Monthly Archives: October 2014

10/23 Steering Committee Meeting Recap

Here’s a summary of what went down at the latest meeting of the Valley Ultimate Steering Committee.


The group decided to transition from a Steering Committee to a Board of Directors. The 2014-2015 Valley Ultimate Board members are: Jo Sleigh, Joe Costello, Dan Kaplan, Terry Plotkin, and Josh Seamon with emeritus contributions coming from Tiina Booth and Jim Pistrang.

The Board can be reached via email at

The Board decided to run a Hat tournament on Saturday, 11/22 in Amherst. The event will be open to all players and ages and capped at 12 teams of 15. The Board is aiming to release complete event and registration details by 11/1.

The Board also discussed options for the further development of Youth play opportunities in the summer.

The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, 11/11 from 7 to 8pm at the Northampton Brewery. Anyone with any interest in contributing to the growth of Ultimate in the Valley is welcome to attend.

1st Annual Valley Ultimate Hatgiving Tournament!

Valley Ultimate LogoValley Ultimate is proud to announce its first ever event, the 1st annual Hatgiving Tournament!

The event will be held in Amherst, MA on Saturday, 11/22 and is projected to run from 8am to 5pm. The exact location and time will be set in the next few days.

The event is open to all levels and ages of players. Each team will be coed, randomly yet fairly built, and captained by two experienced players. We may have A and B divisions. We are capping the event at 12 teams of 15.

Complete event details and registration information will be posted by 11/1. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

First Fall Meeting

The next meeting of the Valley Ultimate Steering Committee will be on Thursday, 10/23 from 7-8pm at the Northampton BreweryAnyone with any interest in helping propel Ultimate in the Pioneer Valley is highly encouraged to attend.

At the meeting we will discuss:
– Organizational governance
– Winter play opportunities
– Spring events
– Lots more!

If you’d like to contribute to these or any other Valley Ultimate efforts, please email