Clinics with elite players!

The OCUA Competitive Teams Alliance is happy to host a second weekend clinic with international, high-level players. This time, we are proud to welcome Geneviève Laroche and Castle Sinicrope, of the dominant Fury franchise, out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Geneviève started playing here in Ottawa and has since become a prominent figure in the US ultimate community.

Over the past few years, Geneviève and Castle, along with their Fury teammates, have hosted clinics for both women and youth in the Bay Area. In 2011, Gen and Castle traveled with Ultimate Peace to Medellin, Colombia, to teach Colombia’s next generation of ultimate players and their coaches about ultimate and the Spirit of the Game.


Or drop in and pay at the clinic (cash or cheque)


Building an elite team: A discussion about what it takes to be a top team

  • It takes more than great players to make a great team. Listen to Geneviève and Castle talk about practices, pods, and workouts as well as developing resiliency, mental toughness, and building team culture. Come prepared to walk through a season in an elite player’s shoes, from the pre-season through nationals.
  • Friday May 2nd, 7-9pm (JA Dulude Areana, Mel Baker Hall)

Opening windows and changing angles: How to make your offense more dangerous

  • In this on-field clinic, follow Geneviève and Castle as they walk you through advanced strategies for changing how your team attacks on offense. Develop your field vision so you can cut in ways you’ve never cut before.
  • Saturday May 3rd, 9-11am (Ben Franklin dome – indoor - full field)

Sweat the small stuff: A focus on defensive fundamentals

  • To excel in defense, fundamentals are key. Geneviève and Castle will walk you through footwork and positioning, marking principles, and help defense. Learn how to be more effective by building muscle memory and awareness on the field.
  • Saturday May 3rd, 12-2pm (Ben Franklin dome – indoor - full field)

Being at the top of your sport: A conversation about gender equity

  • Geneviève and Castle have heard it all: Womens’ players are not good enough to compete in open, women’s ultimate is just a bunch of turnovers and drops, and women who play coed never get thrown to. Playing for one of the best women’s team in the world—as well as for top coed teams—has given them a unique perspective on gender equity in ultimate. Come hear about their experiences and participate in a discussion about gender equity. Men are welcome!
  • Saturday May 3rd, 3-5pm (Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C)

Playing in small spaces: Making every yard count

  • In this on-field clinic, Geneviève and Castle will talk about how to be effective on offense and defense in small spaces. Learn how to attack up the line (and defend it), convert in the red zone (and prevent the other team from scoring), and use small-field games to help you become a better player (mini and goaltimate).
  • Sunday May 4th, 8-10am (Ben Franklin dome – indoor - full field)

Cost of the clinics

  • Each clinic is $15
  • You can buy a weekend pass for $50, which gives you access to every clinic
  • There is no limit to how many clinics you can attend on a weekend pass
  • Outdoor clinics are limited to 50 participants; in class clinics will be capped at 80


More about Geneviève...

Geneviève first came in contact with ultimate frisbee in the Summer of 2002 after graduating from OttawaU with a degree in computer science. Formerly a college basketball player with the Ottawa GeeGees, she was quickly hooked on the sport and joined Stella in Spring of 2003. Her two seasons on Stella gave her the opportunity to play with some of the best ultimate players in the country early on in her ultimate career. After moving to California, Gen played for a year on Homebrood, a Bay area women’s team, before joining Fury in 2006.

Teammates and opponents know Geneviève as a relentless offensive cutter who uses her speed and agility to generate big gainers downfield. She also plays a central position in one of Fury’s zone defenses, putting pressure on the handlers as a “defendler” (a defender on the handlers).

Geneviève currently lives in San Jose, California, and works as a software designer for Adobe.


  • Stella, Ottawa, ON (2003-2004)
  • Homebrood, Bay Area, CA (2005)
  • Fury, Bay Area, CA (2006-present)


  • Silver at the 2003 Canadian Ultimate Championships
  • Bronze at the 2004 Canadian Ultimate Championships
  • 7 time gold medalist at the USA Ultimate Club National Championships (2006-2012)
  • Silver at the 2013 USA Ultimate Club National Championships
  • Gold at the 2008 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) (Vancouver)
  • Gold at the 2010 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) (Prague)
  • Gold at the 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) (Colombia)
  • Silver at the 2012 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) (Japan)

More about Castle...

Castle discovered ultimate frisbee in high school in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2001 and quickly decided she enjoyed playing point in the cup and practicing her forehands more than chasing a soccer ball. After winning junior nationals twice in high school, she attended Georgetown University, where she started the women’s ultimate team. In 2005, she began playing elite mixed and made her first trip to nationals. From 2005 to 2010, Castle played a combination of high-level mixed and women’s before joining Fury in 2011.

On the field, Castle is a tenacious defender who uses her quickness and field sense to shutdown her opponents. On the turn, she can be found initiating the offense with her aggressive cutting, quick disc movement, and backhand hucks.

For the past five years, Castle has lived in Berkeley, California, and worked in program evaluation, helping shape social programs that promote social and economic opportunity.


  • Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA (2001-2002)
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC (2002-2006)
  • Gorilla Foot, Washington, DC (2005)
  • AMP, Philadelphia, PA (2006-2008)
  • Slackjaw, Bay Area, CA (2009)
  • CTR, Bay Area, CA (2010)
  • Fury, Bay Area, CA (2011-present)


  • Gold at Junior Nationals (2001, 2002)
  • 3rd at the USA Ultimate Club National Championships (2007)
  • 2-time gold medalist at the USA Ultimate Club National Championships (2011-2012)
  • Silver at the 2013 USA Ultimate Club National Championships
  • Gold at the 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) (Colombia)
  • Silver at the 2012 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) (Japan)