The Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp in Duluth, GA is a summer ultimate camp for players 14+ from all skill levels who seek an exciting summer experience with the sport of ultimate. Camp combines Ultimate skill and strategy instruction with professional-level speed and strength training.
Dates: June 23- June 28, 2014
Where: Bunten Road Park: 3180 Bunten Road Duluth, GA 30096
Price: $375.00 for 6 days of Performance & Strength Training and Skills Sessions & Scrimmaging led by Chain Lightning, Ozone, and NexGen players!
12:00-4:00pm: Performance & Strength Training | 5:00-8:00pm: Skills Sessions & Scrimmaging
At the end of camp there will be a 1-day hat tournament and awards ceremony followed by a Ozone vs. Chain Lightning Showcase Game on Saturday.
For more information visit the Nike EDGE Ultimate Camp website: http://www.ussportscamps.com/ultimate/nike/edge-nike-ultimate-performance-camp-duluth/
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!
EDGE Ultimate Director Peter Dreisbach traveled to Amsterdam during the week of June 10-16, to undergo the uncanny amusements that is Windmill Windup. The RISE UP Ultimate organization ran a skills and coaching clinic that led up to the Windmill Wind-Up tournament. Pete was a member of the RISE UP staff during the skills clinic and gave a presentation during the conference portion of the program, which will be featured in a future season of RISE UP. The RISE UP staff featured a multitude of outstanding Ultimate players and Pete was honored to be a part of such an All-Star cast of instructors. During the week of festivities, EDGE Ultimate was also able to demonstrate some advanced speed training equipment. To top off an exciting week, Pete played alongside Cranberry Snack (the world-famous international mixed team) in the Windmill Wind-up tournament and was awarded the very special elephant trophy as a welcome back present!
A very special “Thank You” goes out to all of the tournament organizers and volunteers who hosted EDGE Ultimate and the rest of the RISE UP crew. You put on a fantastic tournament and we hope to be invited back to offer a more comprehensive introduction to the EDGE Ultimate training program!
“RISE UP instructor Ben Wiggins leads a planning meeting before another full day of skills instruction.”
EDGE Ultimate travels to Amsterdam this weekend to Windmill Windup 2013. We have gotten a very important and gracious opportunity of teaming up with RISEUP Ultimate and being able to present EDGE at the conferences that will be held during the week of the tournament. This is a great chance to showcase what EDGE Ultimate is about and what we do, to the ever growing European Ultimate scene. We will be showing off our equipment and some of the various techniques and training methods that Chain Lightning and Ozone do themselves that has help get them to be the teams they are today. We will also be mentioning and discussing the Nike Edge Ultimate Camps we have coming up here shortly in the months of June and July. This will prove to be an excellent marketing experience for EDGE and will help us breakout into the European Scene and show them what we are all about. For more information about Windmill Windup and RISE UP Ultimate, see below.
For those of you who do not know, Windmill Windup is the biggest European ultimate frisbee tournament on grass. The carnival of ultimate frisbee lunacy in Amsterdam originated in 2005 and is completely run by a community of volunteers. They expect almost 1400 players from all over Europe to join and for those three days to be packed with hardcore ultimate and exiting amusement in relaxed Amsterdam-style atmosphere.
RISEUP is Ultimate’s first professional instructional video series. If your goal is to become a better Ultimate player or make your team better, you’ve come to the right place. The mission of RISE UP is to improve the level of play of Ultimate teams and players through the creation of engaging instructional videos created by experts. The goal of RISE UP is to create useful teaching tools that empower players at any level to call a friend, grab a disc, and immediately improve their game
Do you want to gain explosiveness on your layouts, be able to change direction more quickly and efficiently, jump higher over your opponents?
Then our camps would be perfect for you! This year we are excited to announce that we have partnered up with Nike for our 2 EDGE Ultimate Camps for the upcoming summer. We will be holding two camps, one that will take place in Duluth, Georgia from June 24th to the 29th. And the other which will be held in Hardinsburg, Kentucky from July 15th to the 20th.
Our camps are run by Peter Dreisbach
And Katrin Dreisbach
They train the premier Elite Ultimate Frisbee teams in Atlanta, Chain Lightning and Ozone. Players from both teams will be there instructing as well. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best of the best who compete at Club Nationals every year. Camps are filling up fast so reserve your spot today! Links to both camps can be found below.
Nike EDGE Ultimate Camp – Duluth, Georgia: http://www.ussportscamps.com/ultimate/nike/edge-nike-ultimate-performance-camp-duluth/
Nike EDGE Ultimate Camp – Hardinsburg, Kentucky: http://www.ussportscamps.com/ultimate/nike/nike-edge-ultimate-performance-camp-hardinsburg/