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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
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.
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, featuring many rookie players at the national level, also placed fifth overall in spirit. The team was seeded 20th going into the tournament.
Held in beautiful Salmon Cove, just an hour from St. John’s, this one-day beach ultimate tournament will be held on Saturday, July 6. If the forecast is unfavourable, the tournament will go ahead on Sunday, July 7.
The tournament is open to all skill levels, and players may register as a team or an individual. Teams get a full day of ultimate, a great communal meal and a camping spot nearby the beach.
Team bids will open on May 1! The deadline for team bids is Friday, June 7. Captains may submit a team bid here.
Individual players or small groups may fill out this matchmaking form to be added to a team.