Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp Duluth, Georgia
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The Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp, Duluth is an exciting summer camp for ultimate players ages 14+. The renowned EDGE Ultimate program combines Ultimate skill and strategy instruction with professional-level speed and strength training. Whether it be speed development, strength training, injury prevention, nutrition, sport-specific skills, game strategy, team leadership, or video analysis, EDGE Ultimate focuses on helping players and teams reach their full potential.
The Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp staff is comprised of Certified Sports Performance Specialists who have been trained in the MORR (Movement-Overspeed-Resistance-Reaction) training philosophy developed by Chip Smith of Competitive Edge Sports. The MORR training program has been used to train thousands of professional and Olympic athletes since the early 1990s. EDGE Ultimate is proud to bring these professional-level training techniques to the world of Ultimate. The EDGE Ultimate training program is now the official training program of the University of Kentucky Ultimate team, the Bluegrass Revolution, Chain Lightning, and Ozone.
- Daily instruction from a top notch EDGE Ultimate staff
- MORR (Movement-Overspeed-Resistance-Reaction) training daily
- 7+ hours of Ultimate instruction and performance training each day
- Every camper receives a Nike Ultimate Camp reversible jersey and Discraft disc!
Campers will utilze the fields at Bunten Road Park.Meet your coaching staff
Pete Dreisbach created EDGE Ultimate with the vision of bringing advanced training techniques to the world of competitive Ultimate. Pete lettered in five different sports as a high school athlete in Williamsburg, Virginia. He served as the lead leg of the state-champion 4 x 400 meter relay team and he holds the Bay Rivers District record for the most career receiving yards and for the most receiving yards in a single game. In 2000, he was selected for Virginia’s East-West All-Star Football Game and he was a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Pete received a full scholarship to attend the Virginia Military Institute, where he played wide receiver. Upon graduating, Pete was awarded the Jackson-Hope Medal for finishing at the top his class with a 4.0 GPA. He is the only VMI football player to ever receive this prestigious award.Read Full Bio
It was during his time at VMI that Pete was first exposed to advanced performance training and the MORR (Movement-Overspeed-Resistance-Reaction) training philosophy. Tripp Smith was a classmate and teammate and invited Pete to train at his father’s facility in Duluth, Georgia. Tripp’s father, Chip, developed the MORR system and founded Competitive Edge Sports (CES) based on his experience studying and training at the Soviet Science Institute during the late 1980s. After training alongside professional athletes under the expert guidance of CES instructors, Pete experienced and witnessed the amazing results of the MORR training system.
Although Pete played recreational Ultimate in high school, there were no leagues in the Tidewater area, nor was there a college team at VMI. It was not until attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky that Pete was first exposed to competitive Ultimate. He was hooked immediately and the sport immediately became his passion. He played for the University of Kentucky college team for three years, eventually serving as a team captain. Pete has served as the local coordinator for two UPA/USAU coaching certification clinics. He is now certified as a Level I & a Level II Ultimate coach. He is also certified as an observer. After graduating from UK with two Master of Arts degrees, Pete moved with his wife to Germany. While in Germany, Pete played for following mixed teams: Cranberry Snack (Frankfurt), Göttingen 7 (Göttingen), Mother Tongue (Frankfurt), Spreevolvers (Berlin), and Tourne-disc (Clermont ferrand, France). Pete has competed in tournaments in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovakia. In 2010, he served on the event staff of the World Ultimate Club Championships in Prague. During the event, he was a team leader of a group of volunteers from Mexico, Slovakia, and the Ukraine. He also served as the in-stadium announcer for the championship game between Sockeye and Revolver.
It was during Pete’s experience at the World Ultimate Club Championships that he was inspired to pursue performance training for Ultimate. As he watched the outstanding play of these elite athletes, he was convinced that they could take their performance to even greater levels if they were exposed to advanced speed and strength training.
Pete returned to Atlanta area and began an internship at Competitive Edge Sports, where he worked with sports ranging from football to basketball to swimming to bobsledding. He worked closely with veteran CES instructors to apply the MORR training system to the specific movements required for Ultimate. In March 2012, he began an official partnership with Chain Lightning to develop and promote an Ultimate-specific performance training system. Pete is now the official strength and conditioning coach of the University of Kentucky college Ultimate team (KULT), the Bluegrass Revolution of the AUDL, Chain Lightning, and Ozone. He also works as the personal trainer for Nick Lance, winner of the 2012 Callahan Award.
