Wednesday, January 20, 2016

RISE UP Seattle – Coaches Conference

by Mario O'Brien



Date: February 13

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Seattle – Rainier Beach Community  Center


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


  • 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. Ben Wiggins (Sockeye, Riot, RISE UP)
  • Mario O’Brien (RISE UP, Sockeye, Cascades, University Prep) – Improving In-game Performance Through Actionable Sideline Roles
  • Other seattle coaches


Cost + what’s included: $100, conference admission, 4 free RISE UP passes, access to video package of conference, sponsor freebies

Pre-registration Opens: January 25

Programming Contact:

Registration Contact:



Equity Goal #1: Support women’s ultimate. Registration priority will be given to coaches who are women or those who coach women/girls.

Equity Goal #2: Provide easy access to coaches who serve disadvantaged Seattle communities. Conference located in South Seattle, and registration priority will be given.

Presentation Types: ‘TED Talks’,Lectures, Panels, Classroom Style, Power Point, etc.

Presentation Space/Venue: Large conference room (capacity 100-200)

RISE UP Video Production: These presentations will become available online via the RISE UP website.

Event Organizers: Mario O’Brien (Program Director), Frank Nam (Co-curator), Xuny Haley (Admin)

Lunch: Food will be available for purchase from Bomba Fusion food truck!