Coaching

 

 

Getting Started Coaching pathway

Looking for an introduction to Ultimate? 

We can help connect groups to local volunteers or Registered Coaches.

For those thinking of teaching Ultimate or wanting to develop as an Ultimate Coach.

Find a volunteer

Find a coach

 

UKU Foundation Awards
UKU Level 1
UKU Level 2

 

Coach Registration

Code of Conduct for Coaches

First Aid

 

 

UKU Coaching Pathway

 


 


Introducing Ultimate

In some cases we are able to connect groups who are interested in an informal introduction to the sport to volunteer players who can lead a session for you. It can be more challenging if groups are looking for a volunteer for hours during the working day. 

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

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.

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 of working in a school or delivering sessions to adults and young people. However, more often than not this person is likely to be 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. As such if this person is working with children some form of supervision will be required.

Find a Coach

Coaching


Coach Registration

The UKU Coach Registration Scheme runs from 1st October - 30th September.

The list below shows 2018-19 UKU Registered Coaches. If you would like to contact a coach please email coaching@ukultimate.com 

To become a registered coach please go through the membership portal.

 

2018-19 UKU Registered Coaches Location
Chris Bamford Leeds
Glen Newell London
Shaun Webb Glasgow
Kat Cheng Nottingham
Peter Garnett Nottingham

 

 


For more information about the UKU Coaching Scheme or help finding a coach please contact UK Ultimate directly using the email: coaching@ukultimate.com

 


Coach Pathway

UKU Level 2
32 Credits

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

12 Optional 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 (for non-players)
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 Awards
3 hours

UKU Foundation Award
Aimed towards adults who have little or no experience of Ultimate
Usually have experience of coaching and leader sporting activities.
They are often teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, etc.

For those with a Level 2 qualification in another invasion sport we also offer a UKU L2 Transfer to Ultimate.

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

UKU Foundation Award

The UKU Foundation Award is part of our Teaching Pathway.

It is designed for teachers, youth workers, sports coaches, activators ...etc who already have the skills of teaching or working with children or young people, but have little or no experience of Ultimate. This is appropriate for those working with Key Stages 2-5, or indeed for those working with any group new to the sport. We also offer two adaptations on this course explained below. 

  • UKU Foundation Award: Sports Leader Award
    • A variation of the course designed specifically for young people, Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in schools or colleges. They will develop skills in delivering Ultimate safely to their peers or younger children
  • UKU Foundation Award: Primary Award
    • This course has greater emphasis on teaching Ultimate to young children, primarily Key Stage 2 although Key Stage 1 teacher may be able to adapt Ultimate session for younger children.

Further details about the Foundation Award including course content, length and fees are outlined in the table below. Please contact us via email or telephone for more information or to make a booking.

Email: coaching@ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949 (voicemail)

 

Discs suitable for primary and seconday students can be purchased from UKU.

UKU Foundation Award

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours

Participants: Adults, 18+

Content: The basics of the playing and teaching Ultimate including: throwing, catching, drills, games and self-officiating (Spirit of the Game). 

Resources: The resource pack includes activity & game cards co-produced with Youth Sport Trust.

Hosting Price: £36 per person for a minimum of 8 people.

Availability: Weekdays and weekends, including evenings. This course can be delivered as a twilight CPD session.


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

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UKU Foundation Award: Sports Leader Award


For young people who have little to no experience of Ultimate but who are starting to gain some experience of coaching and leading sports activities, or who are working towards this in school or other formal settings. This might include young ambassadors, JSLA, CSLA, Duke of Edinburgh, GCSE, and so on. 

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours.

Participants: Young People / Leaders. KS3, 4 and 5

Content: The basics of the playing and teaching Ultimate including: throwing, catching, drills, games and self-officiating (Spirit of the Game).

Resources: The resource pack includes activity & game cards co-produced with Youth Sport Trust.

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

Availability: Ideally during curriculum time but can also be delivered on weekdays and weekends, including evenings.


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


UKU Foundation Award: Primary Leader Award


For leaders who will deliver in a Primary KS1 and KS2 environment. It is ideal for adults who have little to no experience of Ultimate but have some experience of coaching and leading sports activities for this age group. This might include teachers, youth leaders, community coaches, and so on.

 

Workshop Length: 3 hours.

Participants: Adults, 18+

Content: The basics of the playing and teaching Ultimate including: throwing, catching, drills, games and self-officiating (Spirit of the Game). This course has a greater emphasis on how to introduce the sport safely to young children. 

Resources: The resource pack includes activity & game cards co-produced with Youth Sport Trust.

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

Availability: Weekdays & weekends, including evenings. This course can be delivered as a twilight CPD session


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

UKU Level 1

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We offer two Level 1 Coaching Award courses:

Level 1 for Ultimate players with at least 6 months' playing experience - 

Level 1X for those with no playing experience -

If you are unsure about which to attend, please contact us directly at coaching@ukultimate.com 

 

  UKU Level 1X
  for those with no playing experience 

  UKU Level 1
  for players looking to lead or coach

 

The Level 1X is a comprehensive introduction on how to teach Ultimate to beginners.

We mix practical and classroom time to cover all the fundamentals of playing and coaching basic Ultimate skills.

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

Participants: age 14+

Content: Throwing, catching, fundamental tactics, games, activities and drill, Spirit of the Game and self-officiating.

Resources: Comprehensive resource pack including activity cards co-produced with the Youth Sport Trust.

Price: £85 per person.

