Ontario Disc Sports Association
Kingston Ultimate is proud to announce that it has joined the Ontario Disc Sports Association for 2007 and that all Kingston Ultimate members are effectively members of ODSA, with full voting privileges (1 vote per member).
The ODSA is the Provincial Sports Organization for disc sports in Ontario and is recognized by the Ministry of Health Promotion (Sport Branch). ODSA represents disc sports throughout the province and currently has 21 member clubs with 10,500 members for 2007. ODSA's aims and objectives are simple and straightforward; they seek to represent, inform and educate the masses. To learn more, read the ODSA constitution.
ODSA offers affordable, comprehensive club and individual insurance and complete club/league registration services with online payment processing capabilities. ODSA also provides updated rulebooks to its members and publishes informative E-newsletters and magazines (disKRAZE bi-monthly and yearly, respectively). ODSA makes application and receives grants for operations and outreach educational programming. In 2006, ODSA's Outreach Program visited 56 schools and provided a hands-on workshop for 4500 grade 7 & 8 students. ODSA is expanding these programs for 2007 targeting 200 schools and 14,000 students in grades 7 through 10. ODSA is also working towards a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) through the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in conjunction with the Canadian Ultimate Players Association (CUPA). In addition, with the full involvement of its member clubs, ODSA will seek to create a series of sanctioned events leading to a Provincial Championships for 2008. ODSA, working with member and disc sport councils, will seek to improve the overall scene and deliver clear directives, timely information and proper teaching materials.
As a member of ODSA, individual members can take full advantage of a growing stable of benefits and discounts. From best available rates through Discount Car & Truck Rentals, to excellent rates and discounts at over 130 Westmont owned hotels across Canada, with 70 properties specifically located in Ontario. These properties are trusted, known brands including Best Western, Comfort Inn, Delta, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Quality, Radisson and Travelodge. Members will also receive various discounts on airfares through Athlete's International. In addition, ongoing efforts will continue to deliver discounted group rates to various sports events. Stay tuned for preferred pricing on various disc sports equipment.