Youth & Junior Coaches and Convenors

Convenors are the head coach to all Youth and Junior Leagues, they are a resource for parents and coaches, and help OCUA manage the next generation of Ultimate players! To contact Youth and Junior convenors, you can email them here:

OCUA is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of volunteers, which means we need people like YOU to help us out! Do you have experience playing or coaching Ultimate and want to apply to be a convenor? Email us at


Terri & Halden Johnson

Terri introduced Halden to Ultimate in the summer of 1999. His reluctance was quickly erased and they played several years of rec league. Just as they thought their Ultimate days were behind them, their son joined the youth program in 2011, and Halden was "voluntold" to coach by Karlis Bouse. Now they spend several nights a week field-side with their twins playing in Junior and their oldest playing and touring in the Junior Competitive Program. Whether it's coaching rec or supporting the junior comp players, Terri and Halden spend more time with Ultimate now than when they were actively playing.

Summer Monday Nepean

Craig Tai

Craig has been playing competitive Ultimate since he started on the Gee-Gees men's team. In the winter he coaches boys hockey and in the summer he's convened the Orleans Youth Ultimate League since it began in 2015.

Summer Monday Central

Emily Chen

Emily started playing ultimate in 2000. She has played competitively, and has coached youth ultimate over the years. This winter she is debuting as a convenor in the Winter Youth League! Winter Youth Development
Yvette MacAbuag Yvette has been coaching in OCUA's Youth Leagues since 2016. She has played competitively on Eclipse and Nebula the past several years, and is a big volunteer for many of OCUA's events.

Summer Wednesday Central Girls

Fall Sunday Central

Michael O'Hare

Michael has been coaching boys U13 and U10 ultimate since 2017.  He has been playing ultimate for almost 20 years now and has played Masters and Grand Masters competitively.  

Summer Wednesday Central Boys
Dave Brown

For this 2020 summer season, Dave is your Thursday Night Convenor. As a past coach of the Canada World Junior Ultimate team, as well as a coach of other sports, he'll be present to work with the coaches, players and parents to ensure a fun and safe summer of play.

Summer Thursday Nepean

Habib Atallah

Habib found his passion in Ultimate after graduating from High School, and then went on to play at UofO, club Ultimate, and then the Ottawa Outlaws pro team! Habib’s background involves teacher’s education, mathematics, Biology, and health and fitness. When he is not on the field, he is instructing in weight training, fitness classes and tutoring kids of all ages. 

Habib started convening with OCUA in 2016, and eventually got involved with OJ-CUP by coaching Scorch this year.

Winter Junior Competitive Development

Karlis Bouse
Karlis has been a major support to OCUA and has spearheaded many of the Youth and Junior initiatives. He also received OCUA's Volunteer of the Year award in 2017. Recently, Karlis has taken the jump to competitive junior club Ultimate, but you can still find him in our Fall and Winter Youth and Junior programming!

Fall Sunday Nepean

Winter Junior Competitive Development

M. Price
Price has been coaching in OCUA's Youth Leagues since 2016. She has played in the adult recreational leagues for many years, and coaches basketball in the winter.

Fall Sunday Nepean