Availability: For more information or to book a course for your group please contact us

Email: coaching@ukultimate.com
Call: 0844 804 5949 (voicemail)

Sports Structures:

We work with our partners Sport Structures to deliver some Level 1X courses.

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The Level 1 is a comprehensive introduction on how to coach Ultimate. You should have at least 6 months' experience playing to take this course.


We mix classroom time with 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: age 14+

Content: Focusing on fundamental coaching skills. 

Resources: first steps into coaching resources, UKU Handbook and Workbook.

Price: £85 per person

Availability: Please view the coaching calendar to find a course near you. We aim to run at least 10 Level 1 courses around the UK each calendar year.

 

If your club is interested in hosting a UKU Coaching Course, please contact us and we can look into providing a course in your area, coaching@ukultimate.com


 

Level 2

The Level 2 Coaching Award is the next step in the UKU Coaching Scheme following on from the Level 1 Award.

To obtain the Level 2 Award, a prospective coach will collect a total of 32 credits. The course consists of a mandatory 20 credits obtained through the Core Module, Mentoring Scheme and First Aid. The remaining 12 credits can be collected from a number of options.


Mandatory Credits:

Course Name Provider Credits
UKUL2 Core Module UK Ultimate 6
UKU Mentoring Scheme UK Ultimate 8
First Aid
6


The UKU L2 Core Module and UKU Mentoring Scheme are provided by UK Ultimate. The third section is a First Aid qualification that 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 1 Coaches, Adults 18+

Content: Focusing on developing the coaching skills of a Level 2 Ultimate Coach; the role of a Level 2 Coach for Spirit of the Game; developing Drills for Ultimate; planning practices; more Ultimate-specific content. 

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


UKU Mentoring Scheme

Mentor Length: up to 8 hours 

Participants: Following 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 L2 coach will plan, deliver and review a series of coaching sessions. After arranging mentor sessions and completing relevant review documents, the prospective coach will submit their portfolio of coaching, planning and review sheets to be assessed and signed off by UKU.

Attending: Mentoring may take place in person, over the telephone or via a video call.

Price: £150 or £75 depending on mentoring structure (this price covers the core module and your mentoring option)

 

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 organisations deliver First Aid courses that can be used for the 6 compulsory L2 credits. 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 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, coaching@ukultimate.com

Course Name Provider Credits

UK Coaching have a series of workshops to support coaches.

If you attend any courses please add certificates to your membership profile as a credential, and L2 credits can be assigned.

 

See some recommended courses below:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Equity in your Coaching

A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches

Delivering Engaging Sessions for Adults

Delivering Engaging Sessions for Young People

Coaching the Person Infront of You

How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review (online)

Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport (online)

UK Coaching 3

1st4Sport are an awarding organisation.

Their online PE Confidence modules may be of interest to those wanting to work with children.

1st4Sport 3
NSPCC Keeping Children Safe In Sport NSPCC / EduCare 3

Coaching Games for Understanding

Sport Structures 3

There are lots of opportunities to build knowledge, skill and understanding in coaching. 

Some options include:

Qualifications in other sports (should be other invasion sports)

Attendance at workshops or conferences

Online courses

 

Please email coaching@ukultimate.com if you have any questions about the suitability of a course or qualification for L2 credits. Certificates or evidence of attendance should be uploaded as a credential on your membership profile.

Various  Variable

Flik

We have partnered with Flik to offer optional credits for the UKU Level 2 Coaching Award.

The Flik Clinics are an opportunity to develop Ultimate skills and understanding and to reflect upon different coaching styles for delivering Ultimate sessions.

If you are intending to, or have taken part in a Flik clinic, and would like to use this towards your L2 award please notify coaching@ukultimate.com.

Flik Skills Clinics 3-6

Ulty Results

Ulty results have brought together a great package of presentations for 'the well-rounded ultimate coach', available to individuals working towards their UKU Level 2 qualification.

Please follow this link for more information, and to purchase the offer. The cost is $97.

Ulty Results

 

*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, coaching@ukultimate.com

Mentoring

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

Please read the framework for producing a complete portfolio:

Portfolio Information
Getting started

Sign up to a UKU L2 Coaching Award Core Module course (1 day)

If you have already done the Core Module and have yet to start your mentoring please email coaching@ukultimate.com

Self analysis

At the end of the Core Module day, you will be asked to analyse your coaching. 

  • Strengths (in your coaching)
  • Weaknesses (something you want to work on)
  • Opportunities (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 similar 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
  • Display where you are working on weaknesses
  • Display where you are using strengths
4 risk assessments
  • Risk assessment corresponds to the planed-delivered session
Any relevant incident reports  
Mentor session

After four sessions the prospective coach will arrange a Skype call, or face-to-face, with their coach mentor. If you have a UKU mentor a Zoom call can be arranged for you.

Share your portfolio

  • Upload portfolio content to a Google drive folder
  • The portfolio 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 similar 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
  • Display working weaknesses
  • Display using strengths
  • Include actions from initial mentor meeting
4 risk assessments
  • Risk assessment corresponds to the planned-delivered session
Any relevant incident reports
Submit Portfolio

Submit your finished portfolio to your coach mentor for assessment. If you have achieved 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 achieved

 

FAQs:

Q: Do the first four sessions need to have been delivered after attending the Level 2 Core Module day?
A: No. But ideally you will have been actively delivering sessions before you attend the L2 in order to get the most from the day. Your first 4 planned sessions for your portfolio can be delivered before or after the L2 Core course.