Campeonatos de Club Ultimate 2017 (Club Ultimate Championships)

After 20 months of countless practices, pickup games, hours investing in people's lives, and two successful previous tournaments, we hosted the first ever Club Ultimate Championships in Nicaragua! 

From left to right: Granada, Dale Pues Youth, Chiquilistagua, Chinandega, Matagalpa, Managua

On March 11th, 2017, 6 teams, with over 100 players, from 4 different regions of Nicaragua, met at The Cocibolca Jockey Club to compete to be crowned the first ever Club Champions of Nicaragua! After 6 games Managua beat Chiquilistagua in the finals to take the crown. 

This day was exciting for many different reasons. 

  1. 3rd tournament in just one year.
  2. A 30% increase in number of Nicaraguans participating from first tournament. 
  3. 4 regions represented: Managua, Granada, Chinandega, Matagalpa.
  4. 6 different teams from these regions participated.
  5. Dale Pues Youth team competed against adults and came in 4th place. 
  6. Chiquilistagua practiced for 3.5 months enter as the only completely Nicaraguan team. They finished in 2nd place! 
  7. Each team knew themselves and were able to grow closer through this tournament. 
  8. Publicized on 2 major national news networks in Nicaragua. 
  9. More people left excited and ready for the next tournament! 

We are so thankful to all the players who participated and captains who helped lead and coach their teams during the tournament and before. It was a huge success and we can't wait for the next one!

It was very well organized and I had a lot of fun!
— Enrique "Ruby" Gomez (Managua)
Este torneo fue mi segunda experiencia,pero esta vez fue diferente,este torneo me regaló una experiencia bonita llena de anhelos,trabajo duro,una experiencia marcada por un objetivo
Lo más bonito de este torneo fue que jugue con mi equipo y llegamos al corazón de las personas a través del frisbee, creo que eso fue un bonito regalo por nuestro esfuerzo

This was my second tournament, but this time was different. This tournament granted me an experience filled with desires, hard work, and an objective in mind. The most beautiful thing about this tournament was that I played with my team and we showed our heart to everyone through Ultimate. I believe that was a beautiful gift for our hard work.
— Cesar David (Chiquilistagua)
It was an amazing experience because it is a brand new sport for me. I encourage everyone that is interested in it to play it! Our team gave our best and we learned from every game we played.
— Hope Buzbee (Chiquilistagua)
Fue mi primera vez en un torneo así tan divertido. La verdad es que la pase bien y aprendí muchas cosas como jugar mejor. Pues la verdad tengo pensado seguir jugando con el equipo de stefan vamos a seguir practicando para ir al próximo torneo.

It was my first time in a tournament like this that was so fun. The truth is that I enjoyed it and learned many things, like how to play better. The truth is I have been thinking to keep playing with Stefan’s team. We are going to keep practicing for the next tournament.
— Gabriel Manzanarez (Chinandega)
Not only did we learn valuable lessons from fellow frisbee players through this tournament, but we made lasting friends in the ever growing frisbee community. I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday than to huck a piece of plastic to a bunch of new friends. 10/10 will go again
— Will Van Zoest (Dale Pues)
El torneo fue tuani. Aprendi nuevas tecnicas para lanzar y aprendi como defender mejor. Tambien me enseñaron nuevas estrategias de juego.

The tournament was cool. I learned new ways to throw and how to play defense better. My team also taught me new game strategies.
— Jonathan José Cortés Sánchez (Chinandega)
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— María Mercedes Gutiérrez Somarriba (Granada)


In addition, we are extremely thankful to our main partner Selvista Guesthouses and all our other sponsors for helping make this event possible. Through these events, we are trying to work with local businesses to help connect communities and provide awesome opportunities for everyone involved. Please go support their businesses!  

Campamento de Ultimate 2017

We had a great time with our campers last week for the first ever Breaking Borders Camp! We talked about offense, defense, gritty leadership, and celebrated with a fun youth tourney!

Thank you to all the volunteers and coaches from here in Nica and those that traveled from the states! We are so grateful for your support! Check out some photos here

Nos divertimos mucho con nuestros participantes de campamento en el primer campamento de Ultimate de Breaking Borders. Hablamos sobre la ofensa, la defensa, liderazgo de durez/pasion, y celebramos con un torneo juvenil!

Gracias a todos los entrenadores de aca en Nicaragua y los que vinieron de los estados! Estamos muy agradecidos por su apoyo!

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Juego Amistoso: Dale Pues vs Ciudad Sandino (Spanish)

Despues de 16 meses compartiendo Ultimate, entrenando jugadores, trabajando en comunidades, haciendo amigos, y creando una cultura de Ultimate, tuvimos la oportunidad de jugar el primer juego amistoso entre dos equipos juveniles aqui en Nicaragua. 

