4 Steps To Start An Elevate In Your Community

When we started Elevate in 2016, we had NO idea what we were doing. We had zero business experience, Danie was a full-time teacher, and Ari was a business school drop-out after 2 years. We’ve learned a few things along the way and are now offering franchise opportunities with Elevate! Of course, there is nothing […]

Elevate’s Sweet, Sweet FRAPI (our core values)

By – Ari Nitikman Flashback to 2016. I know you’re thinking that the world was a more understandable place back then.  While in some respects our lives have turned upside down one thing that doesn’t change are our core values. Humans usually abide by a few core values that dictate their behaviour in most situations.  […]

Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules

1. The Field – A rectangular shape with endzones at each end. A regulation field is 64m by 37m, with endzones 23m deep. 2. Initiate Play – Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective endzone line. The defense throws (“pulls”) the disc to the offense. A regulation game […]

Local Disc Organizations in ultimate – Set up for “good” but not great?

I believe I have the secret to: Increasing the popularity of ultimate Increasing access to ultimate beyond the current majority of middle to upper class white people   There may be some people out there that want ultimate to be “our little secret” (who’s our?) and that the uniqueness of ultimate would be ruined if […]

Benched: 3 Tips on How to Handle a Lack of Playtime

Morgan! Catherine! Oscar! Gwen! Anna! Beau! Laura! Sigh. Another point on the sideline. Another point where I’m not contributing. Is coach watching the same game I’m watching? Beau dropped it TWICE last point and Oscar looks like he’s never played defense before. This is ridiculous. Doesn’t coach remember how good my throws were looking last […]

Purposeful Practice: Introduction + Throwing Drill

Before we start, a story about Joe DiMaggio. He is best known for his remarkable hitting streak during the 1941 season when he recorded a hit in fifty-six consecutive games—a record that still stands more than seventy-five years later. As the story goes, a journalist was interviewing DiMaggio at his home and asked him what […]

The 7 Types of Campers (and Our Coaches’ Reactions)

School has started and the leaves will soon change to their golden autumn colours. Fall is here, but let us reflect on an amazing summer. We were fortunate to have run 12 camps for over 140 Ultimate unique campers…or so we thought. When the last camp concluded, our coaches realized that there were some trends among the […]

How Well do you ACTUALLY Know the Hottest Buzzword in Youth Sports / Education? (Take the 2 minute Quiz)

Did you know…? In BC alone, there are 131 Elementary schools playing and 182 Secondary schools playing. What’s impressive about these numbers is that 75% of these Elementary teams were created in the last 5 years. This is a clear indication that there is a huge demand for an alternative sport like Ultimate Frisbee. We […]

3 Secrets other sports programs aren’t talking about

Secret #1: Most coaches have no idea what SEL is or how to integrate it in their program Social and Emotional Learning is the core of the new BC School Curriculum and should be an important part of all youth sports programs (BC GOV). It’s aim is to help everyone, but in this case, our […]