips to take away. THROWING LIKE A GIRL http://ultiworld.com/2012/11/20/how-we-practice-throwing-like-a-girl/ “You throw like a girl” is a phrase that one cannot throw well, or “…shorthand for the idea that women generally throw differently and…

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