Youth Ultimate News
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Youth Ultimate in Local Media
South Seattle youth Ultimate was featured in local media twice in late November:
- A Frisbee Unites South End Teens, Seattle PI
- Ultimate Frisbee Flies High in South Seattle Schools, 94.9 FM KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
USA Ultimate Coaching Clinic Comes to Seattle in February
The Level I Certification: Coaching Ethics and Performance workshop will be taught by Meredith Tosta and will take place in Seattle on Sunday, February 5. In the morning, this class will use the USA Ultimate Code of Ethics and Spirit of Coaching documents as starting points to gain a deeper understanding regarding issues of liability and insurance, fairness, teaching self-officiating, and professionalizing the role of coaches in Ultimate. The afternoon is dedicated to modeling quality instructional methods for teaching basic skills and running a practice. The class is $75, plus USA Ultimate membership (or $45 for just the morning Ethics session). Click here to register.
There is a rebate program for female coaches or males who coach females. Click here for info on the Women's Rebate program.
Questions? Contact Local Coordinator Jude LaRene at
Note that all applicants for DiscNW Youth Club Championship team coaching positions must be certified USA Ultimate coaches, and this is the last time the class will be hosted in Seattle before YCC coaching applications are due.
All Girl Everything Ultimate Program Wins Women's Sports Foundation GoGirlGo! Grant
The All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP) has been awarded a $5000 grant from the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! program. Late in August, AGE UP competed in the Get a Girl Going Contest, which required supporters to vote for the Seattle organization that "Gets Girls Going the best." Click here to view the winning AGE UP video.
AGE UP is a Seattle area leadership program combining ultimate frisbee and leadership development workshops to empower young women to be ambassadors for their sport and community.
Thank you to the DiscNW community for your support!
DiscNW Teams See Success at USA Ultiamte Youth Club Championships
All five DiscNW youth club teams had a great weekend at the USA Ultimate Youth Club Championships in Minnesota. Congratulations to the U-19 girls' team on their 7th consecutive championship and the division spirit award! The U-19 open team also brought home a gold medal to Seattle this year. The mixed team earned a 3rd place finish and the division spirit award. In the first year for the U-16 open division, the DiscNW team came up just short in the finals and took 2nd place overall. Finally, we are very proud of our U-16 girls' team, who played exceptionally well all weekend, competing against older U-19 competitors and earning the second highest spirit score in the girls' division.
For more coverage of the event:
- Girls: day 1 recap, day 2 recap, scores, day 1 photos, day 2 photos
- Open: day 1 recap, day 2 recap, scores, day 1 photos, day 2 photos
- Mixed: day 1 recap, day 2 recap, scores, day 1 photos, day 2 photos
- U-16: day 1 recap, day 2 recap, scores, day 1 photos, day 2 photos
Washington State High School Awards
Congratulations to the following Washington State High School players and coaches on their USA Ultimate accolades!
The names are sorted alphabetically by school name, and these recipients were voted on by the teams.
1st Team All-States:
- Sarah E. (Ballard)
- Margo H. (Nathan Hale)
- Tiffany P. (Franklin)
- Jessie T. (Nathan Hale)
- Julia B. (Northwest School)
- Kirstie B. (Seattle Academy)
- Nina F. (Seattle Academy)
2nd Team All-States:
- Jessica S. (Ballard)
- Emily B. (Northwest School)
- Mia B. (Northwest School)
- Lani N. (Northwest School)
- Mariah W. (Northwest School)
- Alice E. (Seattle Academy)
- Margaux H. (Uprep)
Coach of the Year: Moses Rifkin (Uprep)
1st Team All-States:
- Henry P. (Franklin)
- Mike C. (Nathan Hale)
- Jesse B. (Northwest School)
- Louis C. (Northwest School)
- Khalif E. (Northwest School)
- Kilian M. (Northwest School)
- Mikey S. (Uprep)
2nd Team All-States:
- Mario L. (Franklin)
- Christian T. (Franklin)
- Geramey E. (Garfield)
- Brian Q. (Garfield)
- Kaustubh D. (Uprep)
- Jordan L. (Nathan Hale)
- Christophe J. (Northwest School)
Coach of the Year: Frank Nam (Franklin)
Youth Development FunD Run Results and THANK YOU!
