Coaching

Which direction are you going in?

 Introduction to
 Ultimate

  Coach Pathway 

  Player Pathway 

Looking for an information introduction to Ultimate? We help to connect groups to volunteers.

For those thinking of developing as an Ultimate Coach

For players who are looking for development, coaching and training opportunities

Find a volunteer
Find a coach
Find a club

UKU Foundation Awards
UKU Level 1
UKU Level 2
Coach Registration

UKU Skills Clinics
UKU S&C for Ultimate

Introducing Ultimate

In some cases we are able to connect groups who are just interested in an informal introduction to volunteer players. This is only successful in areas where we have a connection with a current or former player who can volunteer. It's often challenging, but possible, if groups are looking to do this during the working day. 

Please contact us directly to discuss the possibility of connecting you. 

It will be helpful to know the following information:

1. Details

a. location you need to volunteer

b. when do you need them

2. Remuneration
a. are you able to pay for this persons time?

b. if not, are you able to contribute towards their travel expenses?

c. or, is there absoultely no budget available?

FAQs
here is a list of FAQ's we are asked about these informal volunteer connections

Q. Is the person a coach?
A. It is likely this person is not a coach, but we do have coaches around the country with foundation, level 1 and level 2 qualifications

Q. Will this person have experience coaching/leading?
A. This depends. In some areas we might be able to connect you with a volunteer who has experience working in a school, for example. But this person is likely just an enthusiastic player who is able to volunteer some time.

Q. Will this person have a DBS check?
A. We don't require volunteers to have a DBS check if they are involved in an activity that is not reoccuring or intensive. A one off visit to a school does not fulfil the requirements of someone having a DBS check.

Find a Coach

Welcome to the find a coach page - part of the UKU Coaching Scheme

  List of
 UKU Registered Coaches
 Information about
  our coaching partners


UK Ultimate - Registered Coaches

Registered coaches in no particular order - as the list grows we intend to filter the list so it is easy to find registered coaches in specific areas

Name County
Liam Kelly Merseyside
Simon Hill London West
Matthew Smith Sussex
Luke Tobiasiewicz Herts
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


UK Ultimate - Coaching Partners

The coaching partners of UK Ultimate, who deliver coaching and courses affiliated to the National Governing Body


Catch The Spirit

www.catchthespirit.co.uk


Lion44

www.lion44.co.uk

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


for more information about the coaching scheme or finding a coach please contact UK Ultimate directly using the email: admin@ukultimate.com

 


Coach Pathway

UKU Level 2
32 Credits

20 Mandatory Credits
L2 Core Module (1 day) [6 Credits]
Mentoring with UKU Coach Educator [8 Credits]
First Aid (1 day) [6 Credits]

12 Optional Credits
Courses by UK Ultimate
UKU Fitness for Ultimate (6 Hours) [6 Credits]
Courses by Sports Coach UK
Safeguarding Children & Young People (3 Hours) [3 Credits]
Other sportscoachUK short courses (3 Hours) [3 Credits]
Other Providers
NSPCC Keeping Children Safe in Sport [3 Credits]
Other formal coach education courses [3 - 6 Credits]
Courses UK Ultimate is developing
Ultimate for Children & Young People (6 Hours) [6 Credits]
Advaned Offence (6 Hours) [6 Credits]
Advanced Defence (6 Hours) [6 Credits]

Please find the full list of optional credits in our Level 2 pages

UKU Level 1
6-7 Hours
(1 day)
UKU Level 1
Sports coaches & Leaders who want to have a UKU Level One
Normally have little or no playing experience
Often working in the teaching or coaching industry
Not members of UK Ultimate
Read more about this course here

UKU Level 1 - for players
Ultimate players who would like to be coaches
Normally have six months or more playing experience
Members of UK Ultimate
Read more about this course here
Foundation
3 hours
UKU Leader Award
Aimed towards adults who have little or no experience of Ultimate
Normally have experience of coaching and leader sporting activities.
They are often teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, etc.
Read more about this course here

UKU Sports Leader Award
Aimed towards young people who have little or no experience of Ultimate
Normally have experience of coaching and leader sporting activities
or are working towards this in school or other formal settings.
Normally young ambassadors, JSLA, CSLA, Duke of Edinburgh, GCSE etc.
Read more about this course here

UKU Primary Leader Award
Aimed towards leaders who will deliver in a Primary KS1 & KS2 environment
Adults who have little or no experience of Ultimate
Normally have experience of coaching and leader sporting activities.
They are often teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, etc.
Read more about this course here

Foundation

On this page you can find information about our foundation courses availlable to host and/or attend. 

Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.
Email: admin@ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949  (voicemail)

 

UKU Leader Award

The Leader Award is aimed towards adults who have little or no experience of Ultimate but have some experience of coaching and leader sporting activities. Those such as teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, etc.

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours.

Participants: Adults, 18+

Content: Focusing on the basics of Ultimate. Throwing, games, drills, basic tactics, self officiating. 

Resources: Comprehensive resource pack including a DVD with game footage and activity & game cards co produced with the Youth Sport Trust.

Hosting Price: £36 per person for a minimum of 8 people. Please email for further details.

Availability: Weekdays & weekends, including evenings.

Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.
Email: admin[at]ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949  (voicemail)

  • Are you an individual looking to attend a course in your area? Subscribe to the newsletter on the left of this page to receive information about coaching courses

UKU Sports Leader Award

The Sports Leader Award is aimed towards young people who have little to no experience of Ultimate but have some experience of coaching and leader sporting activities, or are working towards this in school or other formal settings. Those such as young ambassadors, JSLA, CSLA, Duke of Edinburgh, GCSE etc. 

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours.

Participants: Young People / Leaders. KS4 & KS5

Content: Focusing on the basics of Ultimate. Throwing, games, drills, basic tactics, self officiating. 

Resources: Resource booklet and certificate. This award is light on the resources to keep the cost down.

Hosting Price: £36 per person for a minimum of 8 people. Please email for further details.

Availability: Ideally curriculum time but also weekdays & weekends, including evenings.

Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.
Email: admin[at]ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949  (voicemail)

  • Are you an individual looking to attend a course in your area? Subscribe to the newsletter on the left of this page to receive information about coaching courses 

UKU Primary Leader Award

The Primary Leader Award is aimed towards leaders who will deliver in a Primary KS1 & KS2 environment. Adults who have little to no experience of Ultimate but have some experience of coaching and leader sporting activities. Those such as teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, etc.

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours.

Participants: Adults, 18+

Content: Focusing on the basics of Ultimate. Throwing, games, drills, basic tactics, self officiating. 

Resources: Comprehensive resource pack including a DVD with game footage and activity & game cards co produced with the Youth Sport Trust.

Hosting Price: £36 per person for a minimum of 8 people. Please email for further details.

Availability: Weekdays & weekends, including evenings.

Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.
Email: admin[at]ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949 (voicemail)

  • Are you an individual looking to attend a course in your area? Subscribe to the newsletter on the left of this page to receive information about coaching courses

Level 1

We offer two different Level 1 coaching courses: one that is appropriate for Ultimate players and one that is appropriate for those who have little or no playing experience "non-player".

If you are unsure about which to attend, please contact us directly on admin[at]ukultimate.com 

 

  UKU Level 1
  for non-players

  UKU Level 1
  for players

This Level One is a comprehsneive introduction in how to coach Ultimate.

We mix practical time and classroom time to cover all the fundamental parts of playing and coaching Ultimate.

Workshop Length: 6 hours.
3 hours pracitcal
3 hours theory

Participants: 14+

Content: Throwing, fundamental tactics, games, activities and drill, self officiating.

Resources: Comprehensive resource pack including a workbook, handbook, DVD with game footage and activity cards co-produced with the Youth Sport Trust.

Price: £85 per person.

Availability: We work with our partners Sport Strucutres to deliver the non-player Level 1.

Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.
Email: admin[at]ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 59490844 804 5949  (voicemail)

  • Are you an individual looking to attend a course in your area? View the up and coming courses on the Sport Strucutres website
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This Level One is a comprehensive introduction on how to coach Ultimate.

