2019 USA Ultimate National Team Coaching Symposium:
Building a Successful Team Program and Culture
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.
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.
October 15-December 9: Early Bird Price - $225
December 10-January 18: Standard Registration Price - $275
- 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.
- 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.
Call the Hyatt House at 719-268-9990 to reserve your room and mention the Coaching Symposium. Rooms will only be available until January 18.
*Travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Fees are non-refundable.
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 - 3:15 p.m. - Q&A with USA Ultimate
Ask us anything!
3:15 - 3:30 pm. - Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Keynote Address
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Happy Hour
Saturday, February 9
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. - Q&A Panel with National Team Coaches
Explore the morning's presentation and how ideas transfer across age and division.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Table Discussions on National Team Coaches Panel and Presentation
Take topics and questions from participants.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Coach Presentation
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Break
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. - Table Discussions on Coach Presentation
Take topics and questions from participants.
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Discussion by Division
Work with coaches from your same division and age group to determine how symposium material can be best applied.
3:15 - 4:05 p.m. - Determine Action Items through Walk and Talk
Build concrete action items based on symposium material.
4:05 - 4:20 p.m. - Share Action Items with Group
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Happy Hour
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Video Analysis: Presentation and Working Time
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Conclusions: National Team Coaches
12:30 p.m. - Boxed Lunches Available
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.
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.
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 Championahips, alsow ith 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.