Pittsburgh’s Best To Lead Elite Ultimate Academy, A Youth Summer Camp

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Pittsburgh’s Elite Ultimate Academy, now in its second year, offers a complete ultimate frisbee camp for high-school-aged players.

The camp will run from Sunday July 10th to Friday July 15th at Slippery Rock University, just north of Pittsburgh, and will focus on all aspects of ultimate: skills, strategy, strength and agility training, sports nutrition, strategic film breakdown, and more.

The Elite Ultimate Academy distinguishes itself with a premier lineup of coaching talent, all with Pittsburgh connections.

Nick Kaczmarek returns as the head coach of the EUA. The long-time University of Pittsburgh men’s coach, Kaczmarek has experience coaching at nearly every level from elementary to college, and has played at the highest levels of the game. He is widely considered one of the finest coaches in the country and finished as a runner-up in the 2014 College Men’s Coach of the Year award. A Pittsburgh native, Kaczmarek has been a part of the local ultimate community since he was in high school.

Kaczmarek is joined by a fabulous staff, headlined by 2016 Callahan Award winner Trent Dillon. Dillon played five years at the University of Pittsburgh and capped off a tremendous college career with an invitation to join the USA Men’s National Team for the World Championships beginning next week in London. He has captained the local elite club team, Temper, as well as the Under-23 USA Men’s National Team that won gold in 2015. He also excelled at the youth level, winning the Youth Club Championships with the DEVYL team in 2010.

Geoa Geer is a two-time Australian National Champion and has competed at World Championships three times–and medalled twice. Her spirit was once termed “aggressively friendly,” and her numerous spirit awards reflect it. Her two proudest spirit awards were at the Australian National Championships and the USA National Championships, where her team also won 1st and 9th, respectively. Previously a player for Pitt, and a commissioner of and coach in the Pittsburgh High School League, she’s pumped to be back in Pittsburgh and working with the Elite Ultimate Academy.

Xavier Maxstadt, a star handler for the UNC Wilmington Seamen, joins the staff this year. He was a first team All-America selection in 2015 and helped lead UNCW to four Nationals appearances and a 3rd place finish last year. He won a gold medal with the U23 USA Men’s team last year and tried out for the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds.

Jonah Wisch is excited to be returning to EUA for year two! As an exercise science major and member of the University of Pittsburgh men’s team (captaining in 2015), he is extremely passionate about ensuring that all athletes train for their sport properly and learn how to take care of their bodies throughout their ultimate careers. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and Head of Youth Training at RODU Training, an ultimate-based training facility in Pittsburgh.

Those coaches, alongside Executive Director of Pittsburgh Ultimate Christie Lawry, will lead the way at the EUA.

The camp is open to boys and girls aged 14-18 that have not yet attended college.

With top coaches, a world-class disc golf course, a fun-filled curriculum, and superior dining and housing facilities, the EUA is a fantastic option for high school players looking to improve at ultimate. You can use code ULTIWORLD at checkout to receive $50 off your registration fee. Sign up right here!

For more information about the camp, go to the Elite Ultimate Academy website and like them on Facebook.

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