Monday, December 30, 2013

RISE UP Minnesota – Twin Cities

by Mario O'Brien

You ready Minnesota?  RISE UP programming is on it’s way. The following is from an email that was sent out last week.

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Coaches and Team Contacts,

Get ready for RISE UP MINNESOTA – Twin Cities!  MNYU teams with RISE UP to bring instruction and resources to coaches and players in the Minnesota Youth Ultimate Community.  Please get the word out to coaches, players and families!

On the weekend of March 8-9, 2014, Mario O’Brien and Jake Henderson will offer Coach Trainings and Player Clinics in the Twin Cities Area.  The week following, March 10-14, Individual Team Clinics/Practices will be offered.

 

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Lead instructor, Mario O’Brien comes with a wealth of experience: as a RISE UP coach, he has helped create the best coaching resources in the industry (RISE UP Instructional Videos https://www.riseupultimate.com/); as an instructor he has worked with ultimate communities all over the world; and as a player he has competed at the highest level, placing 2nd at USAU Club Nationals with Sockeye in 2013.

 

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Event organizer, Jake Henderson, also comes with experience: as a club coach, he led Drag’n Thrust to their first USAU Club National Championship in 2013; as a high school coach, he has built a successful program at St. Paul Charter and coached top players that contributed on YCC teams and the USA Junior Nationals Team; and as a player, he played for national championship contender Drag’n Thrust in 2009-2012.

Coach Training:

  1. Coaching the Fundamentals: All youth coaches will benefit, especially coaches of young, new and JV teams.  Instruction and curriculum will focus on throwing, catching, positioning, and cutting.  Come away with a better understanding of how to build the fundamentals and real applicable drills. Also learn the process of creating your own drills.   Each participant will also receive one free pass to a RISE UP season.

  2. Coaching and Implementing the Stack: A focused session on how to scaffold and build an understanding of the stack (vert and horizontal).  An offensive and defensive perspective will be addressed.  Leave the session with a better understanding of how to build the concept of the stack and space in your players’ minds.  And come away with real applicable drills you can put into practice tomorrow.  Each participant will also receive one free pass to a RISE UP season.

Player Clinics:

  1. Become a Better Thrower: A focused clinic session for every level of player.  Everyone can be a better thrower and this clinic offers a focus on disc skills: the pivot, faking, moving the mark, throwing form, grip, hucking, etc.  Players will leave with a plan for continued improvement.  Each participant will also receive one free pass to a RISE UP season.

  2. Handler Offense: A focused clinic on the handler position.  Players will focus on commanding the offense, positioning, movement and cutting, swinging the disc and breaking the mark.  Each participant will also receive one free pass to a RISE UP season.

 

Individual Team Practice Clinic: Clinic in a practice setting (2-3 hours) for individual high school teams during the week March 10-14, 2014.  Coaches will collaborate with Mario to plan and implement a clinic/practice for their teams’ specific needs.  Each coach that attends the team clinic/practice will receive one free pass to a RISE UP season.  Coaches/teams will be responsible for Team Clinic Fee and providing facility.

 

Registration for events will open soon.  We just wanted to get the word out!  For more information, updates and links to the registration page, check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RISEUPWEEKTC.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email coachjakehenderson@gmail.com.