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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (Feb. 7 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736050930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736050937
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #371,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essential Ultimate is bound to become the bible for every Ultimate coach in the country as well as a basic resource for every player. From fundamentals to big-picture strategy and team building, the book is clear and concise. It's easy to see why Michael Baccarini and Tiina Booth are known as the best teachers of our sport.”

Ted Munter
Head Coach of Team USA for 2005 World Games

About the Author

Michael Baccarini, BS, is director of physical education at the Paideia School in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been playing Ultimate since 1978 and has taught and coached it for the past 13 years. Coaching the U.S. boys' junior Ultimate team with Tiina Booth, he has won two world championship titles (1998 and 2004) and received a bronze medal in the 2000 World Championships. He also coached the U.S. boys' junior Ultimate team to gold at the 2006 World Championships, has won two national high school championships, and he finished second in a third championship (in a match against Tiina Booth's team).

Baccarini has led several coaching certification clinics for the Ultimate Players Association's Youth Outreach Program and served as national junior director for the UPA from 1999 to 2002. He is also a veteran Ultimate youth camp director; he founded and developed the Paideia Ultimate Summer Camp into a large and successful sports camp.

Tiina Booth, BA, is an English teacher at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusetts. She won national high school championships in 1998, 2003, and 2004 as coach of the ARHS boys' team. An Ultimate player and coach for more than 25 years, she also won world championship titles as coach of the U.S. boys' junior Ultimate team in 1998 and 2004 (coaching with Baccarini). She is the founder of the oldest high school Ultimate tournament in the United States—the Amherst Invitational, founded in 1992. She cofounded the national high school tournament in 1998. Booth is a trainer for coach certification for the UPA and is the founder and camp director of the National Ultimate Training Camp, the first overnight camp for high school Ultimate players. NUTC has attracted players from throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

In 1997, Booth was featured in Sports Illustrated's “Faces in the Crowd” for her coaching achievements, and in 2005 her team had a record of 57-3, including more than 20 wins against colleges as well as a college tournament championship title.

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