Monthly Archives: February 2014

Coaches Needed

There are several teams looking for coaches this spring:

Academy at Charlemont Girls
The Academy at Charlemont is desperately seeking a Girls’ Ultimate coach. Contact Dave Chalfant at if you’re interested.

Newton North Girls
Ultimate Players and Friends, especially those with some free time in the afternoons… The NNHS Girls Ultimate team is looking for a coach/advisor for this season. Your time commitment would be up to you, but hopefully at least 2x per week from 3-5pm. The season runs roughly from mid-March until the end of May, but really only gets going once the fields are open to play outside. There’s $400 in it. Not much, but it’s something! Please email me at this address if you are interested or know someone who might be. Thanks!

Matty Anderson (
NNHS Boys coach

Hartsbrook Open
Varsity Ultimate coach needed for the Hartsbrook School’s 2014 season. The team meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:45-5:45 and participates in several weekend tournaments. The season begins in mid-late March and runs through the end of May.

Hartsbrook has a competitive and well supported program. The players are fun and hard-working.

Please email stating your experience with ultimate and with teaching/coaching, as well as your availability. Applicants must have a good driving record and be able to drive a 14 passenger mini-bus (no special licensing required). Applicants will complete a CORI background check prior to hire.

Location: Hadley, MA
Contact: Megan Owens (

PVPA Girls
Attached is the job posting for the Varsity Girls Ultimate coaching position at PVPA. If you have any interest in the position, please reply; if anyone you know might be interested, please forward it along!

Details: 3 practices/week, 4-6:30pm; season runs early April through Memorial Day (first Monday in May); $1500 stipend paid in 2 halves (midpoint and end of season). Every Saturday in May, you’ll be booked, and 2 sundays plus Memorial Day.

As you’ll see in the PDF (attached), a formal application is required. There will be an interview, you’ll have to submit a written practice plan, and lead a workout/Ultimate lesson (indoors) within the next month or so. Let me know if you have any issues with the PDF, or any questions whatsoever.

Additionally, if you’re interested in a JV position, the pay is $750, but with only 2 practices a week and one tournament.

Please cc me on any replies regarding the position.

-mike (
Job description (PDF)

Discs to the Middle East

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 7.19.21 AMNext week, Josh Seamon will be heading to the Middle East for a two week trip to visit schools, teach Ultimate, and fold origami. While traveling through the West Bank and Israel, he will be connecting with several Ultimate Peace communities that are in need of new discs.

If you’d like to donate some discs to the collection Josh will be bringing out with him, please bring them to the Valley Ultimate General Meeting this Wednesday. You can also send them to Josh at:

Josh Seamon
183 Main St. #1
Easthampton, MA 01027

Just make sure the discs arrive on or before 3/4. Josh is also more than willing to come to you to pick up the discs. He can be reached via email at

First General Meeting

It’s time for there to be a unifying Ultimate organization in the Valley where Ultimate was born.

If you’re interested in helping chart the course of Ultimate in the Pioneer Valley, please attend the first annual Valley Ultimate General Meeting.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 26th from 7-9pm at Northampton High School located at 380 Elm St, Northampton, MA. Anyone with ANY interest in helping out or having a voice in Valley Ultimate is highly encouraged to attend. It doesn’t matter your age or experience level — we want you to attend.

At the meeting we will:
1) Discuss ideas for what the organization will do
2) Electing a board of directors
3) Vote on priorities
4) Lots more

If you are a student, a coach, an athletic director, a casual player, a club player, a parent of an Ultimate player…basically if you are connected in ANY way with Ultimate…we want you at this meeting!