Coach Training and Support

We offer a number of services to support the development of coaches.

Dedicated Staff

We have a dedicated Coaching Coordinator, Mauro Ortiz, who is responsible for supporting VUL coaches and our high school outreach. Mauro has extensive experience playing and coaching, having won multiple medals at Canadian and World Championships as a captain and player with Furious George and other teams.

If you have questions about your role as coach, contact Mauro via


We host the Vancouver Ultimate Coaching Conference in partnership with Elevate Academy in late February or early March. It is jam-packed with valuable information for new and experienced coaches.

We hope to see you there!

Formal Training

Ultimate Canada now offers National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) courses in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada. Three VUL staff/members are qualified to teach these courses in BC:

  • William Arlotta (Youth Manager) and Jen Nicholls (Clinic Coordinator) are qualified to run the Community Initiation Coach workshop.
  • Troë Weston (Former League Manager) is qualified to run the Community Initiation Coach and Competition Introduction workshops.

The VUL can cover the cost of these workshops for coaches in our programs (depending on the role). 

If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, contact WIlliam via


For a collection of downloadable resources, see the BC Ultimate website