Getting Started for Youth

This guide will help youth players and parents get started in the wonderful sport of ultimate!

We offer U14, U16, and U19 programs (up to age 18), and all skill levels, genders, and sexual orientations are welcome.

1. Discover why youth love ultimate

Ultimate is a fast-paced non-contact field sport that, at its core, promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and inclusivity. Young players are active, develop friendships, learn about fair-play, and work on athletic skills that are transferable to other activities. Read more:

2. Stay informed

Subscribe to our Community Newsletter to receive regular email updates about upcoming programs.

During the coronavirus pandemic, you can stay up to date on our Return to Play-related policies on our COVID Resources page.

3. Choose a program

For an overview of the rules, check out How to Play: The Basics.

Then, dive right in and learn from our spirited and experienced instructors through our skills clinics and camps!

Which program is right for my child?

In general, our U14 (ages 9-13) and U16 (ages 13-15) skills series and day camps are perfect for beginner and intermediate players. Older teens who have played at school or in a club program look to our U19 (ages 15-18) programs to further develop their skills and strategies.

If your child’s skill level doesn’t match their age group, please reach out to us at youth@vul.ca! We will let players join different age groups on a case-by-case basis.

We offer seasonal programs throughout the year. See what is coming up on our Youth Leagues & Camps page.

4. Register!

When you've chosen a program, visit our Active Registration page to sign up when registration opens. Parental Consent is required for anyone under the age of 19!

Still have questions? See our Youth FAQ or email youth@vul.ca.


Competitive Programs

For high school students who strive to tour and compete at the provincial or national level, we have three club programs, all of which emphasize teamwork, respect, hard work and commitment. All three programs hold seasonal tryouts, practices, and attend tournaments. 

Our competitive programs:

Happy playing!


Is cost a barrier to participation? Visit our Financial Assistance for Youth page for helpful resources.

Visit our Youth Leagues & Camps page.

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