Category Archives: Coaching

USA Ultimate Coaching Clinic

usaultimatelogo435x290Valley Ultimate is hosting a USA Ultimate Coaching Development Program Level I Workshop on December 10!

What: The Level I program consists of two workshops (Coaching Ethics and Coaching Performance) where coaches will learn skills and techniques to introduce ultimate and its skills to new players.

Are you a female coach or a coach of a female or mixed team? You may be eligible for a rebate through the Women’s Development Program. Visit Women’s Development for details.

When: Saturday, December 10 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Where: Northampton High School (NHS), 380 Elm St., Northampton, MA 01060
Cost: $82.50

NOTE: A USA Ultimate membership is required to attend. While any membership will work for attendance, a background check ($21.50+ additional county costs), and a coach-level membership are required for certification.

What do I get? In addition to gaining certification (and the benefits of the list above), coaches will also receive the following from USA Ultimate and program sponsor, Five Ultimate:

  • USA Ultimate Coaching Ethics and Performance Manuals
  • USA Ultimate Coaching Code of Ethics and Spirit of Coaching
  • Five Ultimate Coaching Development Program Five Gear
  • Five Ultimate Coach Bag
  • USA Ultimate Coaching Development Program Disc

Do note that if you are under 21, you may attend the workshop, but your certification will be held until you turn 21.

Want more details?

Coaches Needed

There are several teams looking for coaches this spring:

Academy at Charlemont Girls
The Academy at Charlemont is desperately seeking a Girls’ Ultimate coach. Contact Dave Chalfant at dchalfant@charlemont.org if you’re interested.

Newton North Girls
Ultimate Players and Friends, especially those with some free time in the afternoons… The NNHS Girls Ultimate team is looking for a coach/advisor for this season. Your time commitment would be up to you, but hopefully at least 2x per week from 3-5pm. The season runs roughly from mid-March until the end of May, but really only gets going once the fields are open to play outside. There’s $400 in it. Not much, but it’s something! Please email me at this address if you are interested or know someone who might be. Thanks!

Matty Anderson (nnhsultimate@gmail.com)
NNHS Boys coach

Hartsbrook Open
Varsity Ultimate coach needed for the Hartsbrook School’s 2014 season. The team meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:45-5:45 and participates in several weekend tournaments. The season begins in mid-late March and runs through the end of May.

Hartsbrook has a competitive and well supported program. The players are fun and hard-working.

Please email stating your experience with ultimate and with teaching/coaching, as well as your availability. Applicants must have a good driving record and be able to drive a 14 passenger mini-bus (no special licensing required). Applicants will complete a CORI background check prior to hire.

Location: Hadley, MA
Contact: Megan Owens (mowens@hartsbrook.org)

PVPA Girls
Attached is the job posting for the Varsity Girls Ultimate coaching position at PVPA. If you have any interest in the position, please reply; if anyone you know might be interested, please forward it along!

Details: 3 practices/week, 4-6:30pm; season runs early April through Memorial Day (first Monday in May); $1500 stipend paid in 2 halves (midpoint and end of season). Every Saturday in May, you’ll be booked, and 2 sundays plus Memorial Day.

As you’ll see in the PDF (attached), a formal application is required. There will be an interview, you’ll have to submit a written practice plan, and lead a workout/Ultimate lesson (indoors) within the next month or so. Let me know if you have any issues with the PDF, or any questions whatsoever.

Additionally, if you’re interested in a JV position, the pay is $750, but with only 2 practices a week and one tournament.

Please cc me on any replies regarding the position.

-mike (micucci.michael@gmail.com)
Job description (PDF)