Past Articles from Melissa Witmer

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Melissa Witmer is the founder of the Ultimate Athlete Project. She has been a part of the ultimate community since 1996, and is an author, content creator, and coach. Something of a citizen of the world, Melissa lives and works abroad and has instructed and connected ultimate players and coaches from all over the world.

  1. Witmer’s Wisdom: How to Process the End of Your Season, and Move Forward

    The end of the season can leave complex feelings, but we can process them and plan for what's next.

  2. Witmer’s Wisdom: The Basic Principles of Athletic Performance Training

    The standard training model isn't built to effectively train competitive athletes.

  3. Witmer’s Wisdom: Quick Improvement in Throwing

    Are you using optimal training methods for acquiring new throwing skills?

  4. Witmer’s Wisdom: How To Coach Yourself This Season

    Creating mental maps can help you improve on your own and function as your own coach.

  5. Witmer’s Wisdom: Three Small Fears Holding Back Your Game

    Your ultimate fears are hurting your performance. But they don't have to.

  6. Witmer’s Wisdom: Motivation Is Programmable

    Taking a few small actions a day is all it takes to create a positive motivational spiral.

  7. Witmer’s Wisdom: Your Guide To Training For Ultimate Frisbee

    As many are gearing up for return to play, it’s a good time to review the basics of training for ultimate.

  8. Witmer’s Wisdom: Building New Things

    Melissa shares her experiences taking big risks, on her own terms.

  9. Witmer’s Wisdom: Why You Should Become a Coach

    Considered coaching but haven't taken the leap?

  10. Witmer’s Wisdom: Five Habit-Forming Strategies for the New Year

    No willpower? No problem. Five habit-building strategies you can use now that you’ve already given up on your new year’s resolutions.

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