Coaches


  

COACHES CLINIC

EUPA will be running a coaching clinic over two weeks in February to help coaches improve in their coaching abilities!

We encourage any of our current or prospective coaches to take this opportunity to learn new skills and strategies for their coaching.

  • Who: Coaches ages 16 +
  • When: Tuesdays February 6 + 13, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Where: Foote Field
  • Format:
    • Instruction on drills
    • Scrimmages/Games
    • In-classroom discussion
  • Cost:
    • $35 + GST / player until January 30 (week before league starts)
    • $45 + GST / player on January 31 and after Feb 6th (start date) (Stall 9 Price)
      • A valid 2024 Membership ($10) is required to register in this league

Registration Closes: February 6th

 

       

Rishigan Manilall 

Years playing: 7

Teams: AFC Rumble & UVic Vikes

Position: Handler

Fun Fact: I can juggle 

Experience: I've been playing ultimate for seven years, starting at UVic where my passion for the sport grew quickly, and I was named captain in my third year. For the past six years, I've been a contributing member of the AFC Rumble team, and I'm excited to share my skills and knowledge with the rest of the Edmonton community.

Marissa Gutsch

Marissa (she/her) has been playing ultimate since her older brother asked her to skip a soccer practice when she was 16 to sub on his EUPA team, Huckstables. Marissa started as being casually interested in the sport up until recently where she has increasingly become more competitive focused. Marissa is a regular fixture in EUPA leagues, has played competitively in Europe with Yellow Fever (2015-2017), competed at the Canadian Ultimate Championships Masters (2023), and has played in tournaments in Alberta, British Columbia, Czechia, Saskatchewan, Slovakia, and USA. A fun fact about Marissa is that she played competitively in soccer first including winning the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association National Championship in 2009. 

           

Chris Reid

Chris brings over a decade of experience in playing and coaching. He has played in tournaments across Canada, the Western States and Ireland. He has coached multiple Alberta Juniors teams at Nationals. Highlights include enjoying the sport with his friends, traveling for tournaments and sharing the joys of playing with youth.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Curtis Barranoik

My name is Curtis. I’ve been playing Ultimate for over 20 years but only got started in my 30s. I’ve had the privilege of playing all over Canada and the world including beach representing Team Canada. My coaching experience has been exclusively with EUPA but I would rather be playing with the kids than coaching them. Popcorn and pizza are breakfast food.

Shannon Denison

I found the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in Australia in 2017 and instantly fell in love and have loved it since! It was the perfect segway from leaving competitive track and field to a fun sport you can literally play around the whole world from recreational to super competitive levels at any age. I have an extensive background in sport but as for coaching, I have experience coaching Dino Youth Track and Field in Calgary as well as being a coach for the Canadian Francophone Games in New Brunswick representing team Alberta. I joined the coaching team in Edmonton this past fall coaching Youth Ultimate for the fall and winter and look forward to continuing coaching! I love to help others discover the sport, meet amazing people and develop confidence!

Korey Kobylka

Korey is a seasoned Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast with a decade of experience under his belt. His journey began in high school, where he dominated the field with his junior squad, Fallout. Transitioning to university, Korey led as president of the University of Alberta team from 2021 to 2023 coaching, captaining, and leading with spirit! Beyond coaching duties, you'll find him in action with the AFC-Rumble Men's Team, serving as a key O-line player. The team clinched a notable 2nd place at Canadian Nationals in 2022, and Korey showcased his skills on the international stage, representing Alberta at the 2023 Pan American Ultimate Championship in the Dominican Republic.

 

 

Ultimate Canada Coaching Requirements

Respect in Sport Module - Coaches must request to get a code via the Youth Director - can be funded by EUPA

Elevate Login

Coaching Courses through the Locker

Recommended FREE Courses:

  • Making Headway in Sport - Concussion Management
    • This is a very good course that breaks down what a concussion is and how to manage a minor and a serious concussion. Our sport has a high risk of head injuries and collision so I think this is something that our coaches must take - even ambassadors
  • Mental Health in Sport
    • This course has an overview of creating a positive mental health environment. It goes over what this looks like and what the signs are of poor mental health and what your role as a coach is in these scenarios.
  • NCCP Emergency Action Plan (15 minutes)

 

Contact the EUPA Youth Program Director at youthdirector@eupa.ca for information on what is required to work with EUPA Youth.

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