VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen
VotsPlayers Group

After over 20 years using yahoogroups for VOTS communications, they are shutting down and we need to move to a new service. This votsplayers Google group is the replacement for the votsplayers yahoo group. Please join this group if you want to keep receiving VOTS communications about leagues and other ultimate news:

https://groups.google.com/g/votsplayers/about

Of course you can manage your membership in this group, unsubscribe when you want to, and select whether to receive individual email or digests to control your traffic.

If you have already accepted an invitation to this group, you don't need to do anything else. I have been trying to get invitations sent to all our members, but converting a large community to google groups was one thing we were not able to test ahead of time and has turned out to be slow and surprisingly somewhat difficult. I will be continuing to get invitations sent out, so don't be surprised if you get one by mistake after you join via the web. If you have joined via the web, you should be ok regardless of whether or not you later get invited.

We will no longer be using the old yahoogroup after Dec 15.

League

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 XXXIX

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.

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

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, the Sidewinders want to foster growth within the sport and provide a way for all womxn to compete on a stage which showcases high-level, competitive Ultimate.

Alas, the inaugural WUL season has been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WUL COVID-19 Statement


Regardless, find out more and consider supporting pro ultimate in Arizona!

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

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