DiscNW Youth Ultimate Coaching Clinic (2017)
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This is a free course developed in Seattle to teach the skills necessary to coach beginning and intermediate Ultimate.
Participants will receive instruction from some of the best Ultimate coaches in the nation and written materials created by those instructors.
Who should attend?
Any person who wishes to teach one of the fastest-growing sports in the country! The Beginner course is best suited for individuals who have fewer than 2 years of experience with coaching the sport of Ultimate. Here are examples of people who will enjoy the Beginner Ultimate Coaching Series:
- Elementary school, middle school, PE teachers.
- Novice coaches of teams participating in DiscNW and Seattle area youth leagues.
- Community center coordinators and/or recreation directors.
- YMCA instructors and youth recreation coordinators.
- Parents wishing to help their children start new teams at their schools.
- Church youth recreation leaders.
The Intermediate coaching clinic will be perfect for those experienced coaches looking to take their craft to the next level. Learn about developing team charters, drill creation and evolution and more.
Location: Garfield Community Center 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122
What does the series include?
This course will be a 3.5-hour session. Sessions will include both classroom and hands-on components, taught by some of the best in the northwest. You may read more about them here. We have a gym reserved for the hands-on portions. Please bring snacks and water to keep you energized and focused.
Topics of the instruction will include spirit of the game, rules, throwing, and basic/intermediate offensive and defensive skills, in-game strategies, practice planning, drill development/progressions, team building and more. But this is not an exhaustive list; the program will mold to fit the needs of its participants.
We will offer one session in September 2017-
- September 16 10am-2pm Beginning Coaching for ES/MS League: This will be a good starting point for new coaches that have a basic understanding of the game of ultimate. Open to anyone. 20 spots available.
We may offer another session in October. Please keep an eye out for that announcement.