MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
On behalf of the USA Ultimate Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM), thank you for bringing ultimate to girls in your community. We believe that this high-energy, self-officiated team sport is a unique tool for building confidence, fostering leadership skills, and promoting self-advocacy. Over the course of 8 sessions, groups of girls come together to learn the fundamentals of the sport, create a team, and grow as young leaders. The curriculum culminates in a community project, providing an opportunity for participants to work together to serve their wider community and demonstrate what they have learned about ultimate and leadership.
The first portion of each module includes a leadership component followed by a skill-building lesson. Each session takes roughly an hour and a half, but can be altered based on schedule and needs of the team. No prior athletic or team-sport experience is required, the only requirement is that participants are excited to try something new! Ideally, your team will attract at least 10 participants, with a maximum recommended number of 20 participants. We recommend that there be 1 coach or assistant coach for every 10 participants in the program to ensure quality curriculum delivery.