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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!

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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.

10/23 Steering Committee Meeting Recap

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

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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 board@valleyultimate.org.

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.

5/27 Steering Committee Meeting

The Valley Ultimate Steering Committee met last week. Over some fantastic appetizers we discussed YCCs, the summer hat tournament, the website, and how to best move forward over the summer.

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The main points we covered were:

YCCs/U-19 Summer Youth League: Dan and Tim are working hard to pull all the details together. Kids can learn more about how to register right here. As always, fields are an issue, but Dan and Tim are working on it.

Summer Hat Tournament: Cory will be sending out an update soon.

Valley Ultimate Disc: Megan will be continuing her work to digitize the logo she came up with. We’d love to print at least 50 Valley Ultimate discs this summer.

Website: Lex is going to start helping update the website. Also, the Where Can I Play? page is now open to editing by anyone.

If you’d like to contribute to these or any other Valley Ultimate efforts, please email josh@valleyultimate.org.

The next Valley Ultimate Steering Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, 7/1 from 7 to 8pm at the Northampton BreweryAnyone with any interest in helping propel Ultimate in the Pioneer Valley is highly encouraged to attend.

3/26 Steering Committee Meeting

The Valley Ultimate Steering Committee met last night. We talked about topics ranging from a mission statement, to short term goals, to the long-term vision of the organization.

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The main take-aways from the meeting were:

Jim: Polishing up the mission statement
Cory: Spear-heading the launch of a summer hat tournament
Josh: Finding someone to help with web updates
Terry: Helping collect more info on playing opportunities
Megan: Pulling together ideas for a logo

The next Valley Ultimate Steering Committee meeting will be on Monday, 4/21 from 7 to 8pm at the Northampton Brewery. Anyone with any interest in helping propel Ultimate in the Pioneer Valley is highly encouraged to attend.