Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports (MODS) is a leader for the sport of ultimate in Canada. Since 1988 we’ve fostered the sport and Spirit of the Game in Manitoba, and today we’re over 5,000 members and growing! Through our adult, youth, and school programs, we’re proud to see ultimate and all disc sports become an activity of choice for Manitobans.
As a non-profit entity with Sport Manitoba recognition and status, our organization works through a board of directors whom are elected by our members each year at the annual general meeting in September. Our board, with Sport Manitoba support, sets out to work on four year plans which meet the needs and requests of our members while fostering positive growth for the sport. The vision laid out by the board and Sport Manitoba is carried out through the two full-time office employees (Business and Sport Development Director and Program/Operations Director) and the aid of summer employees secured through grants. In 2018 MODS was able to hire nine part-time employees through grants to help achieve goals and reach their vision.
To promote disc sports and programming for all Manitobans.
A spirited and inclusive disc sports community in Manitoba.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Innovation and Growth
Community and Spirit of the Game
Our success is driven by four internal pillars:
To grow disc sports through innovative programming that engages both new and existing members.
To establish mechanisms for innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
An engaging, thriving, spirited and respectful place for all Manitobans to play and grow disc sports.
Consistent open communication that is clear, concise, professional and timely.
MODS was founded in 1988. After humble beginnings at St Paul's High School dating back to 1985, MODS co-founder Jean-Luc Forest wanted a more organized league to promote disc sports. MODS began as a four-team league at Assiniboine Park, but the fourth team was forced to fold due to a lack of players. They continued as a three-team league for a few seasons. The early years of the Winnipeg Ultimate League set in motion a series of tremendous accomplishments and growth. Along with Mike Jones and several very dedicated people, MODS became a leader nationally for our sport. MODS was the first ultimate organization in Canada to incorporate and was also the first to achieve Provincial Sports Organization status. Growth came quickly as dozens of people became hundreds and by the late 1990s the league was over 1,000 members.
At its 30th anniversary in 2018 MODS is more than 5,000 members and growing. The MODS School Leagues have grown to include over 50 teams in 30 schools and have provided Winnipeg with one of the best junior provincial teams in the country. MODS now runs programming year-round and is looking to expand in the critical early years age ranges to help further develop the sport of ultimate.