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Registration is online for Summer Solstice 2015!

Hatgiving2014Valley Ultimate is very excited to launch our second event, the 1st Annual Valley Ultimate Summer Solstice Hat Tournament!

FAQ | Player Status | Registration

Solstice is a single-day Ultimate tournament. The event is open to all levels or players 12 or older. Every registered player will be assigned to a team prior to the event. 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.

All games will be played at Plumbrook Fields in Amherst, MA on Saturday, 6/27/15. Player check in will run from 8:15 to 8:45am and games will start promptly at 9am, with the awards ceremony set to conclude by 5pm. The rain date is the next day, Sunday, 6/28/15.

We will be running an hour-long clinic during the lunch break that is open to all players at all skill levels. Many experienced coaches from around MA and beyond will be on hand to offer small-group and one-on-one coaching during this session.

All event registrations, including player payments, will only be taken online.

Player registration is now online!

Player registration will close at 6pm on Wednesday, June 24th. That being said, we fully expect the event to hit capacity (180) well before then, so wait to register as your own peril.

May News

Here’s the latest Valley Ultimate email blast. You can join our email lists right here.

May News

Western-MA Coaches

As the spring season winds down – here’s some great opportunities for your players to keep playing this summer. We hope you will forward this to them.

















BUDA Western-MA U19 Summer Ultimate League
A youth program designed for high school players who wish to continue playing after the traditional Spring season has ended. This league is intended to be a fun, competitive environment that will help players of all experience levels develop their skills. Participation in the U19 Summer League will also make players eligible to tryout for one of BUDA’s YCC (Youth Club Championship) teams – Open, Girls, and Mixed

(USAU requires all YCC players to have competed in a non school-based, sanctioned league and this is the only one currently being offered in Western Massachusetts before YCCs 2015).

Tuesday June 9, Friday June 12
Tuesday June 16, Friday June 19
Tuesday June 23, Friday June 26
Friday July 10
Friday July 17

All sessions are from 5 – 7pm. Each session has a 30-min practice, followed by a 90-minute game. All players will receive a jersey and a disc

Head Coach: Joe Costello, the
Amherst HS Varsity Boys coach.
All teams will have experienced, CORI-checked, dedicated coaches.

Amherst Regional High School

There will be a maximum of 60 people admitted to this league (4 teams) – First Come, First-served!
All players must register through the BUDA website:
1. Go to and create a free account.
2. Under “My Account” open your “Player’s Page”
3. Click on “Sign up for U19 Summer (Western MA) 2015”

For More Information:
Please contact the league organizer –
Dan Kaplan –

BUDA (Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance) is a 501c3 non-profit,
tax exempt organization dedicated to promoting ultimate frisbee.

June 16th-August 7th
All games begin at 6:00 p.m.@ Plum Brook Recreation Area
Three Divisions:
Women’s: Mondays
Forget the men? Good idea!
Join our fastest-growing division.

Competitive (Coed): Wednesdays
A seasoned player? These games will be hard-fought and good spirited.

Recreational (Coed): Thursdays
Looking to play with friends? All levels welcome to play the best game in the world!

All divisions are for players ages 14 and older
All players will be assigned to a team
(Requests accepted for team assignments for Recreational Division)

Registration Fees:
$45 per person (for each division)

For additional information please contact:
Women’s: Sue Morello @ 413-256-6464 or
Competitive: Robin Stewart Demartino @ 413-210-5584
Recreational: Nathan Salwen @ 413-256-6464 or

To register (or for more info): log onto or call 413.259.3065.

Once you have registered through LSSE please go to to complete signup

This is not a School Sponsored Event

Save The Date: Summer Solstice Hat Tournament
Saturday June 27, 2015
(Rain Date Sunday, June 28th)

Plumbrook Fields
Potwine Lane, Amherst

More information coming soon!!