VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen
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Leagues

Spring League 2021

Please, abide by our league protocols for masks and distancing. To clarify, masks with holes in them (mesh masks, masks with exhalation valves or vents) are not suitable for VOTS events. Also, please, continue to refrain from high fives and similar contact.

Wear a shirt in your team color and bring an alternate white (or dark if you are on the white team). Soccer cleats (or other non-metal cleats) are appropriate if you have them, otherwise athletic shoes. Bring water to drink.

Also, dogs are NOT welcome at SSC. Please, leave your canine friends at home.

Thursday, May 20
Cones Team Field ### Team Cones
Black Plague SSC 2 All That Glitters is Gold Set Up
Pick Up
Corona Limes SSC 3 Red Snapper
Field 3 Set Up/Pick Up TBD

Questions? Email Tim


COVID-19 Rules and Guidelines (Updated 10/26/20)

In order to protect our fellow members and guests, as well as to satisfy requirements for field usage, the Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) has adopted rules and guidelines relating to COVID-19. Following these rules and guidelines is a requirement to participate in VOTS events. Failure to adhere to them is grounds for removal from VOTS events.

  1. Attendees will self-screen for symptoms on the day of the VOTS event, prior to arrival, and will not attend if currently or previously symptomatic or tested positive for COVID-19 until meeting Release from Isolation Guidance.
  2. Attendees will follow the Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health Quarantine Guidance for Household and Close Contacts including the provision for those who live in the same home or were in close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes) with someone with COVID-19 being asked not to attend for 14 days after last contact with the person with COVID-19.
  3. Attendees will sanitize hands upon arrival.
  4. All attendees must wear masks covering nose and mouth during arrival and departure and when on the sidelines or not playing in the event. Spectators must wear masks covering nose and mouth during arrival and departure and throughout the event on or in proximity to the field or sidelines.
  5. All attendees should maintain 6-foot distancing from anyone not in their household during arrival and departure as well as all times on sidelines.
  6. Game discs will be sanitized prior to the game and again at halftime if they have been used or more often if instructed by event organizers or directors.
  7. Social gatherings before and after the game are not allowed. Attendees should leave the field wearing masks after the conclusion of the game.
  8. Only one ultimate field will be placed on a soccer field. Only one team will gather on and use each opposite sideline and will stay off the opposing team’s sideline. Each team will have ample space to gather away from the opposing team and close team huddles should be avoided. High fives, hugs and similar contact should be avoided.
  9. Players are encouraged to wear a mask as much as possible and should consider pulling up a mask when marking an opponent in possession of the disc.

Club Ultimate

Mixed Tryouts

Hey All,

We have been working towards making this upcoming club season a success, and we are excited to update you on some important events that are coming soon.

Please sign up using the registration form below! Registration is mandatory prior to tryouts. Currently, Mesa parks is only allowing 50 people per field including spectators. This puts us into a situation that if more than 100 people sign up, we will need to create a work around. It is imperative that you sign up using the registration form as soon as possible. This will allow us ample time to make any adjustments needed. The official deadline to fill out this form is May 14th.

Click on me to register for tryouts!

Below is a Facebook event link for the tryouts. Feel free to continue to invite interested parties using the Facebook event! The Facebook event is a good way to ask any questions you have about the event. You may also email us at azmixedultimateproject@gmail.com.

I'm a link to the Facebook event!

Stay safe, and we'll see you all soon!
—AZ Mixed Planning Committee

Professional Ultimate

Arizona Sidewinders

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The Arizona Sidewinders are the first professional Ultimate team in the state of Arizona. As part of the Western Ultimate League (WUL), the Sidewinders want to foster growth within the sport and provide a way for all women to compete on a stage which showcases high-level, competitive Ultimate.

As the WUL gears up for a 2021 season, watch Open Side, a video series featuring player from various WUL teams speaking in round-table fashion about a range of ultimate related topics. You might even see some players you know!


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Let's Play!

Pick Up Games

If organizing or engaging in any pick-up game, please take into account USAU's Return to Play Guidelines.

Past VOTS Events

VOTS History Archive

Note from Katherine:

Not a lot of play going on at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't yearn for the olden days...

Earlier in the year Kevin Hatch and Kody Lippincot gathered up some VOTS materials from various storage bins and started scanning and taking photos. I decided to take the opportunity to reorganize the league and New Year Fest archive pages. I'm also continuing to add other information (including more about Valley club teams) as I come across it. If you have any info or feedback on the pages, please, let me know.

The first bunch of 80s and 90s VOTS newsletters from Kevin are available on the new History Pages!

History Archive | Email Webmaster

Fall League 2020

Update: 12/3/20

Players,

City of Phoenix has closed fields due to Covid concerns. This means that the final league game is cancelled.

NO GAMES on Dec 7 or Dec 14.

It was fun playing with and against you again for a little while. I want to commend our league players for their adherence to our return to play guidelines throughout this league. I was really pleased with the way everyone behaved, the diligent masking around your fellow players, and the good attitudes toward the new rules. In this regard, our trial league seemed very successful to me, and I hope to get the chance to do it again after another pause. As always, thanks to our community members who helped run this league by captaining teams and for the first time also to those who helped with our new guidelines by acting as field monitors.

Thanks,
Tim

Questions? Email Tim Streit

VOTS-oween, virtual style!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Virtual VOTS-oween contest contest!

Trevor as Phil
Adult Category: Trevor Buhr as Phillip Samuels
The DonaHall Family as Curious George
Family Category: Erin Donahue, Mike Hall, and Lily Noelle Hall as Curious George, Lady in the Yellow Hat, and a Banana
Copper as an elf
Pet Category: Copper Blackman as an elf from Eurovision


Thanks to everyone who participated! And thank you to Joanne for organizing!

New Year Fest 39

New Year Ultimate Fest XXXIX, which was originally scheduled for January 30-31, 2021, has been indefinitely postponed due to our concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. We are currently unsure when or if this event will be rescheduled.

New Year Fest 38


NYF logo

New Year Fest XXXVIII
January 25th & 26th, 2020
Phoenix Reach 11 Sports Complex
Phoenix, Arizona

Divisions: Sanctioned College Men's, Sanctioned College Women's, Open I & II, Women's


Congratulations to NYF 38 Champions:


NYF: More Information | NYF 2020 Program & Schedule | Email TD Evan Yamada