The 2021 UAP Coaches Conference
February: Monday 22nd -- Friday 26th
Our annual conference where ultimate frisbee coaches around the world come together to share ideas, learn from each other, and push our game to the next level.
The world's largest coaches' meet-up
Over 2,000 coaches tune-in to learn from each other.
Zero costs. High convenience.
Access it all for free, and if you miss the live show catch-up at a time that suits you.
By Coaches for Coaches
We select speakers and topics that we're excited to learn from and to share with you.
Our 9th edition
Over 100 of the World's top coaches have previously given talks on all aspects of the game.
For the Americas, Europe+Africa, and Asia+Oceania.
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Shanye L Crawford: What I learned from ultimate & How I'm using it to change the world
You will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the agency that comes along with ultimate community membership. You will also be inspired to wield that power with more frequency and in more diverse circumstances.
Daniel Bannoura: A Palestinian perspective on the intersectionality of SOTG and the struggle for justice
In this presentation I will share some reflections on the socio-political challenges I faced in starting "Ultimate Palestine", especially as I navigated between "keeping politics out of sports" and creating a culture of justice and truth-telling for my players and community at large.
Alyssa Weatherford: How to start and continue to grow your youth club
I'll talk about building relationships in order to equitably build a youth club program and how to build coach development into a goal of youth club.
Jimmy Roney & Lara Mussell-Savage: The Ultimate Spirit program
We will share and discuss the potential to create a social impact on communities through the sport of ultimate. Our ultimate community has an opportunity to collaborate in creating positive change.
Manisha 'slap' Daryani: Continuation Cutting
We will discuss how to teach cutters to think about flow and drill ideas to implement at practice.
Alex Davis: People, Pivot and Purpose
2020 overturned the business and traditions of the ultimate community, provoking both financial and existential crisis. In this talk, we will discuss principles of strategic resilience: how to recover and adapt when your core purposes have been challenged. We will show how to read and learn from the strategic landscape, how to recognize your most valuable equity - people - and how to rebuild around the opportunities that exist.
Mish Phillips: Why womxn find it hard to get coaching appointments, and what to do about it.
Does something seem wrong to you about the balance of female coaches we see in our sport? Have you ever heard the phrase "We have a merit-based selection process" used in response to a query as to why there aren't more womxn coaches?
Gender equity in coaching is a topic I care about deeply, and I believe in the ultimate community's ability to address issues of diversity. As an individual, having the right words when you find yourself in a challenging conversation can make all the difference. As a board member or policy driver, understanding the systemic biases that cause these issues allows you to develop more equitable appointment processes. Significant change is possible, and often inside a single appointment cycle.
Jason M Estrada: Handling for Cutters
My talk will give you a better understanding of cutter's cut timing related to typical handler reset timings. You'll be able to participate in a cutter-to-cutter reset and a cutter-to-handler reset. Also you will be able to make quicker disc-movement decisions to keep the disc upfield attacking the goal.
Melissa Witmer: How to use Visualization as a Training Tool when you can't get on the field
Parts of your brain don't know the difference between imagination and reality. Learn how to use visualization as a training tool when you can't get on the frisbee field, and how to use it to speed up your learning process when we're able to get back to playing again.
Jason 'JLo' Lopez: Designing a Tournament Practice Program
You will be able to extract new information on how to create a detailed training program for your team. I will also discuss other factors or key essential elements in building a competitive team.
Yukari Kobari: How to have your opponent in the palm of your hand
You can learn how Japanese players overcome their disadvantage. Usually Japanese are shorter than other countries’ players but it’s not a big deal for us because we know how to deal with that difficulty.
Tarek Saleh: Transitioning towards a more competitive ultimate
I will share some of the struggles we had in our ultimate community in Egypt and how we are currently dealing with them to take everything a little bit more towards a competitive and systematic sport including coaching, team management, events management, association roles, expansion, etc. I will also share some ideas on how starting a new team can be an advantage in developed ultimate communities.
Oliver Browne: Tips for Virtual trainings
In 2020 I found myself coaching a Women's Club for the first time. We had trials, picked a team, and then the pandemic arrived. We spent the next 5 months training virtually. I'm going to share a few tips, that I hope will help you to run successful and fulfilling Virtual Trainings.