Optimizing Food—12 Challenges in One Year

Why You Should Optimize Your Diet for Your Body

It’s been nearly 6 months since completing my year-long set of food challenges. I had no idea it would be such a journey.

It’s one thing to hear about the various diets and eating habits: gluten-free, dairy-free, whole foods, ketogenic,...

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Top 5 Ulty Results Blog Posts of 2017

I hope your New Year is starting off well!

If not, here are our top five blog posts of 2017 to help you out.

These are our most viewed and shared posts of 2017 plus an honorable mention.

5. Five Favorite Functional Strength Moves

In Five Favorite Functional Strength Moves we look at several...

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When to Leave Your Goals Behind

 

I sat down with mental strength coach, Anna Rogacki to chat about New Year's resolutions, goal setting and her upcoming module in The Ultimate Skills Project.

Anna explains why she finds the topic of goal setting a little bit boring. Instead she prefers the important work of what happens between...

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Habits of Highly Effective Players

Happy New Year!

It’s a great time of year to be thinking about your goals and how you’re going to achieve them next season.

For some inspiration, I asked a few elite players about their habits and goals for the coming year. Here are some excerpts!

Octavia “Opi” Payne

San...

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4 Simple Ways to Create an Athletic Team Culture

coaching urca Dec 19, 2017

Wondering what else you can do to become the best athlete on the field? After many requests our favourite trainer and coach, Ren Caldwell, has finally released her courses and lessons as a new virtual gym—RenFitness Virtual. If you want to be the best player you can be, sign up now (UAP...

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Mastering the Deadlift

The deadlift is one of the best exercises to improve core stability, increase strength and coordination in your posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, back) and build a strong foundation for hip-driven power! It’s also one of the hardest exercises to master in terms of form. This RenFitness...

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Defensive Footwork and Positioning Drills

My love of defense developed while at basketball camp in the summer of sixth grade. Rows and rows of girls lined up in an old gym with high rafters and dramatic echos and yelled, “Defense!” then shuffled from left to right, right to left, did fast feet, shuffled some more, jumped,...

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What You Say and How You Say It: How Language Affects Team Motivation and Performance

coaching urca Nov 21, 2017

Photo by Alex Fraser for Ultiphotos

This post is based on a talk given by coach Ben Banyas called "Positive Coaching: How Action and Language Affect a Team", part of the URCA Library collection of coaching videos.


Think back to the last game or practice you coached. Got it? Okay, try and...

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Reflecting on your ultimate season - can you train better next time?

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2017

It’s the end of a season of ultimate. Whether it’s the end of fall recreational league or the end of your team’s successful run at a national title, now is a good time to look back at the arc of your season. Did your athletic performance peak at the right time, or was your best...

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How to Reduce Your Unforced Throwing Errors

Ultimate is a game of possession, and invasion. Every attempted throw that isn’t completed reduces your team’s possession.  No matter the level of Ultimate, if you find ways to turnover less, without negatively impacting other parts of your game, then you will position yourself...

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