Ottawa Juniors Competitive Ultimate Program (OJCUP) Open Teams

Ignite 2022 - Ontario Champions at Ontario Junior Ultimate Championships (OJUC) 2022

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old (or turning 13 this year) and you love Ultimate, you might be interested in playing on one of Ottawa’s Junior Competitive Ultimate Open division teams (Ignite, Scorch, Blaze and Fuel) representing the city in local, regional, national and international (US) tournaments.

The summer season promises many great opportunities: highly experienced coaches, local tournaments, Ontario Regional competitions, and the possibility to attend the Canadian National Junior Championships in August!

All junior aged players are eligible to play on Junior Open teams. For more information, please consult the OCUA policy on Gender Identity and Gender Equity and the Ultimate Canada Gender Equity Policy.


Habib Atallah

Bill Millett

Thomas Stanton

Derek Hodgson

Owen Lumley

Brandon Adibe

Geofford Seaborn

Ken Lange

Noah Bailey

George Brook

Jean Merizzi

Anik Egan

Mackenzie King

OJCUP Open Program Technical Director Karlis Bouse

To find out more about IGNITE, SCORCH, BLAZE and FUEL, please contact the teams through:

2023 Season Overview & Important Dates

Tryouts: March 5th, 18th and 25th

Program-wide mandatory Parent and Player Meeting: Tentative date - Monday, April 3rd, 7-9pm, Online

Team Goal Setting Meetings: Tentative date - Wednesday, April 5th, 7-9pm, In-person at Confederation High School

Spring Practices:
Early April - Mid May -- Twice/week, dates, times and locations vary based on availability - indoors in domes and outdoors on turf fields

Summer Practices:
Mid May - Late August -- Twice/week, Mondays and Wednesdays at Ultimate Parks Inc. (UPI) [Manotick Station], 6:30pm-8:30pm

*NEW THIS YEAR* Summer Conditioning and Scrimmages:
Mid May - Mid August -- 2hrs on Saturday mornings, time and location TBD


  • May 13-14 - Pioneer Valley Invitational (PVI) - 2 day tournament, Oxbow Marina, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Ignite, Scorch, Blaze)
  • Late May-Early June - Callahan for Kids - 1 day tournament, Bowmanville, ON (some teams may attend)
  • Late June - 1 day training camp, UPI (all teams will attend)
  • Mid-Late June - 1 day tournament in Montreal (some teams may attend)
  • July 22-23 - No Borders - 2 day tournament, UPI (Ignite may attend; if there is a junior division all teams may attend)
  • July 29 - 1 day tournament, in Ottawa (we are hoping to be able to host something this weekend, TBC)
  • August 13-16 - Canadian Junior Ultimate Championships - 4 day tournament, Surrey, BC (Ignite, Scorch and Blaze will put in bids to attend). 

Estimated Costs:
Total estimated costs for the whole season (team fees, uniform, tournaments, accommodations at tournaments) for teams attending CJUC in Surrey (not including airfare): ~$1,400-$1,850

Total estimated costs for the whole season (team fees, uniform, tournaments, accommodations at tournaments) for teams not attending CJUC in Surrey (not including airfare): ~$1,000-$1,450 (~$750-$1,175 for Fuel)

Please note that financial assistance is available if cost is a barrier for participation. Please email to discuss.

Low-income families can also apply for financial assistance for their child through the following programs: