Past Articles from Mario O'Brien

Mario O'Brien

Mario O’Brien is an ambassador of excellence in ultimate leadership and education, and the creative director and head coach of RISE UP Ultimate. He is an ultimate renaissance man, but at heart, a lifelong learner, teacher and leader. He currently plays as a handler with Seattle BFG and formerly played for Seattle Sockeye and Portland Rhino. He has coached and captained at every level of ultimate from elementary school to elite club. His recent leadership and playing accomplishments include gold at USAU Masters Nationals, gold at WUCC 2018, gold at WCBU 2017, silver in the 2016 AUDL Championships, silver at the 2015 USAU Club Championships, and gold at WCBU 2015. His professional background, experience, and education as a teacher and his desire to give back to the ultimate community inspired RISE UP, the world’s only professional ultimate instructional video company.

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  • Mailbag: 24 Team Club Nationals, College Rivalry Series, Return-to-Play Predictions
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  • Deep Look: Past, Present, and Future of Ultimate Media
    Includes bonus segment
  • For First Time in 50 Years, Columbia High School’s Thanksgiving Alumni Game Didn’t Happen
    Includes bonus content
  • From Montana To The Mountaintop: Emily Smith-Wilson’s Twenty-Year Climb
    Subscriber article
    1. Tuesday Tips: Calling Subs in Big Games [Impacts On The Team — Part 2]

      Who should play? How much should they play? And when?

    2. Tuesday Tips: Calling Subs in Big Games [Context and Vocab — Part 1]

      Who should play? How much should they play? And when?

    3. Tuesday Tips: The Golden Skill Of Pattern Recognition

      The one skill that often defines the ceiling of a player’s potential.

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  • Mailbag: 24 Team Club Nationals, College Rivalry Series, Return-to-Play Predictions
    Subscriber article
  • Deep Look: Past, Present, and Future of Ultimate Media
    Includes bonus segment
  • For First Time in 50 Years, Columbia High School’s Thanksgiving Alumni Game Didn’t Happen
    Includes bonus content
  • From Montana To The Mountaintop: Emily Smith-Wilson’s Twenty-Year Climb
    Subscriber article