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Thanks for coming to Hatgiving 2016!

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-45-08-am110 players from around the region came together for the 3rd annual Hatgiving Hat Tournament!

The competition and spirit were both strong!

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No team went undefeated, and team Slow Brute pulled out the win in the finals!

Lots more photos are online in the Valley Ultimate Hatgiving 2016 Facebook photo album.

Here’s what was left behind at the fields. Email Josh (josh@valleyultimate.org) if you recognize any of the items.

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Thanks again for coming out and playing some awesome, spirited Ultimate!

Looking to help grow Ultimate in the Valley? Come on out to the next Valley Ultimate board meeting on Tuesday, 1/10/17 from 6-7pm at the Johnny’s Roadside Diner in Hadley, MA. Anyone with any interest in helping grow Ultimate in the Valley is welcome to attend. You can learn more about the meeting right here.

Hatgiving 2016 is tomorrow!

HatgivingLogo-01Everyone here at Valley Ultimate is super excited to host over 100 people at the 3rd annual Hatgiving Hat Tournament tomorrow!

Here are a few important reminders:

  • The ONLY way to get to the Oxbow fields is by driving on Island Road. Please make absolutely sure you travel less than 15mph while on Island Road. Please make sure this happens. Please ONLY park on the left as you enter the Oxbow.
  • All players must check in between 8:15 and 8:45am. Games will start promptly at 9am and end by ~4pm. The game schedule is online here. Team assignments are currently being made. Once they are finalized they will be posted on the Player Status page.
  • We will have water on site. That being said, it would be helpful if every player could bring at least one full bottle of water.
  • If you will be younger than 18 on Saturday, you must bring a completed medical authorization form listing Dan Kaplan, Jo Sleigh, and Joe Costello as your event chaperones.
  • If you are not a full USAU member, you must bring a completed Valley Ultimate waiver.
  • If you are a full USAU member, you must confirm your roster spot, make sure your USAU membership dues are paid, and make sure you’ve signed the online USAU waiver. The players who have yet to confirm their roster spot as of 11am on Friday, 11/25 are listed below.

All player paperwork and rostering must be complete before games begin.

The following people need to confirm their roster spot. Login to your USAU account to confirm
Anderson, Brent
Banta-Ryan, Casey
Brock, Katrina
Gagnon, Sam
Goldman, Eli
Hanley, Amiel
Hardacker, Liam
Johnson, Ryan
Johnson, Wesley
Julien, David
Schmitt, Gabriel
Sciaruto, Alex
Sciaruto, Anna
Shaughnessy, Ciaran
Shibuya, Miki
Snodgrass, Julia
Studen, Chris
Van Emmerik, Jorden
Plotkin, Terry

Hatgiving 2016 Registration is Online!

The 3rd Annual Hatgiving Hat Tournament will take place on Saturday, 11/26/16 at the gorgeous Owbow Marina fields!

Complete event information and registration details are online right here.

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Hatgiving is a single-day Ultimate tournament. The event is open to all levels of 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.

Brute Squad, Slow White, and Ironside players play for free! #BostonPride!

Hatgiving 2015 Wrap-up

HatgivingLogo-01A BIG thanks to the 140 people that came out for Hatgiving 2015! The event went super well with Chicken Pot Pie taking down Mixed Pickles 11-10 in the finals!

While the event is fresh in your memory, it would be fantastic if as many participants as possible filled out the quick Hatgiving 2015 Feedback Survey.

Also, if you’re interested joining Valley Ultimate in our efforts to grow Ultimate in the region, here are some things you can do:

Lots of event photos are online on the event Facebook page.

We collected a few things in the lost and found. Photos of the items are below. If you recognize any of these items, email Dan Kaplan at dan@valleyultimate.org.

 

Thanks again for coming out!

  • The Valley Ultimate Board:
    – Joe Costello
    – Dan Kaplan
    – Terry Plotkin
    – Josh Seamon
    – Jo Sleigh
    – Jim Pistrang

Some photos from the amazing day! Thanks again for coming out everyone!

Posted by Valley Ultimate on Monday, November 23, 2015

Hatgiving 2015 Teams & Rosters

HatgivingLogo-01Team assignments have been added to the Player Status page.

The tournament schedule can be viewed right here.

One last time…

1) Please look over your player status, online here, and check to make sure everything is correct, and complete any missing items.

2) Please remember:
– If you are a USAU member, please make sure you’ve confirmed your roster spot, paid your USAU dues, and done the online waiver.
– If you will be under 18 on the tournament date (11/21), you must bring a medical authorization form.
– If you’re not a USAU member, please make sure you bring a completed form for non-USAU members.

3) All players must check in between 8:15 and 8:45am on tournament day, Saturday, 11/21. Games will begin promptly at 9am. The awards ceremony will conclude by 5pm.

Hatgiving 2015 registration is now closed

HatgivingLogo-01The registration period for Hatgiving 2015 is now closed.

A few important reminders for registrants:

1) Please look over your player status, online here, and check to make sure everything is correct, and complete any missing items.

2) Please remember:
– If you are a USAU member, please make sure you’ve confirmed your roster spot, paid your USAU dues, and done the online waiver.
– If you will be under 18 on the tournament date (11/21), you must bring a medical authorization form.
– If you’re not a USAU member, please make sure you bring a completed form for non-USAU members.

3) All players must check in between 8:15 and 8:45am on tournament day, Saturday, 11/21. Games will begin promptly at 9am. The awards ceremony will conclude by 5pm.

Hatgiving 2015 Update #1

The following email was just sent to everyone currently registered for Hatgiving 2015.
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Hello everyone,

We hope you’re as excited as we are for the upcoming Hatgiving Hat Tournament! Here’s what you need to know at this point:

1) Please look over your player status, online here, check to make sure everything is correct, and complete any missing items.

2) Please remember:
– If you are a USAU member, please make sure you’ve confirmed your roster spot, paid your USAU dues, and done the online waiver.
– If you will be under 18 on the tournament date (11/21), you must bring a medical authorization form.
– If you’re not a USAU member, please make sure you bring a completed form for non-USAU members.

3) All players must check in between 8:15 and 8:45am on tournament day, Saturday, 11/21. Games will begin promptly at 9am. The awards ceremony will conclude by 5pm.

4) Remind your friends that player registration closes on Wednesday, 11/18 at 6pm.

5) You can check out where everyone is coming in from right here.
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6) Lots more information is coming soon!
– Josh

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Hatgiving 2015 registration is now online!

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Valley Ultimate Hatgiving hat tournament!

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Hatgiving is a single-day Ultimate tournament. The event is open to all levels and ages of players. 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.

Head on over to the event page and register today!

Hatgiving 2014 Wrap-up

A BIG thanks to the 150 people that came out for Hatgiving 2014! The event went super well with Green Bean Casserole taking down Coffee 11-6 in the finals!

While the event is fresh in your memory, it would be fantastic if as many participants as possible filled out the quick Hatgiving 2014 Feedback Survey.

Lots of event photos are online right here: