Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take the Field by TYUL

The Triangle Youth Ultimate League (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina) has stepped up the criteria for Ultimate player growth. Learning outcomes mesh well with the 7-point player review by Team USA Ultimate.

As TYUL's application for girls in grades 7-12 repeats "Take The Field is not your typical youth program." Here are some app questions:
  • If selected, you will participate in a series of leadership workshops on important issues young women face. What is an issue that you think is particularly important to you or your friends?
  • If selected, you will play a lot of Ultimate with some of the best coaches around. Why are you interested in Ultimate in particular? 
  • If selected, you will be in a group with girls from different schools. Why is it important for women athletes to know and support each other? 
Please tell us...
  • why we should choose you for this program
  • about someone in your life whom you look up to, and why
  • about someone in your life who looks up to you, and why
The tentative Take the Field curriculum:
Dec 2012: Take the Field!- Women's empowerment, TED talk, setting yourself up for success, character
Jan 2013: Problem Solving - Understanding your own values and actions.
Written Communication - internet, texting and twitter; tricky situations and solutions
Feb 2013: Speech Communication - talking to friends, teachers and adults; being a vocal leader
Group dynamics - Managing groups and having the vision and ability to motivate others 
March 2013: Personal- Self Confidence, Role Models, and being the best you
Decision making - Knowing you have options and dealing with the tough stuff and Planning- Who do you want to be, what do you want to do? How can you go from an idea to creating a final product?

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