Misfit and Vortex Tryouts

The VUL is excited to announce the tryout dates for Misfit Ultimate (Vancouver) and Vortex Ultimate (Fraser Valley)!

These two programs provide the opportunity for high school players to continue competing throughout the summer on various club teams, ranging from competitive to developmental. 

Misfit Ultimate was created in 2007 and has produced multiple championship-winning teams and many notable alumni, including Kevin Underhill, Samantha Mew, Tim Tsang, and Ellen Au-Yeung. Recent years have seen the Misfit program field 8-10 teams each summer. 

Vortex Ultimate was formed a year before Misfit, in 2006, and has also had a long history of high placements at the Canadian Championships. In fact, on the women's side, Misfit and Vortex have met each other in the national final multiple times throughout the years. In 2017, Vortex fielded nine teams. Notable alumni from the Vortex program include Gagan Chatha, Lauren Kimura, and Brianne Wager. 

Both programs run from late May/early June to August. There are three option for players to consider:

  • Touring - for those who wish to compete at the Canadian Ultimate Championships
  • Regional - for those who do not qualify for touring, or wish to only compete at the B.C. Ultimate Championships
  • Thunderclub (Misfit) and V-Club (Vortex) - for those who just want to develop their skills.

Important dates for the 2018 summer season are as follows: 

  Misfit Vortex

Touring: May 29, 31
              June 2, 4-5
Regional: June 9-10

Touring: May 16, 19
Regional: May 19, 21

Flowerbowl: n/a June 2-3
Misfit Cup: June 23-24 June 23-24
BC Ultimate Championships: July 14-15 July 14-15
Vortex Cup:  August 11 August 11
Canadian Ultimate Championships
(touring only)
August 12-15 August 12-15

More information about Misfit tryouts can be found here, while details about Vortex tryouts can be found here