New Zealand Ultimate is very excited to announce a series of regional youth ultimate development days. The purpose of these youth events is to provide new players with the basic skills needed to play the sport, and to extend the skills of those young people who are already keen Ultimate players. These events also mark the start of New Zealand Ultimate’s programme to send a boys and girls team to the World Junior Ultimate Championships in August 2012.
Please spread the word to under 19 year olds that you know who might be interested in ultimate to invite them to participate in the upcoming U19 regional ultimate training and selection day in Auckland.
When is it? Saturday 17th December 2011
What time? 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Where is it? Avondale College, Rosebank Road, Auckland
How much is it? It’s FREE to attend the regional day
What’s it about: The regional youth day will offer participants the chance to have a go and learn skills from some of the best coaches New Zealand has to offer. Those attending the regional days will also have the opportunity to be considered for selection for Regional Junior Representative squads which will be announced following the development days.
The selected rep teams (Northern, Central and Southern) will compete on the weekend of February 18th and 19th at a New Zealand Junior Ultimate Championships. This national juniors tournament will also be used as a selection camp for teams to compete at the World Junior Ultimate Championships in 2012 to be held in Europe.
Click here for the information pack with more details about the World Championships and the commitments that will be required of those who are selected.
In the meantime for any who wishes to attend the Northern regional day – please register by completing the details in the following survey link. It is compulsory to register to attend the day. Register here.
Note: Players do not have to put themselves forward for selection for the Regional Rep Teams to attend the development day – it’s open to all. Players also do not have to put themselves forward for selection to the New Zealand team if they do make the Regional Rep Team. However, we really encourage any player under 19 years old (born 1993 or later) to seriously consider putting themselves up for selection and getting involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your region and country in this great sport!
For any questions please contact Rebecca Stewart (Auckland Regional Youth Coordinator) or Sarah Rice (Director of Youth High Performance) at firstname.lastname@example.org