What is Ultimate?

Ultimate, often called “Ultimate Frisbee” or “Frisbee” after the trademarked flying disc, is a team sport that incorporate aspects of soccer, American football, and basketball. The standard outdoor field has a similar layout to American football, with a main playing area of 70x40 yards with two 25 yard end zones. Points are scored when a team catches the disc with control in the opposing team’s end zone. To achieve this, players attempt to move the disc downfield by attempting passes, which the opposing team tries to defend or intercept. When a player receives the disc they must establish a pivot point and cannot leave that point until the disc leaves their hands. When there is a turnover, the defending team becomes the offense and play continues instantaneously.

Ultimate is a non-contact sport, though incidental contact will occur. There are no referees in ultimate, and players are responsible for making calls throughout the game. Some games make use of observers, whose roles are limited to active calls, such as line calls (in and out of bounds), time violations (time outs and time between points), and off sides. They are only involved in non-active calls (fouls, etc.) if the players cannot resolve the conflict on their own and need a ruling.

Ultimate has been around since the 1960's, and has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee along with other disc sports since 2015. 

Check out the members section for more information on Ultimate leagues and programs in your area.

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Coaching Opportunities

Posting date: 11 July, 2024
Application Deadline: 01 September, 2024

DiscNS Juniors Committee is looking for qualified coaches to support the 2024/25 "New Scotland Blues" Junior Ultimate Frisbee Touring Team. Please read through all responsibilities and qualifications before submitting your application. 

"New Scotland Blues" Coaching Responsibilities

The DiscNS Juniors Committee is seeking interested people for the roles of head and assistant coaches for both Open and Women’s Junior Provincial Touring Teams. In your application, please indicate if you have a preference for gender-matching team and coaching role. The 2024/25 season will run from September 2024 to August 2025. Coach selection will be completed by the end of August 2024. 

Coaches will be responsible for the following:

  • Organizing and running touring team prospect camps in October 2024 and January 2025. This will indicate level of interest in the teams and give both the players and coaches an initial opportunity to interact and ask any questions. DiscNS Juniors Committee will assist in communicating dates to students and schools across Nova Scotia. 

  • Organizing and running tryouts for the team(s) in early 2025.

  • Coaches are expected to set expectations and schedules for the team (including booking field times).

  • Create and execute practice plans.

  • Coordinate resources and any additional services required.

  • Organize tournament registrations and be available for all tournaments. 

  • Coaches are expected to work with DiscNS Junior Committee for any fundraising events or plans. Equipment (cones, discs, etc.) will be provided by DiscNS.

*The only mandatory tournament is 2025 CUCs but it is highly encouraged that teams enter local tournaments, where possible. Scheduled games against High Tide NB are also strongly encouraged.

Coaches must present themselves in a professional manner as a representative of DiscNS. They are responsible for reporting updates to the DiscNS Juniors Committee to ensure the appropriate support can be provided by the PSO.

If you are interested in this position or know of someone that would be well suited to it please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well as complete and submit the application for further consideration. Application deadline is (September 1st, 2024).


  • Must have prior experience in Ultimate Frisbee

  • Must be NCCP - Competition Introduction Certified

  • Must have access to transportation

  • Ensure availability for Junior CUCs 2025

  • Must complete/provide a vulnerable sector and background check

  • Experience coaching/teaching school aged children but not necessary

  • This role requires a high degree of independent practice, skills assessment ability, and the ability to implement & execute a class plan

  • Experience in offering brief, supportive intervention strategies focusing on conflict mitigation

  • Ability to navigate and de-escalate situations

  • Knowledge of social determinants of health/social context and its importance in coaching/instructing is an asset

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who have completed previous coaching qualifications must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

DiscNS is committed to being an organization that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all levels. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

Coaching position is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to DiscNS.



NSJRU are a group of like-minded individuals looking to create an inclusive space as well as develop & showcase local student talent throughout Nova Scotia

Their mission is to provide a low commitment, low cost, inclusive and engaging opportunity to students (Grade 7 to 12) who want to develop their skills, meet new people & participate in local frisbee opportunities like practices, scrimmages & tournaments

Find out more info on their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/NSJuniorultimate or their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsjuniorultimate/

For any further questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.