NUTC – Session C – July 19th, 2018

NUTC Session C 2018 came to an exciting end today with some amazing Ultimate. The semi-finals started the tone for the day with Red vs. Grey and Dark Blue vs. Purple. The intensity between all teams could be felt in the air as the campers gave it their all on the last day of camp. In the end, Red and Dark Blue advanced to the finals.

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With the finals set, both teams had a few minutes to reconvene with their coaches. Once the game was underway, both teams were firing on all cylinders. Crispy offense was met with lock down defense on both teams. After half time the Red team pulled away with a nice lead and would eventually take the championship!

Resize-26 Resize-29 Resize-31 Resize-33 After the finals Session C ended with the awards ceremony. This was a time for the camp to recognize the campers that truly embody the NUTC spirit. With one last goodbye, the campers checked out of their rooms and marked an end to a fantastic session at the National Ultimate Training Camp. See you next year!

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All photos from this session have been uploaded to the NUTC Flickr account.

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NUTC – Session C – July 18th, 2018

The NUTC Session C tournament started off with high energy this morning with some spectacular play from all teams! Right off the bat each team started pool play games after a warm up with their counselors. Cheers could be heard all over the fields as teams gave it their all. Each team played three games in before they headed off to lunch.
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Returning from lunch, the campers competed in the distance challenge. Each camper stepped up to the plate and gave their longest throw they could muster. Once the competition ended teams finished their last two games of the day.

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To finish off the day campers traded jerseys and attended the talent show!

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NUTC – Session C – July 17th, 2018

Pink Tuesday started off early with some quality team time. Dawning their pink attire, campers met with their counselors for a few drills to start off the morning session. Everything from end-zone sets to mental toughness were discussed among the athletes.

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After team time, the girls scrimmage began! The ladies showed off their chilly offense and fiery defense in front of the whole camp. The bleachers were packed with campers cheering on the girls as their fellow athletes worked hard on the field.

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Unfortunately the rain cancelled our afternoon session but luckily there was some fantastic ultimate to be watched over the world wide web. Campers piled into the auditorium to watch Fury vs. Riot on the projector live from WUCC. The day eventually wrapped up with a camp wide gender equity discussion.

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NUTC – Session C – July 16th, 2018

With their teams now settled, campers started off day three of Session C undeniable energy! After a warm up campers split into their new teams and were taught positioning in vertical stack. Counselors laid down the ground work for one of the most used offenses in the Ultimate. Teams then scrimmaged for the remainder of the morning session.

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Once campers finished their lunch they headed back to the fields split up into their teams and were given a crash course on deep throws by the counselors. Then teams moved onto stations where groups of counselors taught around throws and defensive positioning.

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To wrap up the day, campers and counselors faced off in the Campers vs Counselors game under the turf lights. Campers showed off their crispy throws and sharp cuts against the counselors. While they did play hard, campers unfortunately fell to the Destructors.

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NUTC – Session C – July 15th, 2018

Campers got up bright and early (maybe due to a fire alarm) to start their first day of Ultimate activities. The first session of the day was jam packed with information ranging from throwing tips to cut timing. Campers were then grouped off to scrimmage until lunch time.

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After lunch campers once again separated into groups where they met with pairs of counselors to go over specific drills in stations. Resets, cutting, and same third throwing were discussed in the different stations. Before we knew it dinner was on deck and campers got their grub on at the dining hall.

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To end the night campers were split into their teams at TEAM NIGHT!!! The campers will stay in these teams for the remainder of camp and eventually compete in the NUTC tournament. Each team competed against one other to see which color jersey they would dawn for the next four days of camp.

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NUTC – Session C – July 14th, 2018

NUTC Session C kicked off today with campers arriving at Mount Holyoke College! Campers quickly checked in with the staff, grabbed their own NUTC gear, and shuffled off to play pick up. Athletes from all over the United States have converged on this location for six days of Ultimate Frisbee excitement.

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After the campers got themselves situated it was off to dinner where everyone was separated off into multiple groups. Everyone became acquainted with each other and then attended Intro Night where camp director Tiina Booth and the counselors introduced themselves. Tips on how to stay healthy for the week and goals for the campers were introduced by the staff. With excitement in the air, campers headed back to the dorms to meet with their groups one last time before they are set to wake up bright and early for their first day of activities!

