UNION is returning for its 6th year, and coming off a highly successful 2015 season where we fought to an Ultiworld Power Ranking of 4th in North America, and a silver medal finish at CUC. Our program’s growing list of highlights include three CUC finals (including a gold medal in 2013), fifth place at the 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships, and a 9-6 record over 2 appearances at the prestigious US Open. In 2016, UNION is looking to build on this success by making the USAU fall championship our focus.
UNION’s vision, for this year and beyond, is to become a stalwart in the top-tier of mixed teams in the Triple Crown Tour, and to continue to develop elite players to represent mixed ultimate in the GTA. As part of this vision we will be seeking the highest level competition available, which will be highlighted by our 3rd consecutive US Open appearance. We plan to culminate our season by being the first Ontario team since MAB almost 20 years ago, to appear, and excel, at the USAU Championships in the fall.
We are still finalizing our schedule and commitment, but expect one team practice per week (an addition to personal development), and a tournament schedule that may look very close to this:
- May 7-8 TUF, Toronto
- June 25-26 Boston Invite, Devens MA
- July 1-4 US Open, Rhode Island
- July 30-31 Love Bomb, Pittsburgh PA
- Aug 13-14 Select Flight Invite, Westfield IN
- Aug 27-28 USAU Sectionals
- Sept 10-11 USAU Regionals, Devens MA
- Sept 29 – Oct 2 USAU Nationals, Rockford IL
Want to know what UNION is all about? Come to tryouts! We are looking for skilled and passionate players who want to compete at an elite level, and are ready to push themselves and their teammates to improve as part of a driven and cohesive team. Our tryouts will be located at Downsview Park on the following dates:
- April 16th – 5pm-9pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/870887169686761/)
- April 19th, 7-9pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1251802784859398/)
- April 21st, 8-11pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/223331838027819/)
In order to participate & to get more information, please sign up at: http://www.playwithspirit.com/?page_id=11755
If you have questions or simply want to learn more, we can also be found on facebook as Union Ultimate, on twitter @union_ultimate, and via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck in your preparations & deliberations for tryout season!