Katrin Dreisbach is the lead organizer for all EDGE Ultimate events and activities. Katrin began playing competitive Ultimate in 2008 at the University of Kentucky. Due to a lack of interest from female players in the region, Katrin spent the first two years of her playing career competing in the Open Division. Upon moving to Germany, Katrin was pleased to start playing in the Mixed Division. During her time in Europe, Katrin played with Cranberry Snack (Frankfurt), Göttingen 7 (Göttingen), and Spreevolvers (Berlin). Katrin’s favorite tournament is the Wies’n Cup, a hat tournament that takes place during the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Although Katrin enjoys playing Ultimate and is happy when she performs well on the field, her biggest enjoyment comes from interacting with teammates and other players. She loves to make new friends in the Ultimate community.
Anthony “Champ” Kelly begins his seventh season with the Denver Broncos in 2013 and is in his fourth year as the club’s assistant director of pro personnel. Kelly is responsible for the evaluation and acquisition of free agents in addition to advance scouting and compiling research for the club. He assists in the coordination of player workouts and visits while also scouting parts of the Northeast area.
Kelly was hired by the Broncos after working as the general manager and wide receivers coach for the Lexington Horsemen of United Indoor Football during their 2007 campaign. A former wide receiver at the University of Kentucky, Kelly continued his playing career with the Horsemen from 2003-06 as a defensive standout and was a two-time first-team UIF All-Star. During his final season playing for the Horsemen in 2006, Kelly received the UIF Man of the Year Award. The honor recognized his leadership both on the field and in the community.
Certified by the NFLPA as a contract advisor, Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kentucky in 2001 and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the school in 2003. He also is active in the community and founded a non-profit corporation, Heart Power, that funds “The C.H.A.M.P. Camp,” which is a non-profit youth football camp in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado.
Chain Lightning & Ozone
Not only are Chain Lightning and Ozone the signature clients of EDGE Ultimate, these teams are also active partners and collaborators in the EDGE Ultimate initiative. Players and captains of both teams serve as instructors for the EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp. Representatives from these teams also write the skills and strategy curriculum for all EDGE Ultimate events. They offer an excellent resource for providing EDGE clients feedback on practice planning, team management, and in-game strategy. Chain Lightning and Ozone have a high level of expertise and are veteran Ultimate instructors. These players have served as instructors for the Sockeye International Ultimate Camps, the National Ultimate Training Camp, the Ultimate Peace Project, and many other events.
2014 Camp Dates: June 23-28
(Camp Code: UFXDGA)
The Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Training Camp, Duluth is a summer ultimate camp for players 14+ who seek an exciting summer experience with the sport of ultimate. Camp combines Ultimate skill and strategy instruction with professional-level speed and strength training. See below for daily hours and locations.
12:00-4:00pm: Performance & Strength Training | 5:00-8:00pm: Skills Sessions & Scrimmaging
Our camps are open to players of all skill levels.
Our camp is for players ages 14+.
Boys, Girls, and Co-ed teams and groups are welcome.
• Check-in: Monday at 12:00pm at the fields
• Campers should come dressed to play as we will start our instruction right after check-in.
• Campers depart that night at 9:00pm.
• Awards Ceremony/Picnic: Friday at 6:30pm at the fields. Parents invited to attend!
• Check-out: Around 9:00pm.
Daily Hours & Locations
• Monday: Check in at 12:00 noon. Depart at 9:00pm. Camp held at Bunten Road Park.
• Tuesday: Arrive at 12:00 noon. Depart at 9:00pm. Camp held at Bunten Road Park.
• Wednesday: Pool Day! Arrive at 12:00 noon. Depart at 9:00pm. Field instruction held at the Adams Stadium and pool workout at Kittredge Park Pool.
• Thursday: Arrive at 12:00 noon. Depart at 9:00pm. Camp held Hammer Smith Sports.
• Friday: Arrive at 12:00 noon. Awards Ceremony/ Picnic at 6:30pm at Rogers Bridge Road Park. Awards are given to the best work ethic, and best spirit. Individual campers receive sit-down personal evaluation from camp instructor. Depart at 9:00pm.
