Team Manitoba Program

Team Manitoba is MODS' most elite program for developing youth in the sport of ultimate.

Gender specific teams are made each May through the process of tryouts. Once assigned to a team, athletes will train several times per week on the field. Throughout the season they'll learn the game, and improve on skills, team work, and spirit of the game while working towards a National Junior Title at the Canadian Ultimate Championships to finish the season.

Play is broken into LTAD stages and our overall philosophy towards development. Parents and athletes should have clear expectations around the program goals.

2019 Events and Travel

Tryouts *times and location are subject to change

  • Tryout 1 - Saturday, May 11 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at IJL Ultimate Park (Registration Opens at 10 am)
  • Tryout 2 - Monday, May 13 5 – 7 pm at Assiniboine Park (Registration Opens at 4 pm)
  • Tryout 3 - Tuesday, May 28 5 – 7 pm at Assiniboine Park (Registration Opens at 4 pm)
  • Tryout 4 - Thursday, May 30 5 – 7 pm at Assiniboine Park (Registration Opens at 4 pm)

To help all athletes and parents with understanding what is happening at tryouts and how athletes are being selected for the program and specific teams, please refer to the document below put together by MODS board member and provincial team coach - Daniel Plourde. If you have any questions about the document and plan, please feel free to contact the MODS office or Daniel at any time.

Team Manitoba Tryout Document and Plan 2019

Mandatory Parent Meeting - Cancelled

Due to concerns from parents about the timing of the meeting and requests to have all information shared digitally, we are cancelling the meeting which was to be held this Sunday at Sport Manitoba. We are addressing this with all athletes at tryouts tonight (Thursday May 30th) directly and we will be sharing emails with parents tomorrow with pertinent information for the year (including payments, travel and all necessary information). The contents of that email and the associated links and documents will be posted to this page no later than Saturday June 1st, 2019.

Weekday Practices

MODS has secured practice venues at our new Ultimate fields, located in Assiniboine Park. This venue is easily accesible by bus and also has parking for park users. The practice schedule for all teams in 2019 is the following:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 

Physical Training 4:30 to 5:00 provided by Acceleration Performance and Training

Team Training Practice 5:00 to 6:45 with full team and coaches

Team Stretch and Cool Down 6:45 to 7:00 off field

Ultimate Canada Discount Code ~ Flights to Edmonton for Parents and Family

WESTJET DISCOUNT (Remember all athletes travel with their team by bus for 2019 and those costs are included in your team fees)

Use this code with WestJet to get 10% of Economy and 15% off Plus. Discount is taken off the sale price.

CUC Edmonton:
Book by: August 25, 2019
Travel from: August 4 – 25, 2019

Coupon Code - A77VH15 (Guests and Travel Agents)

Promo Code - WLL02 (Travel Agents Only)

MOFO Additional Development 2019

Moving forward with our provincial team programming, MODS has committed to following the Long Term Athlete Develoment module established by the governing body for Sport in Canada and also through our oversight with Sport Manitoba. As part of completing the Team Manitoba experience, we will be introducing weekend sessions for Sport Psychology and Nutrition for Athletes in 2019. The MOFO teams will go through our first season of training in 2019 and we hope to expand this programming to all teams in 2020.

Session 1: Sunday June 16th Canada Games Sport For Life Centre (145 Pacific Avenue)

9:30am – 10:30am Talk #1 MOFO Girls (SP) MOFO Boys (N)

10:45am – 11:45am Talk #2 MOFO Girls (N) MOFO Boys (SP)

Session 2: Sunday July 7th Canada Games Sport For Life Centre (145 Pacific Avenue)

9:30am – 10:30am Talk #1 MOFO Girls (SP) MOFO Boys (N)

10:45am – 11:45am Talk #2 MOFO Girls (N) MOFO Boys (SP)

Session 3: Sunday July 28th Canada Games Sport For Life Centre (145 Pacific Avenue)

9:30am – 10:30am Talk #1 MOFO Girls (SP) MOFO Boys (N)

10:45am – 11:45am Talk #2 MOFO Girls (N) MOFO Boys (SP)

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FAMILIES STILL HAVE ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SUPPORT IF NEEDED

Flatland 5's Tournament

Saturday, June 22
Location: IJL Ultimate Park, Winnipeg
Hotel: NONE
Travel Plans: NONE
Event Information: This is a 5-on-5 single-day tournament. All teams should play 5 or 6 games in the morning and afternoon

Prairie Disc Regina

July 13-14
Location: Regina
Hotel: Travelodge  4177 Albert Street South, Regina (breakfast not included, however this is the host hotel and supports the organizers which is important and it also comes with waterslides for team bonding and fun).
Travel Plans: All athletes are included in the bus plans to Saskatchewan as part of their summer fees. This includes their bus rides to the hotel from Winnipeg and home as well as all shuttle services at the event. Parents are welcome to shuttle with the teams at the event if there is space. Seats will be offered to chaperones on the bus and any extra seats will be offered for sale.
Departure: Friday early morning (anywhere between 6am and 9am) at the Walmart parking lot on Taylor Avenue (Location and Time Subject to Change)
Return: Teams will leave Regina following the final match Sunday evening, and will return to the same Walmart parkking lot on Taylor Avenue (Location and Time Subject to Change)
Event Information: This will be a simple tournament (two days of competition with 4-6 games total) for most teams and a series of exhibition games and clinics for Spitfire. MOFO's, Red River Rebellion and Manitou will play against other junior teams if available and also against adult touring teams.
Event Website Link: None for this event is planned at this time.

