Storm: Junior Provincial Teams

Presented by Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador.

2021 Storm team

About Storm:

Storm is Newfoundland and Labrador’s junior provincial ultimate team. Athletes are eligible for the team if they are at least 14 years old and no older than 18 by Dec. 31.

In 2022, Storm’s open and women’s teams aim to compete at the Junior Canadian Ultimate Championships in Brampton, Ontario in August (dates TBA), 2022.

Interested in coaching for Storm? Complete the 2022 Storm Coaching Application to become a Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the team. More information about the positions below.

2022 Tryout and Season Information

Youth players of all skill levels, who are between the ages of 14 and 18 as of Dec. 31, 2021, are eligible to try out.

Tryouts (both open & women) will be held on the following dates at the Techniplex in St. John’s:

  • Sunday, March 20, 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 27, 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in trying out must complete the Registration Form.

Registrants will be considered registered once they have submitted a photo to youth@ultimatenl.ca.

Any questions can be directed to David Whitney-Brown, youth development and competition director, at youth@ultimatenl.ca

Coaches:

Ultimate NL is now accepting applications from qualified individuals who wish to submit their names and coaching resumes for consideration for upcoming 2022 NL Storm coaching positions. We are currently seeking head coaches (two positions) and assistant coaches (two positions) for the junior open and women’s divisions of Storm, the province’s junior ultimate club teams.

The application deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022. Click the links below for more information and to apply.

Storm Head Coach Position – Job description.

Storm Assistant Coach Position – Job description.

Storm Application – Apply Here

Training:

Training begins shortly after team selection. The prospective practice schedule is as follows:

  • From May 23rd through June 6th practices will be once a week on Sundays from 12:00-2:00pm. These practices will be held at the PowerPlex.
  • From June through the end of August, practice sessions will be held three times a week outdoors.
  • From the week of June 21st through the end of the season, one session per week will be dedicated to a Storm league where participants will be placed into teams in a league format and play games. This will give participants the opportunity to put what they have practised into real games.

Storm Ultimate is encouraging athletes to sign up for the APSolute Athlete Program for the 2021 season. Physical preparation for tryouts, and the rest of the ultimate season,
increases the safety of the athletes and decreases the risks of injury. This program is through Atlantic Pro Sports, and can be accessed by visiting the APSolute website.

Highlights:

  • 2017: First year Ultimate NL sent a junior team to the Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) that consisted entirely of players from Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 2018: First year that both open and women’s teams competed in the junior division at CUC.
  • 2018: Junior women’s team placed second overall in spirit rankings at CUC.
  • 2018: Junior open team broke seed, advancing to finish 20th from a seeded position of 24th at CUC.
  • 2019: Junior women place second overall in spirit rankings for the second year in a row at CUC.
  • 2019: Junior open has the first female captain in team history.
  • 2021: Inaugural Storm Mixed League

Sponsorship:

Our thanks to Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador, the exclusive team sponsor for Storm.

Training begins shortly after team selection.