• *Saturday: From 8:30am-2:00pm EDGE Ultimate is hosting a 1-Day Tournament with Ozone vs. Chain Lightning Showcase Game. There will be 4-5 teams playing in a round robin style tournament. As a Nike Ultimate Camper, your registration fee is covered. Entry for non-Nike campers is $20. Held at Bunten Road Park.
Campers are given an hour dinner break between 4:00-6:00pm to eat dinner. During the break, campers will be given enough time to drive to buy food/snacks at local restaurants. However, we strongly encourage campers to bring their own food. Staying on-site during the break will give the athletes more time to recover from the afternoon workouts and will allow more time to interact with camp instructors. We will provide food on Friday evening. Campers should bring snacks as well.
Campers with play ultimate on the Bunten Road Park fields.
We provide a ratio of 1 staff member for every 8 campers. This ensures lots of one-on-one attention and teaching for each camper.
Our camp counselors and staff are hand-selected based on their ability to lead and supervise. In the event of an emergency, campers will be transported to a local hospital.
In the case of inclement weather we will do indoor weight lifting and video breakdown and analysis.
Designated Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The Nike EDGE Ultimate Performance Camp does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. You will have to arrange transportation to/from camp. Please call 1-800-645-3226 two weeks prior to camp to provide camper’s flight and shuttle information.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Afternoon Session: Registration, Overspeed, Lower Body Lifting
• Warm-Up / Dynamic Stretching
• Agility Ladder – Basic
• Running Patterns – Forward Cutting & Coming out of Backpedal
• Linear Overspeed Sprints
• Overspeed Starts w/ Deceleration
• Filming of 90°and 135° cuts; Review film after lifting or during supper break
Lower Body Lift
• Cleans / Dumbell Snatches
• Skater Bounds
• Lying Hamstring Bridges
• Explosive Step-Ups
• Skater Lunges
• Abs/Lower Back
Evening Session: Effective cutting against man defense; Proper backpedaling technique and coming out of a backpedal in man defense.
TUESDAY (NexGen players will be helping lead Skill Sessions Tuesday!)
Afternoon Session: Resistance, Upper Body Lifting
• L-Shaped Ladders
• Shackles & Hands
• Linear Long-Tows
• Release Harnesses
• Snatchback 5-Cone Pointing Drill
• Filming of Throws; Review film after lifting or during supper break
Upper Body Lift
• Warm up with shoulder rotations
• Bench Press
• Incline Pushups
• Face Pulls
• Seated Dips
• Dumbell Pull-Over Press
• Curl to Overhead Press
Evening Session: Skills/Drills/Situational Scrimmaging led by Chain Lightning—Focus on Throwing & Catching
Afternoon Session: Skills/Drills/Situational Scrimmaging led by Chain Lightning—Focus on Zone Defense
• Lecture: Throwing seminar
Evening Session: Pool workout at Kittredge Park Pool
• Underwater running
• Resisted swimming strokes
• Shoulder work w/ disc
Afternoon Session: Overspeed, Explosive Lifts
• Ladders w/ Chip-O-Meters
• Testing Vertical Leap (while legs are fresh)
• 5-yard Change of Direction; Linear Overspeed
• Reaction Circuit
• Sandwich Drill
• Reaction Belts
• Medicine Ball Circuit
• Dumbell Power Clean Box Jumps
• Dumbell Jerks
• Box Jumps
• Core w/ Medicine Ball
Evening Session: Skills/Drills/Situational Scrimmaging led by Chain Lightning—Focus on establishing position, reading the disc, and jumping; Focus on man defense
Afternoon Session: Resistance - Rotational & Auxiliary Lifting
• Broken Ladders
• Spider Harnesses
• Snatchback Broad Jumps
• Reaction Circuit
Rotational & Auxiliary Lift
• Throwing Harnesses
• Medicine Balls
• Thoracic Spine Exercises
• Hammer/Reverse Curls
• Forearm Exercises
• Grip Exercises
Lecture: How to Create an Individual/Team Workout Plan
Evening Session: Skills/Drills/Situational Scrimmaging led by Chain Lightning—Focus on Zone Offense. End-of-Camp pot luck dinner.
• 1-Day Tournament; Awards Ceremony; Ozone v. Chain Lightning Showcase Game
• Individual campers receive sit-down personal evaluation from camp instructor