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Coach Forum 11th May

In May we are continuing our series of free, weekly Coach Forums.  These are informal discussion groups led by Ultimate folk who've spent some time thinking about specific areas of the sport and are happy to share their ideas. Please come ready to get involved in discussion, ask questions and learn from each other.

We've added a new session on Monday 11th May at 7:30pm:

[Coach Forum] Less is More with Peter Wright and Si Hill

UKU Members will be given priority to sign up first, with any remaining tickets opened to others a few days before the event. Don’t forget to let us know if you can no longer attend so we can open up your spot for someone else.

2020 EUCS announcement

On 27th April, the European Ultimate Federation announced that European Ultimate Championship Regionals (EUCRs) would not happen in 2020, but that they are making plans for a larger Finals event (xEUCF) if it is possible.

In the UK, we combine the West region EUCR with UKU Nationals.  For now, UKU Regionals and UKU Nationals are still in the calendar as per our original plan.  If it is possible to run those events, we will go ahead, but Nationals 2020 will not be a qualification event to EUCF.

The UKU Competitions Committee is reviewing this change to EUCS and will confirm how the UK bids to xEUCF will be allocated teams in due course. 

Resources for schools - can you help please?

We have a small group of teachers and coaches looking at the need for new resources to help teachers deliver PE and sports competitions when schools reopen for everyone.  The idea is to share simple information about how frisbees can be used in activities, games and competitions that meet constraints that are likely to affect school sports in the coming year.  

We are hoping to find one or more volunteers who have the skills and experience to help with the graphic design and editing aspects of this project.  If you think you could help, please get in touch.

For the competition part, which will probably include teams competing and scoring remotely from each other, we would ideally build some smart-looking, slick scoring-spreadsheets.  If you feel you could volunteer to help with that part, please let us know.

Finally, if you have brilliant ideas for frisbee games you believe would fit the brief, then of course we’d love to hear about them too.  Please feel free to send them over.

If you are available to help, please get in touch: admin@ukultimate.com.

Message of thanks to our partners

We’re extremely grateful to all of our event partners who have been so supportive throughout the last few weeks and we wanted to send a quick shout-out to to some of them below.  Our venues, our medical support teams and VC Lookfly were all very directly affected when we had to cancel our events.  We also wanted to pass on messages we received from Tokay and the Youth Sport Trust.

Free Coach Forums this April and May

Due to popular demand, we're extending the free weekly coaching forums into May.  These are informal discussion groups led by Ultimate folk who've spent some time thinking about specific areas of the game and are happy to share their ideas.

New concussion information

We are really pleased to be able to publish new concussion information and guidance prepared by Dr Kenny Duffy.  The document is designed to educate all UKU members about concussion: if in doubt sit them out.  Please read the document and share the link with your club mates.

Free Coach Forums this April

This April we're running FREE weekly Coach Forums. These are informal discussion groups led by Ultimate folk who've spent some time thinking about specific areas of the game and are happy to share their ideas. Please come ready to get involved in discussion, ask questions and learn from each other.

Upcoming Events - Cancellation Update

Following our previous announcement regarding the April/May 2020 Club Outdoor Events, we can now confirm that London Moooxed - due to take place in May - is now cancelled. In addition, the following summer events are also cancelled: