Thank you Yaacov!

We are very sad to announce that after four very successful seasons, our coach Yaacov Iland will not be back with Crash next year. We are all extraordinarily grateful for all of the work he has done with our system over the past four years!

To put it in his words: “I feel that the vision that the founders had for Crash has been realized. We wanted a team that is mentally strong, works hard, loves practice and supports each other. I feel that not only is Crash there, but that this season we have been there because of [the] leadership [of our] captains and the support of our vets, with me supporting [that], rather than vice versa. I know that I am no longer required for Crash to be the team that I want it to be. This makes me very happy!”

While we are sad to see him go, we look forward to seeing him around the KW ultimate community, spreading joy and a message of hard work. We put together a little video to say goodbye.

4-on-4 Tournament – Round Two

Crash is hosting it’s second ever 4-on-4 tournament on Saturday Nov. 18 from 8:00am-4:00pm. A great way to get through the doldrums of the offseason, get tuned up for C4UC, or just get out and run around with some friends.

Details:

  • Date and Time: Saturday Nov. 18 – 8am-4pm
  • Location: Marden Indoor Fieldhouse – 7384 Wellington Rd. 30, RR # 5 Guelph, ON
  • Cost: $300/team
  • Format: 4v4 Mixed Ultimate – 2F:2M gender ratio

Payment is due on Friday Nov. 10.

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Update:

The tournament is now full. If you’d like to get on a waiting list to join, please email us at contact@crashultimate.ca.

Crash 2017 Roster

After an intense tryout period, we are proud to announce the Crash roster for the 2017 season!

  • Adam Lazenby
  • Adam Van Ymeren
  • Amanda Froese (C)
  • Amanda Raimbault
  • Andrew Savage
  • Audrey Fu
  • Brad Froese
  • Brittany Edgett
  • Chris McKie
  • Dan Balzerson (C)
  • Dario Zgrablic
  • Donna Dupuis
  • Emily Ritz
  • Jake Redekopp
  • Jamie Yeung
  • Jennifer Taves
  • Jeremie Raimbault (C)
  • Katrina Parkinson
  • LA Tuck
  • Meg Bailey
  • Neil Thomas
  • Patrick Tuck
  • Peter Mullen
  • Serena Jennings
  • Tom Flynn

Coach:

  • Yaacov Iland

We’re excited to have 13 players on the roster who developed their skills with Thunder in previous seasons! Watch out for these rhinos tearing it up on the field this summer!

Thunder 2017

We’re happy and excited to finally be able to release some details for the upcoming season for Thunder!

First off, we’re excited to introduce Ben McCarron as a captain for Thunder this summer! Ben has taken on the role vacated by Bryan Yeung (who moved away to Singapore) in organizing and planning for Thunder 2017. We’re excited that Ben wants to help run this team and keep building better ultimate players in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Thunder Season Plan

Thunder aims to provide a place for players to play that

  1. Encourages learning and improvement to build better Ultimate players
  2. Provides an opportunity for players to tour more locally and at lower cost
  3. Shows the joy and camaraderie of playing on a team together

To reach those aims, Thunder plans to play in 5 tournaments throughout Southern Ontario this summer.

  • TUF (May 5/6, Toronto)
  • Mayday (May 27/28, Waterloo)
  • Unknown Legends (Mid-June?, Hamilton
  • CUC Regionals (July 8/9, Waterloo)
  • No Borders (July 22/23, Ottawa)

If Thunder sounds like the right place for you to be touring this summer, come out to tryouts starting this Thursday!

Crash and Thunder Tryouts 2017

2017 Crash and Thunder Tryouts!

We are ready for spring to come and hit the field for another awesome season and are excited to announce that tryouts are coming up! If you’re interested in playing for Crash or Thunder this summer, here’s the information you need to know.

Crash and Thunder tryouts will be held together on the following dates:

  • Tryout #1 – Thursday April 20 (Woodside Park, Field #2, Kitchener, 8:00pm-10:00pm)
  • Tryout #2 – Monday April 24 (Woodside Park, Field #1, 8:30pm-10:30pm)
  • Tryout #3 – Thursday April 27 (Woodside Park, Field #1, Kitchener, 7:00pm-9:00pm)

The cost for tryouts will be $20.

