About the Program

Ottawa Juniors Competitive Ultimate Program aims to grow and support competitive Ultimate for Junior players in the Ottawa area. We recruit junior age players to join competitive junior teams and we train in the short summer season with aim to represent Ontario at the CUC Nationals tournament in August.

OJCUP operates under the rules set out by Ultimate Canada, the governing body for the Sport of Ultimate in Canada, and in association with the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association (OCUA). OCUA is a non-profit organization in the Ottawa-Carleton area whose primary mandate is to organize and promote the growth of the sport of Ultimate in the Ottawa-Carleton region.

OJCUP consists of a group of volunteers fulfilling administrative and coaching duties, and the teams of Junior players.

2020 Coaching Team

Wicked West Head Coach Erik Hunter
Wicked West Assistant Coach Evan Waterman
Wicked West Assistant Coach Mike Belanger
Wicked East Head Coach Sherri Ross
Wicked East Head Coach Darin Mellway
Ignite Head Coach Derek Alexander
Ignite Assistant Coach Ken Alexander
Ignite Assistant Coach Habib Atallah
Scorch Head Coach Karlis Bouse
Scorch Assistant Coach Sébastien Bélanger
Scorch Assistant Coach Bill Millett
Blaze Head Coach Chris Millington
Blaze Assistant Coach Derek Hodgson
Blaze Assistant Coach Brent Burton

2020 Management Team

Girls General Manager Teri-Lynne Belanger
Boys General Manager Paul Loo
Program Assistant Manager Kim Presley
Treasurer Liset Stanton / Yvette Macabuag
Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Kim
Team (Wicked West) Manager Estrella Cheer
Team (Wicked East) Manager Amanda Mellway
Team (Ignite) Manager TBA
Team (Scorch) Manager TBA
Team (Blaze) Manager TBA
Fundraising Manager Halden Johnson
Social Media and Content Manager TBA
Website Manager TBA


Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association (OCUA)

At OCUA, we love Ultimate, and we want everyone else to love it too! Our goal is to promote the sport of Ultimate in the Ottawa region. We run leagues and tournaments, and operate the world’s first multi-field facility designed specifically for Ultimate. We currently have over 4000 members, and our summer league is among the largest in the world!

  • Our Mission: To deliver a quality Ultimate experience in the Ottawa – Carleton region.
  • Our Vision: The Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association is the leading Ultimate organization that supports every player through player development, league management and strategic relationships, in reaching their desired level of play in a top quality environment.
  • Our Values: Spirit of the Game – Sportsmanship – Fun – Responsiveness to the community – Fairness in dealing with partners and sponsors – Social and environmental responsibility – Sustainable growth
  • Our Slogan: The greatest sport. The Ultimate people.
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Ultimate Canada

Mission statement: Lead, develop and promote excellence and spirit in Canadian Ultimate.

Ultimate Canada is a national organization that governs the sport of Ultimate in Canada. Their values are:

  • Spirit of the Game: Fostering relationships in a respectful manner consistent with the Spirit of the Game
  • Excellence: Supporting people and teams in achieving their goals and striving for professional excellence in all of our activities
  • Accountability: Open and honest communication with our membership by transparently outlining and reporting all of our activities and policies
  • Integrity: Delivering programs, services and activities in an honest and honourable manner
  • Inclusiveness: Encourage anyone wanting to get involved in our activities to participate.
  • Leadership: Through collaboration, we listen, we inspire, foster, educate and support Ultimate Canada.
  •  Ultimate Canada works to improve Ultimate through Athlete Development, Participation, Competitiveness, Capacity and Spirit of the Game.
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