Uplift Ultimate is the brainchild of California Ultimate & Pittsburgh Ultimate. Uplift is the only all-virtual, nation-wide ultimate frisbee training program. Hosting its first ever camp this summer, Uplift has coached over 250 youth and college players from 22 states!
Christie’s ultimate career began in high school, captaining the school’s boys team and trying out for (U19) Team USA. She helped lead the Pitt women to Nationals for the first time in 2010 and won a Club title with DC Scandal in 2013. Coaching and building the ultimate scene (in size, leadership, and equity!) in Pittsburgh for almost 15 years, she has been the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Ultimate since 2015 and currently coaches the Pitt Men’s A team.
Grant started playing ultimate in 2002 in front of his MA high school with a local player turned mentor. After starting his college team, coaching, and playing competitively in NYC, Grant moved to Los Angeles in 2012. After leading local clinics and youth events, Grant founded and is the the Executive Director of both Southern California Youth Ultimate (SCYU, pronounced Sky-You!) and California Ultimate Association. Grant has played for NY's Puppet Regime (X), PoNY (M), SoCal Condors (M), and last year for LA Lotus (X). He currently coaches at Thomas Starr King Middle School.
Our goal is to provide a safe place for athletes to learn & ask questions while also encouraging them to push the boundaries of their own comfort zones. We want you to try new things, be willing to fail, & support you as you try again.
Serving players from absolute beginners to traveling team superstars, Uplift provides virtual sport-specific training and top-notch coaching to help players and teams:
As we all await a complete return to play, Uplift hopes to create and sustain communities while staying socially distant.
All Uplift sessions through 2021 will be held through Zoom. Activities are designed to be doable solo and in small (indoor or outdoor) spaces. Coaches and staff will explain how Uplift trainings can be adapted to larger spaces outdoors and with additional players should local guidelines allow such activity.
USA Ultimate Membership: Uplift Ultimate is sanctioned through USA Ultimate which means all participants must be Members. Because this isn’t a championship series, players need only purchase an Affiliate Membership at $17 through USA Ultimate. Membership provides both us and you with insurance and also provides all of our coaches with access to SafeSport certification to ensure our community is as safe as possible.
So much! We have an all-star cast of coaches that will be delivering programming chalk-full of expertise, perspective, tools, exercises, and drills that you can try at home and then expand upon as pandemic restrictions are eased.