Winter League Registrations Open!

Happy Holidays ultimate cohorts!

I'm excited to announce the opening of registration for both the Winter Draft and the Winter BYOT leagues!  While reading the descriptions of the leagues please note the new location of All Star Sports Arena on Ridge Rd.  We believe that this will be more accessible and a more viable option for our players!  Please make sure to sign up ASAP and to not waste any time, these leagues fill up quickly and there is little to no flexibility for extra space/spots.  Can't wait to See you all on the turf, it's already been too long!

Hope your December is without any Holiday Spirit fouls,

Ryan

GRADA Youth Internships

GRADA will be offering a small number of youth internship positions in 2015 for the purpose of fostering youth leadership among players and helping with organizational aspects of Rochester youth ultimate. These year-long positions will be for young players to take ownership of Rochester youth ultimate and to provide assistance to the Youth Director in organizing leagues and events throughout the year. Youth Interns will receive free or reduced price for one or more leagues as well as a small stipend as compensation for their time and energy.

We are looking for several players who are interested in participating in organizing SPRY, SLY, and other youth ultimate events who hail from different areas around Rochester. These players should have excellent organizational and communication skills and should be available most Sundays during the SPRY season from approximately 30 minutes prior to approximately 30 minutes after the Sunday game times. Scheduling for other leagues and events TBD.

Responsibilities of the Youth Interns to include:

  • Helping Youth Director to foster a strong sense of community amongst all of Rochester’s youth ultimate players.
  • Helping to foster Spirit of the Game amongst all players (be strong teachers in this area).
  • Potential for teaching opportunities at Learn-to-play clinics, leagues, and other GRADA-sponsored events.
  • Assisting with communication between Youth Director, League Coordinator(s), parents, and players.
  • Assisting the League Coordinator with field set-up and take down (before and after the games).
  • Assisting the Youth Director with organizing and distributing discs and shirts to the players.
  • Provide a direct voice for Rochester’s youth ultimate players (potential for participation in decision making for the future of Rochester Youth Ultimate).

If you are interested in being a GRADA Youth Intern, please send an email to youth@rocultimate.org with your name, town, and age; and write a brief description explaining why you think you would be a good choice for one of the positions. Deadline for applying is January 31st.

Your Friendly Youth Director,

Jesse Readlynn


Join us at the Pavilion Lodge in Ellison Park to celebrate the end of the 2014 GRADA year!

The party will take place THIS FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 7) from 6:00 - 9:00 with Dinosaur BBQ provided at a mystery time! (jk, food will arrive between 6:15 and 6:30, so be there on time!)

As many of you know, this party also functions as a sort of meeting, where elections are held to decide the upcoming board members. There are 6 excellent candidates for 5 positions. Our candidates are:

Kate Bernola

Val Garrison

Christine Purtell

Brianna Newman

Mike Ray

Adam Traub

If you are unable to attend, but would like to vote, please send your 5 selections to our current secretary, Mike Rhoda at michaelrhoda19@yahoo.com

In addition to elections, a spirit award winner will be determined. This year's honored nominees are:

Dooley Maring
Heidi Mergenthaler
Tricia Santelli
 
Again, if you would like to vote and are unable to attend the party, send your votes to Mike.
 
We're looking forward to celebrating another great year with everyone. Please come and enjoy some food, refreshments (of the adult variety if you qualify), and great company!
 
 

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Good news! Registration for 2014 GRADA adult summer leagues has been expanded through Memorial Day (5/26). Get registered now!


Summer league is just around the corner, and we’re looking for some sweet new art to plaster onto this year’s jerseys. Ultimate players are a creative bunch, and what better way to show off your skills than to have several hundred people running around wearing your design? That dream will become a reality for the winner of this summer’s jersey design contest!

In addition to bragging rights, the winner will also receive free jerseys and free registration for the summer leagues they play in. They'll also recieve free fall draft league registration as well!

Interested? Thought so. Here are some quick guidelines. Each submission must:

  • include a front chest and back design

  • fit within a 14” wide by 14” tall space

  • use only one color

  • contain the following copy: "GRADA Summer 2014" and "rocultimate.org"

  • be submitted in vector format only - adobe illustrator, EPS, or SVG should work fine

We’ll be accepting design submissions from now until May 23rd. Send your files to Ryan Gardner at leagues@rocultimate.org

Good luck!


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Women's League plays on Wednesday nights through June, July, and August.  All players will be eligible for a free Summer's End Hat Tourney as well!

Insurance Membership: All Players MUST sign up for the GRADA insurance. You can sign up for insurance in exactly the same way you sign up for this league.  Insurance is not optional and you will be removed from this league without a refund if you do not sign up for insurance. 
Those who paid for insurance during Winter or Spring League are already covered!

Baggage/Grouping: Please note that the GRADA baggage policy is designed to allow newer players to gain experience playing in GRADA leagues by "baggaging" with a more experienced partner.  Baggage can also be used for parents with child-care needs and in other special circumstances.  Baggage requests need not be honored and will be evaluated by the League Coordinator.

* Youth: Individuals under 18 years of age may participate only with approval of the league coordinator.  Email leagues@rocultimate.org to start your request.

Jerseys: Sport-tek jerseys will be available from local sports store Valenti Sports in your team color for an additional $10.

Questions?  Email womens@rocultimate.org


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Advanced plays on Wednesday nights through June, July, and August.  This year all playoff games will occur on Wednesday nights.  All players will be eligible for a free Summer's End Hat Tourney as well!

* Level of Play: Highly competitive level of play.  Meant for Medium to Strong level players.  There is no gender ratio requirement but women are encouraged to play.

Insurance Membership: All Players MUST sign up for the GRADA insurance membership. You can sign up for insurance in exactly the same way you sign up for this league.  Insurance is not optional and you will be removed from this league without a refund if you do not sign up for insurance. 
Those who paid for insurance during the winter or spring league are already covered!

*  The Core: Players may sign up as a Core for this league.  Cores may consist of 4 players, or 5 players if at least one player is female.  Core players must still register for the league, but will be kept together for team assignments.  


* Jerseys: Sport-tek jerseys will be available from local sports store Valenti Sports in your team color for an additional $10.

Questions?  Email leagues@rocultimate.org


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Intermediate A plays on Monday nights through June, July, and August.  This year all playoff games will occur on Monday nights.  All players will be eligible for a free Summer's End Hat Tourney as well!

* Level of Play: Int A is the most competitive Coed league offered during the summer.  Games are played at a competitive level and are typically challenging.  On field gender ratios will be determined by the league coordinator and captains following the draft.

Insurance Membership: All Players MUST sign up for the GRADA insurance membership. You can sign up for insurance in exactly the same way you sign up for this league.  Insurance is not optional and you will be removed from this league without a refund if you do not sign up for insurance. 
Those who paid for insurance during Spring or Winter are already covered!

Group Baggage: Please note that the GRADA baggage policy is designed to allow newer players to gain experience playing in GRADA leagues by "baggaging" with a more experienced partner.  Baggage can also be used for parents with child-care needs and in other special circumstances.  Baggage requests need not be honored and will be evaluated by the League Coordinator. Since this is not considered to be a "learning league," very few baggage requests will be honored.

* Youth: Individuals under 18 years of age may participate only with approval of the league coordinator.  Email leagues@rocultimate.org to start your request.

* Jerseys: Sport-tek jerseys will be available from local sports store Valenti Sports in your team color for an additional $10.

Questions?  Email leagues@rocultimate.org