McGill Ultimate Team is a self-funded SSMU club consisting of four competing ultimate teams affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, Canada: men’s A and B, and women’s A and B. The A teams are nationally competitive and are made up mostly of players with several years of ultimate experience, while the B teams are made up of players with less experience or those who would prefer a less competitive atmosphere. All members become part of a tight-knit community that hosts several events throughout the year, including an end-of-season banquet that recognizes the hard work and achievement of our members.
Tryouts are held every year in late August to determine team rosters for the year. There are usually two open tryouts followed by an invite-only session over the span of four or five days. The 2019 tryout dates will be announced here as soon as they are set.
Teams usually practice between 4 and 6 hours per week in September and October at Rutherford Park and Jeanne Mance Park. In past years, A teams would practice from 9pm - 11pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while B team practices were more variable. There is also a fitness session held every week that is open to members of all teams.
All four teams afilliated with the McGill Ultimate Team compete in provincial and national tournaments. The A teams will attend all tournaments, and the B teams will usually attend as well, depending on numbers and interest. The Fall tournaments we compete in are CQUUC, CEUUC, and CUUC. In the Spring, the A teams hope to compete in the USAU, but this will depend on player availability.
Unleashed and Untrained is an annual tournament hosted by the McGill Ultimate Team held in Montreal. The tournament dates have not yet been set for 2019, but we expect it to take place in mid-September. The format is mixed-gender with roughly 12 teams from Canada and the USA playing 5 on 5. Participation in the tournament includes:
Visiting teams are invited to “billet”, which means being hosted free of charge at a McGill player’s home to help keep travel costs down. Billeting will be coordinated once bids are set.
The tournament fee is $500 CAD. Fees can be paid by check, cash, or e-mail interac transfer. A receipt will be sent out once payment has been received.
Bids for this tournament will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email us.
We hope to see you here for U&U!
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