Like everyone, we are watching provincial health orders and maintaining conversations with BC Ultimate about what the summer might look like this year. While CUC has been cancelled, we are running club teams with scrimmages, games and even the possibility of a regional tournament of sorts too.
The 2021 season runs from the end of June to late August.
Due to ongoing health concerns, we are not holding tryouts this year and will instead create teams based on players' ages and regional locations.
All practices will follow the "Return to Play" guidelines found on the VUL COVID-19 page.
Each team will have 2-3 qualified and dedicated coaches. Practices are two weeknights per week, typically 6:00-8:00pm. Fields to be announced when teams have been selected. We hope to run 3 Junior Open and 3 Junior Women's teams this year. This may not be the case if registration doesn’t allow for it.
Are you a high school player near Surrey, New West and Burnaby who is looking to compete at the BC or Canadian Ultimate Championships? If so, then Vortex Ultimate is for you!
Our focus is to provide opportunities for young people in the Fraser Valley in a positive environment that emphasizes respect, fair-play, teamwork, hard work, and commitment. Win or lose, by the end of the summer players will have a sense of accomplishment, significantly increased knowledge and skills, a new set of friends, and many fun memories.
Vortex Overview of a non-COVID year
The season runs from late May to August and includes tryouts, practices, and tournaments.
Usually, we offer 3 options depending on a player's skill and goals:
- Touring: For players who intend to compete at the Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC).
- Regional: For those who don't qualify for Touring, or aim to compete at BC Championships (BCUC).
- V-Club: For players who wish to develop their skills through practices and local tournaments
Each team has 2-3 dedicated and qualified coaches. Practices are 2-3 times per week: usually 6:00-8:30 pm during the week, plus Saturday mornings as well.
Players must complete a number of steps to be eligible to play. See Vortex Player Info for full details.
We need many energetic and qualified coaches! Read more and apply to be a coach.
Fees will be $315 and must be paid prior to program participation.
In the event that a player wishes to withdraw from the Vortex program, players or parents must email the coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their withdrawal from the program. Paid fees will be refunded according to the following schedule:
- Withdraw before BCUC (July 17th):
- Team players: Full refund less $150 (includes cost of jerseys)
- Withdraw during or afterward :
- No refund.
Fees cover fields, tournaments, jerseys, equipment, coaches, administration, and Ultimate Canada registration and membership. For Touring teams, fees also include accommodation and transportation to and from CUC.
If you have any questions, contact the Vortex Coordinators at email@example.com.