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The ultimate elimination challenge

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.)

Tournament Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 8
  • Time: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.*
  • Location: Bowring Park
  • Ages: 16+
  • *There will be a one-hour break during the tournament to accommodate the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.

Fees & Registration:

Register here.

We’re hiring!

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!

Responsibilities:

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.

Compensation:

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 finance@ultimatenl.ca. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31.

Free MZU/Tempest clinic

Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU) and Tempest, the province’s competitive club team for female-matching players, are hosting two free skills clinics soon.

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.

For more information, click here.

To register for the clinic, click here.

Details about the second clinic will be released in early June.

Summer of SWURL

Registration for summer league offered by the St. John’s Women’s Recreational Ultimate League (SWURL) is now open.

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.

Register here.

Register now for summer MAUL

It’s time to get back outside on the grass and in the sun!

Registration is now open for the Men’s Avalon Ultimate League (MAUL), which will run from June 18-Aug. 13. Full field games of seven-on-seven will take place on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Register here. The cost is $40.

MAUL is open to male-matching players of all skill levels ages 16 and over.

Inaugural tournament success

Participants in Ultimate NL’s first 4-on-4 tournament.

Ultimate NL’s inaugural Gale 4s tournament was an awesome success!

Nearly 60 players comprising 6 teams competed in the one-day, four-on-four co-ed tournament held on April 20. Congratulations to Just Go Four It on its first-place finish!

Results:

  • 1st – Just Go Four It
  • 2nd – 4th Wheels
  • 3rd – Fourever Young
  • 4th – Fab Four
  • 5th – Four Fathers
  • 6th – Fantastic Four

MZU Summer League registration

Registration for Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU’s) popular summer league is ongoing until May 13.

Games for this adult, co-ed league will take place on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from June 4-Aug. 24.

Teams are required to have a minimum of six male-matching and six female-matching players, and WFDF Gender Ratio Rule A will be used.

For more information, click here.

Labrador hosts first ultimate tournament

The team from Menihek High School, with coach Jeff Pardy, pose with the Northern Varsity Ultimate Frisbee banner.
Menihek High School won the first SSNL ultimate banner for the region.

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 from Menihek won the Most Spirited Player award.

Some of the players in the first ultimate tournament in Labrador are pictured at Menihek High School.
Four teams participated in the tournament. Some of the players are pictured.

“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.

Two teams represent province at C4UC

On Wheels

Two teams represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships (C4UC) in Gatineau, QC recently with On Wheels finishing 15th and Come From Away placing 22nd overall.

On Wheels faced some tough opponents and put on strong performances through the two days of competition, finally defeating Fifty-fifty from Quebec to place 15th and maintain its rank going into the tournament.

Recap:

  • On Wheels vs. Waitlisted (ON) – 15-19
  • On Wheels vs. Fifty-fifty (QC) – 15-16 (watch the livestream recording here)
  • On Wheels vs. Big Cat and the Kittens (ON) – 16-19
  • On Wheels vs. Fourtitude (MB) – 20-10
  • On Wheels vs. Fortitutde (MB) – 24-10
  • On Wheels vs. YUM (ON) – 16-19
  • On Wheels vs. Scott’s Tots (ON) – 17-19
  • On Wheels vs. Fifty-fifty (QC) – 17-16
Come From Away

Come From Away, featuring many rookie players at the national level, also placed fifth overall in spirit. The team was seeded 20th going into the tournament.

Recap:

  • Come from Away vs. Les Ptits Secrets (QC) – 7-33
  • Come from Away vs. Tune Squad (ON) – 7-33
  • Come from Away vs. Fortitude (MB) – 20-21
  • Come from Away vs. Melt (ON) – 9-26
  • Come from Away vs. Uptown (NB) – 14-21
  • Come from Away vs. Fourtitude (MB) – 13-23
  • Come from Away vs. Fortitude (MB) – 17-23

Congratulations to both teams!

C4UC was held April 6-7.

Ultimate NL memberships

It’s time to renew your membership in Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador!

As the provincial sport organization for ultimate in the province, Ultimate NL membership enables you to play in any of our member leagues (Men’s Avalon Ultimate League, Mile Zero Ultimate and St. John’s Women’s Ultimate Recreational League), tournaments and other events throughout the year.

Ultimate NL membership also ensures that you are covered should you be injured and require medical treatment as a result of playing in these leagues or tournaments.

Learn about your insurance coverage here.

Players must have a valid 2019-2020 membership by June 1 to play in upcoming summer leagues.

Annual Ultimate NL membership costs $30. Purchase your membership here.