Breaking Borders Va Para Chicago!

Recentamente Breaking Borders asocio con Competitive Ultimate Training (CUT Camp)  para apoyarles en su campamento juvenil de verano en Chicago. El campamento es llenado con ejercicios, juegos, oportunidades para desafiarte, y actividades divertidas. Es liderado por los mejores entrenadores y jugadores del mundo! Este Julio, el 16 a 21, tenemos la oportunidad de ir y compartir nuestro curriculo de liderazgo con ellos. 

Todos ustedes conocen Exequiel y su caracter y su pasion no solo para el deporte, sino para ustedes tambien. Estamos buscando una manera para llevarle con nosotros a este campamento. Este viaje no solo abrira su mente y ensenarle muchas cosas, sino le dara la oportunidad a traer todo lo que aprendera a ustedes en el equipo de Chiquilistagua. El tendra la oportunidad de ensenar y aprender mientras el esta en el campamento. Espero que podrian apoyarle en esta oportunidad por todo lo que el ha hecho por ustedes. No importa la cantidad del apoyo. Solo que aprovechamos de esta oportunidad a apoyar a Exequiel!

Para que ustedes que han viajado afuera de pais, saben que es una experiencia tuani y inolvidable. 

El Nitty Gritty

Si Zeke va a ir con nosotros tenemos que recaudar el dinero para su visa, el boleto de avion y la comida extra. CUT Camp esta hospedandonos y proviendo la comida durante el campamento, pero tenemos que cubrir los dias de viaje. Cada donacion nos ayuda y le ayuda a Exequiel a tener una experiencia inolvidable. 

  1. Visa Aplicacion y tarifas: $160-$200.
  2. Vuelo: $550-$700
  3. Comida: $80-100
  4. Dia de Tour: $40-80

Total: $830-$1080 

Goal: $950 el Martes el 9 de Mayo. 

Ya Prometido

21 de Abril: $100

30 de Abril: $200

9 de Mayo: $100

15 de Mayo: $50, $100, $25

16 de Mayo: $25

18 de Mayo: $100

Solo nos falta $250!!!  

Antes de aplicar para el visa tenemos que tener todo el dinero para el viaje. Y antes de comprar el boleto tenemos que tener su visa. Entonces, estamos pidiendo que si pueden ayudar que hablan con nostros tan rapido como pueden.

Gracias por su consideracion! Si quieren ayudar en esto, habla conmigo por favor. 


Breaking Borders Travels to Chicago for CUT Camp!

Breaking Borders recently partnered with Competitive Ultimate Training (CUT Camp)  to assist them in their youth summer camps. CUT Camp is a summer camp for middle school and high school students that is lead by some of the best Ultimate coaches and players in the world. The camp participants get a high octane, high intensity week filled with game strategy, technical skills, games, fun activities and breakout sessions. You can read more at the link above. It is the best summer Ultimate camp option in the states.  

This year, in their July Chicago camp (July 16th-21st), we are responsible for the breakout sessions. Typically in these sessions the students are challenged mentally and their leadership potential is tested. We will be going through our leadership curriculum with the students this year. The following document is a simplified version of our curriculum and what we will be using with these students during these sessions. We will talk about each of our values and give them real life situations to diagnose and then hear their responses. We are really excited to share this with them! 

 Breaking Borders THE DISC Teaching Document

For those of you who know Zeke, through playing against him and his team from Chiqulistagua in tournaments, or pickup, or maybe just from pictures we have posted; he is a high level player as well as a high level coach. He is our right hand man and without him we would not have had as much success as we had this past year nor will we be able to grow in the coming year. 

Not only is this a great opportunity for Breaking Borders, but this potentially could be a great opportunity for Zeke. This is a unique opportunity for him to not only visit the states for the first time, but to also experience a high level ultimate camp where he can help teach the curriculum in the breakout sessions and also be taught by the trainers and staff there in the ultimate practices. My goal is that he will go on this trip and be able to learn from the coaches and leaders there and bring back what he learns to his team and our programs here in Nica. As we all know he will also experience a new country and expand his personal perspectives and understandings because of this trip. In my opinion this is an extremely healthy investment not only in him personally, but in the growth of Ultimate and our youth programs here in Nicaragua over the next several years. 

The Nitty Gritty

In order for Zeke to go we need money for his visa, plane ticket, and some travel expenses while in Chicago. We are being hosted at the camp for free so we don't need to cover lodging or food while at the camp. 

  1. Visa Application and Fees: $160-$200.
  2. Flight: $550-$700
  3. Food on non-camp days: $80-100
  4. Tour day: $40-80

Total: $830-$1080 

Goal: $950 by Tuesday May 21st, 2017.

Giving Record:

April 21st: $100 

April 30th: $200

May 9th: $100

May 15th: $50, $100, $25

May 16th: $25

May 18th: $100

May 19th: $25, $10, $50

ONLY $165 left!!!! 

Send Zeke to Chi-Town!

Ironically we can't buy the plane ticket until we have his visa. But we can't apply for his visa until we know we have enough money for his part of the trip. 

If you feel lead or know of others who would be interested in helping us out please don't hesitate to message us or ask questions. We need to make a decision on this trip for him by May 9th so I can start the visa application. So if you are able to give towards this trip I humbly ask that it be before this deadline so we can do our best to save money on flights and make sure we don't have issues with his visa. 

Thank you for your consideration!

Chasen Brokaw 


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!