Youth & Junior 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


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 Orleans

Derek Hodgson

Derek started playing Ultimate in the summer of 2000. His passion for the sport grew as he started playing in the competitive stream with OCUA in 2004 with teams such as seVen, Firebird, Phoenix, GLUM and Shepdogs - having medalled at CUC several times throughout his career.

Throughout his competitive career Derek has given back to the community helping out with clinics, and then coaching youth Ultimate in 2008. In 2018 he graduated to the convenor role! Away from the Ultimate field Derek also coaches minor baseball, softball and hockey.

Summer Monday Central Summer

Summer Thursday Nepean

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

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

Joe Abel
After his son started playing in the youth leagues in 2017, Joe jumped right into the convenor role. The past two years he has evolved his knowledge and experience in coaching, and volunteering in Ultimate. Summer Tuesday Kanata

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.

Summer Monday Nepean

Fall Sunday Nepean

Mike Lee
Since moving to Ottawa, Mike has played for the competitive open team, Phoenix, and then the professional team Ottawa Outlaws. He coaches the women's touring team, Stella, during the summer and fall, and has convened the Fall Competitive Development program in 2017 and again this year. Fall Monday Competitive 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