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NUTC – Session B – July 12, 2018

And just like that, a great session comes to an end! Campers woke up bright and early to get to the fields for semi-finals with the pull going up at 8:15am sharp! Great White Zarks (red) played against Skydancers (dark blue) in the first semi-final, while Blau It Up (light blue) played Medium Child (grey) in the second semi-final. All four teams fought hard, but both Great White Zarks and Medium Child won fairly comfortably, sailing into the finals immediately after. Medium Child advanced with the help of their formidable defense, with an airtight zone and suffocating person defense. Great White Zarks advanced by utilizing an efficient offense with flowing resets and accurate deep shots.

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The final was an incredibly interesting and tight game, with both teams trading the lead and neither team ever up by more than two points. Mostly, both teams were tied and fought hard for every point. Fittingly, the game ended on universe point, with both teams having scoring opportunities and making defensive stands. Ultimately, Great White Zarks (red) came away with the victory. It was fantastic to see all six teams play today and to watch how much each player had improved over the course of one week.

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Finally, it was time for the Award’s Ceremony and to pack up and say goodbye. Campers received a variety of awards and prizes for Disc Olympics Victories and also Player Awards given out by their counselors. We hope to see you again next year and remember: Throw Everyday!

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NUTC – Session B – July 11, 2018

The tournament was in full swing today. Teams completed Pool Play, with two games before lunch and two games after. Campers played hard and brought out some fantastic cheers they had created with their teammates.

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After dinner, it was time for Trade Night and the Talent Show. There were a ton of awesome talents and great skits on display. Everyone had a great time!

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NUTC – Session B – July 10, 2018

It’s Pink Tuesday!

Campers gathered for the morning session, many decked out in varies shades and quantities of pink. Teams met with each other for team time first this in the morning, warming up together and then learning some individual team strategies in preparation of the tournament starting this afternoon.

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After team time, it was time for the Women’s Scrimmage. Female campers and some counselors split into two teams to play each other in a game, while the male campers and counselors cheered them on.

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After lunch, the Disc Olympics started! Campers competed in a variety of disc-related competitions such as longest throw in a variety of categories, longest time aloft and a disc relay.NUTCTuesdayResized-1278

Finally, it was time to start the tournament! Great White Zarks (red) played Kale Yeah (green). Milky Way (purple) played Sky Dancers (blue). Finally, Medium Child(grey) and Blau It Up (light blue) played. Tomorrow, the rest of the pool play matches will take place.

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After dinner, campers and counselors met for a gender equity forum. This year, two sessions were held. Gender Equity 101 was for campers new to NUTC, whereas Gender Equity 202 was a more advanced version for those campers who have already attended the 101. Both forums were full of excellent discussion and critical thinking.

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NUTC – Session B – July 9, 2018

Now that they had been assigned their teams, campers were able to practice within their teams during our morning session. But first, Patrick Kelsey with PeaK Performance Training led everyone in some great dynamic warmups, teaching acceleration mechanics, change of direction, and proper conditioning.

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Team names and cheers developed quickly as campers encouraged each other through some vertical stack drills. Afterwards, teams were able to play together and build chemistry for the first time, as teams scrimmaged each other in preparation for tomorrow’s tournament.

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After lunch, everyone came back for the afternoon session. First, campers learned how to huck and pull farther by using good throwing mechanics to optimize distance. Then campers split up into groups to practice breaking the mark and ideal defensive positioning. Finally, they ended the practice with some more scrimmaging.

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Finally after dinner, it was time for the highly anticipated Camper-Counselor game. The campers fought hard, demonstrating many skills they had learned this week, with hard cuts, great flow and tight defense. There were many highlight reel plays and layouts. However, ultimately, the counselors demonstrated why they are the ones teaching the skills at camp, pulling away to a 20 – 2 victory.

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All photos from today can be viewed and purchased (in a variety of products!) here: http://www.ultiphotos.com/nutc/2018/b/full/day3

Full coverage will be posted in the coming weeks!

Campers and their parents can enjoy the following discount coupons:
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