Iron Crow

  • April 27th, 8pm to 10pm, at Carleton
  • May 2nd, 8pm to 10pm, at uOttawa

$20 total fee for both tryouts:

What is IronCrow Ultimate?

A competitive men's masters competitive ultimate team with a focus on youthful re-invigoration and continuity from year to year.

To demonstrate excellence in Open ultimate within Canada and to represent Canada at the World Stage, in the Men's Masters Division.

Be recognized as an elite touring Masters team, coming out of the Ottawa area and to use our experience to give back to the Ottawa ultimate scene.

Our main goal for this year is to continue to develop team chemistry in order to facilitate future placement for world qualifier events.

Historically, masters-level ultimate has been an ad hoc experience with teams forming based on chemistry acquired from previous teams or forming last minute and potentially not performing as well as expected. We recognise that this had to change if master’s players wish to develop their own identity, chemistry and experience with their team. At the same time, commitment levels should not be so taxing that those with other life commitments (children, family, mortgages, careers, live-in parents etc.) should feel that they cannot commit to playing ultimate. To balance this, we are committed to a once-a-week practice schedule on a night that is typically suitable for most competitive ultimate players (Tuesdays) and which will allow for our team to have an opportunity to engage in scheduled scrimmages against other open ultimate teams should they wish to do so(e.g. Junior open, Open). This will most likely be a Tuesday night and will start in May/June (once fields are available) and end following nationals.

Practices will likely be held at UPI every Tuesday until nationals. To pay for practice fields, you can either pay $60 or volunteer 4 hours for OCUA. Many volunteer options exist and historically, other programs have had no trouble fulfilling this requirement if everyone does their part.

The Ottawa Masters+ team will be entering the Jazzfest (Montreal) and No Borders (Ottawa) tournaments in the open division (as there is no masters division) and will use these tournaments to gauge level of play, commitment, build chemistry and of course to demonstrate our ferocity at competitive play.

USA Ultimate: After a vote at the end of the year last year, there was some consensus that players would like to challenge themselves by playing a few tournaments in the United States. As of the time of this write-up, not all of the dates are firm for these tournaments but it is expected that we will attend a couple of tournaments in either upstate New York or New Jersey. Similarly, IronCrow will likely attend USAU Masters regionals once the date and location of that event is announced.

Regionals/Nationals: Canadian Nationals is being held in Edmonton this year. If interest is high enough as the season progresses, the decision as to whether or not to attend nationals will be made. It is expected that IronCrow will attend Ontario Regionals, which is being held in Ottawa this year.

Brent Burton
Morgan Howard
Trevor Pound