El partido fue jugado en el parque de beisbol en Zona 6 de Ciudad Sandino. El campo estaba limpiado minutos antes del juego y tuvimos espectadores de la comunidad nos rodeando. Estamos agradecidos a los quien limpiaron el campo y que miraron el partido. 

Este es el inicio de un ano nuevo para Dale Pues, nuestro primer equipo juvenil que esta hospedado en NCA Internacional. Durante este partido ellos tuvieron la oportunidad de jugar juntos para la primera vez y en un partido real. Ellos aprendieron trabajar juntos y usar su experiencia a su ventaja. 

El equipo juvenil de Ciudad Sandino fue armado de unos de nuestros lideres juveniles, unos estudiantes el proyecto, y otros jovenes que han enamorado con el deporte. Es un equipo muy atletico pero no tiene mucha experiencia. Este fue una gran oportunidad por ellos aprender que trabajo duro vale la pena y no podemos estar satisfechos con ser mediocre. siempre hay mas que podemos lograr y aprender. 

Despues de una hora de jugar Dale Pues vencio Ciudad Sandino 10-6. Ambos equipos tuvieron buen fluye y ritmo y jugadas atleticas. Ambos equipos todavia tienen muchas cosas para aprender y esperamos que este partido les ayudara mucho y que podemos construir una fundacion para el ano que viene. 

Juego Amistoso: Dale Pues vs. Ciudad Sandino

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After 16 months of sharing Ultimate, training players, working in communities, making friends, and creating an Ultimate culture, we had the awesome opportunity to host the first youth only game between two club teams here in Nicaragua! 

The game was held at the central baseball park in Zone 6 of Ciudad Sandino. In true Nicaraguan fashion the field was being trimmed and cleaned for play all the way up to game-time. We are so thankful to those who took the time to make sure we had a nice field to play on.

This is the beginning of a new year for Dale Pues, our first youth team that is hosted at NCA International. This gave them the opportunity play together for the first time in a real game atmosphere. They learned to work together and use their experience to their advantage. 

The youth team from Ciudad Sandino was comprised of some of our youth leaders, some kids from our project, and local youth who have gained in interest in Ultimate. They are a very athletic team but lack experience. This was a great opportunity for them to learn that hard work does pay off, but we can never be content with being ok. There is always more to be done and more to learn. 

After an hour of play Dale Pues was victorious 10-6. Both teams exhibited great flow at times and athletic plays. Both teams though still have a lot to learn and we hope this opportunity will help build a foundation for the year to come. 

Torneo Cocibolca 2016 (Espanol)

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El Torneo Cocibolca reunió gente de todas partes de Nicaragua  y de todos los estilos de vida. Hubieron  jugadores con 20 años de experiencia y jugadores que no tenían ni 20 minutos de experiencia. Había gente quienes podían solicitar un descuento de edad y otros que están cursando 8vo grado. Había gente quienes nunca habían jugado un deporte mixto o nunca habían jugado un deporte del todo. Había gente que con dinero y gente sin dinero. Ultimate es una herramienta especial para muchas cosas, pero aquí en Nicaragua está reuniendo gente de una manera que nadie más lo está haciendo.

Fue la mejor experiencia de mi vida.
— Julio Zapata (16 anos de edad)
Yo tuve un gran tiempo y sinceramente aprendi tanto de los jovenes. Este fue una experiencia salvaje y no puedo esperar para el proximo ano!
— Traducido y Parafraseado Christopher Shanks (Project Bona Fide y Aqua Wellness Resort)

Formamos 5 equipos de casi 80 personas y nos alegró mucho tener tantas mujeres participando. Casi el 30 % de los jugadores fueron mujeres! Después de un largo y caluroso día El Equipo Maderas se impuso sobre el Equipo Masaya por tan solo un punto! Ellos se convirtieron en los primeros campeones del Torneo Cocibolca!

Posiciones Finales:

  1. Equipo Maderas

  2. Equipo Masaya

  3. Equipo Mombacho

  4. Equipo Concepcion

  5. Equipo Momotombo

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Torneo Cocibolca fue el primer torneo de Ultimate Frisbee en Granada en el Cocibolca Jockey Club. Después de un día de Jugar, aprender, hacer amigos, y disfrutar de la piscina y helado de Kiss Me, podemos decir que el evento fue un gran éxito.

Estamos muy emocionados para hacerlo más grande y mejor el próximo año. Esperamos que reunirá personas de todas partes del mundo y conocerán nuestro hermoso país.

