Monthly Archives: January 2018

Coaches needed!

Four Rivers Charter School is hiring 2 coaches for the spring season. Knowledge of ultimate and work with youth preferred. They are paid positions. Pay is competitive depending on experience. The openings are in m.s. girls and jv girls or boys. The m.s. girls practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after school from 3 -5:15. The jv teams also practice on Wednesday from 1:45- 3:30. If interested please contact Terry Plotkin at terryplotkin@gmail.com.

PVPA boys varsity is looking for a coach. The job is paid. The team practices three days per week. Contact Gabe Reif with questions: greif@pvpa.org.

Here’s the link to apply:
https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2882200
Here’s the job description:
http://www.pvpa.org/?DivisionID=23203&DepartmentID=27683

Academy at Charlemont is also looking for coaches. Those who are interested should contact John Schatz at jschatz@charlemont.org.

Women’s Ultimate Day, Round 2!

Announcing VU’s Second Annual Women’s Ultimate Day! The event will be held on Friday March 2nd from 6pm to 10pm at Indoor Action Sports located at 1385 Bernardston Rd., Greenfield, MA 01370. The event costs $18 per participant.

Whether you are looking to dust off your old cleats, continue winter training, or pick up a disc for the first time, women of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend this indoor event. The all-female environment will be led by Championship-level female athletes with ties to this area as coaches and players.  

For more information and to sign up, please visit the event page

Valley Ultimate is hosting a USA Ultimate Coaching Development Program Level I Workshop on February 10!

What: The Level I program consists of two workshops (Coaching Ethics and Coaching Performance) where coaches will learn skills and techniques to introduce ultimate and its skills to new players.

Are you a female coach or a coach of a female or mixed team? You may be eligible for a rebate through the Women’s Development Program. Visit Women’s Development for details.

WhenSaturday, February 10 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Where: Longmeadow High School, 95 Grassy Gutter Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106

Cost: $82.50   Longmeadow, MA CDP Registration

Registration: play.usaultimate.org/members/login  Click on “Clinics & Certifications”

NOTE: A USA Ultimate membership is required to attend. While any membership will work for attendance, a background check ($21.50+ additional county costs), and a coach-level membership are required for certification.

What do I get? In addition to gaining certification (and the benefits of the list above), coaches will also receive the following from USA Ultimate and program sponsor, Five Ultimate:

  • USA Ultimate Coaching Ethics and Performance Manuals
  • USA Ultimate Coaching Code of Ethics and Spirit of Coaching
  • Five Ultimate CDP Pullover upon achieving the Level I CDP certification (valued at $45)
  • Five Ultimate Coach Bag (valued at $30)
  • USA Ultimate Coaching Development Program Disc

Do note that if you are under 21, you may attend the workshop, but your certification will be held until you turn 21.

Spring 2018 Scheduling Meeting & Annual Meeting!

Come get your local team (college, high school, middle school) schedule set for the spring!

The meeting will take place on Sunday, 2/4 from 11am to 1pm at Amherst Regional HS.

Lunch will be served at the event.

The meeting will start with Valley Ultimate’s Annual Meeting (11 to 11:30am) where we’ll:

– Outline of the upcoming year of Valley Ultimate activity
– Take input on what to work on
– Breakout into groups to discuss specific topics like leagues, hat tournaments, governance, youth development, and communication
– Lots more!

We’ll then move on to the scheduling fun! (11:30 to 1pm)

Please note: No scheduling will be done from 11 to 11:30.

We are running the annual meeting first and shortening it to make it possible for more people to attend. That being said, if you’re only interested in scheduling, please just show up at 11:30.

The entire event is open to all – Hope to see you there! Invite people through the Facebook event!