With the weather forecast predicting thunderstorms all week and the actual weather being polar opposite to what was being foreshadowed, the Nike EDGE Ultimate Camp in Duluth, Georgia was underway. The days were split into two sessions. The first session featured speed, agility, and strength training, followed by the second session that involved skills instruction, drills, and strategy, which was led by Chain Lightning and Ozone instructors. On Wednesday, the campers took part in a pool workout for active recovery and shoulder strength and stability.
The camp had a wide variety of special guests and speakers throughout the week. On Monday, Anthony Kelly, Denver Broncos’ Assistant Director of Pro Personnel, gave instruction on proper running form, backpedaling mechanics, and showed campers how to get in and out of a backpedal. The NexGen Tour, a collection of College Ultimate’s top 14 players and 1 international superstar, also made an appearance at EDGE Camp. The NexGen players sampled the EDGE workout for an hour and got to see what the campers were experiencing for the week. They were certainly impressed with the hard work that the EDGE campers had dedicated to becoming better Ultimate players. Certified Nutritionist Benjamin Sisic came out and talked to the kids about nutrition. Benjamin discussed how to properly fuel up before tournaments, what to eat during games, and how to recover after tournament play. He also went over various food myths and answered any questions that the campers had.
The camp was culminated by an awards banquet held on Friday. The campers finished the last bit of the EDGE workouts and spent the rest of the day participating in fun games alongside Chain and Ozone players. It was a long, hard, informative and exhilarating week and we look forward to next year!