VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen
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Leagues

Tuesdays – "Instant Runoff League" 2021 == 4/3 Mixed League

Teams are posted!

Tuesday 6/22 8pm: Tempe Sports Complex (game start time is 8:15 - you may show up earlier than 8pm to warm up but do not interfere with the group that has the field before us. Our reservation begins at 8pm)

League ratio is 4 men/3 women. Bring your own shirt in your team color and bring an alternate white (or dark if you are on the white team #2). Soccer cleats (or other non-metal cleats) are appropriate if you have them, otherwise athletic shoes. Bring WATER or other drinks—it will be warm.

Tuesday, June 22nd
Cones Team Field # Team Cones
Team2 TSC 1w Team4
Team1 TSC 1e Team3

Questions? Email Tim

Thursdays – Summer Mixed ReMixed League 2021

Games at Benedict fields.

Mixed game is 4/3,3/4 ratio determined by GENdZone.

Bring your own shirt in your team color and bring an alternate white (or dark if you are on the white team "B"). We are using the more unusual colors for mixed games, but you will only play in these colors twice, so wear whatever you have that is closest.

Teams 7 & 8 are pending.

Thursday, June 24th
Cones Team Field # Team Cones
TeamA Ben 1w TeamC
Team7 Ben 1e Team8

Questions? Email Tim


VOTS 2021 Return to Play Agreement (Updated 6/3/21)

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 Home-Isolation-Guidance.
  2. Attendees will follow the Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health Quarantine Guidance for Household and Close Contacts including the provision for people not fully vaccinated who live in the same home or were in close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes or physical contact) with someone with COVID-19 being asked not to attend for 14 days after last contact with the person with COVID-19.
  3. Anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID test are subject to those quarantine guidelines.
  4. People are considered fully vaccinated only 14 days after the final dose of a vaccine series.
  5. In order to protect children and other vulnerable populations, masks are still encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
  6. In order to protect children and other vulnerable populations, social distancing should be maintained when possible. While on the same sideline, teams should continue to try to spread out as much as practical. Close team huddles should still be avoided. High fives, hugs and similar contact should still be avoided. Social gatherings before and after the game should still maintain social distancing.

Club Ultimate

Mixed Tryouts

AZ Mixed Club Ultimate Tryouts are coming up for the three competitive teams we are hoping to create for the 2021 season. We know that not everyone who wants to play club, wants to play on a highly competitive team. If you are interested in playing on a fun team, with a low commitment requirement, and focuses more on the social aspect of going to fun tournaments, then stay tuned! If we find out any tournaments will be happening this year outside the series, we will work on getting a team of people together who want to play.

Registration has passed, but if you are not trying out this season but would like to help support your friends or family in the community, here is your chance! We are looking for volunteers to help with tryout logistics, such as checking in participants, directing people where to go, sanitizing discs etc. (No ultimate knowledge required—You will not be evaluating players!) If you are able to donate a piece of your time we would greatly appreciate it!

Tryouts will be held at the following dates and locations:

Contact us at azmixedultimateproject@gmail.com and let us know when you are available to help!

There are also some items that we would be grateful to borrow for tryouts:

If you are willing to let us borrow any of these items, please email Lindsey at shortestdoyle@yahoo.com

Professional Ultimate

Arizona Sidewinders

Arizona Sidewinders logo

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

Pick-Up Game announcements will resume soon.

Past VOTS Events

Spring League 2021

Congratulations to Cyanara, Spring League 2021 Champions!

Black Plague had eked out a win over Cyanara in the first game of the season. The rematch swung the blue-ish team's way.

Thursday, May 27
Cones Team Score Score Team Cones
Set Up Black Plague 10 15 Cyanara
All That Glitters is Gold 14 11 Pan(dem)ic at the Disco Set Up

Questions? Email Tim

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