Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Athlete

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The holidays are nearly upon us, and you’re faced with the age-old challenge of what to get for the ultimate athlete in your life. Chances are they already have discs, cleats, and jerseys galore, so what are some outside the box gift ideas?

Ultimate Education

Ultiworld Video

To be the best, watch the best. Ultiworld has been the major producer of video over the course of the past year, and all of that footage is available on their store. You may want to keep an eye out for more during the college season, as they’ve recently announced improvement of their video coverage.

UAP Coaching Conference Access

Perfect for your favorite coach or captain. Over 15 hours of ultimate coaching education from the world’s best ultimate coaches. Help them get ready and excited for the upcoming ultimate season!

Ren Rise Up

Operating a gym out of Seattle, Ren Caldwell is vocal in ultimate strength and conditioning. Now she’s partnering with RiseUp to bring her expertise to a larger audience. In her RiseUp season, Ren discusses not only how to improve athleticism, but how to apply it to ultimate. This gift is perfect for the ultimate coaches in your life as it will help them help their athletes! The gift that keeps on giving!

Tim Morrill’s Functional Performance Training

Tim’s FPT system is one of the only comprehensive educational resources for ultimate strength and conditioning. With 8 modules, 2 bonuses, 7 levels of customized packages, and a la carte options, FPT provides a seriously customizable ultimate education. Perfect for the constant learner and the fitness-obsessed ultimate player in your life.

Ultimate Performance

The Inner Game of Tennis

Give the Gift of Mental Toughness. Tennis has more in common with ultimate than just a forehand and a backhand. The Inner Game of Tennis covers the mental game in a classic that transcends the boundaries of any individual sport. This book, which has also been recommended by esteemed coach Tiina Booth, is ideal for anyone trying to maximize sports performance no matter what the circumstance.

The 12 Week Program

A more compact version of The Ultimate Athlete Project, Twelve Weeks to Game Time is a complete ultimate specific strength and conditioning program. Perfect for the player who is action-oriented and ready to take their training and game to the next level.

Ultimate Memorabilia

The Magazine

Check out Skyd Magazine’s Winter Edition  A real live beautiful glossy magazine you can hold in your hands. Fun story, I don’t think my parents really understood what I did for a living until I shored them my article in print in the Fall edition. Print makes a difference! It’ll be a great conversation starter for your non-ultimate playing friends.


Perfect for the vain ultimate player in your life or for the one who needs some extra swagger! Get then a photo of them doing what they do best! We may not want to admit it, but our careers are fleeting. If the ultimate player in your life has a great photo available don’t think, just get it!

What Else?

Have other ideas? Leave them in the comments! How do you show appreciation for the ultimate players in your life?