The Edmonton Ultimate Players Association would like to acknowledge that we participate in sport on the traditional meeting ground of Amiskwacîwâskahikan, home to diverse First Nation groups of Treaty 6, and Metís Region 4. We honour and respect these diverse groups with commitments to diversity and inclusivity within sport. We wish to acknowledge Turtle Island of being our home and providing us with a place to play and enjoy sports. We also commit to respecting the Indigenous Peoples of this land and their stories.
Ultimate is an exciting and highly addictive sport which is self governed by one basic, underlying principle: Spirit of the Game. Come on out and give it a try; it's super fun, a great workout, and an opportunity to meet some of the most spectacular people ever!
Technically speaking, Ultimate is a fast-paced, non-contact sport played with a flying disc or 'frisbee'. Players may not run with the disc, but pass it among teammates until one of them catches it in the endzone to score a point. If the disc is dropped or intercepted at any time the other team gains possession and immediately begins attempting to score in the opposite endzone.
A typical game may be to fifteen points and will take about 90 minutes to play. In Ultimate the emphasis is on spirit and joy of play. Players referee themselves, and while competitive play is encouraged, it should never be at the expense of the Spirit of the Game.
"Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players."
- From the 11th Edition Rules
Spirited games result from mutual respect among opponents. Assume the best of your opponent. Give him or her the benefit of a doubt. You would want the same for yourself. But if you are thick-skinned, do not assume that your opponent is. Maybe you should think of this rule as, “treat others as you would have them treat your mother.”
SOTG is not just some abstract principle that everyone adopts and then games run smoothly without effort. Close calls are made in tight games. Hard fouls are committed. SOTG is about how you handle yourself under pressure: how you contain your emotionality, tame your temper, and modulate your voice. If you initiate or contribute to the unraveling of spirit, the concept falls apart quickly. If you act to mend things (or at least not exacerbate the situation) by following point 1, the game heals itself.
Ultimate has a long tradition of good-natured heckling. Heckles are friendly barbs, typically from non-playing spectators. Heckling can be fun, but taunting is unspirited and wrong. Harassing remarks after an opponent's foul call or close play are NOT heckling: they are abusive taunts which create unpleasant playing conditions and often escalate to acrimonious disputes.
It is a fallacy to argue that the stakes are so important that some aspect of SOTG can be cast aside. Time and again, great teams and star players have shown that you can bring all your competitive and athletic zeal to a game without sacrificing fair play or respect for your opponent.
There is no “eye for an eye.” If you are wronged, you have no right to wrong someone in return. In the extreme case where you were severely mistreated, you may bring the issue up with a captain, tournament director, or even lodge a complaint with the governing body. If you retaliate in kind, however, a complaint may be filed against you. We recall point 1: treat others as you would have them treat you, not as they have treated you. In the end, you are responsible for you.
After a hard foul, close call, or disputed play, take a step back, pause, and take a deep breath. In the heat of competition, emotions run high. By giving yourself just a bit of time and space, you will gain enough perspective to compose yourself and concentrate on the facts involved in the dispute (was she in or out; did you hit his hand or the disc; did that pick affect the play). Your restraint will induce a more restrained response from your opponent. Conflagration averted, you may resume business as usual.
When you turn the other cheek, you know you've done the right thing. You may not hear praise, there may be no standing ovation, but people do notice. Eventually, their respect for you and their appreciation of the game will grow.
Compliment an opponent on her good catch. Remark to a teammate that you admire his honesty in calling himself out-of-bounds. Look players in the eye and congratulate them when you shake their hands after a game. These small acts boost spirit greatly, a large payoff for little time and effort.
Not only does the realization that your actions will be remembered for a long time serve to curb poor behavior, it can also inspire better conduct. Many old-timers enjoy the experience of meeting an elite player who remembers their first rendezvous on the field and recalls the event in detail. A good first encounter with an impressionable young player can have considerable long-term positive impact.
All other things being equal, games are far more fun without the antipathy. Go hard. Play fair. Have fun.
From the 11th Edition Rules
Team captains are expected to encourage and facilitate both knowledge of the rules and spirit of the game among their team.
Lots of time conflicts can be resolved a lot faster and with better Spirit when the captains of the team step in with the right call. Ideally the two players involved will be able to resolve the issue on their own; if they are unsure of what to do, captains should be ready to help the discussion along.
The most important thing to remember is that if a resolution cannot be reached in a timely manner, send the disc back to the thrower and the disc comes back in at stalling 6. It is as important to know the rules as it is to know when you don’t know them.
All disputes should be resolved amicably even though you are playing against someone in a competitive sport. If a situation arises where you as the captain are unsure of what should happen, deal with it in the fairest way possible (back to thrower or replay) and make it your responsibility to learn the proper outcome for next time. Try to find the rule and/or contact us if you have any questions.
Adult Leagues and tournaments are open to anyone ages 17 to 99 years old. There is no previous experience required, everyone is welcome!
