Welcome to the MoHo Youth Ultimate Program
MoHo ("More Horizontal") is a series of free practices, including drills and srimmage, led by experienced Ultimate players and coaches in the Seattle area. We have MoHo for high school students and Mini MoHo for middle school students. We welcome players of all skill and experience levels. The pages linked at the bottom of this page will answer any questions you might have as parents or players interested in the team.
MoHo was formed circa 1998 as a place for Seattle youth to play Ultimate before it was a common sport within the schools. While a small Seattle high school league was established in 1994 and the core of what would become MoHo was playing in adult leagues, the sport was not widespread among youth. MoHo eventually met the needs of players looking for experience above and beyond their current teams, as well as players who had no other opportunity to play. With the help of coaches Mary Lowry and Jeff Jorgenson, girls and boys from all over the city (Garfield, Roosevelt, Northwest School, etc.) formed a team that practiced wherever there were fields.
In 1998, both girls' and boys' MoHo teams traveled to Maplewood, NJ for the Ultimate Players Association (UPA) Junior Ultimate [North American] Championship, and both placed third in their first trip to the tournament. In 1999, just the boys traveled to Oaks, PA and took second place at the Championship. Finally, in 2000, after struggling to raise the funds to travel again to Oaks (and bringing several 8th graders to fill the roster), the MoHo boys went 8-0 at the Championship, marking the first North American title ever won by a Seattle Ultimate team. MoHo leaders during these years--including Jeremy Cram, Sam Chatterton-Kirchmeier, Jimmy Chu, and Chase Sparling-Beckley--were instrumental in helping Sockeye win its first North American championship a few years later.
MoHo players have played for boys' and girls' junior national teams ever since the year 2000, when the USA began sending teams to compete in the WFDF World Ultimate Championships. As Seattle youth ultimate has developed more and more within schools with the help of DiscNW and USA Ultimate (formerly UPA), MoHo has become more of a clinic than a team. Anyone who wants to play more Ultimate (or any Ultimate) is welcome.
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