Ottawa Juniors Competitive Ultimate Program (OJCUP) OPEN TEAMS

Ignite 2023 - Bronze Medalists  |  Blaze 2023 - Spirit Winners
2023 Canadian Ultimate Junior Championships, Surrey, BC.

If you were born 2006-2011, 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
  • Derek Alexander
  • Thomas Stanton


  • Marie-Celine St-Jacques
  • Sean Walter
  • Todd Beach
  • Brandon Adibe


  • Geofford Seaborn
  • Ken Lange
  • Mackenzie King


  • George Brook
  • Jean Merizzi
  • Derek Hodgson
  • Owen Daigeler


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

2024 Season Overview & Important Dates

Open Tryouts (All 4 Open Teams)

This year we are changing how the tryouts for our Open Teams are structured. The first two tryouts will be open to everyone who registers. There will be two time slots for each of the first two open tryouts. Coaches from multiple teams will be available to assess players on each of the (4) tryouts fields. Players will be notified before each tryout as to which time slot they are to attend. Attendance at the first tryouts is highly recommended.

  • Tryout #1: Saturday, March 2nd, 11:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm (players will be notified which time slot to attend), Gloucester Superdome
  • Tryout #2: Tuesday, March 19th, 6:00pm-7:30pm or 7:30pm-9:00pm (players will be notified which time slot to attend), Gloucester Superdome

Invitational Tryouts

  • Ignite Tryout: Wednesday, March 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Ben Franklin Dome (by invitation)
  • Scorch Tryout: Saturday, March 23rd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Algonquin Dome (by invitation)
  • Blaze Tryout: Wednesday, March 25th, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Gloucester Superdome (by invitation)
  • Fuel Tryout: Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Gloucester Superdome (by invitation)

Players who attend individual tryouts will be notified within 24 hours of the tryout whether they are being offered a spot on the team. Players who aren't offered a spot on the team may be invited to the invitational tryout for the next team so should be prepared to attend more than one. 

Other Important Dates & Events:

  • Program-wide Parent and Player Meeting: First week of April, online, date and time TBD
  • Team Goal Setting Meeting: First or second week of April, in-person, date and time TBD
  • Spring Practices: Early April - Mid May -- Twice/week, dates, time and locations may 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 Road], 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Summer Conditioning and Scrimmages: Mid-May - Mid August -- 2 hours on Saturday mornings, dates, times and location TBD
  • Program-wide Parent and Player Meeting: First week of April, online, date and time TBD


  • May 18th -19th: Pioneer Valley Invitational (PVI) - 2 day tournamnet, Oxbow Marina, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Ignite, Scorch, Blaze) - Passport required
  • Late May - Early June: Callahan for Kids - 1 day tournament, Bowmanville, ON (all teams attending)
  • Late June: 1 day training camp, UPI (all teams will attend) 
  • Mid-Late June: 1 day tournament in Montreal area (some teams may attend) 
  • Early July: Ontario Junior Ultimate Championships (OJUC) - 2 day tournament, somewhere in Ontario (all teams will attend)
  • July 20th-21st: No Borders - 2 day tournament, UPI (Ignite will attend)
  • Late July- Early August: 1 day tournament in Montreal (Fuel may attend) 
  • August 11 -14: Canadian Junior Ultimate Championships - 4 day tournament, Ottawa, ON (Ignite, Scorch, and Blaze will put bids in to attend. Fuel MAY put in a bid this year. Bids are limited and are earned based on placement at the Ontario Junior Ultimate Championships (OJUC).

Estimated Costs:

Total estimated costs for the whole season (team fees, uniform, tournamnets, accommodations at tournaments) for teams attending CJUC in Ottawa ~ $1,400 - $1,850

Total estimated costs for the whole season (team fees, uniform, tournamnets, accommodations at tournaments) for teams not attending CJUC in Ottawa ~ $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.

Families who qualify can also apply for financial assistance for their child through the following programs: