Photo Credit to Bobby Bishop
Our mission is to use Ultimate as a tool to promote strong character development in youth.
We believe Ultimate has many intrinsic values that can be applied not only in the game, but in life, relationships, and our jobs. We have developed a leadership curriculum aptly called "THE DISC." Each letter in the pneumonic stands for a different leadership value that can be found in Ultimate. Each of these values also make up what we believe to be a great leader.
Check out the Teaching Document here!
The purpose of the Teaching Document is to help facilitate learning for the student and be used as an outline for the teacher.
Check out the Source Document here!
The purpose of the Source Document is to be used a resource for the particular value they are focusing on. This is not supposed to be an exhaustive resource, but just our perspective. Teachers or leaders that are using this curriculum are encouraged to use outside resources related to each theme as well.
We implement our curriculum in 3 different ways. During every program the values are taught at some level, but as we have more dedicated time with the students we are able to spend more time teaching and applying the values in our curriculum.
- Community Outreaches
- We work with students ages 10-20 with the main purpose of introducing them to the sport and getting them excited about playing. While we play and teach the basics of Ultimate we make sure the students get a general understanding of the Spirit of the Game. This is a good foundation for using our curriculum.
- High School Youth Teams and P.E. Programs
- These allow us a consistent, weekly opportunity to invest in the lives of the students. During practices we match up our leadership values with corresponding Ultimate skills. We challenge the students to put into action what is discussed and give them opportunity for feedback. In P.E. classes we have a theme for each class and the students are tested on THE DISC at the end of the unit.
- Mentor Development Program
- The purpose of this program is leadership development. Students who are in this program have either shown good leadership skills in our programs or have a desire to learn more. We take our students through our curriculum step by step giving them a more in depth understanding of "THE DISC" during a 6 week lecture format. We give them opportunities to apply the curriculum through different challenges and response scenarios. Once they have passed through the teaching portion they are given opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally to apply what they have learned.
What has happened over the last year?
- Started first youth team, Dale Pues, in Managua, Nicaragua. (Aug. 2015)
- Began first successful community outreach in Ciudad Sandino (Jan. 2016)
- Hosted first ever Ultimate Tournament in Nicaragua. (March 2016)
- Hosted and participated in Breaking Borders' first International Youth Clinic and Tournament. (April/May 2016)
- Had our first 6 students pass through the lecture portion of our Mentor Development Program. (May 2016)