Posted by Kristine Salzmann on November 20, 2020 9:45 pm
We love that ultimate is a sport we can play outside year-round in Vancouver. We've expanded our popular suite of Youth Winter programs yet again!
Group sizes will limited to ensure the safety of everyone, so register early. Registration opens on December 12 (updated) - please let fellow parents and players know!
Update Dec 6: If you're curious about recent updates to provincial guidelines, read our Winter Safety and Contingency Plans to learn how we'll respond for the winter season.
These programs are for all levels, from children who want to gain confidence trying a new team sport to advanced players who want to improve their mental and physical game in preparation for the school or club season.
We’re looking forward to fun and action-packed weekends with our enthusiastic, energetic and experienced instructors.
Winter U14 Skills Program (end of Jan. to March)
This co-ed program is a fun and inexpensive way for children aged 9 to 13 to learn the foundational skills for ultimate. We create groups based on the participants’ skill levels, and they will learn techniques and strategies from skilled coaches and then practice them in games. This year, we have two 9-week options!
- Saturday mornings, 10 am to 12 pm
- Sunday mornings, 10 am to 12 pm
Winter U16 Skills Program (end of Jan. to March)
Participants aged 13 to 15 can sign up for this 9-week co-ed afternoon program full of drills, activities, and games that are fun and well-supported by skilled & welcoming instructors.
Winter U19 Skills Program (mid-January to March)
Youth who play high school or club ultimate (or aspire to!) can enjoy their favourite sport while training in preparation for the spring season. Develop a range of skills and learn strategies during these 12-week programs. We have three U19 options this year, including a new option in Burnaby.
Intermediate to Advanced players
- Sundays 6-8 pm at Empire Park (East Vancouver)
Advanced to Elite players
- Sunday 6-8 pm at Point Grey Secondary (Vancouver West side)
- Sunday 7:30-9:30 pm at Byrne Creek School (Burnaby)
Week-Long Spring Break Camps
We’re offering week-long Spring Break Camps again! These camps give youth and intermediate players a chance to immerse themselves in ultimate and the Spirit of the Game for five half-days.
Each camp is split into mornings for ages 8-11 and afternoons for ages 11-14.
We have two locations for our camps, one east and one west:
- March 15-19 - Eric Hamber turf field (near Oak Meadows)
- March 22-26 - Empire South turf field (East Vancouver)
Learn more about these camps, and plan to register early!
As always, our main goal is to have FUN in a safe and supportive environment. For the Skills Series and Spring Break Camps, if your child is not happy after the first day, we will refund your full registration (minus the jersey and disc cost if those are included in your selected program) – but we’re pretty confident that won’t happen!
If you want to learn more about our Return to Play plan, please see our COVID Resources for more information. If our programs need to be cancelled due to any provincial guidelines, you will receive a refund.
Please contact our Youth Programs Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!