Estamos muy agradecidos por nuestros socios y patrocinadores por hacer este evento posible. Este evento no hubiera sido posible sin ellos.

Un agradecimiento especial a Cocibolca Jockey Club por hospedar el evento.

Torneo Cocibolca 2016

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Torneo Cocibolca brought people together from all over Nicaragua and all walks of life. There were players with 20 years of playing experience and players with not even 20 minutes. There were people who could apply for a senior discount and others who are navigating middle school. There were people who had never played a mixed gender sport before or never played sports at all. There were people that had money and people that had no money. Ultimate is such a unique tool for many things, but here in Nicaragua it is bringing people together in a way that nothing else does. 

I had such a great time and really learned so much from the youngins. This was an awesome experience and I can’t wait for next year.
— Paraphrased from Christopher Shanks (Project Bona Fide and Aqua Wellness Resort)
Este fue la mejor experiencia de mi vida.
— Julio Zapata (15 yrs old)

We created 5 teams from almost 80 people and were so happy to have such a strong showing from the women. Almost 30% of those who played were women! After a long and hot day Team Maderas defeated Team Masaya by just 1 point to become the first ever Torneo Cocibolca Champions! 

Final Standings:

  1. Team Maderas
  2. Team Masaya
  3. Team Mombacho
  4. Team Concepcion
  5. Team Momotombo

Check out more pictures at this link! 

Torneo Cocibolca was the first ever Ultimate Frisbee tournament hosted in Granada at the Cocibolca Jockey Club! After an entire day of playing, learning, making friends, and enjoying the pool with some Kiss Me ice cream we can say that it was a huge success.

We are very excited to make it an even bigger and better event next year. We hope you will join us from all over the world and get to know our beautiful country! 

We are so thankful to our Partners and Sponsors for making this event possible! The event would not be possible without them! An extra special thank you to the Cocibolca Jockey Club for hosting the event! You can check them out below! 

A New Project- NCA Nejapa

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NCA Nejapa is a sister school of NCA International, where our Dale Pues team is hosted. NCA Nejapa teaches their classes in Spanish and is reaching the middle class of Nicaragua. They operate on the February-November school Calendar. 

We are lucky to have them as a new program starting August 2016! 

Hector, the P.E. teacher who has been working with the kids at Nejapa, invited Exequiel and Chasen to speak in a couple physical education classes and provide some experienced support. Exequiel shared the values covered in the Breaking Borders' leadership curriculum (THE DISC) and specifically taught on being teachable. Afterwards he and Chasen took the kids outside to focus on throwing with two younger classes and scrimmaging with an older class.

All the youth participated and had a good time, but several really enjoyed it and grew in their skills in just one short class. Our goal is to have a mixed club team starting with the new school year in February 2017!

Un Nuevo Proyecto- NCA Nejapa

NCA Nejapa es una de 3 escuelas en ANCA, Association de Nicaragua Cristian Academia. Nejapa ensena sus clases en Espanol y esta atrayendo la media clase de Nicaragua. Ellos tienen clase del inicio de Febrero hasta el fin de Noviembre.

Tenemos suerte que hemos asociado con ellos para desarrollar Ultimate en sus clases de educación física empezando Agosto 2016!

Hector, el maestro de las clases de educación física, les invito Exequiel y Chasen para hablar en 3 clases y proveer algo apoyo con experiencia. Ezequiel les dio un repaso corto de los valores cubierto en el curiculo de liderazgo de Breaking Borders y se enfoco en el valor de "estar dispuesto de aprender." Después El y Chasen llevaron los estudiantes afuera para practicar los tiros con las clases menores y jugar un partido con los mayores. 

Todos los estudiantes participaron bien y se disfrutaron. Habian algunos que crecieron mucho y se divertieron mucho. Nuestro meta es tener un equipo club mixto empezando con el nuevo ano escolar en Febrero 2017! 

Coach and Teacher Training at NCA Matagalpa

On July 19th, which is Revolution Day here in Nica, we had our first Coach's and Teacher Training of the summer. Because it is Nica we had a beautiful drive in between multiple volcanoes to get to our site!

NCA Matagalpa hosted our first of several trainings in the coming months for all of our new schools. They are 1 of 4 new schools we are adding for the coming year. We had staff, students, and area players participate. NCA Matagalpa is a school in the north central part of Nicaragua that will be implementing our P.E. curriculum into their current programs and hopefully creating a youth team in February at the start of their new school year! Their school year is February-November. Here is a video that shows how much they learned in just a couple hours! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to our partner Disc Store for providing the discs for this new program! 

BB Staff presenting discs for the new program to NCA Matagalpa P.E. Teacher Otoniel Martinez, and Directors Greg Kynast and Nathan Sandhal,