Account Management
A current USA Ultimate membership (any level) is the only requirement to attend coaching, observer, national convention and tournament director clinics,
unless otherwise listed.
The requirements outlined below "Clinic Certifications and Requirements" are for certification purposes only.

CDP Level I Workshop: Pittsburgh, PA

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The Level I program consists of two workshops (Coaching Ethics and Coaching Performance) where coaches will learn skills and techniques to introduce ultimate and its skills to new players. You will be taught how to manage effective practices, teach and maintain Spirit of the Game, interact with and utilize parents, improve team fitness, maintain high professional coaching standards and behave both ethically and legally while coaching.

Coaches of teams at any level and leaders in the ultimate community are encouraged to attend. You must be a current USA Ultimate member to attend. You also must be or become a USA Ultimate coach member to obtain certification. If you are under 21, you may attend the workshop, but your certification will be held until you turn 21. 

Type and Level:
/ Coaching Development Program / Level I
Manager / Instructor:
Christie Lawry
Sub Manager / Local Organizer
Ben Banyas
Registration Open Date:
12/12/2016 18:30 PM
Registration End date:
2/10/2017 23:59 PM
Clinic Start Date:
2/18/2017 08:30 AM
Clinic End date:
2/18/2017 17:00 PM
Clinic Cost:
University of Pittsburgh, building TBD
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Public Contact Info:
Ben Banyas and Christie Lawry are co-insructing the workshop. You can read more about their coaching and playing experience below:
Ben Banyas
· Founder and Coach of Fox Chapel High School (2002-2003) 
· Coach of Pansy (Pitt/CMU women's consortium, 2003-2004) 
· Co-founder and Coach of Impulse (Pittsburgh U19 Boys YCC, 2005-2008, 2011-2012) 
· Coach of Edinboro University Men (2007-2008, 2010-2012) 
· Coach of North Hills Boys (2008-2010) 
· Assistant Coach of Hampton High School (2014) 
· Pennsylvania High School Coach of the Year 2010 
· Head Coach at Camp Spirit of the Game, ages 5-15 (2008-2014) 
· Coached: 
o Chris Brenenborg (Junior Worlds Team 2006, University of Pittsburgh, Temper) 
o Alex Thorne (Junior Worlds Team 2008, University of Pittsburgh, Temper) 
o Max Thorne (University of Pittsburgh, Temper) 
o Pat Earles (University of Pittsburgh, Temper)
Christie Lawry
·Excutive Director, Pittsburgh Ultimate 
·USA Ultimate Northeast Regional Youth Director 
·Coach, Hampton HS Boys 2011- Current 
·Coach, Hampton HS Girls 2007-2010 
·Coach, Pine Richland HS Girls, 2009 
·Coach, Pittsburgh Moxie, 2008 
·Commissioner, Pittsburgh HS Ultimate League 2007-2014 
o Ambiguously Grey 2014
o Scandal 2013
o Hot Metal 2010-2012 (Captain)
o University of Pittsburgh 2006-2010 (Captain 2010)
o Loose Cannon 2008

Clinic Certifications and Requirements:

  • CDP Level I / Coaching Development Program / Level I

    Waiver is Required
    Membership Requirements:
    • (ACTIVE) Coach & Player (5 calendar years for price of 4) (Coach/Player)
    • Lifetime Member (Lifetime Coach/Player)
    • Coach (1 calendar year; non-player level) (Coach)
    • Coach (2 calendar years and save $10; non-player level) (Coach)
    • Coach (3 calendar years and save $15; non-player level) (Coach)
    • Coach (5 calendar years for price of 4; non-player level) (Coach)
    • Coach & Player (1 calendar year) (Coach/Player)
    • Coach & Player (2 calendar years) (Coach/Player)
    • Coach & Player (3 calendar years and save $15) (Coach/Player)
    • Coach & Player (5 calendar years for price of 4) (Coach/Player)
    • Coach & Player (Staff for 1 calendar year) (Coach/Player)
    • Coach & Affiliate (1-Year) (Coach/Affiliate)
    • Coach & Affiliate (3-Year) (Coach/Affiliate)
    Background Check is Required
    Coaching Ethics Approval is Required
    Signed Ethics Agreement is Required
    Require to Pass Test
    Require to Complete Clinic
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