Mission: 

  • Develop the next generation of leaders in and through the sport of Ultimate.
  • Provide youth development opportunities through camps, clinics and personalized coaching.
  • Promote Spirit of the Game in the sport of Ultimate.

Coaching Staff:

Jeremy Norden is the founder of Rising Star Ultimate and has been coaching, organizing and playing Ultimate year-round for the last decade. During this time he has had the good fortune to win a total of six world championships, four as a player and two as a youth coach. He started playing Ultimate in a 6th grade P.E. class at The Northwest School in Seattle, WA. Growing up Jeremy benefited from having an amazing group of coaches. These coaches inspired his desire to teach and give back to the sport and this is a major reason why Jeremy started Rising Star Ultimate. Jeremy has been organizing and coaching youth ultimate day camps and clinics in Portland, Seattle, Walla Walla, Mexico and Colombia since 2008. Currently Jeremy works as the founder of Rising Star Ultimate, coaches youth Ultimate in Portland and the Women’s Walla Walla Sweets of Whitman College and plays for Portland Rhino.

Ben McGinn has played ultimate for eight years at the high school, college, club, and professional levels. He attended and played for Whitman College, graduating in 2012, and has since spent his time living, working, and playing ultimate in Portland, Oregon. Ben has many years of experience working as an overnight camp counselor in Vermont, and has spent the past three years working in a school and currently teaches elementary and middle school P.E. As a player, Ben plays for Portland Rhino and the Portland Stags and was selected to represent the USA was on the gold medal winning under-23 USA national team in 2013. Ben has coached elementary, middle and high school ultimate in Portland and currently coaches the Women's Walla Walla Sweets of Whitman College.

Beth Daviess started playing ultimate at Colorado Academy high school in Denver CO. Beth won the state championship twice with CA and also competed on the Colorado youth club championship team. At Whitman college beth captained the Whitman sweets to their first D1 nationals appearance and was 1 of 88 women invited to try out for the under-23 USA national team. Beth has coached elementary, middle and high school ultimate in Portland and is currently head coach of Lewis and Clark Artemis.  

Topher Davis started playing Ultimate at the University of Oregon in 2008, and played for 5 years which had 4 appearances at College Nationals, 3 times NW Regional Champions, and captained for 2 years, leading the team to a 3rd place finish nationally, twice. After graduating Topher played on the USA U23 Mixed Team that won Gold at the 2013 U23 World Games. Now living in Portland, Topher is playing for the professional ultimate team the Portland Stags for the 3rd year. He works at the Multnomah Athletic Club teaching after school basketball classes and speed/agility/quickness class.