We mix classroom time with some practical application to cover the fundamentals of coaching and the specifics of coaching Ultimate.

Workshop Length: 8 hours.
6 hours theory
2 hours practical

Participants: 14+

Content: Focusing on the fundamentals of coaching Ultimate. Throwing, games, drills, tactics and self officiating. 

Resources: First steps in to coaching, workbook, handbook and more.

Price: £85 per person

Availability: Please view the coaching calendar to find a course near you. We run ten Level 1 courses in a calendar year.


 

Level 2

The Level 2 is the next step in the coaching scheme following on from the Level 1. The intention is that this is the level of award that will be appropriate for coaches with aspirations beyond simply organising training sessions for their local team.

To obtain the Level 2, a prospective coach will collect a total of 32 credits. There are mandatory parts worth a total of 20 credits. The remaining 12 credits can be collected from a number of options.


Mandatory Modules:

Course Name Provider Credits
L2 Core Module UK Ultimate 6
Mentoring UK Ultimate 8
First Aid Various 6


There are in total 20 credits to collect from the mandatory section. Two of these parts
UKU L2 Core Module and UKU Mentoring are provided by UK Ultimate. The third section is a First Aid qualification which can be attained from various external organisations. More information about which courses we accept can be found by - clicking here.

UKU L2 Core Module

Workshop Length: 1 day.

Participants: Level One Coaches, Adults 18+

Content: Focusing on the developing coaching skills of a Level 2 Ultimate coach. The role of a Level 2 coach for Spirit of the Game, Self Officiating and Rules Knowledge. Developing Drills for Ultimate. Planning Practices. Also some ultimate-specific content on Horizontal Stack and Zone Defence. 

Attending: Visit the coaching calendar and search for coaching courses to find one near you.


UKU Mentoring

Mentor Length: 8 hours of sessions and up to 2 hours of direct mentoring

Participants: Following attending the L2 Core Module you will be connected with your mentor.

Content: The purpose is to further develop your skills following the L2 Core Module. The prospective Level 2 coach will plan, deliver and review 8 seperate sessions. After arranging a mentor session, the prospective coach will be assessed on the submitted coaching plan-review sheets.

Attending: Mentoring may take place in person or via a video call.

Price: Core Module + Mentoring = £175

 

First Aid

Workshop Length: 6 hours (1 day)

Participants: Most providers welcome young people from the age of 12 onto all first aid courses. If under the age of 16, they must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult). Currently all UK Ultimate level 2 coaches need to be 18+

Content: These courses will give you all the necessary first aid skills to deal with a whole range of sporting injuries and emergency first aid.

Attending: Various agencies and organsiations deliver fist aid courses that can be used for the 6 credits needed. The most common are St. John Ambulance and British Red Cross. If you are unsure that your course is recognised by UK Ultimate, please contact us by email: admin@ukultimate.com

Cost: Each provider will price their courses. Funding can often be attained to help meet some or all of the cost involved. For more information about finding funding please contact us by email: admin@ukultimate.com

Price: Price may vary

 

Optional modules:

There are in total 12 credits to collect from the optional section. We have listed below a few examples of courses that are worth 3 or 6 credits. UK Ultimate is able to recognise other courses, not on this list, for credits too. To discuss something you already have, or would like to attend, please contact us by email: admin@ukultimate.com

Course Name Provider Credits
Skills Clinics UK Ultimate 3
S&C for Ultimate UK Ultimate 6
Safeguarding Children & Young People sportscoachUK  3
NSPCC Keeping Children Safe In Sport NSPCC / EduCare 3
Other sportscoachUK short courses sportscoachUK 3
Some other formal coach education courses*  Various   3-6
Courses we are developing

Ultimate for Children & Young People UK Ultimate 6
Coaching Women in Ultimate UK Ultimate 6

*If you have other formal coach education and would like to see if it can count towards the optional credits, please contact us by email: admin@ukultimate.com

Mentoring

As part of the UK Ultimate Level 2 Coaching Certificate prospective coaches need to complete a mentoring module worth 8 credits. At the end of this module of work coaches will have produced a portfilio of their coaching.

