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Coaching & Volunteering

Why Coach?​

As the sport of Ultimate grows, the need for skilled & qualified coaches and instructors is increasing every year.

Coaching is a viable and rewarding way to participate in Ultimate. Coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, and you don't need to be an elite player to be an effective coach. If you are an active player, a retired player, a parent or a teacher, consider giving coaching a shot! 

Duties and Qualifications

As a VUL Junior Club Coach, you will be responsible for attending your team's practices and tournaments and developing a positive, inclusive, and spirited culture within your team. Ideally, you will be passionate in developing the game of ultimate with youth, and will have experience playing ultimate in a competitive environment.

Coaches must be at least 19 years of age or older for regional teams, and chaperones 21 years of age or older. All coaches must agree to the VULS Youth Supervisor Code of Conduct  and pass a Criminal Record Check once every five years. 

Training and Support

Good coaches help players learn to play ultimate in a fun, safe, and effective way, and the VUL is committed to developing qualified coaches at all levels throughout Metro Vancouver. 


There are a number of services to support the development of coaches.


Annual Coaching Conference

We co-host an annual coaching conference with BC Ultimate in late February or early March. It is jam-packed with valuable information for new and experienced coaches.


Formal Training - NCCP

Ultimate Canada now offers National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) courses in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada. The VUL often subsidizes the cost of these workshops for coaches in our programs (depending on the role). 


If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, contact youth@vul.ca.



Several free downloadable resources are available on the BC Ultimate and the Ultimate Canada website.


BC Ultimate also supports coaching development outside of the NCCP stream. You can apply for financial support for coaching development here.


Coaches will receive required training, a stipend, and a travel subsidy (if applicable).


Join us and our amazing club program. The Juniors club system in Vancouver has been a staple in the Ultimate scene for over 20 years. There are four youth programs to work with located in the Greater Vancouver areas. All clubs focus on a positive environment, with emphasis on fair-play, teamwork and spirit of the game. 

Applications for coaches are currently closed but you can reach out to our program leaders for information on their program and the 2024 season.