GJU is a group of passionate coaches from your community who love ultimate frisbee. We joined together to offer our time to support a junior ultimate frisbee program. GJU’s purpose is to share the joy of ultimate with teens ages 14-18.
We are currently in the works of putting together a Juniors touring team in 2011. The team practices two times a week in which one of them includes a league game in Guelph. We’re hoping to enter the team to several local tournaments and eventually qualify and compete for the Juniors title at the 2011 Canadian Ultimate Championships. The most updated and full schedule can be found here.
Next year we also hope to also bring both a men and a women team their respective Nationals competition. Further in the future, we’re looking to expand into a Junior Ultimate Frisbee league in Guelph geared towards player development and learning.
While we do not have a Not for Profit designation we are running this program as such. Expect complete transparency.
GJU is run by two very respectable and capable coaches:
Jason Murray has been playing ultimate for 10 years. He started playing in the TUC league in 2001. In 2006 he moved to Guelph and played on what is now The Dead Rabbits. After completing his level 3 NCCP coaching certification he coached rep level soccer team. Missing the spirit of the game, he decided to focus on Ultimate. Last year he got his Level 1 UPA Coaching certification. He joined a local team and coached them from the bottom of Recreational league to the middle of the Competitive league. He also enjoys play Adult soccer and Volleyball.
Thomas Black has playing competitive ultimate for 7 years. Coming out of Aurora High School, he has grown to be a renowned as an up and coming player with accomplishments such as being named to U19 Team Canada bringing in a 2008 silver medal, and more impressively, the U23 2010 gold medal finish at Worlds. Thomas can now be found touring for the team Maverick, currently in the Canadian Ultimate Open circuit.