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2019 USA Ultimate National Team Coaching Symposium:

Building a Successful Team Program and Culture


Registration has closed. If you have any questions, concerns or would still like to attend, please contact

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A chance to learn from and network with some of the best coaches from around the country.

Hear from National Team coaches and other respected members of the the coaching profession as they lead you through three days of presentations, workshops and discussions on how they build successful team programs and cultures.

The symposium will cycle through the different activities, allowing participants to gain information, then question and discuss their insights, and finally use their newfound knowledge to build action items they can take home and implement with their teams and share with their communities. 


Check out the Tentative Agenda


When: February 8-10, 2019 


Where: USA Cycling, Colorado Springs, CO 



  • Coaches interested in improving their coaching. 
  • Coaches interested in being involved in the U.S. National Team Program. 


Martin Aguilera

Lauren Boyle

Katie Smith

Matty Tsang


October 15-December 9: Early Bird Price - $225

December 10-January 22: Standard Registration Price - $275 


Registration includes:

  • Coaching development
  • Two happy hours 
  • Two lunches
  • Refreshments throughout the weekend   
  Affiliates and State-Based Organizations may endorse one female and one male registrant to receive a 25 percent discount.


  • The Hyatt House has been selected as our event hotel. You can reserve your room here.
  • It is located in the same parking lot as the USA Ultimate offices and just a quarter mile from USA Cycling where the symposium is being held. 
  • King bedrooms with a pull out sofa are available for the discounted rate of $98 per night plus taxes. 
  • Breakfast is included as well as free parking and wi-fi. 
You can reserve your room by visiting this link or calling the Hyatt House at 719-268-9990 and mentioning the Coaching Symposium. Rooms will only be available until January 18.
*Travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Fees are non-refundable. 
Registration has closed. If you have any questions, concerns or would still like to attend, please contact
The agenda will continue to be updated as details are solidified.
Friday, February 8
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Registration
2:00 p.m. - Welcome
2:05 - 3:05 p.m. - Q&A with USA Ultimate
 Ask us anything!
3:05 - 3:30 pm. - Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Keynote Address
        Presenter: Katie Smith
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Happy Hour
Saturday, February 9
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. - Build a Succesful Team Culture by Matty Tsang
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Q&A Panel with National Team Coaches DeAnna Ball, Jake Henderson, Bob Krier and Nancy Sun
Explore the morning's presentation and how ideas transfer across age and division.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Table Discussions on National Team Coaches Panel and Presentation
 Take topics and questions from participants.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Team Culture and SafeSport
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - What Happens when Team Culture Fails by Lauren Boyle
2:30 - 2:50 p.m. - Break
2:50 - 3:30 p.m. - Discussion by Division
 Work with coaches from your same division and age group to determine how symposium material can be best applied.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Determine Action Items through Walk and Talk
 Build concrete action items based on symposium material.
4:05 - 4:30 p.m. - Closing Thoughts for the Day
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Happy Hour- Events at 110 Below in the bottom floor of Brewer's Republic
Sunday, February 10

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Video Analysis: Presentation and Working Time
Presenter: Martin Aguilera
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Conclusions: National Team Coaches 
12:30 p.m. - Boxed Lunches Available
Speaker Bios


Martin Aguilera

Martin Aguilera was the head coach of the U.S. U-24 Mixed National Team that won gold at the 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships this past January in Perth, Australia. He also coached the U-24 Mixed National Team to gold medals in 2013 and 2015.
Based out of Atlanta, Ga., Aguilera started playing ultimate at Paideia High School in the early 90s. He continued playing at Georgia Tech before moving on to various club-level mixed teams throughout Atlanta and to Atlanta Reckon in the masters division. Aguilera's coaching credentials include positions with the Georgia Tech men's team and the Emory University women's team. More recently, Aguilera returned to Paideia High School to work on the coaching staffs for both the boys and girls teams. He also coaches Atlanta Ozone in the club women's division.

