The first 90 players to sign up! Registration closes June 15th
|What:||Youth Ultimate Training Academy|
Monday July 17th to Friday July 21st for 5 days / 4 nights
|Where:||The Gunnery School (Washington, CT - NW of Waterbury)|
$475 (includes camp fee, room and meals
The Youth Ultimate Training Academy (YUTA) is an opportunity for aspiring Ultimate players to learn skills, drills, strategies, and techniques for improving their game. This five day camp will teach advanced drills which are currently being implemented at top club and pro teams to help improve offensive and defensive skills. In fact, professional players and elite level club players will be assisting and serving as camp counselors for the program!
One key aspect of our camp is nutrition and plyometric/explosive training. YUTA will provide guidelines in both of these areas, explaining how they can help the athlete to perform at his or her peak. YUTA will cover nutrition suggestions that promote clean eating habits, giving athletes an advantage over their competition. On the plyometric/explosive training side, YUTA will teach researched and Ultimate-specific plyometric drills designed to improve explosive speed and jumping ability. These drills will be demonstrated throughout the camp and practiced in order to ensure technique effectiveness.
Finally, conflict resolution is a personal skill which is absolutely vital, whether it is on the Ultimate field or in everyday life. Unlike any other camp, YUTA will guide players through proven steps to resolving on field issues which promote listening, utilizing a rational tone, communication, and compromise. By being able to resolve conflicts on the field, athletes will be able to uphold the integrity of the game and also become far more capable in resolving calls on the field in a favorable manner.
The $475 registration fee covers:
- dorm room for 4 nights at The Gunnery
- all meals beginning Monday breakfast and ending Firday lunch
- instructor fees
- water bottle
- flash drive with instructional video
All players must be at least 15 years old as of July 17th, 2017.
All players must be members of USA Ultimate, at either the full youth membership level or the affiliate membership level (with CUC as the affiliate).
All players must submit a medical authorization form signed by a parent / guardian, to be used in case of a medical emergency.
Camp Co-Director Trevor Charles
Trevor has been playing Ultimate for 17 years in Connecticut. He started the Marist College team in 2001, and played for a CT Club team for four years at the regional level. Trevor started his coaching career with the creation of the Middletown High School team in 2005. In 2007, he helped co-found the CT Ultimate High School League (CTUL), and has been Chairman of the League ever since. Trevor became the CT State Youth Coordinator for USA Ultimate (the UPA) two years later, a position to which he still holds. Throughout this time period he has coached the now varsity Ultimate program in Middletown for 13 years and guided it to two state titles and three New England Championships, as well as two St. Johnsbury Invite titles (biggest youth tournament in the country). 3 of his former HS athletes play or have played for professional programs. He was named USAU Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016.
Camp Co-Director Sal Marino
Sal has been playing Ultimate for eight years in Connecticut. He was one of the earlier members of the Middletown High School team which won multiple state titles, St. Johnsbury Invite titles (biggest youth tournament in the country), New England Championship, and one of the team's best finishes in the Easterns tournament. Sal continued his career at the collegiate level playing for Southern Connecticut State University, as well as, playing for a CT Club team for two years. Sal has also played in various leagues around the state during the winter indoor season, even going to the Indoor Ultimate Championships. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Middletown High School program and was a player coach for SCSU during his time there.