NUTC – Session B – July 12th, 2017

This morning, tournament play picked back up with three rounds of exciting games! The teams put into use all that they’ve learned this week, including resets, vert and ho stack, zone, and more. It was a long, hot morning, but the campers were having plenty of fun. Unfortunately, following lunch, thunderstorms delayed play for the rest of the afternoon. Campers stayed in the dorm and played games, enjoyed Gatorade goodies, and watched ultimate matches in the TV room.

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The talent show started directly after dinner with some fantastic jokes, magic tricks, and music! Before it could conclude, though, we got the okay to head back out on the fields. The campers finished up their pool play games under the lights, then headed back to the dorm for the end of the talent show.

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Day 5 - NUTC 2017 Session B Day 5 - NUTC 2017 Session B Day 5 - NUTC 2017 Session B

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NUTC – Session B – July 11th, 2017

This morning at NUTC began in teams, where everyone learned a few different offenses and defenses. These were quickly put into play as the teams competed in their final scrimmages. Then, the women played a showcase scrimmage while the men cheered them on! After, all teams received their jerseys and took their team photos.

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After lunch, the campers warmed up with some Disc Olympics events, including distance and partner MTA. The Disc Olympics will conclude tomorrow with two more events! Then, the tournament officially began! Day 4 - NUTC 2017 Session B Day 4 - NUTC 2017 Session B

That evening, all campers participated in a Gender Equity Forum, lead by Tulsa Douglas of St Olaf Vortex and Boston Brute Squad. They generated some great discussion and came up with several action items to employ throughout the week.

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NUTC – Session B – July 10th, 2017

Today was the first day the campers got to play with their teams! After the usual warm-ups and stretches, each team went through a few drills in rotation. They played several scrimmages today, plus they worked on distance throwing.

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That evening, the campers flocked to trade night in search of the coolest ultimate swag. Then, it was back to the turf for the campers vs counselors game. The campers managed to score on the counselors six times, but the counselors took the win. Everyone celebrated afterwards with some ice cream.

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NUTC – Session B – July 9th, 2017

The first full day of NUTC Session B started with a bang! Or, rather, a fire drill. Everyone was up and at ’em after that! At the fields, campers learned about the six most important throws in ultimate, and practiced each with a partner. They also learned proper push-up form (which would come in handy later), and about ‘uncontrollables’.

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Later, they broke out into groups to work on different drills. After cycling through those, they had one scrimmage and headed to lunch. After lunch, everyone played three more scrimmages, then ran sprints for good measure.

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Teams were selected and announced that night, and the campers competed in a variety of classic NUTC challenges to pick their jersey color.

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NUTC – Session B – July 8th, 2017

NUTC Session B kicked off today at Mount Holyoke College with 77 campers! As parents said goodbye, campers met their roommates and headed off to play pick-up. After working up an appetite, everyone headed off to dinner, where they joined their assigned group and met some new friends.

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After dinner, the campers socialized a bit at Pearson Hall. Then, it was off to Intro Night! The counselors introduced themselves, shared important information about the week, and frequently reminded everyone to hydrate. Campers broke out into small groups and got to know each other a little better before heading back to the dorm for a good night’s sleep before their first long day at NUTC.

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Day 1 - NUTC 2017 Session B

Day 1 - NUTC 2017 Session B Day 1 - NUTC 2017 Session B

Day 1 - NUTC 2017 Session B Day 1 - NUTC 2017 Session B

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NUTC – Session A – July 6th, 2017

Today was Championship Thursday and the last day of camp. The semifinals started at 8:15 and after two hard fought matches, teams red and blue advanced to the finals. The finals game was a great showing of Ultimate and in the end, blue was crowned as tournament champion. All the games today had highlight reel plays and plenty of spirit all around.

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The awards ceremony was held immediately following the finals game and players from each team were recognized for their spirit, hard work, and improvement over the course of the week. There were lots of hugs to go around and everyone left with lots of new skills, friends, and amazing memories.

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NUTC – Session A – July 5th, 2017

Wednesday started a little earlier than previous days so that the teams could fit in three tournament games before lunch. The level of play was high on all three fields with lots of strong teamwork and fun.

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The pool play portion of the tournament wrapped up in the afternoon session with 2 additional rounds of games. The blue, red, yellow, and purple teams are moving on to the semifinals tomorrow morning. The afternoon session ended with the discathon, the third of four events in the disc olympics.

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In the evening, everyone headed down to the amphitheater for a talent show, during which both campers and counselors got up on stage to perform. The talent show included the last event from the disc olympics – disc spinning. Following the fun-filled evening, everyone returned to the dorm for pizza and their floor meetings. Tomorrow will be an exciting day!

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NUTC – Session A – July 4th, 2017

Happy 4th of July! Today’s busy day started with the morning session, which included a mental toughness exercise, drill time to work on team-specific offenses and defenses, a short scrimmage, and the women’s game. Tuesday at NUTC means pink Tuesday and there were plenty of pink jerseys, shorts, and accessories on display. Right before lunch, players received their team jerseys and took an all-camp photo.

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After lunch, campers took part in disc olympics, competing in the distance competition and most time aloft contest before playing the first two rounds of the tournament. There were lots of smiles, hard work, and athletic play on all three fields.

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Dinner was followed by a Gender Equity meeting where campers discussed problems with and solutions to the gender disparity in Ultimate. After a good camp-wide discussion, campers met with their team counselors for both team and individual meetings to gain feedback, ask questions, and discuss their NUTC experiences.

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NUTC – Session A – July 3rd, 2017

Monday morning started off with another mental toughness exercise and tournament teams had a chance to drill and scrimmage together for the first time. The afternoon session included drills that worked on defensive positioning and breaking the mark, as well as more scrimmaging. During free time, campers’ options included working on their long throws with counselors and having fun at the pool.

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In the evening, the campers had a chance to play against the counselors. Although the counselors came out on top, everyone had a good time and the campers showed off some of the new skills they are learning. The night concluded with ice cream sundaes.

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NUTC – Session A – July 2nd, 2017

The first full day of NUTC started off with an early breakfast and the morning Ultimate session, where counselors led the campers through mental toughness exercises and an all-camp warm-up. Once everyone was warmed up, the campers were able to focus on their throwing technique and put it to use in some drills and scrimmages.

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Following lunch, the campers stayed in their teams and rotated through drills that focused on marking, cutting, and throwing deep. The teams then all played a few scrimmages and the afternoon session finished off with all-camp sprints. The tournament teams were announced after dinner and team night gave everyone the chance to get to know their new teammates. Additionally, the teams competed for their right to choose jersey colors with a series of fun games.

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