The Ultimate Coaches and Players Conference is dedicated to the promotion, teaching and growth of ultimate. This year’s theme is Education and our goal is to educate those who are new to the sport of ultimate, as well as those who have been involved for years. We hope our slate of presenters will be able to offer something for everyone, from the middle school organizer to the club team captain. We also want people to enjoy some face-to-face time with the presenters as well as the other attendees.
Today’s ultimate players rely almost solely on technology to communicate and educate, and often that communication can be counterproductive. Meeting someone in person at the UCPC will perhaps lead to some real alliances and partnerships in the future. In the eighties, all the ultimate captains on the East Coast would meet once or twice a year, often in Philly or Purchase, to figure out the tournament schedule and discuss any current issues. For those who attended, the captains’ meetings were important, valuable and a lot of fun; our hope is that the UCPC, in some way, will recreate that experience for today’s coaches and players.
March 2nd, 2013
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Dobyns
USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour, Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance, National Ultimate Training Camp and Printed Performance by VC Ultimate are the four primary partners of the Ultimate Coaches and Players Conference.
We are looking for a few more sponsors to help underwrite the cost of the conference. If your company is interested in this sponsorship opportunity, please contact Tiina Booth.
Cost to Attend Conference
$125 after the deadline, which will be at midnight EST on Friday, February 22, 2013.
We expect to sell out the 2013 version at 300 attendees; in 2008, we had 200.
Registration is now open.
Proceeds from the UCPC
After expenses, we will be donating any overage to BUDA for their youth development programs.