Here are Valley Ultimate’s first ever YCC rosters!
Coaching Staff: Leila Tunnell, Joe Costello, Dylan Tunnell, Nolan Benoit
- Sophie Acker (Amherst)
- Hjordis Aho (Four Rivers)
- XiHu Arfa (Four Rivers)
- Claire Babbott-Bryan (Northampton)
- Amalia Butler (Amherst)
- Alexis Dimitriou (Four Rivers)
- Lily Harris-Hendry (Four Rivers)
- Karta Khalsa (Amherst)
- Maya Laur (Deerfield)
- Zoe Lemos (PVPA)
- Lili Lieberman-Bachman (Northampton)
- Sarah Rose
- Abby Schlinger (Four Rivers)
- Casey Shaw-Merrigan (Northampton)
- Grace Valentine (Montpelier)
- Sarah VonDoepp (Burlington)
- Isaac Appel (Newton North)
- Nick Auerbach (UVM ’21)
- Lukas Becker (Amherst)
- Tai Coppinger (Northstar)
- Cole Davis-Brand (Amherst)
- Kai Harwood (PVPA)
- Luca Harwood (Amherst)
- Sam Laur (Deerfield)
- Sam Losen (Lexington)
- Scott MacLeish
- Caleb Ng (Rochester Institute of Technology ’21)
- Liam O’Connor (Hamilton College)
- Cameron Park (Brandeis ’21)
- Hieu Pham (Westfield State ’21)
- Gavin Prough (Williston )
- Daniel Rabinovich (University of Southern California ’21)
- Alex Sciaruto (Amherst)
- Luke Sedor Protti (Amherst)
- Jesse Strod (Washington University in St. Louis ’21)
- Peter Treyz (Amherst)
- Michael Yip
Valley Ultimate is running a learn to play Ultimate night led led experienced coaches! The event is for anyone who is new to Ultimate!
The event will take place on Thursday, July 13th from 6 to 8:30pm at the Oxbow Marina fields in Northampton.
The event costs $10 and is open to players of any age!
For more information, including how to register, please visit the event page.
Valley Ultimate has grant money to go into any school that does not have an ultimate program and teach the students how to play. We are flexible in how we do this so that we can accommodate a school’s needs. The hardest thing is to make a connection with a school to get the program going. If you have a connection to a school in the area that would be open to our free ultimate program offer, please contact Terry Plotkin at email@example.com.
Coach Leila Tunnell
Registration is now online for Valley Ultimate’s two summer youth offerings:
Youth Club Champs Program: A girls team and a boys team that will participate in the 2017 USA Ultimate Youth Club Championships. Lelia Tunnell will be coaching the girls team and Joe Costello will be coaching the boys team. Girls tryouts are on 6/3 and boys tryouts are on 6/10.
Youth Summer League: Open to all youth players in the region! The league will meet 8 times and start on June 7th.
The next Valley Ultimate Board meeting will take place on Monday, June 12th from 6-7pm at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton.
Anyone with any interest in growing Ultimate in the Valley is welcome to attend!
Topics of discussion at the meeting will include:
- Outreach programs
- Youth summer league
- Youth Club Champs program
- Womens events
- …and much more!
Spread the word! Here’s the Facebook event!
U20 girls coach Leila Tunnell
Over the last 3 years, Valley Ultimate has run a highly successful U20 league throughout June and early July that has served 60+ girls and boys from our area. This summer we will continue to offer this youth playing opportunity.
In addition, Valley Ultimate will be sending two teams, a U20 girls team and a U20 boys team, to compete nationally at the Youth Club Championships in Blaine, Minnesota this August 5th through 7th!
Valley Ultimate YCC2017 Application
Complete team information can be found on the VU YCC page.
The next Valley Ultimate Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, 4/25 from 7-8pm at Johnny’s Roadside Diner in Hadley, MA.
Anyone with any interest in helping grow Ultimate in the Valley is encouraged to attend! We will be discussing:
- Summer event planning
- Summer Solstice Hat
- VU Youth Club Champs Program
- Summer Leagues
- Following through on our annual meeting strategic planning
- Planning for the fall
- Continued outreach to underserved areas
- Much more!
Spread the word via the Facebook event!
The next Valley Ultimate board meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 28th from 7-8pm at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton, MA. Anyone with any interest in helping grow Ultimate in the Valley is welcome to attend! Help spread the word by inviting people to the Facebook event!
During the meeting we will be focusing on:
- A recap of our 1st Annual Women’s Ultimate Day
- YCC planning
- Outreach programs to underserved areas
- Volunteer management
- Oxbow field site planning
Additionally, we will be pulling together a summary of the results of the strategic planning session we ran during our annual meeting. Major themes that came out of the session include:
- Promoting women’s Ultimate
- Expanding outreach
- Introducing more adults to the sport
- Promoting Spirit of the Game
- Training more coaches
Come on out and help chart the course of Ultimate in the Valley!
Coach Leila Tunnell
Announcing VU’s First Annual Women’s Ultimate Day! The event will be held on Friday March 3rd from 5pm to 10pm at Indoor Action Sports located at 1385 Bernardston Rd., Greenfield, MA 01370. The event costs $10 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.
From the Two-Time Reigning National Women’s Division Champions Boston Brutesquad:
- Emily Baecher
- Aly Heath
- Vicky Negus
- Lauren Sadler
- Amber Sinicrope
- Claudia Tajima
- Leila Tunnell
- Dory Ziperstein
From the 2016 National Mixed Champions Boston Slow White:
Activities will include:
- Differentiated instruction based on ability
- Skill building, including throwing instruction and athletic movement
- Community building and discussions on gender equity and leadership
- A mini-tournament alongside the greatest players that the sport has to offer
- Much more!
For more information, including instructions on how to register,
please visit the event page.
This event is being rescheduled to the end of March. The new date will be posted here as soon as it’s determined.
The February 2017 Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, 2/28/17 from 6-7pm at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton, MA. Anyone with any interest in helping grow Ultimate in the Valley is welcome to attend. Discussion topics will include:
- Oxbow Event Planning
- Outreach programs
- Volunteer Management
- Youth Club Champs 2017
- Annual meeting recap
- Whatever you’d like to bring up!
If you’re not a board member and you plan on attending the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan for the proper numbers at the diner.
Share the Facebook event page!
At the January meeting we planned expanded outreach initiatives, the first annual meeting, and our Women’s Ultimate Day.