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USA Ultimate is pleased to recognize the hard work of local USA Ultimate Affiliates for their outstanding performance in fulfilling USA Ultimate's mission to advance and grow the sport within their communities.  

Prior Year Recognition: 2015 | 2014 | 2013

2016 Organization Recognition
(Most Valuable Affiliates)

 

Most Youth Players Served

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  1st (1420)  
  2nd (951)  
  3rd (871)  

 

AFDC Juniors Triangle Ultimate Neuqua Valley  
Note: Includes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Youth Growth

  LOGO UPLA  nv ultimate 2014 logo IUF   
  1st (145.4%)  
  2nd (116.7%)  
  3rd (64.5%)  

 

Ultimate Players League of Austin Neuqua Valley Ultimate Indiana Ultimate Foundation  
Note: Only includes 12 (of 16 total) organizations who were returning Affiliates from 2015 for a full-year comparison.  Includes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Youth Competition Events
(Tournaments + Leagues)

  LOGO CUDA  triangle ultimate logo    
  1st (14)  
  Tied-2nd (9)  
  3rd (7)  

 

Columbus Ultimate Disc Association Triangle Ultimate AFDC Juniors  
NoteIncludes registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned leagues and tournaments, including hat tournaments.  Does not include insured practices/tryouts, pickups/scrimmages, training clinics/camps, meetings/conferences, USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Female Players Served

  LOGO Maine Ultimate LOGO DiscNY  IUF   
  1st (722)  
  2nd (599)  
  3rd (389)  

 

Maine Ultimate DiscNY Indiana Ultimate Foundation  
Note: Includes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Highest Female Percentage of Players

  LOGO Maine Ultimate  IUF LOGO MNYU   
  1st (37.7%)  
  2nd (31.9%)  
  3rd (30.2%)  

 

Maine Ultimate Indiana Ultimate Foundation Jacksonville Ultimate League  
NoteIncludes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Individual Players Served

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  1st (2407)  
  2nd (2291)  
  3rd (1880)  

 

Triangle Ultimate DiscNY Maine Ultimate  
Note: Includes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Overall Player Growth

  IUF  nv ultimate 2014 logo LOGO MNYU   
  1st (145.9%)  
  2nd (121.9%)  
  3rd (44.7%)  

 

Indiana Ultimate Foundation Neuqua Valley Ultimate Jacksonville Ultimate League  
NoteOnly includes 12 (of 16 total) organizations who were returning Affiliates from 2015 for a full-year comparison.  Includes players rostered in registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Most Total Competition Events
(Tournaments + Leagues)

 
LOGO DiscNY
 triangle ultimate logo LOGO CUDA  
  1st (28)   
  2nd (23)   
  3rd (15)  

 

DiscNY Triangle Ultimate Columbus Ultimate Disc Association  
Note: Includes registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured leagues and tournaments, including hat tournaments.  Does not include insured practices/tryouts, pickups/scrimmages, training clinics/camps, meetings/conferences, USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

 

Highest Average Event Participation per Player
(Tournaments, Leagues &
 Other Training/Practices/Clinics/Etc)

 
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LOGO CUDA AYU logo  
  1st (3.45)  
  2nd (2.15)   
  3rd (1.98)  

 

Triangle Ultimate Columbus Ultimate Disc Association Altitude Ultimate  
Note: Includes registered Affiliate-owned sanctioned/insured events and the participation of players rostered in them.  Does not include USAU Outreach Programs (Learn to Play, GUM, Coach/Observer clinics) nor USAU championship events.

 

* Full Affiliate Recognition Summary
(Each organization's numbers for the above categories)


Each affiliate organization has the opportunity to recognize 2 outstanding individuals from their local community each year, both an event organizer and a key contributor in any area.

2016 Individual Recognition
(Most Valuable People)

 

LOGO AUDA

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Albany Ultimate Disc Association

Event Organizer
"Tom Kirby and Alicia Shultz. They generously volunteer their time year round working with local high schools to help with coaching and outreach. They run our Youth Leagues and coach our youth club team."
     
Contributor "Dave Kenyon. He has been an invaluable resource driving our board meeting emails, keeping up posts and contact through social media. We could not have run as effectively without him."



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Altitude Ultimate

Event Organizer "Justin Salvia (High School Leagues) and Hannah Jones (YCC).  Both were attentive and unbelievable in their efforts to organize and make each of these seasons successful, meaningful, and fun for all participants."
     
Contributor "Jeff Berget.  Without him we would not be where we are.  He puts in so much extra time and is seemingly everywhere he needs to be all the time.  He is the first to detect any loose ends and get them fixed."



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Atlanta Flying Disc Club Juniors

Event Organizer "Courtney Farrell constantly gives selflessly to our community; she's a rare year-round volunteer. In addition to taking a starring role in Atlanta Women's Ultimate (AWU), Courtney coaches our youth in AFDC Jr's club leagues and manages our annual 12 Days Junior Mini Hat Tournament. Courtney leads all things Atlanta YCC, from overseeing our sanctioned tryout league to sending four teams to Minnesota (and returning them!) each summer. Most importantly, Courtney constantly produces high-level, professional results while being the *nicest* individual. We are blessed to have Courtney as a teammate."
     
Contributor "John "Rocco" Stembel has been a member of AFDC for many years, and his calm, wise demeanor was key to the success of many events & leagues in Atlanta in 2016. Rocco recently served as our High School States TD in three divisions. While he rarely accepts a formal title, we depend upon Rocco to help in planning most of our youth leagues and our girls outreach strategies."



LOGO CUDA

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Columbus Ultimate Disc Association

Event Organizer "Lindsey Billingsley ran a very successful holiday hat tournament (Sleigh Out)."
     
Contributor "Jason Rosser greatly streamlined the draft process."



LOGO CT Ultimate Club

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Connecticut Ultimate Club

Event Organizer COMING SOON!
     
Contributor COMING SOON!



LOGO DiscNY

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DiscNY

Event Organizer "Jon Greenberg is easily our MVP for event organization. He ran our YCC program and handled everything with professionalism and grace beyond his age. He's now more involved with our HS/MS Spring league while continuing to improve our YCC program."
     
Contributor "Stefan 'Step' Dicker was our Most Valuable Contributor this year. After many years of running Brooklyn League and serving on our Board, Stefan foresaw that he'd like to take a step back.  Before doing so he worked diligently to find several key volunteers to make sure that not only the Brooklyn League ran smoothly but also to help find DiscNY new partnership, a field permit coordinator and a volunteer to run our Queens & Roosevelt Island leagues. Step still assists DiscNY with his connections at RISE NY where we hold our town halls and other events like 28 Days of Food, Frisbee and Feminism."



IYU 2 Color

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Illinois Youth Ultimate

Event Organizer "Joe Schoen, our League Commissioner.  Joe organized both leagues, arranging for fields, coordinating with team organizers, setting schedules, resolving disputes, collecting money, setting up fields every week, and freely sharing his enormous reservoir of knowledge about the game with everyone involved in our leagues, from the grizzled veteran coaches all the way down to the first-time players.  And through it all he never loses his cool or stops smiling.  And he coaches his own team and is raising a wonderful family of his own.  A true mensch."
     
Contributor "Lynne Nolan deserves recognition as IYU's treasurer. Lynne coaches her own team and serves as the tournament director for the IL State Championship, which are higher-visibility roles, but she also takes on the thankless and often invisible task of collecting and tracking payments and paying our bills. Through her diligence we were able to achieve a budget surplus this year. And she's just about the nicest person you'd ever want to meet."



IUF

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Indiana Ultimate Foundation

Event Organizer John Rempel
"Spring through fall the Indiana Ultimate Foundation is now consistently hosting several events for recreational, youth, college and club players. John is literally doing the pre-event work for all of these events. All logistics and communication with appropriate parties have been consistently completed in a timely and effective manner. Whether John attends a specific event (he usually does) or not, all have been executed as well as expected due to his consistent quality and quantity of work."
     
Contributor Jake Phillips
"Regardless of the title of his role, he has been willing and able to help in any way asked. While the board meets every month or two, Jake is communicating with the IUF president far more often to ask what he can do. Throughout 2016 he has been consistently quick to update our website, helping to keep the community well-informed. He has also been regularly contributing in various ways to enhance the local youth ultimate scene. Jake’s selfless actions and large commitment to the ultimate community have been a great asset to the Indiana Ultimate Foundation."



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Jacksonville Ultimate League

Event Organizer "This year it is hard to pick, as we had so many people run great programs, but I'd have to say Drew Ladage who runs our high school league."
     
Contributor "Ginger Price.  Always willing and able to help in so many different ways; also brings invaluable field experience as an athletic trainer."



LOGO Maine Ultimate

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Maine Ultimate

Event Organizer "Andrew "Bond" Applegate"
     
Contributor "Rich Young"



LOGO MUF

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Missoula Ultimate

Event Organizer "John O'Connor.  He did a fabulous job organizing Big Sky Mixed Sectionals.  In addition to fabulous field food, plentiful ice, and shade tents for the water coolers, he also took it upon himself to provide shwag bags to all participants."
     
Contributor "Andrew Valainis"



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Neuqua Valley Ultimate

Event Organizer "Arnoush Javaherian.  He spends a crazy amount of time planning and working on our leagues (year round), organizing Neuqua Knockout and interfacing/recruiting our coaching staff.  When we are at tournaments, coaches from other schools ask him to talk to their players."
     
Contributor "Shelly Cinnamon.  As booster club president, she has done an incredible job supporting NKO, finding volunteers every time we need some, team parents, banquets, NKO, etc.  She comes up with fantastic ideas like going after tax exempt status and finds us newer, better, bigger fields for NKO, etc, etc, etc!!! She's awesome!!!"



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Triangle Ultimate

Event Organizer "Bryan Garrido. Bryan has been an incredible driving force for our Learn to Play & Compete clinics. Bringing a wealth of experience of youth coaching, Bryan has stepped in and been an incredible coach and organizer for our clinics. He brings positive and engaging energy to every event he attends. In addition, Bryan helped organize and coach our first ever Adult Learn to Play clinics in the winter season. And Bryan also did a great job running the Learn to Play clinic in conjunction with College Nationals. Thank you!"
     
Contributor(s) "Leslie Willis, Triangle Ultimate's Youth Programs Director, is our organization's Most Valuable Contributor. In her first full calendar year with the organization, Leslie did an incredible job growing the quality and quantity of Youth Programs. Highlights include the first Wake County Middle School season, the busiest summer of camps to date, and the growth and development of the Youth Ambassadors program. Leslie's work with the organization has created significant lasting impact on Youth Ultimate in our community. Thank you!"



LOGO UPLA

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Ultimate Players League of Austin

Event Organizer "Libby Cravens"
     
Contributor(s):   "Henry McManus
  Lydia Rudy"



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Valley Ultimate

Event Organizer "Lee Feldscher. He has led the charge on organizing the Valley's first Ultimate-as-the-1st-priority-field complex, along with spearheading the planning for multiple large events at the complex."
     
Contributor "Terry Plotkin. He has been instrumental in leading our outreach to underserved communities."

 

Prior Year Recognition: 2015 | 2014 | 2013

 
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