Planning your sessions

Each UV session plan runs in the following structure

  • Introduction
  • Warm-Up
  • Skills
  • Activity
  • Extra Skills/Activity
  • Rules Chat
  • Play Ultimate!
  • Finish Up

The time you dedicate to each section will depend on the duration of the session.

You should plan ahead by reading the session plan and writing down how much time you wish to spend on each section.

At least one-third of the total session time should be taken up by playing ultimate.

Extra Skills/Activities should only be used if your session time is one hour or longer.

Here are some suggested breakdowns of time for different session lengths.

Section45 minutes60 minutes75 minutes
Introduction2 min2 min2 min
Warm-Up3 min3 min3 min
Skills5 min5 min10 min
Activity5 min10 min15 min
Extra Skills/Activity10 min15 min
Rules Chat3 min3 min3 min
Play Ultimate!20 min25 min25 min
Finish Up2 min2 min2 min

Be prepared to be flexible – your group might not find some parts engaging, so you can finish them early and add more time to play ultimate.

What session plans to use

UV’s session plans are adaptable to the number of classes you have with the same group.

Here are the recommended session plans to use (follow them in order) for introducing the sport to students.

One class: Session A1
Two classes: Session B1, Session B2
Three classes: Session B1, Session B2, Session B3
Four classes: C1, C2, C3, C6
Five classes: C1, C2, C3, C4, C8
Six classes: C1 through to C5, then C8
Seven classes: C1 through to C6, then C8
Eight classes: C1 through to C8

If you have an advanced class, or are preparing for a tournament, you may wish to follow a different order, or incorporate the Advanced Skills.