Valley Ultimate Becomes Newest USA Ultimate Affiliate

Posted: August 13, 2015 11:20 AM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2015) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, announced today official affiliation with Valley Ultimate of western Massachusetts, making the league the most recent addition to USA Ultimate’s Affiliate Program.
USA Ultimate’s League Affiliate Program represents a significant component of the organization’s six-year strategic plan, which places an emphasis on growing youth, college and league ultimate.


"Western Massachusetts has had a vibrant, growing ultimate community since the earliest days of the sport," said Lee Feldscher, Valley Ultimate board member emeritus and local outreach representative. "Valley Ultimate’s goals of supporting the existing ultimate infrastructure and expanding the sport to more people in more places around western Massachusetts are aligned with the goals of USA Ultimate. Valley Ultimate is excited about partnering with USA Ultimate to achieve those goals more quickly and more effectively. USA Ultimate’s expertise, experience and resources will be welcome allies, as we launch our organization to support, and continue the rapid growth, of the sport we all love."

Among the benefits offered to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues are various materials and programs that assist with education, instruction and training initiatives, as well as several streams of financial support. Affiliated leagues receive access to USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play Program, as well as curricula designed for physical education in a classroom setting, coaching education and observer certification. USA Ultimate also assists its affiliated leagues with the facilitation of community recreation programs, youth camps and college program outreach.
Financial resources are available to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues in the form of grants, discounts and rebate dollars, while leagues can also benefit from an insurance program covering events, players, directors and officers.
USA Ultimate maintains a close programmatic and strategic relationship with its affiliates, but each league remains a separate and distinct entity that exists to serve its constituents, elects a board of directors and manages affairs under its own set of bylaws.

Valley Ultimate joins 13 other local leagues as official USA Ultimate Affiliates: Albany Ultimate Disc Association, Atlanta Flying Disc Club Juniors, Columbus Ultimate Disc Association, Connecticut Ultimate Club, DiscNY, Indiana Ultimate Federation, Jacksonville Ultimate League, Maine Ultimate, Minnesota Youth Ultimate, Missoula Ultimate Federation, Neuqua Valley Ultimate, Triangle Flying Disc Association and Ultimate Players League of Austin. As part of the agreement, these leagues will receive additional resources and support from USA Ultimate designed to assist with the expansion and promotion of grassroots programs and serve local players.
For more information on how to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate, visit or contact USA Ultimate Director of Member Services & Community Development Josh Murphy at

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