Get ready for a new, fun tournament to kick off the summer ultimate season!
Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its first elimination 8s (Elimin8s)-style tournament on Saturday, June 8.
In Elimin8s, each team begins with eight players on the field. However, every time they score a point, they lose a player! The first team to score with only two players on the field wins. Because the scoring team is handicapped with each point they score, blowouts are uncommon and games usually come down to the wire.
Teams are allowed to make substitutions between points, and gender balance is maintained at all times.
For more information about Elimin8s-style ultimate, click here.
Format: Build It Yourself
Build your own team of eight to 12 players.
Teams may have a minimum of eight players if they commit to not forfeiting any games.
A maximum of 12 players per team is permitted.
Individuals may register and be assigned to a team that the board will build. (Details coming soon.)
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.*
Location: Bowring Park
*There will be a one-hour break during the tournament to accommodate the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.
Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador is hiring a summer clinics co-ordinator to help facilitate the growth of ultimate across the province.
Our sport continues to grow, and the demand for clinics from interested communities, schools and individuals exceeds what we, the board, is able to manage as volunteers. The summer clinics co-ordinator will help us showcase and teach ultimate to a greater number of people than ever before!
The summer clinics co-ordinator will be responsible for co-ordinating all youth clinics during the summer season on behalf of Ultimate NL. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Receiving and scheduling clinics requests from community groups;
Promoting Ultimate NL’s youth clinic service and expanding reach to different community groups;
Developing clinic plans based on the Ultimate NL LTAD guide to fit each request;
Teaching clinics to youth groups of all ages;
Requesting and co-ordinating extra volunteer effort if needed;
Organizing and maintaining Ultimate NL equipment;
Documenting client feedback;
Managing all forms, paperwork and other information related to clinics; and
Submitting weekly reports to Ultimate NL.
The summer clinics co-ordinator will be paid at an hourly rate of $12.25 and will be required to complete 240 hours throughout June, July and August. The working hours will primarily be between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; however, there may be some evening and weekend work.
The employee is expected to travel to clinics locations in their own vehicle. Travel outside of the regular working area will be compensated in accordance with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Travel Reimbursement and Meal Plan Policies.
In addition to regular compensation, this position offers the benefit of flexible hours, the joy of working outside and with children, the ability to seek out new opportunities to work and earn more and the opportunity to travel. Plus, you get to play ultimate every day!
Qualifications and requirements:
The preferred candidate must possess the following qualities and qualifications:
An in-depth understanding of the sport of ultimate.
NCCP training would be an asset.
A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Experience and ability in completing basic paperwork and managing hard copy and digital information;
Experience in teaching or organizing children’s groups of all ages;
The ability to work independently and be proactive in searching for opportunities;
The ability to manage groups of volunteers and delegate work accordingly.
All candidates will be required to submit to a background check by the RNC in order to apply.
How to Apply:
Please apply by emailing your application to email@example.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Holy Heart of Mary’s senior squad narrowly defeated Holy Spirit High 14-12 to win its second provincial ultimate title on May 5.
Both teams were undefeated leading up to the championship game of Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 Senior High Provincial Championships.
In the third-place game, Mount Pearl Senior High A defeated St. Bonaventure’s College by a score of 16-11. MPSH A was also named the tournament’s most spirited team.
Thirteen teams representing nine schools took part in the tournament. The final standings were:
1st: Holy Heart of Mary High School (senior), St. John’s
2nd: Holy Spirit High School, Conception Bay South
3rd: Mount Pearl Senior High A, Mount Pearl
4th: St. Bonaventure’s College, St. John’s
5th: Queen Elizabeth Regional High School, Foxtrap
6th: Gonzaga Regional High School, St. John’s
7th: Dunne Memorial Academy, St. Mary’s
8th: Holy Heart of Mary High School (junior)
9th: Laval High School Gold, Placentia
10th: Laval High School Red
11th: Mount Pearl Senior High B
12th: Roncalli Central High School A, Avondale
13th: Roncalli B
“We’re really excited to have seen the calibre of play demonstrated at our tournament this year,” said Ultimate NL president, Nick House. “Four different schools have won ultimate tournaments this year, which tells us that ultimate is growing – both in the number of students playing and in the skills they are developing. It’s an exciting time for our sport!
“Congratulations to Holy Heart and Holy Spirit on a highly skilled and spirited final,” added House. “I’d like to thank all the students who played really hard, their coaches for leading their teams over the past few months, and all of the volunteers who help make this tournament special each year. We couldn’t do it without you!”
The first clinic will take place on Monday, May 13 from 9-11 p.m. at the Techniplex in St. John’s. Primarily targeting beginner and intermediate players, the clinic will help participants improve their backhand and forehand throws as well as learn how to defend both cutters and throwers, and different cutting techniques.
There will also be a group warm-up and an injury-prevention discussion.
SWURL is a women’s league open to female-matching players age 15 and up. The upcoming summer league will take place on Monday nights from June 17-Aug. 12 (with no games on Canada Day, July 1).
The league will be outdoor 5 vs 5 and is open to all skill levels, from “I’ve never held a disc” to advanced.
Game times will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. for the first four weeks of the league, then 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7-8:15 p.m. for the remaining four weeks. All registrants may also participate in a skills and drills session that will take place from 6:30-7 p.m. for the first four weeks of the league. Topics covered will include throwing backhand, throwing forehand, defense 101 and offensive strategies.
Registration is $35 for eight weeks of play (plus a $30 2019-20 Ultimate NL membership if one has not already been purchased).
Interested players may register in pairs or as individuals.
The growth of ultimate across Newfoundland and Labrador continues with Menihek High School in Labrador City hosting the region’s first school tournament on April 5-6.
Four teams from Labrador competed in the Northern Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, sponsored by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador (SSNL). In addition to Menihek, J.R. Smallwood Middle School in Wabush also fielded three teams
“Ultimate is new to this region,” says tournament director and Menitek coach, Jeff Pardy. “However, interest in ultimate is high, and we’re excited to see the sport continue to grow. We also hope to have at least Menihek compete at the Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador high school provincial tournament in St. John’s next year. That’s our goal.”
Menihek defeated J.R. Smallwood (yellow) in the final to take home the regional championship banner.
Ethan Sexton from J.R. Smallwood (yellow) was named Most Valuable Player while Brooke Janes fromMenihek won the Most Spirited Player award.
“Our partnership with School Sport NL is helping the sport of ultimate reach areas of the province, like Labrador West, that we haven’t had the resources to access in the past,” says Nick House, president of Ultimate NL.
“Just one year after being accepted as a Foundation Sport, there’s now ultimate being played where it wasn’t possible before. Those athletes are now showing interest in competing in provincials championships and joining our provincial club teams. The results are exactly what we hoped for!”
Click here to learn more about ultimate in schools.