Any questions? Contact email@example.com
|Indoor Winter Leagues||Dec to Apr||Recreational and Competitive Leagues are available!|
|Outdoor Spring League||May to June||Recreational and Competitive Leagues are available!|
|Outdoor Summer League||July to August||Recreational and Competitive Leagues are available!|
|Outdoor Fall League||Sept to Oct||Recreational and Competitive Leagues are available!|
|Frostbite Open||January||Part of a series of indoor 4-on-4 team tournaments ran in partnership with the Alberta Ultimate Association and the Calgary Ultimate Association.|
|A4UC||February||Alberta 4v4 Ultimate Championships - Winner earns bid to Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championship (C4UC)|
|Defrost||March||Single gender indoor tournament (Men's & Women's Divisions)|
|Cups Tournament (Spirit of Summer Edition)||June||What's cups? Cups is played on teams of two and the "cups" are set on wooden dowels that are set wide enough that a disc can pass between them. Players try to knock cups off the dowels, or get their disc between the two dowels without touching the dowels while holding a drink in their hand. Join us and we'll teach you the rest.|
|Spirit of Summer||June||7-on-7 mixed gender, "hat" tournament filled with all the usual Edmonton Ultimate spirit! Sign up as an individual or with some friends! All levels of ability and experience are welcome!|
|Cups Tournament (Pre-Fall Brawl Edition)||September Long Weekend||What's cups? Cups is played on teams of two and the "cups" are set on wooden dowels that are set wide enough that a disc can pass between them. Players try to knock cups off the dowels, or get their disc between the two dowels without touching the dowels while holding a drink in their hand. Join us and we'll teach you the rest.|
|Pre-Fall Brawl||September Long Weekend||7-on-7 mixed gender, team tournament full of good ol' Edmonton spirit! Wrangle your team together and register. All levels of ability and experience are welcome!|
|Holiday Fundraiser Tournament||December||This tournament is about having fun and giving back. 100% of the profit will go towards a chosen charity.|
To register for a league or tournament visit the Register Now pages
Can't get enough this fine sport? If league leaves you thirsting for more, you should try out the competitive Ultimate scene in Edmonton. Whether you are looking to play at a higher level or simply improve your skills, come see all this amazing sport has to offer. Contact one our local touring team to find out more.
|Alberta Flatball Club||Adult - Openfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carbon||Masters - Openemail@example.com|
|Flurry||Adult - Womensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Throwback||Masters - Womensemail@example.com|
|Rogue Hippo||Adult - Mixedfirstname.lastname@example.org|
These sessions will be opened to ages 10 to 17 years old. During the sessions, we will be separating the age groups from ages 10-13 and ages 14-17 this will make sure they are matched according to age and skill level. There is no previous experience required, everyone is welcome!
Any questions? Contact email@example.com
|Indoor Winter League||Dec to Apr||All youth ages 10-17 who are interested in playing Ultimate!|
|Outdoor Spring League||May to June||All youth ages 10-17 who are interested in playing Ultimate!|
|Outdoor Summer League||July to August||All youth ages 10-17 who are interested in playing Ultimate!|
|Outdoor Fall League||Sept to Oct||All youth ages 10-17 who are interested in playing Ultimate!|
|School Spring Championships||Early June||Divisions: Grade 5/6, Junior High, Senior High|
|Spirit of the North||Late October||Divisions: Grade 5/6, Junior High, Senior High|
To register for a league or tournament visit the Register Now pages
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Ultimate Players Association (EUPA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the sport of Ultimate. In particular we are working hard to grow the sport amongst youth. Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is a defining aspect of the sport with the onus of honorable play resting with players instead of referees. This makes Ultimate a great way to teach important values such as fair play, responsibility, and integrity in your classroom.
By booking a school session with EUPA, our experienced staff and volunteers will come to your school and run a clinic on how to play Ultimate. We have lesson plans that are suitable for all grades and all skill levels.
Clinics can be scheduled during regular gym classes, after school, or on weekends. During warmer months, clinics can be run outside on school fields or inside a school gym during cooler months.
We are currently accepting requests for school bookings for the 2023-2024 school year. Please fill out the form below to make your request. We charge $300 for a full day at your school or $150 for a half day or less.
If you have any questions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUPA can provide your group with valuable resources for teaching Ultimate.
Contact email@example.com with any questions or requests.
The Edmonton Ultimate Players Association (EUPA) was established in 2001 as an organization devoted to promoting the ultimate community within Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As a part of its mission to further the sport of ultimate, EUPA organizes year-round leagues, runs several regional tournaments, offers player-development opportunities and youth programs. EUPA also supports Edmonton touring teams through program support and fundraising opportunities.
Browse the website to see what EUPA is all about, and if you want to get involved or have any other questions, feel free to contact the EUPA Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Executive Director||Michael Steeleemail@example.com|
|Administrative Coordinator||Clayton DeVriesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Youth Program Director||Dia Syedemail@example.com|
|Vice President||Curtis Barranoikfirstname.lastname@example.org||2022-2023|
|Member at Large||Andy Dirgoemail@example.com||2023-2024|
|Member at Large||Kaine Dreilichfirstname.lastname@example.org||2022-2023|
|Member at Large||Daniel Mitchellemail@example.com||2022-2023|
|Member at Large||Rob Kaplenfirstname.lastname@example.org||2023|
|Member at Large||Angeline Quekemail@example.com||2023-2024|
|Committee||Chair||Email Address||Terms of Reference|
|Executive||Mika Uusnakkifirstname.lastname@example.org||Executive ToR|
|Programming||Daniel Mitchellemail@example.com||Programming ToR|
|Growth & Marketing||Angeline Quekfirstname.lastname@example.org||Growth and Marketing ToR|
|Tournaments||Amy Nicholsemail@example.com||Tournaments ToR|
|Fields||Rob Kaplanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Fields ToR|
|Staff||Curtis Barranoikemail@example.com||Staff ToR|
|Youth||Chris Reidfirstname.lastname@example.org||Youth ToR|
|Board of Directors Position Descriptions|
|2023 Annual General Meeting Presentation|
|2022 Financial Statements|