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Coaching courses being offered in February

Do you love ultimate? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and introducing the game to others? Become a coach!

Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting two free coaching courses in February.

Feb. 2: Community Coaching Course

This one-day course incorporates both classroom and practical learning for participants interested in coaching at a beginner level. For more information and to register, click here.

Feb. 9-10: Competition Introduction Coaching Course

This two-day workshop is aimed at those interested in coaching competitive youth programs or adult development programs. For more information and to register, click here.

Both courses will be held at the College of the North Atlantic on Prince Philip Drive in St. John’s.

There is a $40 registration fee per course that will be refunded upon completion of the course.

C4UC: Call for expressions of interest

The 2019 Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships (C4UC) will take place on April 6-7 at Complexe Branchaud Brière in Gatineau, QC.

Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador plans to send two teams to represent the province at C4UC. Players who wish to be considered for these teams must express their interest by Jan. 25 using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/jM9s4qpuHJl7NfMh2.

Captains

Any player who would like to take on a role of team selector/captain should also fill out the selector/captain section of the form.

Team captains will be chosen by the Ultimate NL board with one female-identifying and one-male identifying captain selected per team (four captains in total). Successful team captain applicants will be notified on Feb. 1.

Selection Process

Once captains have been notified, they will be provided with a list of players who have expressed interest via the call for expressions of interest (above). However, captains are not limited to this list when selecting their rosters.

The top-seeded captains have two weeks to select their roster (Feb. 1-14). The second-seeded captains may begin to select their roster on Feb. 15. The deadline for rosters for both teams to be finalized is March 1 and payment is due to C4UC.

It is the full responsibility of team captains to select players and run the teams, including practices, if desired. Captains should be aware that there is no tryout or practice time booked. If teams wish to practice, it will be up to the players and captains to book space.

For more information about the team selection strategy, click here.

Timeline

  • Jan 7: Call for expressions of interest for players and captains begins
  • Jan 25: Deadline for expressions of interest for players and captains
  • Feb 1: Captains selected and notified
  • Feb 1: Seed 1 captains begin contacting players
  • Feb 15: Seed 2 captains begin contacting players
  • March 1: Roster and bid payment deadline

More information

For more information, please contact:

Coaches needed for Storm

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 premiere junior ultimate club teams.

The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Click the links below for more information and to apply.

Click the links below for more information and to apply.

Head coach

Assistant coach

Holiday Huckfest

Team members from Naughty List and Holly Jolly's pose for a group photo at Ultimate NL's 2018 Huckfest.
Naughty List (in red) faced Holly Jolly’s in the final of Huckfest.

Ultimate NL’s annual holiday tournament, Huckfest, was a resounding success with 60 players taking part on Dec. 27.

The turnout made it was one of the largest Huckfests to date. The annual, fun holiday tournament saw participants don their finest green and red apparel to celebrate the holiday season in ultimate style.

The final saw Naughty List defeat Holly Jolly’s to take the 2018 Huckfest title.

Thank you to everyone who took part! If you have feedback on the tournament, please contact events director Erin Daly at tournaments@ultimatenl.ca.

Annual charity game aids local food aid non-profit

Nick House, president of Ultimate NL and MAUL (right), poses with Jody Williams, manager of Bridges to Hope, and donations from the annual MAUL/SWURL charity game.

The fourth annual MAUL/SWURL holiday charity game raised $800 and over 400 non-perishable food items for Bridges to Hope.

The St. John’s-based non-profit organization offers several programs aimed at providing food aid assistance to citizens in the Northeast Avalon region. These include a food pantry, community kitchen and community outreach and education.

“This game is a highlight for many players in our leagues,” says Melissa Wheeler, SWURL president. “It’s a great opportunity for our players, as well as players that have returned home for the holidays, to get together and play a game for fun with the intent of giving back to the community. SWURL and MAUL provide the field space free of charge for any players that want to play in our charity games with the caveat that players bring cash or non-perishable food items that we can then bring to Bridges to Hope.”

“Being able to provide such a substantial donation each year is something that our leagues are very proud of, and our players continually impress us with their festive spirit and their generosity for those in need,” she adds.

Participants in the annual MAUL/SWURL holiday charity game.

Forty players from the Men’s Avalon Ultimate League and St. John’s Women’s Ultimate Recreational League took part in the annual tradition, which sees the two leagues challenge each other to raise the most donations from its players. MAUL narrowly won the challenge for the fourth year in a row.

“It’s heartwarming to see generosity of our members at this time of year, just one more example of what makes our community special,” says Nick House, president of MAUL. “We are grateful for their contribution to an important cause.”

The charity game was held on Dec. 20.