The 5K FunD Run/Walk was a great success! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered.
Congratulations to our category winners!!
- Fastest Male: James Matsusaka
- Fastest Female: Molly McKeon
- Best Team Theme and Largest Team Turnout: Huckin Easy
- Largest Team Turnout Runners Up: Toolbox and Waldorf United
- Best Individual Costume: Anna Pepper
- Raffle Winner: Doug Kawasaki
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors!
Washington State Championship Results
The boys' final was played on Thursday, May 26, between University Preparatory School and 2011 USA Ultimate Western High School Champion, The Northwest School. The Northwest School defended its 2010 title to claim the the 2011 Washington State High School Championship trophy with a 13-5 victory.
The girls' final was played on Tuesday, May 24, between Ballard High School and 2011 USA Ultimate Western High School Champion, The Northwest School. Despite a strong run by Ballard in the final moments of the game, The Northwest School defended its 2010 title to claim the 2011 Washington State High School Championship trophy, 13-7.
Congratulations to The Bush School girls and the Franklin High School Boys for taking home the Spirit of the Game trophies!
Former Seattle Youth Players Win USA Ultimate College Awards
DiscNW would like to congratulate the following players on their 2011 USA Ultimate College Awards:
- Fiona McKibben (Bush School, NYU) - 1st Team All Region
- Milo Snyder (Northwest School, Columbia) - 1st Team All Region
- Aimie Kawai (Roosevelt, Brown) - 2nd Team Freshman of the Year
- Anna Snyder (Northwest School, Carleton College) - 1st Team All Region
- Anna Reed (Northwest School, Carleton College) - 1st Team All Region
- Simon Montague (Seattle Academy, Carleton College) - 2nd Team All Region
- Bailey Zahniser (Seattle Academy, Oregon) - 1st Team All Region
- Lindsey Wilson (International Community School, Washington) - 1st Team All Region
- Callie Mah (Nathan Hale, Western Washington) - 1st Team All Region
- Shira Stern (Nathan Hale, Washington) - 1st Team Freshman of the Year
- Lindsay Miller (Northwest School, Western Washington) - 2nd Team All Region
- Jeremy Norden (Northwest School, Whitman) - 1st Team All Region
- Kelly Van Arsdale (Lakeside School, Lewis & Clark) - 2nd Team All Region
- Andrew Lynch (Center School, Reed) - 2nd Team All Region
Congratulations, Jeremy Norden, who is a finalist for the men's 2011 Callahan Award. Each year the Callahan trophy is presented to the man and woman who combine superior athleticism with outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and dedication to the sport of ultimate.
USA Ultimate HS Westerns: Seattle Brings Home 3 of 4 Titles
Congratulations to the Northwest School on their sweep of the open and girls divisions the 2011 USA Ultimate High School Western Championships in Corvallis, OR! The Northwest school defeated South Eugene (OR) in the open final 13-9 and the girls team defeated Seattle Academy in the final 12-1.
Congratulations also to Franklin High School girls for claiming the Spirit of the Game award for the girls' division. We are proud of our Seattle teams!
Congratulations, Spring Reign Winners
Many thanks to all of the volunteers, coaches, parents, and players who made Spring Reign 2011 the best ever! Congratulations to the following winners:
Spirit of the Game Winners
- High School A: Boise High School
- High School B: Roosevelt High School (B)
- High School C: Mission Valley Christian Academy
- Middle School A: Stratford Hall
- Middle School B: Charles Wright Academy (C)
- Middle School C: Island Pacific School (C)
- Elementary School: University Cooperative School
- High School A: St George's / York House
- High School B: Sentinel
- High School C: Charles Wright Academy
- Middle School A: Seattle Waldorf / Bright Water Waldorf
- Middle School B: Salmon Bay
- Middle School C: Seattle Country Day School
- Elementary School: Wallingford