US Sports Camps and Nike Ultimate Camps Sponsors Bay Area Disc Association's Youth Ultimate Coaching Conference

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For the second year in a row, Nike Ultimate Camps, a division of US Sports Camps, will sponsor the Bay Area Disc Association’s annual Youth Ultimate Coaching Conference which takes place February 14, 2015 at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California.

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We need to modify our approach to coaching ultimate when dealing with the youth players and Bay Area Disc Association does a great job facilitating a conversation of perspectives from top dogs in ultimate all over the world.

Organized by the Bay Area Disc Association, the 2015 Youth Ultimate Coaching Conference brings together top ultimate organizations and coaches from around the world. The theme for this year’s conference is “Long-Term Athlete Development” (LTAD). Valerio Iani, Bay Area Disc Youth Director and organizer of the event, describes LTAD as “a pathway that guides an individual’s experience in sport from youth through adulthood.” Iani hopes that through discussing topics such as appropriate drills for various age groups and genders and defined goals of training, this conference will help improve the sport of ultimate and its coaches.

This year’s conference will include presentations from Diana Cutaia (Coaching Peace, President), Danny Saunders (Ultimate Canada, Executive Director), Dr. Tom Crawford (USA Ultimate, CEO), Mike Lovinguth (USAU, Education and Youth Programs Manager), Steve Henderson (Positive Coaching Alliance, Trainer), Matt Hill (Ultimate Australia, Director of Youth), Kate Bergeron (WFDF, Board Member), Valerio Iani (Bay Area Disc , Youth Director), Heather Ann Brauer (DiscNW, YCC Coach), and Matt Tsang (Fury/USA Coach). Valerio explains, “There will also be a lot of networking and hands-on activities so that attendees can spend more time with each other, establishing connections, trying out new learning tools, and achieving a deeper layer of expertise.”

“What Bay Area Disc Association is doing with these annual coaching conferences is really important,” said Siera Levenson, National Manager for Nike Ultimate Camps. “We need to modify our approach to coaching ultimate when dealing with the youth players and Bay Area Disc Association does a great job facilitating a conversation of perspectives from top dogs in ultimate all over the world.”

More information about the 2015 Youth Ultimate Coaching Conference can be found at http://bayareadisc.org/events/42682-2015-youth-ultimate-coaching-conference.

About US Sports Camps, Inc.

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement. Players, coaches, parents and others interested in Nike Ultimate Camps and US Sports Camps can visit the company’s website at http://www.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP

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