Canadian National Ultimate Championships 2019

Sunday, Aug. 11 – Wednesday, Aug. 14
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hotel: Sawridge Inn, 4235 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton Alberta. Breakfast each day is included.
Travel Plans: All athletes are included in the bus plans to Edmonton as part of their summer fees. This includes their bus rides to the hotel from Winnipeg and home as well as all shuttle services at the event. Parents are welcome to shuttle with the teams at the event if there is space. Seats will be offered to chaperones on the bus and any extra seats will be offered for sale.
Departure: Saturday August 10th 2pm from Walmart parking lot on Taylor Avenue (Location and Time Subject to Change)
Return: Thursday August 15th 3pm at Walmart parking lot on Taylor Avenue (Location and Time Subject to Change)
Event Information: Teams take part in opening ceremonies on Sunday evening and then play matches Monday and Tuesday morning and afternoon. Wednesday is purely a playoff day and schedules are based on the previous days outcomes. Finals for both genders are Wednesday evening and live streamed for those back in home cities wishing to follow along. Teams will return and begin the busride home following the finals and meals on Wednesday.
Event Website Link (Click)

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2019 Teams and Play

MODS currently offers two girls teams and three boys teams each summer, and we welcome opportunities to build more. 

Masters Of Flying Objects (MOFO) Boys and Girls Teams - These are the eldest and top teams in our program, showcasing athletes with the most experience and athleticism. These teams are about teaching our elite youth to experience competition and the pursuit of success and winning. Following the concepts of periodization and long term planning, the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) serves as a guideline to teams and helps them train under the "Learn to Win" development model and push very hard to increase their gameplay while pushing for podium finishes each summer at Nationals.

Both teams are annual contenders for the National Championships and coaches will empower and play their roster based on their perception of how to best position the team to win. Training is highly tactical compared to the Spitfire program and playing time is not guaranteed for any athlete. All athletes are guaranteed the chance to develop equally through practice, however gameplay time will vary.

MOFO Girls Coaches 2019 - Carmen Lee, Laura Hatch and Willem Konrad

MOFO Boys Coaches 2019 - Sean Storm and Daniel Plourde, Assistant Josh Kerr (Mentor Coach Tyler Chochinov)

Manitou Boys and Red River Rebellion Girls Teams - These are our teams which represent a little less experience, and ability or athleticism (usually because of age and experience). When watching this team you can usually see several younger players on the team, bringing their average age down from the MOFO program. MODS has geared their training to reflect their physical literacy and development, following the LTAD model these teams train under the "Train to Compete" development model and push very hard to increase their skill set before mastering team and gameplay. The goal of these two teams is to learn, have fun and push for a playoff appearance or semifinal birth at the National Championships each year. While we see an increase in focus on tactical play and results, all athletes will compete in all events and at Nationals. Playing time may be weighted based on ability, however everyone is still included in all games and growth is still a goal along with learning about the competitve aspect of the game.

Red River Rebellion Girls Coaches 2019 - Erin McKinlay and Hillary Rempel

Manitou Boys Coaches 2019 - Will Ness and Jesse Casey

Spitfire Boys Team - Is the youngest team in the program and the entry point for those young boys looking to get sport specific training in Ultimate. This team will average 14 years old (compared to the 17 or 18-year-old average of MOFO), and sometimes will have players as young as 12 or 13 on the team. The goal of this program is to follow the "Train to Play" model of LTAD which works to ensure that the athlete's first experience is positive in terms of fun and mental engagement while also teaching a high amount of fundamentals and introductions to standard and elite team play.

Spitfire Boys Coaches 2019 - Ryan Wilson and Nick Einarson

The team has an equal 50/50 playing time philosophy for the year. This team plays in all the same tournaments as the older teams to learn about the scheduling and training elements that are required through their committment over the 3 month training window. At nationals the team competes in the second division to ensure a better experience playing against teams closer to their skill and experience level. Parents should not expect this team to be playing to win games at Nationals or throughout the season. The goals of this team are to develop skill, learn the competition model and create a base framework of skill and athletic ability that can be expanded on over the next 4-5 years through the program.

To learn more about Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) - Please click here!

Forms

After players are extended playing opportunities, complete the following forms, and (a) bring to parent meeting, or (b) scan and email to MODS or (c) mail to “402 – 145 Pacific Avenue” no later than Friday May 31st 2019.
 

Families seeking financial assistance are encourage to complete and submit the application form no later than Sunday June 2nd; applications will be reviewed and families informed of funding amounts by Friday June 7th, 2019.