For details on the season to come, check out Thunder and our 2017 Season Plan for Crash.

First of all, sign up for tryouts here:

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch! But here are a bunch of answers to some questions you might have.

1. What should I do to prepare for tryouts?

Being ready for tryouts is important. Be in shape, get out and throw before tryouts, and prepare yourself mentally. Two years ago, we gathered some links for you to read and they’re still just as relevant.

2. What should I bring to tryouts?

Light shirt, dark shirt, water. Lots of energy. 20$ to cover field costs.

3. What if I’m also trying out for another team?

Let us know in the tryout form. We communicate with captains from other teams to set up a tryout schedule so that you can be seen by both teams.

4. What if I can’t make it to all the tryouts?

Let us know in the tryout form. We’ll probably be able to work something out.

5. What commitment is expected if you make the team?

You can find out all the information for the Crash 2017 on the season info page.

6. Who will be making decisions about the roster?

The roster for Crash will be chosen by the captains and coaches for Crash (Amanda Froese, Dan Balzerson, Jeremie Raimbault, and Yaacov Iland). Some experienced players from previous Crash teams will also be involved in observing and leading tryouts and their feedback will also be considered when making the team.

Thunder coach

Interested in helping to develop ultimate players in the region? Thunder is looking for a new coach! Thunder is the second competitive mixed ultimate team in the Crash system. We aim to be a training ground for hard-working players that are looking to take their game to the next level. Thunder was very popular last year, with interest exceeding the team’s capacity, and we had a successful year playing in multiple tournaments. In the fall, several Thunder players were called up to play with Crash for the USAU series.

Roles and responsibilities:
-Help plan practices (Crash coach, Yaacov, can supply lesson plans).
-Teach newer players finer points about Ultimate Frisbee.
-Make lines and be responsible for playing time decisions at tournaments.
-Logistics to/at/from tournaments (Suggest delegating to willing players).
-Work with Thunder captains to ensure smooth running of the team.

A successful applicant will have touring ultimate frisbee experience, organizational skills to deal with the finer points of running a team, and good people skills to lead and motivate players to give their best. They will be supported by the Crash leadership. If you are interested or would like more information, please email crashulti@gmail.com, or speak with Yaacov or Marcie.

Introducing the Crash Captains for 2017

With the snow starting to melt away, it’s time to introduce the Crash captains for 2017. We’re proud to be led by three outstanding people:

  • Amanda Froese
  • Dan Balzerson
  • Jeremie Raimbault

We’re also pleased to announce that Yaacov Iland will return as the team coach for the 2017 season.

We’re sad to say goodbye to great leaders from Thunder and Shadow 2016. From Thunder, Marcie Chaudet is on a one year leave from coaching to bring a new ultimate player into the world, while Bryan Yeung is off on an adventure (and new job) in Singapore. From Shadow, Andrew Portwine has stepped into lead roles as President of WODS and Event Director for the 2018 World U20 Championships. We look forward to watching their achievements and to seeing them on the ultimate fields in the future.

Keep your eye on this space for Thunder leadership 2017!

Crash Winter Clinics – 2017

We’re back again this winter with winter clinics aimed at touring players interested in improving their skills for the summer season. We’re changing things up this season with 2 clinics in Guelph (@ Marden) and 3 clinics in KW (@ Core). The cost for each clinic is $20, but if you come to all 5, you get the last one free! Hope to see you there!

Here are the dates and times:

  • Jan 14 (CORE) 8-10 pm
  • Jan 28 (MARDEN) 12-2pm led by Cam Harris (Though we’d encourage women to attend the tournament PPF is hosting this day instead!)
  • Feb 11 (CORE) 8-10 pm led by Andrew Higgins
  • Feb 25 (MARDEN) 5-7pm
  • March 11 (CORE) 8-10 pm

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