DeAnna Ball

DeAnna Ball has been active in the ultimate community as a player and coach for more than 20 years and is a two-time gold-medal-winning coach at the National Team level. As an assistant, she helped guide the U-24 Women's National team to gold at the World Under-24 Championships in January 2018 before leading the U-20 Women's National team to gold at the World Junior Ultimate Championships just seven months later. She is the current coach of Ohio State Fever and Columbus/Michigan Rival. She led Fever to their first-ever national title at the 2014 College Championships and has helped Rival qualify for the National Championships and the Triple Crown Tour's Elite Flight in each of the last three years. 

Lauren Boyle

Lauren Boyle is already a two-time medal-winning assistant coach for the U.S. U-24 National teams. Last January, she helped lead the U.S. Mixed National Team to gold at the World Under-24 Ultimate Championships. Previously, she helped lead the U-24 National team to a silver medal and the team spirit award in 2015. She is set to return to the sideline for the U-24 Mixed National team later this year when the team travels to Germany for the 2019 World U-24 Ultimate Championships. She has competed and coached at nearly all levels of the sport, including time spent coaching Colorado Small Batch in the women's club division, University of Colorado Kali and Devi, and Monarch High School. Boyle played collegitaely at Northern Arlizona and Colorado before spending many years competing wtih Denver's women's club teams: Rare Air and Molly Brown.  


Jake Henderson

Jake Henderson has the the U.S. Mixed National team to an undefeated performance and a gold medal at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships. He also coached Minneapolis Drag'n Thrust to three consecutive national titles - making them the first mixed team in history to accomplish the feat - in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Henderson also spent nin years coaching high school ultimate in the Minneapolis area.


Bob Krier

Bob Krier has been coaching ultimate for over a decade. In addition to his three gold medals with the U.S. U-24 men's teams, he coached Denver Johnny Bravo from 2010-2015 and them them to their first national championship title in 2014. Krier also spent many years as an assistant for the University of Colorado men's team as well as working with Colorado youth teams. In his playing days, Krier helped found the men's team at UCLA more than 20 years ago before becoming a member of University of Colorado Mamabird. He moved on to play in the club men's division and still compets at the masters and grand masters levels.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith is the head coach of the WNBA’s New York Liberty and one of the most decorated athletes in professional basketball history. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist with Team U.S.A., the all-time leading scorer in women’s professional basketball, and a four-time national champion. During her career in the WNBA, she was named to the All-Star Team seven times and was the 2008 WNBA Finals MVP. She was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

After retiring from the WNBA following the 2013 season, Smith served as an assistant coach for the New York Liberty from 2014-2015, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2016. She became the team’s head coach in October 2017. She is also a women’s college basketball analyst for ESPN.


Nancy Sun

Nancy Sun has been a consistent part of the U.S. National Team coaching program for the last five years. In addition to serving as an assistant coach for the U-24 National Teams in 2015 and 2018, she was an assistant coach for the U.S. Mixed National Team that won gold at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships. She also spent several years coaching at the college level. Sun has 20 y ears' experience as an elite player, both domestically and internationally, beginning as a high school athlete in New Jersey. She continued competing while at MIT and with Boston Brute Squad. Now, Sun is a longtime member of San Francisco Fury, with whom she has won seven National Championship titles, most recently last fall.  

Matty Tsang

Matty Tsang served as the assistant coach for the 2017 U.S. National Team that won gold at the World Games; he also served in the same role for the gold-medal winning 2013 U.S. World Games Team. He also coached the U.S. Women's National Team to gold at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships. He led San Francisco Fury to seven straight national titles between 2006 and 2012 and added two more titles in 2017 and 2018. In addition, Tsang won a world title at the 2010 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships, also with Fury. He also has extensive coaching experience at the youth and college levels. 
Outside ultimate, Tsang is a middle and high school teacher, as well as a founder of Growing Leaders, a non-profit organizations focused on college and career readiness for underserved youth.