2023 Winter Indoor WYUL Grades 3 to 5
Ages: 8 to 11-year-old players (no experience required)
Cost: $103.10 + GST = $108.26 and a MODS Junior Membership ($10+GST = $10.50)
Location: Lindenwoods Community Centre - 414 Lindenwood Dr W
This program is run in a gym and is a great affordable way to introduce your child to the sport or to keep them involved if they already have experience.
Dates: Saturdays from February 4th to April 15th
Times: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
VC T-Shirt - all participants will receive a link in their welcome email for a free MODS/WYUL t-shirt from our partner VC Ultimate.
An optional reversible WYUL jersey is also available to purchase.
Winnipeg Youth Ultimate League Mission: The Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports supports our youth development and growth through school programs and individual programs. This dual-stream acts as both an entry point for new players and as development for our Provincial teams and affords those in established school programs a chance to learn from new instructors and those from schools without programs a chance to learn about the sport of ultimate. The aim of this program is to provide a development pathway for all junior-aged athletes.
What is WYUL? WYUL is an initiative to deliver summer, fall, and winter Ultimate leagues for Winnipeg Youth. The league will run 3 age groups at various sessions throughout the year. The 8-week program in Summer and a 12-week program in Fall & Winter focuses on skill development, Spirit of the Game and fun as well as team concepts at the older ages.
FORMAT: The 10-week fall program offers 60-minute sessions. During summer WYUL will run at Assiniboine Park and in the fall and winter months the program will now run indoors at the Linden Woods Community Center.
Goals and Objectives: MODS sees WYUL as the vehicle to grow our junior participation. Our mid-term goals would be to expand participation to the point that we can look at additional age categories, regionalized teams and multiple divisions. WYUL 9 to 11 will is a fun way to introduce kids to the sport of Ultimate. Spirit of the game, skills and drills and some rules of the week are incorporated into each session. The group will have two experienced and record checked coaches.
"SPIRIT OF THE GAME": Ultimate is unique in that it is a self officiated sport. All calls are made by the players on the field, sportsmanship, fair play, respect for your opponents and teammates and conflict resolution are all keys to the sport. Parents are reminded that calls can't be made by spectators or players / coaches on the sidelines. Please keep your interactions respectful and fun. Ultimate is a great game and youth players have a lot to gain by playing in this inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
LTAD: MODS is following the concepts of "Long Term Athlete Development", Sport Canada supports this model which is geared towards age appropriate activities for athletes. MODS will use a few junior specific rules to encourage more skill development. Games at times will be played 5 on 5 (4 on 4 if numbers require) to increase the amount of touches for each participant. Reduced field sizes and a "no zone" rule will also be in place. The LTAD module for this age of physical literacy is Learn to Play.