Canyon Club Teams

Welcome to Canyon! 

Here at Canyon, we strive to make sure that our program offers the perfect blend of competitiveness, player development, and fun. With decades of combined experience of playing and coaching Ultimate frisbee, the coordinators and coaches are local, passionate Ultimate players whose goal is to grow the sport of Ultimate frisbee, especially here on the North Shore. 

Our primary goal is to offer programming for those that reside on the North Shore, but historically have not been able to participate in programs due to location barriers. As such, the program aims to have representation from all high schools from local school districts (SD44, SD45, and SD46) to help further build Ultimate frisbee on the North Shore. 

We offer multiple and diverse programs depending on an athlete's needs. We have development programs, as well as more competitive programs such as our Regional and Touring programs, which focus on learning the sport, as well as competing against other youth in the Lower Mainland (for regional players) and across Canada (for touring players). 

We hope you consider signing up for any of the following options in our Canyon program, and we cannot wait to continue to develop youth Ultimate frisbee. If there are any questions about any aspects of our program, please feel free to reach out to us at canyon@vul.ca

2023 Programs 

Follow the link for complete Winter 2023 programs offered by Canyon, located in the North Shore: 

Check out the Canyon Women's Highlight Video from the 2022 BC Championships! 


Canyon Winter U19 

Canyon is bringing two competitive co-ed U19 programs to the North Shore this Winter. 

Canyon U19 Touring Program 

  • For those who intend to compete nationally at the Canadian Junior 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships (CJ4UC) in Oshawa, Ontario (April 1-2, 2023).

Canyon U19 Regional Program

  • For those who intend to train locally alongside our touring athletes. 

With Ultimate Canada announcing a junior expansion to the Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships (C4UC), Canyon is excited to offer programming for players who intend to qualify for this new junior national tournament. 

In 2023, the Canadian Junior 4-on-4 Ultimate Championships (CJ4UC) will take place in Oshawa, Ontario at Durham College, on April 1-2, 2023. 

  • Format: Mixed Ultimate; roster cap of 12-players (6M, 6F) 

We expect to send at least one (1) mixed team to CJ4UC, and potentially a second if the division is expandedMore information regarding division expansions will occur shortly after February 15th, 2023. 

Team(s) will be selected AFTER February 15th, 2023 once we know how many teams British Columbia can send, and if we are able to send multiple teams. In the event we have more touring players registered than spots available, players will be selected through a tryout process. 

  • Any players that are initially registered as a touring player, but are unable to go to nationals, will have their payment refunded to the regional fee-set of $405. 

Note: Both touring and regional players will receive the same instruction and coaching. Coaches will not vary between each program, and the only difference between each program is the cost of attending CJ4UC. 

Playing Info

  • Format: A co-ed skills development program with a mix of drills, activities, and scrimmages. 
  • Duration: 10 weeks, 18 sessions total (10 outdoor-turf; 8 indoor-turf). Each session is 1.5 hours in duration. Additionally, anyone that signs up for our touring or regional program is also automatically registered for pick-up. 
  • Days: Thursdays & Saturday evenings 
  • Times & Locations
  • Age: Under 19 years old
  • Inclusivity: All players are welcome, including LGBTQ2+ and transgender

Important Dates for 2023

December 29th - Registration Opens 
January 26th - Touring & Regional Program Starts
March 18th - No Indoor-Turf Practice (Facility Closure) 
March 30th - Final Practice for Touring & Regional Programs
April 1st & 2nd - CJ4UC - Oshawa, ON (Touring-only) 

2023 Fees - Single Registrations 

Canyon U19 Touring - $775 
The breakdown of fees is as follows: 

  • 27 hours of practice at $15/hour = $405
  • Membership, tournament & transportation fees = $120
  • Accommodation for three (3) nights = $150
  • Accommodation & flights for coaches/chaperones = $100

Canyon U19 Regional - $405

Fees include GST, taxes, fields, facilities, tournaments, equipment, coaches, chaperones, administration, transportation, accommodation (hotels), VUL membership, BCU membership, UC membership, and UC registration. 

How to Register 

Complete these steps to register:

  1. All registration is done online, with payment accepted by credit card, Visa Debit, or e-transfer.
  2. Make sure to choose the right location when options are presented.
  3. If a player registers themselves, they must also get Parental Consent. Emails are sent to the player and parent/guardian with instructions. 

If you have a question, check out our Youth FAQ for answers. If you still need help, email youth@vul.ca

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Canyon Winter Pick-Up League - Youth & Adult 

This is for those looking to improve their game by participating in weekly scrimmages versus traditional practices. 

Pick-up is a great way to get extra playtime, meet new friends, and play in a low-stress environment. Game formats will vary week-to-week, so it's always something fresh! 

Playing Info

  • Format: Pick-up Ultimate; teams formed at fields
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Days: Wednesday evenings 
  • Times & LocationsKirkstone Turf (9:00 - 10:00 pm)
  • Age: All ages - Both youth & adult options!
  • Inclusivity: All players are welcome, including LGBTQ2+ and transgender

Important Dates for 2023

December 29th - Registration Opens
January 25th - Pick-up Program Starts
March 29th - Final Day of Pick-Up

2023 Fees - Single Registrations 

Single Fee - $50
This is a one-time fee for the whole winter pick-up season
Fees include GST, fields, facilities, equipment, coaches, supervisors, VUL Membership, etc. 

How to Register

Complete these steps to register:

  • For ages 19+, please register under the Adult Programs on the registration page
  • Ages 14+, on registering on behalf of a youth player, please register under the Youth Programs on the registration page

If you have a question, check out our Youth FAQ for answers. If you still need help, email youth@vul.ca

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Canyon Coordinator Team 

Our instructors are knowledgeable and passionate and are ready to pass on everything they know to our up-and-coming players. Our Canyon coordinators would like to introduce themselves so you can get to know them a bit better! 

Cody Hubbard

I've been a part of junior club Ultimate since 2015, where I worked each summer as a coach through Misfit Ultimate. As a coordinator of Canyon Ultimate, I hope to improve the growth and development of players in our local area, as well as create an inclusive culture that players are proud to be a part of. 

Katie Wong

I am a part of this program because I love Ultimate and want to see the sport grow in the right direction on the North Shore. Bringing the spirit of the game to the forefront of the North Shore program is awesome because it shows that teams can resolve conflicts and situations amongst each other. In addition, it brings another level of accountability to yourself and your team. 

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