Please read the framwork for producing a complete portfilio:

Portfolio Information
Connect to your mentor

To start the process, email admin[at]ukultimate.com

Subject: UKUL2 Mentor Module [Forname, Surname]

  • Please include your name in the body of the email as well as the date of which course you attended
  • Please include the best email address to reach you
  • You will be contacted following this connecting you to your coach mentor
SWOT

At the end of the Core Module day, you are asked to create a SWOT analysis for your coaching. 

  • Strengths (in your coaching)
  • Weaknesses (something you want to work on)
  • Opporunities (to help you complete the Level 2)
  • Threats (that might prevent or slow your progress)
4 planned sessions
  • At least 1 hour in length
  • Overview of the session
  • Format smilar to that of the Planning Ultimate Practices
  • Can't use consecutive hours from the same session
4 reflections 
  • Reflection corresponds to a delivered session
  • Display how the session was planned
  • Display how the session was delivered
  • If the sessions differs from the plan, why
  • Display reflection-in-action at least once
  • Display reflection-on-action at least once
  • Display working on SWOT weakness once
  • Display using SWOT strength once
4 risk assessments
  • Risk assessment corresponds to the planed-delivered session
Any relavent incident reports  
Mentor session

After four sessions the prospective coach will arrange a Skype call, or face-to-face, with their coach mentor. 

Share your portfilio

  • Upload portfolio content to a google drive folder
  • The portfilio needs to be shared a minimum of one day in advance of the meeting
4 planned sessions
  • At least 1 hour in length
  • Overview of the session
  • Format smilar to that of the Planning Ultimate Practices
  • Can't use consecutive hours from the same session
4 reflections
  • Reflection corresponds to a delivered session
  • Display how the session was planned
  • Display how the session was delivered
  • If the sessions differs from the plan, why
  • Display reflection-in-action at least once
  • Display reflection-on-action at least once
  • Display working on SWOT weakness once
  • Display using SWOT strength once
  • Include actions from mentor meeting
4 risk assessments
  • Risk assessment corresponds to the planned-delivered session
Any relavent incident reports
Submit Portfilio

Submit your finished portfilio to your coach mentor for assessment. If you have achived the standard expected then you gain the credits.

Sometimes the coach mentor will ask you to complete four more hours and highlight what needs to be achived

 

FAQs:

Q: Do the first four sessions need to have been delivered after attending the Level 2 Core Module day?
A: No. But ideally they would be. Hopefully you will leave the day with a better understanding of planning at a Level 2 standard. However, if you feel you already do then please use past - but recent - sessions. 

 

Player Pathway

As part of the coaching scheme, UK Ultiamte is developing a pathway for player development.

Skills Clinics

UKU Skills Clinics offer players access to coaching from elite coaches and players in the UK. These clinics are delivered by GB-level coaches and players with content specifically developed for various Ultimate topics.

Players will be introduced to new ways of thinking about Ultimate and introduced to a range of skills, drills and game-play. Courses are suitable for players of all ability levels. It is a chance to learn new skills, develop methods for developing skills and will give an insight into the kind of technical understanding that will improve playing skills for players of all levels.

This year we have partnered with Flik Clinics 2017 to offer optional credits for the UKU Level 2 Coaching Award. This is an opportunity to develop Ultimate skills and understanding, and to reflect upon different coaching styles for delivering Ultimate sessions.

 

Using UKU Skills Clinics and Flik Clinics 2017 for Level 2 credits

  • These Clinics can be recognised as credits for the optional section of the UKU Level 2 Coaching Course.
  • Each clinic is worth 3 credits.
  • After the course you will be asked to complete a short written reflection based on a series of questions.
  • Please contact UK Ultimate before and after attending the Clinics to evidence your credits.

 

S&C for Ultimate

UK Ultimate Strength & Conditioning for Ultimate.

more information coming soon.

 

Using S&C for Ultimate course for Level 2 credits

  • This course is recognised as credits for the optional section of the UKU Level 2 Coaching Course
  • Completing the course is worth 6 credits.
  • Please contact UK Ultimate after attending to collect the credits.