Food for Thought: Are You Eating for Peak Performance?

Ultimate tournaments are a great part of our sport, and most of us love getting on the road with our team, playing lots of ultimate, hanging out with other players, team dinners, and going to the tournament parties. But tournaments, as multi-day sport events, can be challenging on the body and...

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Five Throwing Principles Every Handler Should Know

 

I’m excited to work alongside my best mate Brett Matzuka for our Ultimate Skills Project module where we will expand your throwing skill-set. We will provide some drills so you can do that outside the team practice environment—either on your own or with just one or two...

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How to Get Running Again After Over-Use Injuries (Ask Melissa!)

 

Starting in late June and throughout July I've been hosting a series of free live Q&A sessions on Crowdcast. In the clip above, you can see a quick question and answer from one such session. 

It’s been a great way to take questions from UAP members and the wider ultimate...

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My Favorite Move - Side Lunge Pallof Press

 

My Favorite Move this month is the Side Lunge Pallof Press! This exercise is excellent for evening out core strength and stability for increased cutting power and lower risk of injury. Ultimate players' bodies (by and large) function asymmetrically due to heavy throwing/lunging repetitions on one...

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Help Your Players Learn More—By Teaching Less

coaching urca Jul 17, 2018
 

As a coach, there are always countless improvements that you want to see in your team. However, in ultimate, we are often burdened with limited hours training together as a full squad. It is therefore extremely important to get the most out of our practices.

At the 2018 URCA Conference, Jools...

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3 Key Aims for Your In-Season Training

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How to Improve Your Catching in Any Situation

 

Catches win matches. You’ve probably heard it said and seen it demonstrated hundreds of times. If you and your team are reliable in possession, you can open up far more opportunities on offence. It means the defense you’re up against have to work a lot harder to get it from you.

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My Favorite Move: Side Plank Cable Row

 

The Side Plank Cable Row is an awesome exercise on so many levels! It trains anti-rotation by providing a force that one has to constantly resist (the forward pull of the cable). This teaches the core to stabilize dynamically while the upper body is moving - incredibly important for the...

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An In-Season Weekly Schedule

Ultimate schedules are tough. Whether you’re building towards a championship as part of a dedicated squad or just cruising the summer fun tournament circuit, the demands placed on our bodies can’t be taken lightly.

If we want to manage our busy calendars and still perform at our best,...

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Be Physically Fresh and Mentally Primed with this Pre-Tournament Workout

Why Should I Workout the Day Before a Tournament?!

Taking the day off from training before a weekend practice or tournament is common practice among ultimate players. But the truth is, it’s common for NFL players and other professional athletes to train the day before game day and so should...

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